Culturally Sensitive Therapy
Culture influences not only how we see ourselves in the world but our expectations about how we understand others. Cultural sensitivity is being aware that culture differences and similarities exist without giving them particular value. The relevance of cultural diversity will continue to become more important as our definition of society embraces global issues. There are therapists that incorporate cultural sensitivity into their work to accommodate and respect differences in various cultures and different types of people.
Local Experts in Culturally Sensitive Therapy
Dr. Stacie Freudenberg
Our culture shapes who we are and how we relate to the work in subtle ways. This is an important component of the work that I do. Creating greater insight into how culture impacts our daily functioning, in both good and not-so-good ways, helps us to have a greater understanding of why we react to things the way we do.
Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy
My experience working with people from different countries, culture make me be very culture sensitive and I embrace diversity, my sessions take very seriously the cultural aspects of each client.
Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Couples Therapy, Individual Therapy
I am not an expert in lives other than my own. Being culturally sensitive means that I hold a posture of learning what it's like to live in the client's shoes and how your life has shaped who the client has become. By being culturally sensitive, I allow space for the client to define their values and experiences they deem important.
I am sensitive, aware and engaged in the role that culture, ethnicity, history and social systems plays on the way we live. We engage with these, determining their role, holding them accountable so you can let go of the shame and give yourself permission to heal.