I currently see a lot of racialized young adults within my private practice, more specifically, within the Afro/Caribbean community. Many of my clients have stated a lack of support they’ve felt after seeing a non-racialized therapist. As well, the fear of judgment and lack of understanding is a deterrent to seek counselling for many. Please keep in mind that this isn’t the case for everyone. However, feelings of discomfort discussing issues of racism and oppression with non-racialized counsellors tend to be the norm. The fear is that their lived experiences will be minimized and not taken seriously.
In my workshops I provide tools and techniques to clinicians and schools on how to work in collaboration with the racialized Black Community.
Some topics covered in the workshop include:
- Mistrust and Abuse
- Generational Gap
- Mental illness within the Black Community
- Stigma within the culture and societal perception
- Imposter syndrome and Internalized oppression/internalized racism
These are just a few of the topics I discuss. Please inquire for more information.