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People often choose a therapist of the same race. As a White person, you may have much more in common with a White therapist than a non-White therapist. When you have a choice, working with a therapist who meets your preferences, including race, is essential for the best therapy experience.

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.

Reasons to Choose a Therapist Who is White

It can be challenging for non-White people to understand the things that White people experience every day, and this can lead to inadequate care in some cases. Here are a few other reasons to choose a therapist with a similar racial background:

  • You may be more receptive to therapy and more willing to share your feelings and innermost thoughts if you feel connected to your therapist.
  • Therapists of other races may not be able to pinpoint issues specific to White people.
  • You may find that a therapist of the same race shows more compassion, especially if they have experienced similar things in their own life.
  • Due to racial tension, you may only feel comfortable sharing your struggles with someone of a similar race.
  • You may want a safe space to explore White privilege and how you can unlearn unconscious racism.

Besides race, there are other factors you should consider when looking for a therapist. To learn more, read this article by licensed therapist Justine Soto to discover some considerations when selecting a therapist.

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Tanya Kavicky-Mels
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Get comfortable with the uncomfortable parts, and will discuss any topic with you, whether it be death, money, sex, or deep desires/longings. I do not shy away from being uncomfortable, especially if that means you can grow into the person you are.


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Together, we will:

Get comfortable with the uncomfortable parts, and will discuss any topic with you, whether it be death, money, sex, or deep desires/longings. I do not shy away from being uncomfortable, especially if that means you can grow into the person you are.

Something to know about my approach is:

My approach to therapy is multifaceted, and we incorporate expressive arts to help you go deeper than traditional talk therapy.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Creative Blocks
  • high achieving
  • Life changes
  • Relationship Distress
  • Trauma Recovery
  • Women's Issues
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Tanya Kavicky-Mels remote and phone therapy in Illinois, North Carolina, South Carolina, Wisconsin
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Sarah Tyminski
Together, we will:

Laugh, cry, and work through whatever is needed. I see my role as someone to come alongside you as you're learning and making changes to be the most authentic version of yourself.


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Together, we will:

Laugh, cry, and work through whatever is needed. I see my role as someone to come alongside you as you're learning and making changes to be the most authentic version of yourself.

Something to know about my approach is:

I value the relationship that I have with all of my clients. In order for healing to happen, we need to first connect as individuals. I want to know you - all of you, not just the struggles that led you to therapy.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Life Transitions
  • Mood Disorders
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma Recovery
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Map in Naperville, Illinois for Sarah Tyminski therapy location.
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Rachel Epley
Together, we will:

Create a space of safety and bravery, identify goals and aspirations you hold for yourself, work towards increasing mindfulness and self-compassion, collaborate to identify and work with difficult feelings, thoughts, memories, and relationships.


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Together, we will:

Create a space of safety and bravery, identify goals and aspirations you hold for yourself, work towards increasing mindfulness and self-compassion, collaborate to identify and work with difficult feelings, thoughts, memories, and relationships.

Something to know about my approach is:

I balance my approach by focusing on personal strengths and values in addition to areas of potential growth and change. I have experience using CBT, DBT, ACT, positive psychology, and music therapy approaches.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • grief
  • Identity Issues
  • Life changes
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Rachel Epley remote and phone therapy in Illinois, Iowa
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Hannah Muetzelfeld
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I often work to help clients change their relationship with their emotions from one of avoidance to acceptance. I see value in attending to emotional injuries and pain, while also attending to the influence of early experiences.


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Together, we will:

I often work to help clients change their relationship with their emotions from one of avoidance to acceptance. I see value in attending to emotional injuries and pain, while also attending to the influence of early experiences.

Something to know about my approach is:

I strive to be culturally responsive in my work, and place a great emphasis on developing a strong, authentic connection with my clients. I highly value flexibility, and believe treatment should ultimately be adapted for each unique individual.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Complex Trauma
  • Couples Counseling
  • Couples Therapy
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Family Conflict
  • Gender Affirmative Surgery Letters
  • Gender Identity and Affirmation
  • Gender Transition
  • Grief counseling
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Distress
  • Religious Trauma
  • Transgender Issues
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Hannah Muetzelfeld remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
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Dr. Erica Shick, PhD, LCPC
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We work together to address your concerns and explore what may be holding you back from what is most important to you. How the past may link to the present and ways to move past what is no longer of service to you and how to access your strengths.


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Together, we will:

We work together to address your concerns and explore what may be holding you back from what is most important to you. How the past may link to the present and ways to move past what is no longer of service to you and how to access your strengths.

Something to know about my approach is:

I listen and bring curiosity to the session to guide our work. Most clients have never had someone listen or help them explore their values. I do not bring an agenda to sessions. Clients gain a better sense of who they are and quality of life.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Complex Trauma
  • Depression
  • Leadership Development
  • Narcissist recovery
  • Relationship Coaching
  • Starting a Business
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Map in Lockport, Illinois for Dr. Erica Shick, PhD, LCPC therapy location.
21.1 miles from you