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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 Springfield, the suburbs of Springfield, other nearby places such as Florissant, Peoria, 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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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.

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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).

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  • Anxiety
  • Cultural Trauma
  • Depression
  • Grief counseling
  • interracial couples
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Racial Trauma
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma
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Sara Miller
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Help to foster communication, managing conflict, and rebuild the foundations of friendship that are vital to the success of any relationship. However, your goals for the relationship are my goals for the relationship.


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Help to foster communication, managing conflict, and rebuild the foundations of friendship that are vital to the success of any relationship. However, your goals for the relationship are my goals for the relationship.

Something to know about my approach is:

I work with eclectic approaches including evidenced-based Gottman techniques and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) concepts. I have completed Gottman Method Couples Therapy level 1 and level 2.

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  • Affairs and Cheating
  • Communication Issues
  • Communication Skills
  • Communication Style
  • Couples Counseling
  • Couples issues
  • Couples Therapy
  • Emotional Intimacy
  • Engagement and Marriage
  • Ethical Non-Monogamy
  • Exploring Attachment Styles
  • Infidelity
  • interracial couples
  • Intimacy
  • Love languages
  • Marriage
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Non-monogamy
  • Open Relationships
  • Relational Communication
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Relationship Distress
  • Relationship Exploration and Enhancement
  • Trust Issues
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Liliana Alfaro
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Together, we will have the opportunity to explore your relationships, be it with your partner(s), children, other family members, and friends. We will explore your relationship to mental health, your values, and any other goals you have for therapy.


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Together, we will have the opportunity to explore your relationships, be it with your partner(s), children, other family members, and friends. We will explore your relationship to mental health, your values, and any other goals you have for therapy.

Something to know about my approach is:

Something to know about my approach is that it is collaborative, relational, sex positive, trauma-informed, culturally affirming, and informed by intersectional feminism.

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  • Anxiety
  • BIPOC
  • Consensual Non-Monogamy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Depression
  • Family Therapy
  • Hispanic and Latino Issues
  • LGBTQ+
  • Polyamory
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Akilah Yates
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I will laugh with you, be silent with you and whatever you need to feel comfortable and safe. A sense of connection, safety, honesty & open-mindedness are the values that I strive for.


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I will laugh with you, be silent with you and whatever you need to feel comfortable and safe. A sense of connection, safety, honesty & open-mindedness are the values that I strive for.

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My approach focuses on your strengths to ascend your personal growth. We are required to adapt to the various obstacles that we come across. My goal is to make sure that you are equipped to handle life. I pride myself on being personable.

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  • Anxiety
  • Career Counseling
  • Career Development
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Child or Adolescent Therapy
  • College Students
  • Cultural Issues
  • Cultural Trauma
  • Depression
  • Early childhood trauma and its adult manifestations
  • Financial Anxiety
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • Life Coaching
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Mindfulness meditation and spirituality
  • Overachievers
  • Persistant Depressive Disorder
  • Personal Development
  • Personal growth
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Racial Trauma
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • Seasonal Depression
  • Social Anxiety
  • Spirituality
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Akilah Yates remote and phone therapy in Florida, Illinois
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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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Together, we will:

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
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  • Immigrants
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  • Men's Issues
  • multicultural identity
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  • Relationship issues
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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