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
My children, adopted through foster care, are African American. Supporting their racial identity and providing the experiences, awareness and connections they need to thrive as African American people is a very significant part of parenting children who are racially/ethnically different from you. I can help you navigate this very important part of your child\'s identity.
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.
For many of us, struggling to find out place in the world can be difficult, especially when that place is impacted by our own racial identity. I help my client explore the thought, beliefs and emotions that uniquely impacted people of color.
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.
Racial Identity is rooted in having a healthy, vibrant relationships to one's own blood ancestors, all the way back through time. My method is a safe, effective protocol for healing racialized and ancestral trauma and coming into a felt sense of belonging and transforming ancestral burdens into blessings. As a mixed-race poc I bring extensive personal experience to this territory.
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.
Dominant discourses of racial hierarchy influence our lives in subtle and insidious ways. I am sensitive to the impacts of these realities and will help you come to terms with the impact of internalized racism on your sense of self.