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Finding a Culturally Competent Therapist

2019-07-02T22:23:53+00:00

FAQs and Tips As you search for the right therapist, you might realize you want to work with someone who gets you. You might want to find a therapist who is familiar with your cultural background and experiences. Here are some FAQs and tips on how to look for a therapist who can provide culturally competent care. Does my therapist need to look like or identify similarly as me to provide culturally competent care? You [...]

Finding a Culturally Competent Therapist2019-07-02T22:23:53+00:00

Culturally Competent Care: What It Is and What It Isn’t

2019-07-02T22:19:52+00:00

Many minorities, when faced with systemic oppression, feel pressured to present themselves in a way that they feel is expected of them. They might avoid certain topics because they expect others will not "get it." Sometimes these patterns may come up in therapy as well, particularly if clients are concerned their therapists may not understand. Therapists who provide culturally competent care are particularly aware of different world views, including their own biases, and have the [...]

Culturally Competent Care: What It Is and What It Isn’t2019-07-02T22:19:52+00:00

Does Your Stress Stem from Navigating Social Identity Issues at Work?

2019-06-19T18:26:11+00:00

When social identity issues are not addressed well in the workplace, it can cause a lot of stress. You know it’s rough when your workplace stress is about fears about being stereotyping, cultural isolation, and hurtful comments from coworkers, clients, and supervisors, rather than the everyday concerns of deadlines, meetings, and projects. Social Identity and The Workplace What do I mean by social identity? We create a social identity for ourselves based on how [...]

Does Your Stress Stem from Navigating Social Identity Issues at Work?2019-06-19T18:26:11+00:00