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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 Rockford, the suburbs of Rockford, other nearby places such as DeKalb, Beloit, 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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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.

Something to know about my approach is:

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.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Gender Identity and Affirmation
  • Issues of Middle Adulthood
  • Life Transitions
  • Racial or Ethnic Identity
  • Racism
  • Relationship Counseling
  • Relationship Distress
  • Relationship issues
  • Relationship problems
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
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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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  • Anxiety
  • Bi-Cultural
  • Depression
  • Feminism
  • Relationships
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
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Tiffany Green
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Together, we will work together to identify the root causes of your anxiety and depression. We will explore past traumas—intergenerational and relational—which might also be contributing these feelings and reduce feelings of overwhelm and isolation.


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Together, we will work together to identify the root causes of your anxiety and depression. We will explore past traumas—intergenerational and relational—which might also be contributing these feelings and reduce feelings of overwhelm and isolation.

Something to know about my approach is:

I believe integrating influences of culture, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation contribute to a client's feeling of wholeness. My approach utilizes psychodynamic, CBT, mindfulness, somatic, attachment, spiritual and coaching interventions.

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  • Anxiety
  • Early childhood trauma and its adult manifestations
  • Gay Identity
  • High-Functioning Depression
  • Intergenerational trauma
  • LGBTQ+
  • Racial or Ethnic Identity
  • Racial Trauma
  • Religious Trauma
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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.

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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!

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  • 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, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia
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Nina Iraheta
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We can work together to develop skills to reduce difficult emotions, build self-confidence, manage negative beliefs while increasing self-acceptance, awareness, and understanding.


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We can work together to develop skills to reduce difficult emotions, build self-confidence, manage negative beliefs while increasing self-acceptance, awareness, and understanding.

Something to know about my approach is:

I want to create a comfortable, secure, and trusting space and environment for you. One goal of mine is to help you begin to feel that when we meet you are in a space absent of judgement and instead filled with acceptance, compassion, and support..

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adult ADHD
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Aspergers
  • Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child
  • Child or Adolescent Therapy
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Conflict
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Transitions
  • Loneliness
  • Peer Relationships
  • Perfectionism
  • Racial or Ethnic Identity
  • Relationship issues
  • School issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Stress
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Nina Iraheta remote and phone therapy in Illinois