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Multicultural Counseling

(Photo credit- These are two of my best friends who have supported and loved me through all the years.)

Working with people of color is truly the heartbeat of my practice. The amount of specialized support out there is growing, but is for the most part- few and far between in the PNW. I welcome any and all Black, brown, multicultural, Queer, mixed race, hapas, Pacific Islanders, indigenous, and not quite white people to reach out and see if we would work well together. If we’re not, I’m happy to help you find a clinician of color that is.

It can feel exhausting to explain your lived experience to a professional- that rage can build when culture and race are uncomfortably avoided. By using my lived experience combined with a cultural relational approach, I focus on authentic connection as a source of healing over autonomy. I make it a point to get to know all of your intersections and foster your cultural identity to help you reconnect to what’s important in your life.

I also find it helpful to bring in and focus on how intergenerational trauma, our family’s history and culture have influenced who we are today. Tracing present pain to core childhood memories in a safe environment can be empowering and act as a catalyst to self compassion. These beautifully rich, and sometimes difficult pasts, can help give us added framework to reconnect to who we are and move forward in our healing journey.

“But clearest of all is what I learned that day about what happens when we stand up for each other. We find our friends. And our way home.”

Julian Aguon