Types of Therapy

Multicultural Therapy

Multicultural therapy is an approach to talk therapy that addresses the individual’s concerns of race, ethnicity, religion, gender identification, income, disability, or other social factors outside of the majority. Multicultural therapists are more culturally aware, sensitive, and empathetic to different cultural perspectives than other therapists typically are. The process begins by garnering trust between the therapist and the client, allowing them to open up. The therapist will then explain which aspects of their problems are rooted in the differences between their culture and the predominant culture. The therapist and client will then work together to find solutions. Multicultural therapy can work for people of all ages and walks of life. During multicultural therapy, topics of conversation might include racism and discrimination, cultural identity, or difficulties acculturating to a new country for immigrants and refugees. Multicultural therapy works with different treatments like cognitive behavioral therapy, couples counseling, and family therapy. The number of sessions depends on each individual’s personal experience, and it can be a short-term option or long-term treatment.