In a country defined by systemic racism and divided by extremes that isolate and abuse people instead of building communities, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) face daily insults, threats, violence, and inequalities. Nadège Petrie, LPC, LMHC, and the compassionate therapists at Hopeful Minds Counseling Services understand the unique challenges faced by people in the BIPOC community and the impact of a racist world on their mental health. They offer BIPOC therapy that supports your mental health while honoring and respecting your cultural and racial identity. Call the office in Newberg, Oregon, or book an appointment online today.

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What is BIPOC therapy?

BIPOC therapy is counseling to support Black, Indigenous, and People of Color as they navigate and overcome their mental health challenges.

Hopeful Minds Counseling Services was created by a woman of color, Nadège Petrie, LPC, LMHC, for the purpose of providing exceptional therapy that respects the experiences, hardships, and injustices you face as part of the BIPOC community.

The Hopeful Minds team understands how your racial identity affects your life experiences and the way racism and bigotry uniquely impact your mental health in ways that people outside the BIPOC community have never experienced.

They embrace and honor the cultural differences that set each person apart, creating a space where people in the BIPOC community feel valued, supported by shared understanding, and safe to talk, opening the door to healing.

What issues might I explore during BIPOC therapy?

During BIPOC therapy, you can explore any issue affecting your life, mental health, and overall well-being.

As licensed counselors, the members of the Hopeful Minds team have years of experience providing personalized therapy focused on improving your life and finding solutions.

They offer counseling for the full range of mental health problems, frequently treating conditions affecting the BIPOC community, such as depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Beyond mental health issues, they’re available to offer guidance, insight, and support for life transitions, conflicts between couples and within families, and concerns such as:

  • Discrimination
  • Racial trauma and violence
  • Race-based stress
  • Harassment
  • Systemic disparities
  • Fear of retaliation
  • Fear of the police

While racial trauma includes verbal threats and physical violence, you may also face more subtle traumas arising during daily life. For example, you may struggle with racial profiling, having people ignore you, or having a house that’s assessed at a much lower value compared to your non-BIPOC neighbors.

What should I expect during BIPOC therapy?

Like any mental health therapy, you meet with one of the skilled Hopeful Minds Counseling Services therapists to talk, share your experiences, and explore your thoughts and feelings.

Your therapist guides the conversation, offering insight, teaching new ways to cope, and helping you build a fulfilling life.

What you won’t need to do is defend yourself or waste time explaining the nuances of your race and its impact on your mental well-being.

Call Hopeful Minds Counseling Services today or connect online to request an appointment for BIPOC therapy.