[firepit chats] culture, competency, and humility

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Pull up a seat at the firepit for a conversation with my friend Amalia aka The Breakup Therapist on Instagram. Amalia is a therapist licensed in Detroit and Pennsylvania who specializes in breakups. In this chat she uses therapists' training on cultural competency to explain the dangers of how we approach culture when we won't name whiteness, and when we approach whiteness as neutral and everything else as "other". 

Around 9:30 we talk about one solution: cultural humility. I love the idea of approaching situations with curiosity and an understanding that we don't know everything, and being honest with ourselves about what we don't know. Remembering that we don't have to know everything is crucial in moving forward.

At 14:00 we get into how to approach finding a therapist with some great resources. I know the process of finding a therapist can be so overwhelming it blocks us from getting the help we need. 

Here are the resources and directories discussed in the video:

  • Amalia's website : https://www.amitydetroitcounseling.com/
  • Amalia's IG https://www.instagram.com/breakup.therapist.detroit/


  • Mental Health Match: https://mentalhealthmatch.com/
  • Therapy Den: https://www.therapyden.com/
  • Directory centered around BIPOC and LGBTQIA2S+ community: https://www.inclusivetherapists.com/

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