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If you’ve ever been a victim of racial trauma, you may be aware of the scars it can leave behind. Addressing your own racist tendencies or attempting to heal from racial discrimination will take a concerted effort, and having professional support can make things much easier.

In order to make progress, you need an anti-racist mental health professional who can help you change your behavior and thinking patterns and give you tools to move forward. Whether you are located in downtown Bolingbrook, the suburbs of Bolingbrook, other nearby places such as Naperville, Wheaton, or anywhere else in Illinois, Mental Health Match can help you easily find an experienced therapist or counselor who best meets your needs.

The Effects of Racial Discrimination

Racial discrimination has a clear impact on your mental health. Here are some of the most common effects of racism on mental health:

  • You relive racist events and have trouble healing from them.
  • You avoid people or places that remind you of racist trauma you’ve experienced.
  • You don’t feel good about yourself, especially pertaining to your race.
  • You’re easily offended or frightened, given that you’ve been hurt in the past.
  • You feel depressed as a result of the trauma.
  • You frequently feel stressed, anxious, or depressed.

This is not a full list of the effects of racial discrimination. Systemic racism can also lead to a lack of necessary resources like:

  • Supportive or appropriate mental health care.
  • Job and economic opportunities.
  • Education.

To learn more about the effects of racism on mental health, read licensed therapist Michael Friedman’s article about intergenerational racial trauma.

You Can Overcome Racial Discrimination with Therapy

You can benefit from a race-focused therapist whether you've been discriminated against or you’ve committed racial acts. They will assist in examining your thought processes and your unique situation and give you the tools you need to succeed. And with Mental Health Match, finding a qualified anti-racist therapist is easy! Start by browsing race and mental health experts below or by using our free therapist matching tool.

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Sydney James
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Dive into your experiences and the source(s) of your distress. Next, we will collaborate on your goals together because it’s important that you have a voice in your care! We'll begin by easing your distress and empowering you with tools to succeed.


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Dive into your experiences and the source(s) of your distress. Next, we will collaborate on your goals together because it’s important that you have a voice in your care! We'll begin by easing your distress and empowering you with tools to succeed.

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Regardless of the therapy strategy we engage in (I will always be transparent and explain what it is and how it will help!) my approach will always include pulling out the strengths you already have to help you adjust to lifes inevitable transitions.

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Dr. Rosanna Lora
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We will discuss everything and anything that you feel comfortable bringing into our session. The focus will be on past behaviors and patterns that have kept you from reaching happiness and satisfaction in your life. Together we will work on tools.


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We will discuss everything and anything that you feel comfortable bringing into our session. The focus will be on past behaviors and patterns that have kept you from reaching happiness and satisfaction in your life. Together we will work on tools.

Something to know about my approach is:

Confidential and non-judgmental. I like to be straightforward in a supportive way that will foster growth and healthy ways of being in the world. Therapy is about shifting those thoughts and behaviors that have kept you stuck.

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  • Anxiety Disorders
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Dr. Rosanna  Lora  remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin
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Shana Jackson
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work to create goals that allow you to manage your life now, and going forward. You are the driver of your life, I am in the passenger seat making sure we don't go over a cliff. It will be my pleasure to help you reach the destination of your choice.


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work to create goals that allow you to manage your life now, and going forward. You are the driver of your life, I am in the passenger seat making sure we don't go over a cliff. It will be my pleasure to help you reach the destination of your choice.

Something to know about my approach is:

I prefer to work from a Person Centered Model which allows me to meet my clients where they, are and help them direct their treatment to their comfort. I am comfortable with first timers and therapy veterans.

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  • African American Women
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Shana Jackson remote and phone therapy in California, Florida, Illinois, Michigan
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Andrew Bingman
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Together, we will take a gentle and nonjudgmental look at your internal experiences, behaviors, and relationships, and I will help you identify prominent themes and patterns that arise in different contexts so that we can identify areas for change.


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VIEW PROFILE
Together, we will:

Together, we will take a gentle and nonjudgmental look at your internal experiences, behaviors, and relationships, and I will help you identify prominent themes and patterns that arise in different contexts so that we can identify areas for change.

Something to know about my approach is:

My approach is collaborative, and I work closely with each client to create a unique experience that is tailored to their specific challenges and needs. My primary goals are to help clients understand themselves and practice self-compassion.

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  • Anxiety
  • Complex Trauma
  • Depression
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  • Men's Issues
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Andrew Bingman remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin
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Gisel Martinez
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Together we will explore relationship dynamics, their patterns, and how they impact you. Furthermore, we will explore the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that are currently present and assess what is distressing or helping you.


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Together, we will:

Together we will explore relationship dynamics, their patterns, and how they impact you. Furthermore, we will explore the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that are currently present and assess what is distressing or helping you.

Something to know about my approach is:

I understand that clients and their problems do not exist in a vacuum, which is why I focus on the context of a situation. I address the immediate present needs of a client and explore the past to understand problems from a different perspective.

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  • Anxiety
  • Depression
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  • Life Stress
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