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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 Annapolis, the suburbs of Annapolis, other nearby places such as Washington DC, Alexandria, or anywhere else in Maryland, 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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We will work together to define your needs and wants, what your goals are, and formulate a roadmap of how to get there at a pace and using techniques that you works best for you.

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I practice evidence-based therapy, which means that the type of treatment(s) I offer have been well-validated by research to be appropriate and efficacious for my client's needs. This includes CBT, ACT, compassion-focused therapy, and Gottman method.

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Lida Far
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help you to develop healthy relationships with good boundaries where your needs are met, you can manage strong emotions, and overall life feels balanced. You will have more energy with less anxiety, more self-esteem and a sense of being connected!


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help you to develop healthy relationships with good boundaries where your needs are met, you can manage strong emotions, and overall life feels balanced. You will have more energy with less anxiety, more self-esteem and a sense of being connected!

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That honesty and collaboration are paramount. We will work together to draw from our combined life experiences and help you develop a fresh perspective on the same old issues that keep coming up so that you can change your life for the better.

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Alice(XiaoRan) Zhao
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We will create treatment goals that best fit you and will work to explore coping skills, methods to achieve it.


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We will create treatment goals that best fit you and will work to explore coping skills, methods to achieve it.

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I also offer Brainspotting in my session, an approach that doesn't require much talking but can process deeper feelings and emotions. It helps us understand more about our own feelings

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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.

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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.

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Dr. Speshal  Walker Gautier  remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia
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Safiya McHale
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Break down the ways that systemic oppression harms us and creates some of the struggles we're having. We'll draw on your strengths and supports on your healing journey. We'll work as a team to make sure you have what you need to experience peace.


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Break down the ways that systemic oppression harms us and creates some of the struggles we're having. We'll draw on your strengths and supports on your healing journey. We'll work as a team to make sure you have what you need to experience peace.

Something to know about my approach is:

that my overall framework is rooted in anti-oppression and liberation. I have a variety of techniques to draw from based on your own goals and needs. You're the expert on your own story and I'm here to support and offer new ideas and strategies.

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  • Body Image
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