Are you tired of hearing statements such as, "are you sure it's racism?", or "you are well spoken (for a racialized person)". These microaggressions are insensitive, problematic, and inherently racist. Such statements contribute to the breakdown of ones mental health and well-being on a daily basis.
I want to help! Navigating mental health challenges is not easy. However, being in a safe space with support and open communication is a step in the right direction. It is also important to work with someone who isn't afraid to name and address racism, especially, anti-Black racism.
I provide online counselling which will help reach those who are not in the immediate area. I know most of us are used to traditional in-person sessions, however, online counselling has been found to be just as effective.
"It always seems impossible until it's done."
The decision to attend therapy can be challenging, especially if you are from a culture/community that may not place value on the importance of mental health. Another challenge for many racialized people to attend therapy is systemic racism. Due to the possibility of unfair treatment and judgment, racialized people may feel uncomfortable accessing services. Especially, if the healthcare provider does not look like them, or, they are dismissive of their needs. You are not alone! Unfortunately, these experiences are common to the racialized community. I hear you, I see you, and I believe you. We are all unique, and we all come from various backgrounds. There is no "one size fits all approach" when it comes to therapy. It is important to know that you are the expert in your life. I am here to provide a safe space that will allow guidance, support, awareness, reflection, and treatment. Your journey begins here.