Identifying as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) is a reason to celebrate, be proud, and 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.

At Sunstone, we recognize and see the unique experiences of BIPOC individuals and are here to support you. We have compassionate counselors who are experienced in supporting individuals struggling with race-based stress. Seeking help from a trauma-informed culturally competent therapist can assist with managing and overcoming these effects. Trauma-informed individual therapy and group therapy are beneficial avenues to explore concerns, process experiences, and take the necessary steps to heal.

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 successfully managing future challenges.

Our counselors provide support in areas such as: 

Trauma / Violence
School Discrimination
Anxiety / Depression
Work Discrimination

Learn More

Want to learn more? See our blog post written by our very own Jonathon Carrington, titled: “Understanding Race-Based Stress”

Our Approach

We strive to create a safe and supportive space where you can be yourself, share your challenges, and get the support you deserve. 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.

“One focus area at Sunstone Counseling is unpacking racial trauma, or race-based stress, which is the mental and physiological symptoms that individuals experience after an exposure to distressing or life-threatening experiences, by people, programs, policies, processes, and systems impacted by systemic racism.”

See How Sessions Can Change Your Life!

Our Sunstone staff will match you with the ideal counselor for you based on your needs. Contact us and we will help you navigate booking your first session with confidence and support. 

Always here when you need us.

Are you experiencing anxiety, grief, sadness, fear, loneliness, or many other difficult, overwhelming emotions? We are committed to providing safe, confidential, supportive, and accessible mental health services. 

Our dedicated group of mental health professionals are available to help you through our HIPAA-compliant video platform, Theranest. We offer all our counseling services through our online video platform. Learn more about our virtual counseling here.

If you would like help choosing a counselor, you can click here or fill out this easy form. We look forward to hearing from you!

Meet Our Counselors Dedicated to Helping You Navigate Racial Stress