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  • Writer's pictureJulia Koroleva

Support and care for BIPOC wellness and mental health

New Horizons Psychological Services in New York is committed to providing culturally competent and inclusive mental health care for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) individuals. Their team of mental health professionals recognizes the systemic injustices, historical trauma, and unique cultural factors that impact the mental health and well-being of BIPOC communities.

Here's how New Horizons Psychological Services can help support BIPOC individuals' mental health issues:

Culturally Competent Care: The mental health professionals at New Horizons undergo specialized training to understand the unique cultural backgrounds, experiences, and challenges of BIPOC individuals. They provide culturally competent care that acknowledges the impact of systemic racism, discrimination, and intergenerational trauma on mental health.

Intersectional Approach: New Horizons recognizes that BIPOC individuals may navigate multiple intersecting identities, such as race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, immigration status, and socioeconomic background. Therapists take an intersectional approach to therapy, considering how these identities intersect and influence clients' experiences and mental health concerns.

Race-Based Trauma-Informed Care: BIPOC individuals may experience race-based trauma, including experiences of racism, microaggressions, racial profiling, and discrimination. New Horizons provides trauma-informed care that acknowledges the impact of race-based trauma on mental health and well-being. Therapists work sensitively with clients to process these experiences, reduce symptoms of trauma-related disorders, and promote healing and resilience.

Affirmative Therapy: Affirmative therapy approaches affirm and validate the identities, experiences, and cultural practices of BIPOC individuals. Therapists at New Horizons create a safe and affirming space where clients can explore their cultural identity, racial identity, and related concerns without fear of judgment or invalidation.

Community and Cultural Connection: New Horizons recognizes the importance of community and cultural connection in supporting BIPOC individuals' mental health. Therapists may integrate cultural rituals, traditions, and practices into therapy sessions to honor clients' cultural backgrounds and foster a sense of belonging and empowerment.

Support for Racial Identity Development: BIPOC individuals may navigate complex processes of racial identity development, including identity exploration, affirmation, and integration. New Horizons offers support and guidance for individuals navigating these processes, helping them develop a positive racial identity and resilience in the face of racism and discrimination.

Collaboration with Community Resources: New Horizons collaborates with community organizations, cultural centers, and other resources serving BIPOC communities to provide holistic support. Therapists can connect clients with community resources, support networks, advocacy organizations, and culturally responsive services to further enhance their support system.

Overall, New Horizons Psychological Services of New York is dedicated to providing BIPOC individuals with culturally affirming, compassionate, and empowering mental health care that honors their identities, experiences, and resilience.

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