Culture plays an important role in our lives and is the mechanism through which many people define themselves and their place in the world. Culture can refer to our experiences with everything from our ethnicity, our gender, or our sexual orientation. A mental health provider who uses a cultural congruence approach can enhance outcomes by using a culturally sensitive lens in treatment.
Local Experts in Cultural Congruence
When you enter therapy, you come with all your lived experiences and identities as a cultural being. Culture affects our definitions of wellness, fulfillment, and health, and is key to integrate both inside and outside of the therapy room. I strive to understand each of my clients as a cultural being, as only then will therapy actually hold meaning and utility for each unique person.