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Race & Identity


Diversity and representation in counseling: Improving access to mental health care with a diverse clinical team

When searching for a health care provider, we consider education, years of experience, customer reviews… and perhaps whether or not that person is like us. For certain individuals, this last consideration can be an important one: Specifically for those in marginalized communities searching for a provider who truly understands what…

What is racial trauma? (Video)

Hello, my name is Shontel Cargill and I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist at Thriveworks located at the Cumming office in Georgia. The question that was asked was, “What is racial trauma?” Racial trauma also known as race-based traumatic stress is defined as the cumulative negative effects of racism…

Identifying Cultural Issues Including Bias in the Counseling Room (Video)

Valerie Proctor Greene, Licensed Psychotherapist and Life Coach at Thriveworks Chesapeake, leads an online workshop titled “Identifying Cultural Issues Including Bias in the Counseling Room.” Below, you’ll find information about Greene, followed by highlights from her presentation: About Valerie Proctor Greene, Licensed Psychotherapist and Life Coach: Greene is passionate about…

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