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Culturally Sensitive Therapy

Did you grow up with a enormous pressure to perform and excel?

Cultural pressures can lead to anxiety and depression in childhood as well as later on as an adult. So, normal therapy may not be a good fit for you. Why? Because working with a therapist who has a deeper understanding of your cultural perspectives and belief systems leads to more effective therapy.

That’s where Culturally Sensitive Therapy comes in. At our Los Angeles and New York City-based counseling center, we tailor our therapy sessions to your cultural beliefs and values. Plus, we take into account how these may have affected you throughout your life.

What is Culturally Sensitive Therapy?

Culturally sensitive therapy is a unique therapeutic approach for people of color (POC), minority, or multicultural individuals. It’s also known as Multicultural Therapy. Its sole purpose is to offer therapy in a way that makes you feel more comfortable.

Here’s how it works.

Your therapist will start by listening to you. They will listen to learn, understand, and respect your background, ethnicity, and belief systems. This is really important to us. We believe that knowing how your family and culture affected you growing up can make all the difference in understanding who you are today.

Then, after your therapist learns about your unique culture, they can assess the best approach for you. And they’ll incorporate your cultural perspectives into your therapy sessions.

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Your cultural practices, traditions, values, and opinions matter.

Every culture has different ways of viewing things. For example, depression in one culture may be viewed differently than in another culture. And this is why your cultural values and attitudes matter.

So, choosing a culturally sensitive therapist to guide you on your journey can lead to more positive therapeutic outcomes for you.

Discover the ultimate personal growth. Our therapists will help you feel more authentic in every session.

Find a therapist that respects your background.

Generalized therapy may not be effective for everyone. When cultural experiences have been a key element of your suffering, it generalized therapy is rarely helpful.

So, finding a therapist that respects your cultural perspectives can play a huge role in healing faster.

You may be surprised at how much diverse cultures can affect different conditions. We specialize in helping with:

Understanding how your background and family affected you growing up is essential to helping you find peace and healing.

Experience respect and acceptance with an expert culturally sensitive therapist.

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Culturally Sensitive Therapy is perfect for children of immigrant, minority, and multi-cultural families.

Growing up in a culture different from your family’s can be confusing and difficult. Everyone around you is different. And your family often expects you to adhere to the norms of their culture.

This multicultural smoothie can leave you feeling lost. Like you’re wedged between two cultures. Consequently, it may feel as if you have family on one side and friends on the other.

Sure, you’re proud of your culture, but that doesn’t always make it easy to navigate the societal expectations of everyday life. When you work with a culturally sensitive therapist, you will be able to discover the balance between your family’s culture and trying to fit in with the rest of your community.

Struggling to find compassionate relationships?

Cultural differences can cause friction in friendships and partnerships. And adjusting to the culture and language of your friends might be difficult or impossible. Additionally, you may even find yourself left out of social events at times.

However, you should never feel forced to turn your back on your culture or belief system for others. But sometimes society makes it hard to avoid.

Culturally sensitive therapy provides a safe place for you to learn to accept the true you. Furthermore, it’ll help you build a better relationship with yourself. And it’ll provide the tools to strengthen your relationships with others.

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Choose your Therapy Session Type!

In-Person Therapy

Come to our practice in California for a Culturally Sensitive Therapy session on our yellow couch of compassion.

Book a 1-2-1 Session

Teletherapy / Online Sessions

Prefer to talk it out over the phone? We offer teletherapy so you can talk to us wherever you both feel most comfortable.

Book Teletherapy

Begin Culturally Sensitive Therapy in Los Angeles, CA or New York City, NY

Embrace your unique experiences and find healing in Culturally Sensitive Therapy at our Los Angeles, CA and New York City, NY-based counseling center. You can learn to accept your truest self and find peace within. If you are ready to begin Culturally Sensitive Therapy, follow these steps.

  1. Connect with us and schedule an appointment using our contact form or the prompt below.
  2. Get matched with one of our skilled therapists.
  3. Find internal peace and live a life true to yourself.

Other Services at Yellow Chair Collective

The highly trained therapists at our therapy practice in Los Angeles, CA and New York City, NY are passionate about providing a safe place for you. Whether you are interested in Culturally Sensitive Therapy, or our other services like anxiety treatment or EMDR therapy, we’re here for you. Further, our therapists offer individual therapy for burnout treatment, HSP treatment and therapy for empaths. For families and couples, we provide therapy for teens, couples therapy, and postpartum therapy. And, all of our services are available to you online in California or even New York.

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Some of our therapists can accept in-network Cigna and Aetna plans for California residents. We do not accept any other in-network insurances.
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