Online Therapy for Cultural & Racial Identity
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.