Multicultural Therapy

Multicultural Therapy

We are all multicultural beings with varied life experiences. When working with a therapist, it is important to consider how your different intersecting identities may play a role in your presenting concerns. Consider your different identities: Age, Disability/Ability, Ethnicity/Race, Religion, Sexual Orientation, Socio-economic status, Indigenous Origin, Nationality, and Gender. You may also want to consider other identities such as child, partner, parent, friend, student, etc. How do these identities impact your day to day life? Are there a few identities that stand out to you as being more present and important? 

Two individuals experiencing the same event may have different responses based on their differing identities. Racism, sexism, ageism, ableism, and several other “isms” aimed towards our unique identities can impact us in direct and indirect ways which can lead to a lower well-being and an increase in mental health concerns such as anxiety and depression.

Therapy & Identity

In therapy, it is important to reflect on these identities, your cultural background, your experiences, and whether these play a role in your presenting concerns. Doing so provides a holistic view into your life story and helps cater therapy to your unique needs. At Silicon Valley Therapy, we approach each individual client from a holistic lens. We want to get to know you, understand your intersecting identities, and help you find meaning and support you with your presenting concerns.

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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800.273.TALK (8255)
National Domestic Violence Hotline 800.799.7233
Crisis Text Line: Text “Courage” to 741-741
Santa Clara County Psychiatric Services 650-573-2662
Santa Cruz County Psychiatric Services 800.952.2335
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Silicon Valley Therapy's offices are located in Palo Alto, Los Gatos, and Santa Cruz California. Telehealth psychotherapy and coaching is offered through secure video or audio services. Silicon Valley Therapy treats couples and relationship issues, anxiety, panic attacks, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, bi-polar, ADHD, Asperger's, sex difficulties, anger regulation issues, affair fallout, divorce recovery, self-esteem, addiction, co-dependency, trauma, abuse, gender identity, and managing grief and loss. If you search for counseling San Jose, marriage counselor San Jose, couples counselor San Jose, psychotherapy San Jose, psychotherapist San Jose, therapist San Jose, counselor San Jose, couples therapist San Jose, couples counselor San Jose, marriage therapy San Jose, life coach San Jose, career coach San Jose, executive coach San Jose, you can find Silicon Valley Therapy's web site. In addition to serving San Jose, Silicon Valley Therapy serves clients in Campbell, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Willow Glen, Milpitas, Mountain View, Monte Sereno, Cupertino, Scotts Valley, Felton, Sunnyvale, Morgan Hill, Fremont, Los Altos, and Gilroy, California. The recommendations on this website do not constitute professional advice, substitute for professional treatment, or establish a therapeutic or coaching relationship.