Are You Struggling With Racial Identity?

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Discovering one’s racial identity is a process of introspection, an outward understanding of the social and political privileges in the world, and recognizing the implications that each has on one another as they relate to that individual.

Therapists and counselors make space for clients of color and white clients to understand how their racial identity impacts their lives, what privileges they do and do not have related to race, and how that impacts their mental health.

People exist at different stages in recognizing their racial identity, with some people unaware of how race affects their lives and others acutely aware due to the pervasiveness of discrimination.

Available Treatment Options

Counseling interventions include processing emotions related to racial identity, understanding the implications of the effects of race, and supporting growth and empowerment.

Therapists Who Specialize in Helping Those Who Struggle With Racial Identity

Therapy is an opportunity to gain insight, move towards personal growth, and build confidence in yourself. I enjoy working with children and adults and am trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. I believe that people are often stronger than they believe, and I will work to help you understand and value your strengths, while tackling the issues that brought you into therapy. My…

Ashley Gangadean



I love working with clients who strive for growth and healing through a collaborative process of self-discovery. When the stories you believe about your life and about your self begin to hold you back, it is time to examine deeply where those messages come from, whether they serve your greater good, or if they are even accurate. I strive to work with clients to re-imagine their lives and their…

Dr. Annia Raja PhD

Santa Monica


I am a clinical psychologist who specializes in working with adults. In our work together, we will go beyond targeting symptoms and aim to help you find greater satisfaction in life, unlock your potential, and strengthen your relationship with yourself and others. I believe that building insight into longstanding patterns and how previous experiences influence current difficulties is a fundamen...

Lydia Lozano, LISW-CP, ADC

Goose Creek

South Carolina

Therapy is work, but finding a compassionate therapist shouldn’t be hard: My practice is focused on remaining trauma informed while helping to restore balance in your life. We can be solution focused and also heal your inner child. My experience with military members, veterans, individuals in recovery from addiction, and relationships has been meaningful work. My hope is that you feel heard.

Dr. Jennifer Burruel



Life can be demanding and stressful, even when things are going well. This is especially true for high achievers. High achievers have a great number of strengths that have helped them be successful. However, high achievers often struggle with stress, anxiety, depression, perfectionism, uneven work/life balance, role overload/conflict, and interpersonal relationship challenges. These struggles can…