How Can Black Patients Benefit From Working With Black Psychiatrists?

Cultural competence and awareness play a significant role in helping clients deal with their issues, which may be difficult for white psychiatrists to deal with their black patients.  Psychiatrists are doctors and do not generally provide therapy, but they can if they are competent and experienced.  Let us dive into why Black patients can benefit… Continue reading How Can Black Patients Benefit From Working With Black Psychiatrists?

Common Reasons Black Americans Avoid Psychotherapy

Among the adult Black community, severe mental health issues are common. The sad part is that only a third of people who seek help will receive it. Only 25% of African Americans seek psychotherapy. In comparison to this, 40% of the white community seeks mental health care. There is quite a significant disparity in these… Continue reading Common Reasons Black Americans Avoid Psychotherapy

How Childhood Experiences May Impact Your Adult Life

Do you ever feel like you are struggling with things you shouldn’t have to work so hard at? It is pretty standard for people to struggle with issues from their childhood well into adulthood. Below, we will discuss five ways that your childhood may be affecting your adult life. If you can identify the root… Continue reading How Childhood Experiences May Impact Your Adult Life

Defusing and De-escalating Conflict in Black Couples and Families

The starting point for unraveling communication difficulties in African-American couples therapy and family therapy is to lower the intensity of conflict by changing the language that is used. Much of how we argue is the product of learned behavior. As long as the chemistry of anger courses through our bodies, clear compassionate communication is unlikely.… Continue reading Defusing and De-escalating Conflict in Black Couples and Families

5 Healthy Ways to Deal With Anxiety and Stress

In the present era, people usually get confused between the terms anxiety and stress, which leads to a misunderstanding between these two terms. Stress is a psychological and physiological reaction to events that exhaust the mind and body, while anxiety has a more long-term effect on our health. People often question how they should deal with anxiety… Continue reading 5 Healthy Ways to Deal With Anxiety and Stress

Top 5 Benefits of Therapy

Therapy is a kind of treatment that deals with mental health and emotional distress. There are some activities that lead to low self-esteem, which in turn necessitates therapy. They include stigma and historical racist attitudes towards black people. They deny you joy and happiness. The self-hate, fear, discrimination can lead to suicidal thoughts and other… Continue reading Top 5 Benefits of Therapy

Importance of Targeted Mental Health Care for African American Youth

Mental health awareness and care are essential for everyone. However, there is an increased stigma surrounding mental health care for African American youth. According to data collected from respondents to a recent survey, African American youth is especially prone to developing mental health problems. However, they are just as likely not to seek and receive… Continue reading Importance of Targeted Mental Health Care for African American Youth

African American Family Therapy That Gets Results

What Is African American Family Therapy?   African American family therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses culturally specific approaches to help families who are struggling with various issues. The therapist works to understand the unique dynamics within African American families and the impact of racism and poverty on these families. Using this understanding,… Continue reading African American Family Therapy That Gets Results

Importance of Cognitive Awareness for Decision Making and Daily Life Functioning

When individuals talk about consciousness, they also refer to cognitive awareness, as they are essentially the same thing. But, essentially, what is cognitive awareness? San Rafael Psychotherapy experts at Black Minds Matter Psychotherapy Inc. have explained it really well.  It is the capacity to understand and sense what is going on around you. If you… Continue reading Importance of Cognitive Awareness for Decision Making and Daily Life Functioning