I am a queer Latinx biracial therapist. I founded Multicultural Counseling Associates, PC to provide therapy in a safe and affirming space.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Oak Park, IL
Our practice takes an anti racist stance in all the work we do. We use a social justice framework in our work, understanding that we are constantly learning, educating ourselves, and being humble about our client's needs. Often certain behaviors and beliefs are pathologized by clinicians without taking into context a person's cultural beliefs and history.
Therapists in our practice believe in using a collaborative approach to therapy. While we have knowledge coming from our own education and experiences, you have expertise in your life. We work to create a collaborative environment where you are working on your goals based on what you need and want for yourself.
We have a great deal of experience working with survivors of trauma. Several therapists in our practice have had specialized training in trauma and abuse. In addition, we recognize that often microtraumas can be very difficult and impactful to people.
We believe that often many mental health issues are the result of systemic oppression. We take a stance that our job is to explore your needs and what is important to you. We take your experiences as valid and support you in processing your experiences as an individual.
Our therapists all have experience and training in work with LGBTQ communities. Our goal is to make you feel safe and supported. Several therapists in our practice identify as members of the LGBTQ community.
The focus of our practice is work with people who have been stigmatized due to otherness. Often this is the result of systemic oppression. In addition, we have experience working with people trying to make sense of who they are due to issues surrounding transracial adoption.