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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. Wherever you are located in New York from Albany to Yonkers or even Niagara Falls, or anywhere else nearby, 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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Ashley Pichardo, LMHC
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Develop awareness of the patterns that are hindering your life. Understand the root causes of those patterns. Change the way you respond to difficulties in your life. And, finally, heal the underlying issues so that they don’t control your life.


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Develop awareness of the patterns that are hindering your life. Understand the root causes of those patterns. Change the way you respond to difficulties in your life. And, finally, heal the underlying issues so that they don’t control your life.

Something to know about my approach is:

I do not believe that there is a one size fits all in therapy. I carry a deep understanding of how we are shaped by our early experiences and how these affect our adult life. My approach is about making lasting change.

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  • Family trauma
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Ashley Pichardo, LMHC remote and phone therapy in New Jersey, New York
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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:

I'm supportive and non-judgmental. I like to be straightforward in a 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 from being healthier.

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  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Aging and Getting Older
  • Anxiety Disorders
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  • Geriatric Counselor
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Dr. Rosanna  Lora  remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, 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
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Cherylle Chapman
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work through and navigate day to day feelings and situations that come up. We may also dive into deeper unresolved issues from the past and process difficult emotions that arise from this, decreasing distress and increasing your wellbeing.


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Together, we will:

work through and navigate day to day feelings and situations that come up. We may also dive into deeper unresolved issues from the past and process difficult emotions that arise from this, decreasing distress and increasing your wellbeing.

Something to know about my approach is:

I am solutions-focused, positive and strengths-based meaning I help people realize their potential and attain their goals by pulling from their own resources that already exist. I help people fully utilize their strengths and positive qualities

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  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
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Sheila Kusi-Asare
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Identify the root cause(s) of your challenges and develop effective strategies to help manage. The hardest part of therapy is taking that first step in seeking support in order to start the healing process.


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Together, we will:

Identify the root cause(s) of your challenges and develop effective strategies to help manage. The hardest part of therapy is taking that first step in seeking support in order to start the healing process.

Something to know about my approach is:

In working with me I use a best-informed decision that would best help you get to the solutions you want. I also use a strength based approach to help you tap into your own strengths and abilities to live a healthy and fulfilling life.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Financial Anxiety
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • High-Functioning Depression
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Racial Trauma
  • Seasonal Depression
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Sheila  Kusi-Asare  remote and phone therapy in New York
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Adnan Munshi
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Strengthen your quality of life through addressing your needs and concerns, setting and working towards your goals, healing and building resilience and meaning from your experiences. One of my main purposes is to have you seen and your voice heard.


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Together, we will:

Strengthen your quality of life through addressing your needs and concerns, setting and working towards your goals, healing and building resilience and meaning from your experiences. One of my main purposes is to have you seen and your voice heard.

Something to know about my approach is:

I believe each individual’s process is unique, and I like to reflect respect, equality, inclusivity, and collaboration in your journey of therapy. I utilize a strength-based, person-centered, and eclectic approach tailored to client goals and needs.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addiction Counseling
  • Addictions
  • Adjustment issues
  • Adult ADHD
  • Alcohol Use Disorders
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
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  • Childhood Trauma
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  • Complex Trauma
  • Cultural Adjustment
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  • Family Relationships
  • Family trauma
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  • Intergenerational trauma
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  • Life Adjustment
  • Life Transitions
  • Loss
  • Men's Issues
  • Mindfulness
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Procrastination/Motivation
  • Racial or Ethnic Identity
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Relationship Counseling
  • Relationship issues
  • Relationship Skills
  • Self-acceptance
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Self-Image
  • Self-love
  • Self-Worth
  • Social Anxiety
  • South Asian cultural issues
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  • Work-Life Balance
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Adnan Munshi remote and phone therapy in New Jersey, New York