Individuals are unique and diversity enhances one another. Diversity is inherent to humanity. Languages, customs, religions, races, ethnicities, values, and traditions vary considerably around the globe. So, does diversity matter? Diversity as a positive quality is still a subject of much dispute. Whether one wants to admit it or not, culture, beliefs, race, or gender identify can play a significant role in relationships and how we engage with others.
Culturally sensitive therapy is an approach in which therapists emphasize understanding a client’s background, ethnicity, and belief system. Therapists specializing in culturally sensitive therapy will accommodate and respect the differences in practices, traditions, values, and opinions of different cultures and integrate those differences into treatment.
According to (Schwartz, 2017), individuals frequently or occasionally feel out of place. One–third of the U.S. population identify themselves as racial or ethnic, fifteen percent of U.S. residents report being inter-culturally married, and four percent of U.S. residents identify as LGBTQ. While working with clients, I am committed to preserving human rights and advocating for those who may feel disenfranchised or marginalized. In recognition of Pride Month, I embrace and cherish the cultural features that make you distinct, and I’d like you to know that I’ve created a sacred space for you. I am prepared to be on your path of healing, so feel free to send an email or give me a call for free 15-minute consultation; I am ready to assist you on your path to wellness.
De Angela Jane Smith, AMFT
Associate Marriage Family Therapist
CAV Family Therapy Inc.
(657) 333 – 5218