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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 Gaithersburg, the suburbs of Gaithersburg, other nearby places such as Leesburg, Frederick, 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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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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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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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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Confidential and non-judgmental. I like to be straightforward in a supportive way that will foster change and adjustment. Therapy is about shifting those thoughts and behaviors that have kept you stuck.

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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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Together we will heal past traumas, build your resilience, understand your life experiences through a different lens, develop new, more compassionate, ways of looking at yourself, and create new strategies for dealing with life stressors.


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Together we will heal past traumas, build your resilience, understand your life experiences through a different lens, develop new, more compassionate, ways of looking at yourself, and create new strategies for dealing with life stressors.

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My approach is informed by my training in Brainspotting, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Gottman Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I use the approach that offers the greatest relevance/ benefit for my clients.

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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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Together, we will:

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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