Racial Identity

Race and ethnicity play an important role in our lives, informing how we see ourselves and the world. Our racial identity can be shaped by multiple factors and is not always predictable, static or easily interpreted. A mental health professional specializing in racial identity will specifically focus on facilitating your journey to understanding your racial identity and its influence on your life.

Local experts in Racial Identity

Lolo Haha (he/him)

Somatic Practitioner

M.A., Diploma of Process Work

I specialize in working with white people who care deeply about racial justice work and wish to expand their awareness and personal journey on the path of racial justice. I use a mix of theatre, embodied exploration, and talk methods to deepen help racial justice-oriented white people move beyond frozenness, defensiveness, and fragility toward greater resilience on their racial justice journey.

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Nina Tarabus (she/ her)

Clinical Social Work Associate

LMSW

This has been the crux of a majority of my work as I live and work from a decolonized lens. high levels of experience working with BIPOC folx who experience racial, institutional, academic, sexual, and gender based trauma. Particularly competent in working with BIPOC folx who have trauma around being in racially homogenous spaces.

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Kawa Kuller (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

MSW, LCSW

As a multiracial and intersectional person I know how important it is to be seen as a whole person. I provide nonjudgement, acceptance, and celebration of identity as well as support with racism and oppression and navigating complicated dynamics between different cultural pulls.

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Sofia Jasani (she/her/hers)

Professional Counselor Associate

LPC Intern, NCC

If you are Black, Indigenous, a person of color, queer, trans, gender expansive, or live with a disability, you may be tired of being strong. You may notice certain spaces and people where you don’t feel comfortable being your full self. ​In therapy you can feel understood, valued, and empowered to heal and grow. In therapy you can explore and celebrate your culture, your wisdom, your strengths, and your identities.

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Niko Delgado-McGee (he/his/him)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA, CADCI, QMHP

"What are you?" was a question I quickly became accustomed to growing up in the Pacific Northwest. With roots in Chamoru, Irish and Armenian heritage, there is no clean box for me to check. This question has been a lifelong journey in understanding who I am in the context of others, and more importantly how I define myself. I hope to work with others who are embarking on their own cultural journey and are seeking deeper answers to questions about themselves.

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Suzanne Sanchez (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

I work with people who are seeking to understand more about how racial identity is impacting their life. Cultural identification is an important part of how we see and move through the world, so whether we are of the most privileged race (white) or a marginalized group (a person of color), doing work on racial identity can be an important piece of healing.

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Tsz Yin Szeto-McNatt (she/her/hers)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Our ethnicity and our race defines who we are, how we see ourselves and how others see us. Through our interactions with others, along with the unconscious messages we are sent, learning how to love who we are in our own skin can be challenging. As a person of color, I have navigated these waters and have the experience to help you uncover your own racial identity.

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