Are You Struggling With Cultural and Systemic Oppression?

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Marginalized groups in society include people who are non-white, LGBTQ+, poor, differently-abled, or who don’t benefit from mainstream majority status. Systemic oppression refers to people and institutions in society that, due to their privilege, can make critical decisions for marginalized groups. Belonging to a social group that experiences discrimination and oppression can lead to poor mental health outcomes.

Available Treatment Options

Therapists have to recognize the oppression at play in their clients’ daily lives. Multicultural and culturally-aware counseling makes space for the experiences and intersecting situations of those who belong to a marginalized group. Counselors make space for frustration and harm caused by institutions and historical and systemic oppression and make their counseling spaces safe for people to express their feelings and opinions. Therapists also act as advocates for equity in society by empowering individuals and working to advance rights in their communities.

Therapists Who Specialize in Helping Those Who Struggle With Cultural and Systemic Oppression

Deborah Danner, Ph.D., LCPC, CADC, NCC

Rolling Meadows


Deborah Danner has numerous certifications in trauma treatment and focuses sessions on helping you become more empowered in your life. She uses gentleness, honesty, and awareness to help previously ignored parts of you be heard. Patience and self-compassion are the centers of her therapy sessions. Her ultimate goal is to help you regain control of your life and love yourself.

K. Chinwe Idigo, PhD


New Jersey

Idigo Forensic and Clinical Psychology, is a boutique private practice providing cutting edge psychological intervention. Whether you struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma, or stress, or are looking to improve relationships, and for personal growth, our interventions are tailored to treat the whole person. We are trained in a variety of interventions, and design a treatment plan that is tai...
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Manhattan Mental Health Counseling


North Carolina

Manhattan Mental Health Counseling is a full-service therapy practice accepting many insurance plans. The therapists of the practice specialize in many topics including  anxiety, depression, eating disorders, self-esteem, grief, trauma, PTSD, social anxiety, phobias, and LGBTQIA+ topics, among other issues. Manhattan Mental Health Counseling is committed to providing the highest level of…

Pa Tou Vue, MS, LPCC

North Saint Paul


TELEHEALTH ONLY Hello! I am a licensed professional clinical counselor in Minnesota and am also fully licensed as a Professional Counselor in Wisconsin. I have worked with clients throughout the lifespan struggling with a range of issues including but not limited to domestic violence, physical/sexual abuse, assault, neglect, grief, relationship struggles, other life transitions, and parenting…