I want to affirm that I believe in Black Lives Matter and Black Trans Lives Matter. As a provider of mental health services, it’s important that I finally say something more as I can only imagine the difficulty of hoping a provider will honor civil rights and stand with Black Lives Matter and Black Trans Lives.

I have white privilege and that gives me the ability to not worry about violence or assumptions of others in the way that BIPOC have to be concerned with.

My therapy space must be safe for every marginalized community and finally Black Lives and Black Trans Lives have been brought to the forefront as the horrible violence and murder against black people has been acknowledged. This needs to continue and not be a one-time event.

I have an obligation as a provider and a human being who works with diverse people to educate myself on how to be anti-racist.

Here are some resources for you to learn more about how to be anti-racist:

Scaffolded Anti-Racist Resources