I work with clients who are ethnic or racial minorities who feel alone within their own culture. And with clients who are first or second-generation immigrants or transnationals. They all share how hard it is to bridge the worldview gaps due to their bi-cultural or ethnic identity. These gaps create strain between partners from the same culture, partners from different cultures and between parents and children. I often find the most common theme is how cultural beliefs, expectations and stereotyping gets in the way of genuine connection with family, friends, romantic interests and co-workers.
Together we explore how different worldviews shape their identities. We work on discovering how ART in Life can support them to have a sense of belonging and acceptance within themselves. Using the integrative tools you may come to:
With many immigrant and ethnic clients, along with general psychological issues, some areas in particular we explore are: