The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, eliminating the constitutional right to access abortion, marks a major change to reproductive rights and will disproportionately affect individuals from historically excluded and oppressed communities.
The CBT approach is premised on the idea that our thoughts, emotions, and actions are interconnected: a person interprets a situation and acts according to how they think or feel in the moment.
Psychodynamic therapy uses self-reflection and self-examination to explore a person’s internal motivations, feelings, desires, and needs and how each influences their behavior.
Alma member Evans Rochaste, NP, calls attention to the risk of perpetuating trauma or stigma by not taking the time to understand the culture in which a client lives.
Alma member Raquel Carrasquillo, LCSW, shares experiences and concerns common among Latinx clients, and strategies for gauging a provider’s cultural sensitivity.
Sweta Venkataramanan, PsyD, addressed experiences unique to Indian American individuals and offered recommendations for finding a therapist equipped to support them.
Alma member Rode Toussaint, LMHC, shared culturally-specific experiences and questions Afro-Caribbean individuals can ask to gauge a therapist’s understanding of Caribbean culture.