top of page

Multicultural Counseling

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom!~Aristotle

"Your Identity is your most valuable possession. Protect it."

Multicultural Concerns and Intersecting Identities

Identity is how I see myself as well as how others see me.

Aspects of identity examples include race and ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, social class, socioeconomic status, (dis) abilities, and religion/religious beliefs, values, hobbies, and personality. 

Cultural identity refers to identification with, or sense of belonging to, a particular group based on various cultural categories, including nationality, ethnicity, race, gender, and religion. 

I believe in seeing, meeting, and working with the whole person and all of your intersecting identities that assist in making you uniquely, You! 

 

The goal in addressing multicultural concerns and intersecting identities is to assist you in exploring and identifying all of your identities in a healthy way by finding a balance that works for you.

“Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armor yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.”-George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

Below are a few tactics and goals therapists commonly use to help people find that balance and embrace the intersection of identities through multicultural counseling:

  • Begin the journey of Self-Awareness and highlight your strengths and lived experiences

  • Provide a safe space through acknowledgment, belonging, respect, and validation for shared lived experiences 

  • Assist and support with acculturation difficulty 

  • Provide a safe space to identify and express feelings

  • Assist in addressing racial and cultural discrimination

  • Assist in identifying and coping with micro and macro aggressions

  • Assist in managing intergenerational conflict  

  • Assist in finding ways to avoid further marginalization 

  • Assisting in managing cross-cultural relationships

  • Find ways to engage in social interaction and support

  • Assist in attaining high levels of identity development 

  • Assist with gender role and equality issues and concerns

bottom of page