An Interracial Couple’s Journey To Find an Unbiased Therapist
Their experience only highlights how much harder it is for Black people to find mental health help
“Let’s be clear, I am open-minded about therapy. But my mother’s words resonated more than ever when I started marital counseling. I knew going in that our situation was “complicated.” We are a biracial couple, we live in the South, my husband is divorced, and there is an age difference. My husband suggested going to couples therapy from the onset of our marriage to keep our marriage solid. But the construct of who we were, in whole or in parts, consistently conjured up emotional ghosts and biases in the therapists who treated us. I quickly learned that it’s difficult for us to find a qualified, competent, unbiased, and baggage-free therapist. Unearthing the person who checked all those boxes for us was comparable to finding a unicorn with a rainbow-colored horn.” — Cherieberkley
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