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THROUGH CULTURALLY BASED Therapy
Byron needs help.
He’s a 24-year-old graduate student in an MBA program who grew up in a single-parent home with two siblings.
He describes his mom as hard-working and committed to giving her family the best life she could afford. She worked two jobs and was often exhausted. She wasn’t necessarily the “touchy-feely type,” but she showed her love in other ways.
From an early age, Byron was awkward and eccentric and described being mercilessly bullied by classmates.
When therapists “don’t see color.”
At his sister’s suggestion, Byron contacted a therapist to work through problems he was having in his graduate program. He scheduled an appointment with someone he found online.
After the third session, he quit. Although very nice, his therapist told him, “I don’t see color,” when he talked about being the only person of color in his graduate program.
She also dismissed his accounts of micro-aggressions as misunderstandings. He couldn’t be authentic with her and felt the need to code-switch in therapy, just like he did in school.
Culturally competent therapy matters.
Having a therapist who understands and treasures your culture and lived experience is critical.
You need someone who emphasizes with your background and belief system and understands how your culture impacts the therapeutic relationship. Without it, therapy doesn’t work, and folks get turned off to treatment for years or even a lifetime.
Culturally based therapy honors and acknowledges every part of you, from your race and ethnicity to gender, sexual orientation, language, and social class.
Experience the difference that culturally based therapy makes.
Culturally-based therapy is not a type of therapy like, say, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Instead, it’s a way of seeing all of you, then tweaking and tailoring therapy approaches with you and your culture in mind.
It’s used with adults, children, and families to address communication problems, trauma, divorce, and everything in between. And there’s a strong focus on how your culture and identity impact your mood and mental health.
Recognizing, for instance, how things like instances of police brutality or social injustice-related protest impact your state of mind. And how these issues can increase your anxiety, depression, and feelings of hopelessness about the state of the world.
Work with a therapist who sees and honors every part of you.
You deserve support from someone who values all of the nooks and crannies of your culture.
We will always have your culture, identity, and mental health in mind.
Get relief from culturally insensitive therapy. Reach out today!