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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 Glen Ellyn, the suburbs of Glen Ellyn, other nearby places such as Wheaton, Lombard, 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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Tiffany Green
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Together, we will work together to identify the root causes of high functioning anxiety and depression. We will explore relational and intergenerational trauma, which might be contributing to feelings of overwhelm and isolation.


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Together, we will work together to identify the root causes of high functioning anxiety and depression. We will explore relational and intergenerational trauma, which might be contributing to feelings of overwhelm and isolation.

Something to know about my approach is:

I believe integrating influences of culture, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation contribute to a client's feeling of wholeness. My approach utilizes psychodynamic, CBT, mindfulness, somatic, attachment, spiritual and coaching interventions.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Early childhood trauma and its adult manifestations
  • Gay Identity
  • High-Functioning Depression
  • Intergenerational trauma
  • LGBTQ+
  • Racial or Ethnic Identity
  • Racial Trauma
  • Religious Trauma
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Alexis Lopez-Palomar
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work towards the goals you identify as important.


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work towards the goals you identify as important.

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my approach is trauma informed. I am trained in somatic and cognitive behavioral therapies.

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  • Adjusting
  • Anxiety
  • Dissociation
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • Hispanic and Latino Issues
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship Distress
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Dr. Geneva Reynaga-Abiko
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We will work collaboratively to understand your concerns, develop goals for treatment and co-construct a therapeutic space that feels safe and supportive for you.


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We will work collaboratively to understand your concerns, develop goals for treatment and co-construct a therapeutic space that feels safe and supportive for you.

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I provide affirmative, empowerment-based, relational, insight-oriented (psychodynamic) psychological services. I believe that everyone has the right to make their own decisions and that people are doing the best they can given their circumstances.

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  • Anxiety
  • BIPOC
  • Borderline Personality
  • LGBTQ+
  • Transgender Issues
  • Trauma
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Dr. Geneva Reynaga-Abiko remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, 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
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Dr. Britney Alford
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Believe that you are capable of helping yourself. Empower you to transform into the Best version of yourself. Strive for you to live your Best life. Teach you how to thrive in the face of adversity.


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Believe that you are capable of helping yourself. Empower you to transform into the Best version of yourself. Strive for you to live your Best life. Teach you how to thrive in the face of adversity.

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I thoroughly enjoy facilitating individual, couples, and family therapy, and the passion for my craft is evident during every session. I truly believe that without discomfort, there is no growth!

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  • Families
  • Mood Disorders
  • Partners & Family of Addiction
  • Racial or Ethnic Identity
  • Relationships
  • Stress Management
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Dr. Britney  Alford 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
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Enrique Silva
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cover the big and small things in life; these offer a window into where we are and where we want to go. We will work to problem solve the challenges that bring us into counseling while using a critical lens to better understand where these come from.


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Together, we will:

cover the big and small things in life; these offer a window into where we are and where we want to go. We will work to problem solve the challenges that bring us into counseling while using a critical lens to better understand where these come from.

Something to know about my approach is:

I believe counseling is a collaborative effort so it is important for client and counselor to bring their whole selves. This means being authentic and open to the experiences that counseling can offer.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Gender Identity and Affirmation
  • Issues of Middle Adulthood
  • Life Transitions
  • Racial or Ethnic Identity
  • Racism
  • Relationship Counseling
  • Relationship Distress
  • Relationship issues
  • Relationship problems
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
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