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Find Racial Justice Therapists & Counselors in Oak Park, IL.

 

Many therapists commit to racial justice principles, including working to expose and counter white privilege and heal the effects of racial trauma. Racial trauma can take the form of hurtful social interactions, lack of education and employment opportunities, and more.

Thankfully, racial justice therapists are available not only to help you heal but to empower you to commit to racial injustice. 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.

How Racial Justice Therapists Can Help

Here are a few of the ways racial justice therapists can help you:

  • They can be a supportive guide to understanding the effect racism has on you, your mental health, and your life.
  • They set the stage for a meaningful discussion and inspire you to look inwardly for answers to problems.
  • They can give you tips and tricks to remain calm amidst racial aggressions.
  • They can help you feel empowered about who you are.
  • They can help you understand and dismantle white privilege.

If you are a White person considering a racial justice therapist, read licensed therapist Marla Berger’s article on promoting racial equality. If you are BIPOC, consider licensed therapist Vaughn O'Neal’s tips for Black mental health during turbulent times.

Get Started with a Racial Justice Therapist Today!

A licensed racial justice therapist is available to help you improve your mental health with the help of someone who shares your values. And with Mental Health Match, finding a qualified counselor or therapist is easy! Start by browsing racial justice therapists below or by using our free therapist matching tool.

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Bill Singerman
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Explore and ease anxiety, depression, maladaptive thoughts and behaviors, stress, confusion regarding self-identity, and/or past trauma/s.


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Explore and ease anxiety, depression, maladaptive thoughts and behaviors, stress, confusion regarding self-identity, and/or past trauma/s.

Something to know about my approach is:

The foundation of my work is psychodynamic. This means that the factors and experiences that have led to where you find yourself at this time are explored. Ultamitely, my approach is integrative; other kinds of work are used to fit the individual.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Illness
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Men's Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Trauma
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Dr. Speshal Walker Gautier
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Address the issues preventing you from becoming the best version of yourself. People seek therapy for a range of issues, but the common goal is reducing and addressing barriers that get in the way of living a fulfilling life.


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Together, we will:

Address the issues preventing you from becoming the best version of yourself. People seek therapy for a range of issues, but the common goal is reducing and addressing barriers that get in the way of living a fulfilling life.

Something to know about my approach is:

Therapy is about change. During our work, I will support you and assist you in identifying and changing the patterns that are not serving you. I approach therapy with an integrative approach, combining relational and cognitive-behavioral techniques.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Gender Identity and Affirmation
  • LGBTQ+
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Racial or Ethnic Identity
  • Racial Trauma
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma
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Dr. Speshal  Walker Gautier  remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, 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.

Something to know about my approach is:

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!

FOCUS AREAS:
  • 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, 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. Vanessa Houdek
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start YOUR journey forward. Many seek & find support related to anxiety & stress, postpartum concerns, trauma, grief/loss, relationship and role concerns, the transition into parenthood, self-esteem & perfectionism concerns. Dads & partners welcome!


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start YOUR journey forward. Many seek & find support related to anxiety & stress, postpartum concerns, trauma, grief/loss, relationship and role concerns, the transition into parenthood, self-esteem & perfectionism concerns. Dads & partners welcome!

Something to know about my approach is:

I am a licensed clinical psychologist certified in perinatal mental health (PMH-C) and have specialty training in telehealth. I use evidenced-based practice and research to best inform my clinical work to provide the highest standard of care.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjustment issues
  • Birth trauma
  • grief
  • Perfectionism
  • Perinatal Mood/Anxiety Disorders
  • Postpartum
  • Postpartum Anxiety
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Relationship Distress
  • Women's Issues
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Dr. Vanessa Houdek remote and phone therapy in Illinois
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Jeffery Siddall
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I use proven behavioral therapies to assist you to recognize your unhealthy thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. I collaborate with you to set goals, complete homework assignments, and to make changes for a healthier, calmer, and more satisfying life.


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I use proven behavioral therapies to assist you to recognize your unhealthy thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. I collaborate with you to set goals, complete homework assignments, and to make changes for a healthier, calmer, and more satisfying life.

Something to know about my approach is:

I have valuable professional and life experiences working with all ages and challenges.. I have provided counseling to people with depression, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, LGBTQIA affirming, and transitional life challenges.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • College Students
  • Couples Counseling
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Education
  • Emotional regulation
  • Interpersonal effectiveness
  • LGBTQ+
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Mindfulness
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Relationships
  • Wellness
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