We know that BIPOC people have many reasonable concerns about talking to white therapists about their experiences of race and oppression. Sometimes, we BIPOC folks are afraid that we will be misunderstood, re-injured or traumatized by white therapists trying to be helpful. Some of us are concerned we will have to educate our therapist about our identities and the histories of our families and people.
BIPOC therapists at LifeWorks bring important resonance, awareness and cultural knowledge to their work with BIPOC clients. LifeWorks’ BIPOC therapists can recognize experiences of marginalization, racism and oppression that clients may find in families, communities, places of work and worship, schools, media and beyond. They can help you to identify the impacts of systemic racism and oppression as separate from the psychological struggles of being human – this alone can bring relief and space to simply be in yourself for a moment, to breath and take time.
Therapy should be a place where you can heal from difficulties, recover from micro-aggressions and find strength to care for oneself while moving towards wholeness. Reach out to a BIPOC therapist at LifeWorks to start down the path to greater wholeness.
BIPOC Therapists at LifeWorks Psychotherapy Center
- Carolina Arboleda, M.A
- Dena Campbell, MA
- Diane Duan, M.A.
- Hayat Nadar, Psy.D.
- Jacqueline Restrepo, MA
- Jesenia Chavez, LSW, MA
- Myron Krys Florence
- Toni Gary, LPC
What We Do
At Lifeworks, we want to help you develop your inner and outer relationships to give you the tools you need to create growth and possibility in your life through psychotherapy and counseling.
People we serve include those with anxiety, depression and trauma, as well as children, adolescents and families. Our services also address kink, BDSM, fetish & vanilla, LGBTQIA individuals, couples and families, polyamorous and non-monogamous relationships, religious and spiritual minorities, as well as trans, genderqueer and other-gendered individuals.
As an explicitly inclusive practice, we strive to embrace diversity in all it’s forms. We welcome clients of all ages, ethnicities, races, spiritual practices and religious traditions, gender and sexual orientations, and erotic expressions and practices.
Who We Serve
Lifeworks clinicians have years of experience working transitions, issues and conflicts related to relationships and marginalized identities. This includes communities largely unsupported by society such as LQBTQIA, open relationships, kink, sex work, and more. We also welcome and counsel individuals struggling with the issues associated with being spiritual, racial, cultural and ethnic minorities.
Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
LifeWorks supports the establishment of diversity, equity and inclusivity in its culture and practice. Applicants of all ages, ethnicities, spiritual practices and religious traditions, genders and sexual orientations, black and indigenous people, persons of color and those with disabilities are encouraged to apply for open positions.
At Lifeworks we are committed to healing: to healing people, communities and the earth from violence and all forms of social injustice. In our mission, we acknowledge that the community in which we serve sits on the colonized land of the Anishinaabe Alliance of the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawami, often referred to as the Council of Three Fires.
We acknowledge that the spirits of the original people pass through us on our city streets and the healing wisdom traditions of the indigenous people are part of our human heritage- which we honor. As such, we make every attempt to recognize the deep wounds and atrocities committed against the original people of this land.