There is a lot going on in the world, whether it's anti-Black racism or COVID-19. We are all struggling in different ways. Racist comments, fatigue, isolation, lack of motivation, and stress are very prevalent for many of us.
Navigating mental health challenges is not easy. However, being in a safe space that provides support and open communication is a step in the right direction. It is also important to work with someone who isn't afraid to tackle issues that other clinicians may be uncomfortable with. For example, anti-Black racism is a mental health crisis. It needs to be named and addressed head on. I am here to help and support your needs through validation and empowerment.
I provide online counselling that 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.