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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 River Grove, the suburbs of River Grove, other nearby places such as Franklin Park, Melrose Park, 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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justin kozak
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I am open to discussing and/or addressing any issues or events that a re brought to the table. I mainly focus on the present but will explore the past and prepare for the future when it is needed or asked of me.


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I am open to discussing and/or addressing any issues or events that a re brought to the table. I mainly focus on the present but will explore the past and prepare for the future when it is needed or asked of me.

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The therapeutic relationship is very important to me, so I work to build a space where people feel comfortable addressing issues in a practical and straightforward manner. I tend to be goal oriented and positive in my delivery.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addictions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Communication Issues
  • Cultural Issues
  • grief
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Racial Trauma
  • Relational difficulties
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Trauma
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Map in Blue Island, Illinois for justin kozak therapy location.
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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.

Something to know about my approach is:

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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  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Aging and Getting Older
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Black and African American Issues
  • Caregiver Stress
  • Cultural Adjustment
  • Dating and Romance
  • Depression
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Geriatric Counselor
  • Hispanic and Latino Issues
  • Immigrants
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • multicultural identity
  • Racial or Ethnic Identity
  • Relationship issues
  • Social Justice
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Dr. Rosanna  Lora  remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
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Deborah Danner
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Together we will explore your childhood, past, and present. Learning more about who you are is essential for being able to challenge the difficulties that have brought you here. Together we will work to make you stronger, happier, and empowered.


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Together we will explore your childhood, past, and present. Learning more about who you are is essential for being able to challenge the difficulties that have brought you here. Together we will work to make you stronger, happier, and empowered.

Something to know about my approach is:

I use a variety of approaches using talk therapy, explorations of your childhood and your past, and a variety of art therapy techniques. I like to find out what your interests are and incorporate that into your sessions (art, music, books, etc).

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Cultural Trauma
  • Depression
  • Grief counseling
  • interracial couples
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Racial Trauma
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma
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Dr. Jadah Petty
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Identify what's keeping your stuck from reaching your goals and learn new ways of managing your difficult thoughts and feelings related to past trauma, relationships issues, work stress, discrimination, and more.


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Identify what's keeping your stuck from reaching your goals and learn new ways of managing your difficult thoughts and feelings related to past trauma, relationships issues, work stress, discrimination, and more.

Something to know about my approach is:

It is very interactive and solution-focused. I want to offer you tools and skills to manage your life on your own, while also providing a comfortable space for you to share. We'll create a customized plan based on your values and goals.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Life Stress
  • Life Transitions
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Racial Trauma
  • Trauma Recovery
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Dr. Jadah Petty remote and phone therapy in California, Illinois
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Nghia Le
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explore the experiences that shaped your life and how you see the world. We will then seek to understand their impacts and choose what you still want to keep or change for your current life.


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Together, we will:

explore the experiences that shaped your life and how you see the world. We will then seek to understand their impacts and choose what you still want to keep or change for your current life.

Something to know about my approach is:

I see you as the expert of your life. I support you to own your values and needs so your life begins to match YOU more.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Family Dynamics
  • Racial or Ethnic Identity
  • Stress
  • Trauma EMDR
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Nghia Le remote and phone therapy in Illinois