Psychotherapist Kenya Crawford is joining Tennesha to talk about racial trauma, being mindful of your own mental health, and how to handle workplace discussions around race. Kenya is also answering a listener question from a woman whose boyfriend refused to join her at a Black Lives Matter protest.
About the Guest
Kenya Crawford, M.A., Ed.M, LMHC, is a Licensed psychotherapist in private practice specializing in working with people of color and LGBTQ people navigating traumas, depression, anxiety, and relationships both monogamous & consensual non-monogamy. As a Black queer woman, Kenya approaches her counseling from an anti-racist and anti-oppressive lens aimed towards creating a collaborative and authentic space to foster radical holistic healing for clients. In conjunction with her work as a therapist, Kenya serves as a Faculty member in the Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University. In addition to her clinical work, Kenya serves as a consultant on mental health, sexuality, gender, and Anti Racist Diversity Equity and Inclusion, providing intersectional knowledge with agencies, schools, and corporations. By drawing on a practitioner, researcher, and advocate model, Kenya hopes to foster a space for dialogue, where people can learn, grow, and resist various forms of oppression.
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