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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 La Grange, the suburbs of La Grange, other nearby places such as Justice, Summit, 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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Dwight Bejec
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Together we will work to find the patterns of behaviors that are counterproductive to your current success. We will establish new habits that will assist in attaining a new reality moving forward, using proven behavioral therapies.


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Together we will work to find the patterns of behaviors that are counterproductive to your current success. We will establish new habits that will assist in attaining a new reality moving forward, using proven behavioral therapies.

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My goal is to create a space where you feel safe and accepted. I take an eclectic approach to therapy, gleaning from different theories and modalities to create a personal experience that fits your needs individually.

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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.

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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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Beth Ann Kimura
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Together, we will explore your full story and understand where, when, and why your symptoms and way of being started and still impacts you. You get to determine the ending of your story, which is easier if you understand your current path.


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Together, we will explore your full story and understand where, when, and why your symptoms and way of being started and still impacts you. You get to determine the ending of your story, which is easier if you understand your current path.

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I am strong believer in the importance of honoring all parts of an individual to help them live their most authentic life. I am a creative person who looks at a story in a variety of ways to help understand and learn from all of our experiences.

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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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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.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Complex Trauma
  • Depression
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  • Men's Issues
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Dr. Maria Lise Flores
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My clients balance hectic schedules with multiple responsibilities. Career, family, and social stressors--we're all feeling it. Healthy boundaries, communication skills, burnout prevention and addressing self-defeating thinking are starting points.


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My clients balance hectic schedules with multiple responsibilities. Career, family, and social stressors--we're all feeling it. Healthy boundaries, communication skills, burnout prevention and addressing self-defeating thinking are starting points.

Something to know about my approach is:

Discovering what matters most to you is essential to our work together. I deliver an individualized, tailored experience using the tools I've honed from 25+ years in behavioral health. My goal is for you to grow and thrive via the therapy process.

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  • Breakups
  • Burn Out
  • Career Transitions
  • Codependency
  • Couples Therapy
  • Divorce and Separation
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Dr. Maria Lise Flores remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin