Our Statement of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Embracing change by empowering you
Who We Are
Studio For Change is comprised of licensed psychotherapists from different backgrounds and life experiences. We acknowledge that these experiences have shaped our understanding of the world, views and opinions, beliefs, and values. We are committed to being aware of these beliefs and views as we work with our clients. Continually educating ourselves on how our own racial, gender, and other forms of bias affect others and impact our work allows us to challenge our assumptions.
Our Commitment to Social Justice, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
We understand that the larger social context in which people live impacts their mental/emotional health and well-being. We strive to be aware of these larger forces of bias, discrimination, and exclusion as we work with our clients. We do not place the problems caused by these forces within the individual. Instead, responding with a life-affirming attitude, we help people cope with cultural adversities to enhance their mental, emotional, and social functioning.
Creating Change: Our Role
In addition to educating ourselves and doing the necessary work to be aware of our own biases, we continue to strengthen our multi-cultural competence. This allows us to serve all people effectively and compassionately. We are committed to advocacy around removing barriers to mental health treatment, especially for marginalized communities, and to advocate for equity within all aspects of society.