We understand that searching for a therapist can be an especially challenging for patients who belong to marginalized social groups (e.g. racial, sexual, and gender minorities). Ideally, we would have therapists that are representative of all the marginalized groups that they serve; however, you can expect culturally sensitivity from everyone at our practice. Therapists are not immune to the biases that are a part of our larger society, and patients may rightfully worry that their therapist might bring these biases into their work through microaggressions or failures of understanding. We strive to provide culturally affirming therapy for everyone. This means that in treatment, you can expect the following:
- We will not treat differences as problems or symptoms.
- If we lack knowledge about your experiences, we will make efforts to educate ourselves on our own time.
- We will affirm your experiences of overt and cover discrimination.
- We will be mindful of our unconscious biases that may be impacting our work
- We will always welcome feedback regarding limitations or blind spots. If a microaggression occurs in session do not hesitate to let us know!
Schedule a phone consult if you have any questions prior to treatment.