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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 Lombard, the suburbs of Lombard, other nearby places such as Wheaton, Elmhurst, 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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Collaborate on goals to reduce traumatic stress, connect your thoughts and feelings, and boost your self-confidence by building skills to better yourself, maintain healthy boundaries and become your best advocate.


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Collaborate on goals to reduce traumatic stress, connect your thoughts and feelings, and boost your self-confidence by building skills to better yourself, maintain healthy boundaries and become your best advocate.

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I take a culturally sensitive, trauma-informed and strength-based approach to counseling, tailored to your unique needs and goals.

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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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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 change and adjustment. Therapy is about shifting those thoughts and behaviors that have kept you stuck.

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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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IMARI CHILDS
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My approach is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I am a firm believer in that thoughts and behaviors are interwined and its the most effective approach to healing--especially depression, anxiety, adjustment, among other challenges.


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My approach is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I am a firm believer in that thoughts and behaviors are interwined and its the most effective approach to healing--especially depression, anxiety, adjustment, among other challenges.

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My engaging style places you front and center, you will learn about your inner workings and what it takes for positive self transformation.

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