How We Help You Heal

We offer individual therapy utilizing proven methodologies to help you heal from the trauma of racism and/or social oppression focusing on several components including:

  • An assessment, examination and exploration of your early experiences related to race and culture. This includes understanding the cultural context of your upbringing and what racial and cultural issues you may find salient in your life today.
  • An individualized therapeutic plan to help you formulate and work toward the achievement of goals related to the salient issues you have identified.
  • An empathic, encouraging, and compassionate therapeutic environment in which you may overcome identified obstacles, reclaim your full power, presence and peace.
  • A safe and warm place to grow where you may learn to see the world around you with new eyes as the circumstances of your life change and you become more connected, whole and loving with yourself and others.
  • An opportunity to recount and work with daily life circumstances to find and practice self-empowerment and situational effectiveness.
  • A chance to discover your whole, authentic self.
  • A focus on self-care.

In addition to individual therapy, we offer the opportunity to participate in two kinds of healing groups in which you may participate for the most deep and thorough individual healing and growth experience:

  • An intragroup support group for safety and bonding with members of your own race group.
  • An intergroup therapy group for safely interacting with members of other race groups. In these groups, members first identify which groups they identify with and proceed to share what they have learned in individual therapy sessions. The focus is on racial healing with an emphasis on empowerment and authentic self-expression for everyone present. Apology work will be explained, explored, and practiced.

These groups will be facilitated by facilitators who are carefully trained in loving, empathic and compassionate listening and communication. Once members have participated in all of the sessions, they may also become eligible to train to become facilitators of Diversity Therapy and Apology Work (