At Sunstone, we recognize and see the unique experiences of BIPOC individuals. We have compassionate counselors who are experienced in supporting individuals struggling with race-related stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, and other mental health concerns.

Identifying as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) is a reason to celebrate, be proud, and to take ownership of a diverse and culturally rich identity.

It means different things to different people and allows for true self-exploration and individual meaning. But, it also comes with unique challenges that most people who don’t identify as BIPOC may never experience.

With a long history of marginalization, oppression, and racism, BIPOC individuals can experience violence, stress, trauma, and discrimination in everyday life. Whether it’s one event or generations of trauma, BIPOC individuals face unique and negative impacts on their mental and emotional well-being.

Seeking help from a trauma-informed, culturally competent therapist can assist with managing and overcoming these effects. Individual therapy and group therapy are beneficial avenues to explore concerns, process experiences, and take the necessary steps to heal.

bipoc family, mother and father with two children

Guiding BIPOC clients with trauma-informed and culturally sensitive therapy

We strive to create a safe and supportive space where you can be yourself and share your experiences. Our sessions are tailored to the needs and goals of our clients and offer a foundation of trauma-informed, collaborative, multicultural, culturally sensitive, and mindfulness practices.

Our compassionate team is here to provide counseling to the BIPOC community experiencing challenges such as:

  • Racial Trauma / Violence
  • School and/or Work Discrimination
  • Race-based Stress
  • Anxiety / Depression
  • Anger Management / Emotional Dysregulation

Get the support you deserve and contact us to find the right counselor to guide you on your journey to living a fully expressed life and culturally rich life.

Understanding Race-Based Stress

When it relates to mental health, terms such as “trauma-informed care” are now part of the lexicon in supporting youth and vulnerable populations. Various types of trauma can affect everyone differently and can have profound negative emotional, mental, and physical effects on the brain and body. One focus area in trauma-informed care at Sunstone Counseling is race-based stress, which are symptoms that individuals experience after being exposed to distressing or life-threatening experiences, such as systemic racism or discrimination.

Juneteenth: A Time for Reflection and Healing

Juneteenth marks a historical moment – one of celebration for the ending of a horrific practice – and is also a time for reflection. The lingering intergenerational trauma wrought by slavery is still felt today, and our country’s systems and institutions remain intricately linked with racist beliefs and policies that marginalize and oppress Black and African American individuals. This Juneteenth, we want to shine a light on the mental health of this community, and highlight how we can all help dismantle barriers to achieving mental well-being.