Mental health is often impacted by the environment we live, work, and play in. People who have marginalized identities such as people of color, women, and people in the LGBTQ communities may experience unfairness, injustice, and pain because of oppressive forces in the culture.
I believe that a therapeutic practice, which acknowledges the effects of societal oppression on a person’s mental health, can be used as a tool for developing internal strength and restoring a healthy balance to a person’s life. This strength and balance in the midst of an oppressive society is a form of equity.
Therapy for equity is psychotherapy that seeks to help a person heal from the injuries of injustice and the wounds of oppression.