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.

Elaine Stirling
MSc, RP

Elaine Stirling
MSc, RP

As a therapist, I believe that people can be their most ideal and authentic self when they feel supported and valued. My aim is to create a space where this discovery is possible in order to facilitate the exploration of meaningful goals and sustainable change. My therapeutic approach is largely collaborative, as I am mindful that each individual is the expert of their own life. I work with individuals and couples.

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.

Sierra Goldfinger
MSc, RP (Qualifying)

Sierra Goldfinger
MSc, RP (Qualifying)

My approach to therapy is rooted in compassion, understanding and a strong belief in the strength and resiliency you possess. I believe that your story is unique and that you are the expert of your life. I strive to work collaboratively with you to facilitate a richer understanding of yourself and to create hopes and goals aligned with your values. I work with individuals, couples, families and youth.

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.

Ojasvi Bhardwaj
MSc, RP (Qualifying)

Ojasvi Bhardwaj
MSc, RP (Qualifying)

As a therapist, I am here to support you, co-creating a space where your experiences are valued, your struggles understood, and your growth celebrated. Your uniqueness guides our work, and I tailor my approach to meet your specific needs. As your therapist, I gently challenge entrenched patterns, providing a compassionate, curious, and hopeful space for you. I work with families, couples, and individuals 18+

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.

Catherine Taylor
MA, MSc, RP

Catherine Taylor
MA, MSc, RP

As a therapist, I have the privilege of witnessing transformation as I sit alongside individuals, couples and families as they work to heal old wounds while creating new patterns. Even in the darkest of moments I have watched countless people make meaning of their lives, narrate their suffering and overcome severe loss and trauma with a sense of empowerment. My approach is integrative, pulling from various therapeutic modalities in my work with clients. I work with individuals (15+), couples and families.

Pamela Li
RP

Pamela Li
RP

My approach to therapy is grounded in compassion, collaboration, and authenticity. I believe that every individual is unique, and there is no one-size-fits-all approach to therapy. I focus on helping my clients tune into their inner experiences through the use of words, creative expressions, and self-reflection. I strive to offer a warm, non-judgmental space where you can embark on your journey of growth, healing, and self-discovery. I work with individuals, youths 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.

Monika Georgieva
MSc, RP

Monika Georgieva
MSc, RP

Life presents us all with challenges, and one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves is the opportunity to heal and grow. I believe healing and growth occur through authenticity, acknowledgement, and connection and I seek to provide a therapeutic environment to help this unfold. My approach is rooted in relational, systemic, strength-based, and anti-oppressive practices that seek to strengthen and empower those I work with. I work with individuals, couples, and families.