Culturally Relevant Counseling

For Individuals, Couples and Families
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Tajah Sahar Schall MA, LPC, R-DMT

Welcome Dear One,

Forgive me for assuming, but if you have made your way here, I have to assume that you are hoping for something in your life to feel differently. And by being here now, you’ve taken a very vulnerable first step – acknowledging that all is not as you would like it to be, and that you might need some help in shifting things. I hope you can feel proud of yourself for that. You certainly are not alone.

For example, when our own cultural background clashes with that of others in our lives, being true to ourselves can be difficult and painful. Life transitions and identity shifts make this even more complicated. Entering into romantic partnerships and navigating conflict, living with partners, deciding to end romantic partnerships, getting married, having babies, adopting children, watching as children become young adults – all of these changes can throw our previously harmonious lives into turmoil. Family members may disapprove of, or struggle to connect with, romantic partners who come from a different cultural background. New parents may feel overwhelmed and isolated. Children of multiracial or multiethnic families may have trouble figuring out where they “belong”. Navigating these life transitions can be tricky in the best of times.

So, now for your next step… what can I possibly offer you right now?

Well, we might be a good fit to work together if you:

  • Want to work with a counselor who understands the ways in which systemic power, privilege and oppression impact health and well being.
  • Want to become more skilled at loving/being in relationship across differences of culture – race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, etc. 
  • Want to get more in touch with the inherent wisdom of your body, and connect to your own inner knowing. 
  • Want to process intergenerational trauma in a somatic (body-based) way.
  • Want to work with a counselor who understands what it is to live in the US in a Black femme body.

If any of these sound interesting to you, please reach out!

In support and solidarity,