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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 Oak Park, the suburbs of Oak Park, other nearby places such as Elmhurst, Chicago, 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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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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Erin Braden
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Explore whatever it is that is distressing you this week, this year or ten years ago. Whether you are looking to heal past trauma or work through a current obstacle, I am here to create a supportive space with you to help you reach your goals.


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Explore whatever it is that is distressing you this week, this year or ten years ago. Whether you are looking to heal past trauma or work through a current obstacle, I am here to create a supportive space with you to help you reach your goals.

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My approach is holistic and rooted in creating a sense of safety. Just as every person is different, our work together will be unique to you.

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Alexis Lopez-Palomar
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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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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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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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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.

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Araceli Diaz
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Develop a strong therapeutic relationship where I take the time to listen deeply to your unique story so that we can co-create goals that will allow you to live your life with more ease, joy, and confidence.


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Develop a strong therapeutic relationship where I take the time to listen deeply to your unique story so that we can co-create goals that will allow you to live your life with more ease, joy, and confidence.

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My approach is grounded in the belief that holistic care is crucial to healing ourselves, our communities & our planet. I am also a yoga teacher so our sessions can incorporate breathwork, yoga & meditation to incorporate the mind, body & spirit.

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