In addition to the challenges affecting people of color and those affecting women, Black women often report being affected by racism, sexism, and colorism, in unique ways related to the intersection of their race and gender identities. In light of these challenges, Black women may describe themselves as resilient and determined. At the community level, resilience may look like a celebration of success, strengths, and #BlackGirlMagic. The societal challenges and the idea of the “Strong Black Woman” may contribute to depression, anxiety, and relationship difficulties; counseling for Black women can address those issues as well as:
If you find yourself thinking “well, what about…” or “I never faced that,” we get it. At Lifeologie, we recognize that this list is neither exhaustive of challenges facing Black women nor a representation of what all Black women may say they experience (though we are happy to add to the list if you have suggestions). While any of our counselors will both consider your individual experience and work to understand societal factors affecting you, we also are proud to have therapists on staff for clients who prefer to work with someone from a similar background.