Online Therapy for Cultural & Racial Identity

Online Therapy for Cultural & Racial Identity in Ontario by Registered Psychotherapists

Within Canada, broader systems impact the degree to which oppression and privilege influence the lived experiences of individuals and communities. Both historically and presently, cultural minority groups and BIPOC face a greater degree of marginalization, prejudice, and discrimination. While some of these experiences are explicit within broader systems, others are experienced more subtlety through social interactions. Navigating how we feel and think about our cultural and racial identity can be a complex yet generative experience.

Online psychotherapy can provide a space to help clients nurture resiliency in the face of adversity. Areas related to cultural and racial identity that are explored in therapy may include, understanding individual and collective meaning ascribed to facets of one’s identity, exploring generational and current aspects of oppression and privilege, experiences of immigration and assimilation, navigating intercultural/interracial relationships and parenting issues, such as roles and expectations.

As therapists at Psychotherapy Collective, we seek to understand how our own cultural and racial identities impact the perspectives we carry throughout the therapeutic process. Through individual, couple, and/or family therapy sessions, we recognize the importance of the therapeutic relationship and strive to create a space based on trust, curiosity, collaboration, and understanding. Throughout the process of therapy, you may find it helpful to develop a deeper awareness of dominant narratives that have impacted your thoughts, responses, emotions, interactions, and connections with the world around you. You can cultivate growth and healing by centering your unique experiences, holding space and compassion for the complexities of your identity, and by developing narratives and connections grounded in authenticity and empowerment.

 

Find a Therapist for Cultural & Racial Identity at Psychotherapy Collective

Finding a psychotherapist for cultural and racial identity can be difficult. View our psychotherapist profiles below and book a free consultation.

Magdalena Karakehayova
MSc, RP

Magdalena Karakehayova
MSc, RP

As a therapist, I operate from a systemic perspective as I believe our relationships with others, society, and ourselves shape our experiences in the world. As an immigrant, I understand the cultural tensions that can arise when acclimating to a Western world. My approach is focused on emphasizing inherent strengths and resiliency to help navigate current and future challenges. I work with individuals, couples, and families.

Michelle Iacobucci
MSc, RP

Michelle Iacobucci
MSc, RP

My therapeutic approach is founded on authenticity, trust, openness, warmth, and non-judgement. In revealing my genuine self to clients, I strive to create an environment where you feel comfortable and supported to be true to who you are. I seek to learn about the important systems in your life, how they interact, and the meaning they hold for you. I work with individuals, couples, families, children, and youth.

Sara Sherstobitoff
MEd, RP

Sara Sherstobitoff
MEd, RP

We all have stories. Therapy allows us time to process, untangle and reflect on our stories so that we can better understand ourselves and the world around us. In order for you to feel safe to share your experiences with me, I focus on creating a warm, supportive environment where you can be your authentic self. I work with individuals and youth.

Rachel Schenk Martin
MSc, RP

Rachel Schenk Martin
MSc, RP

My work is grounded in kindness to ourselves and others. I strive to foster a safe and supportive environment in order to help you change the narratives of your life. I believe therapy should be a space to recognize your strengths, talents, resources, and unique skills, and use them to achieve your goals. I work with individuals, couples, families, youth, and children.

Julia Biamonte
MSc, RP

Julia Biamonte
MSc, RP

As a relational therapist I observe the impact relationships and life experiences have in shaping our interactions and external views of the world. I believe therapy is a safe space to be true to who you are, to be honest with your feelings, and to explore your current challenges with the goal of empowering you to reclaim your ideal self. I work with individuals, couples, children and families with an expertise in interpersonal relationships.

Chris Pankewich
MACP, RP (Qualifying)

Chris Pankewich
MACP, RP (Qualifying)

At the core of my work with clients we seek to explore our unique responses to three fundamental questions; What direction do I want/need to shift my life towards? What actions can I take to make this a reality? What is getting in the way of achieving this? I believe you know what is truly best for you and my role is to support you through this therapeutic exploration rather than lead it. I work with individuals, couples, and youth 16+.

Caitlin Marchand
MSc, RP

Caitlin Marchand
MSc, RP

My therapeutic approach is grounded in empathy, authenticity, acceptance, and often humour. I believe you are the expert in your life. I work collaboratively with you to facilitate change and cultivate meaning by exploring the narratives, relationships, and systems that impact you, while also highlighting your skills and resources, and celebrating your successes. I work with individuals, couples, families, children, and youth.

Teresa Smith
MSc, RP

Teresa Smith
MSc, RP

My therapeutic approach strives to honour and validate clients’ own wisdom regarding their emotional experiences. I work collaboratively with clients to navigate their path to healing, carefully and mindfully exploring relationships with partners, family, friends, and oneself in order to develop a balanced mental, emotional, and physical state of wellbeing. I work with individuals, couples, and families.

Melissa Letourneau
MSc, RP

Melissa Letourneau
MSc, RP

My therapeutic approach is grounded in authenticity, trust, and often humour. I carry a systemic lens, exploring the way culture, community and family shape our experiences and aspirations. I believe people have the wisdom to navigate life’s challenges and as a therapist I strive to help empower clients to facilitate change. I work with individuals, couples, children and families.