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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 Riverside, the suburbs of Riverside, other nearby places such as Berwyn, Hines, 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. 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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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, 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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Latosha Haywood
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figure it out. I'm open to discuss whatever your need is and of course what I can confidently and professionally handle. When the issue at hand is beyond me I will connect you with the professional who is ready,willing, and able.


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figure it out. I'm open to discuss whatever your need is and of course what I can confidently and professionally handle. When the issue at hand is beyond me I will connect you with the professional who is ready,willing, and able.

Something to know about my approach is:

I am more person centered by nature and happened to have fallen in love with narrative therapy. Which means with me is the perfect opportunity to talk all that you desire while I use my narrative therapy toolbox to help you come to a resolve.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Compassion Fatigue
  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Coaching
  • Mood Disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Racial or Ethnic Identity
  • Substance Use
  • Women's Issues
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Dr. Vince
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I ask clients, “if you had a magic wand how would you use it to change your life?” Responses highlight the gap between what men want and what they have. I help you navigate this gap by identifying/addressing barriers to creating the life you want.


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I ask clients, “if you had a magic wand how would you use it to change your life?” Responses highlight the gap between what men want and what they have. I help you navigate this gap by identifying/addressing barriers to creating the life you want.

Something to know about my approach is:

I'm committed to the mental health and general wellness of Black men. This approach, along with my formal training and lived experience, arms me with the ability to meet Black men where they are and help navigate them toward their desired goals.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Black Male Issues
  • Depression
  • Men's Issues
  • Relationship problems
  • Sexuality
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Dr. Vince  remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
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Andrea Martinez Cabrera
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Work on balancing all areas of your life. I practice from a holistic approach by taking in consideration your physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, environmental areas.


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Together, we will:

Work on balancing all areas of your life. I practice from a holistic approach by taking in consideration your physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, environmental areas.

Something to know about my approach is:

Therapy with me is down to earth. My approach is warm, inviting, collaborative and affirming. I welcome and invite the person's cultural traditions, rituals, and practices into the therapy, thus honoring our ancestors and future generations.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Acculturation Issues
  • Ancestral Trauma
  • Cultural Adjustment
  • Cultural Trauma
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Grief counseling
  • Immigration
  • Intergenerational trauma
  • Life Adjustment
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Persistant Depressive Disorder
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Racial Trauma
  • Religious Trauma
  • Spiritual Trauma
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Andrea Martinez Cabrera remote and phone therapy in Illinois
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Kenneth Stratton
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My focus is to meet you where you're comfortable - in our partnership I will provide a safe space for you to express yourself freely without judgement while increasing your ability to unburden, and forgive yourself.


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My focus is to meet you where you're comfortable - in our partnership I will provide a safe space for you to express yourself freely without judgement while increasing your ability to unburden, and forgive yourself.

Something to know about my approach is:

Cognitive-Behavioral therapist with emphasizes on person centered practices. I consider myself a helper to all people, no matter the variables. I am a Therapist who’s main mission is to help you, help you - however that may look in therapy.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adult ADHD
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • BIPOC
  • Black and African American Issues
  • Black Male Issues
  • LGBTQ+
  • Marriage
  • Men's Issues
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Kenneth Stratton remote and phone therapy in Illinois