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)

Professional Counselor

M.A., Dipl. PW

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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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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Amanda Engracia Ayala (she/her)

Marriage Family Therapist Intern

M.A.

As a biracial individual, I take an intersectional, inclusive, anti-oppression lens when appropriate. Therefore, I use my unique perspective to guide me in the room.

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Tsz Yin Szeto-McNatt

Marriage Family Therapist Intern

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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