Intercultural and Interracial Relationships

Families often face many stressors given how complicated life can be. Sometimes, intercultural and interracial families and relationships can face unique challenges.

Racism

Unfortunately, racism is still prevalent in our society and even in our own families.  Dealing with racism and discrimination from ignorant strangers is hard enough to manage but if the prejudice is coming from your own extended family, it’s suddenly more complicated to navigate.

Cultural differences

Learning about each other’s cultures and values and then melding them with your own can be challenging, especially if they conflict.

Acceptance

For some families, holding on to old traditions is very important so accepting a new family member can feel like denying who they are – making it very difficult for the new person to feel welcome.

Values

Some cultures have distinct values that can conflict with others – if you are in such a paring it can seem like you will never deal with these vast differences.

Symptoms & signs of stress from intercultural and interracial relationships

All this can add stress to your relationship and affect your mental health. You may be having difficulties as a couple or family, or you may be feeling:

When is it time to get help?

If you are experiencing the common symptoms of anxiety, depression, grief, stress, etc., especially if they are interfering with your ability to carry on with daily activities then it’s time to consider talking to someone who can help you to overcome what may feel like an insurmountable problem.

Treatment methods for stress from intercultural and interracial relationships

The best treatment method for you as an individual or couples will be determined by what you’re experiencing. There are effective therapies for anxiety, depression, grief, etc as well as excellent couple’s counselling approaches. Your qualified therapist will meet with you to determine what you’re experiencing and come up with an effective plan for treatment.

What will I get out of treatment with Insight Psychological?

Meeting with one of our therapists will help to alleviate some of the stress that being in an intercultural or interracial relationship can bring. The therapist will help you to determine the root cause of what you’re experiencing and then from there can help you to heal and move forward.

We have therapists who have knowledge and experience in this area. Contact us to learn more or to book an appointment, or if you prefer, you can also book online.

 

Brooke Hendricks

Edmonton South, Online

Adults, Assessments

Loriann Quinlan

Edmonton South, Edmonton West, Online

Adults, Seniors

Terri Mulveney

Edmonton South, Online

Adults, Children (3-5), Children & Youth (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), LGBTQ community

Brandi Enns

Edmonton South, Online

Adults, Families, Couples, LGBTQ community, Sexuality, Assessments

Sabrina Brady

Edmonton Central, Edmonton North, Online

Adults, Adolescents (13-17), Seniors, Couples, LGBTQ community, Sexuality, Assessments

Karla Buchholz

Edmonton South, Online

Adults, Adolescents (13-17), Seniors, Families, Couples, LGBTQ community, Sexuality

Nikesha Deenoo

Edmonton South, Online

Adults, Adolescents (13-17), Seniors, Sexuality

Nicole Donovan

Edmonton South, Online, Sherwood Park

Adults, Children & Youth (6-12), Adolescents (13-17)

Kathryn Maier

Edmonton North, Online

Adults, Children (3-5), Children & Youth (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Families, Assessments

Cody Cobler

Edmonton North, Online, Sherwood Park

Adults, Children & Youth (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Families, LGBTQ community

Dawn Doucet Banting

Edmonton South, Online

Adults, Children (3-5), Children & Youth (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Seniors, Families, Couples, LGBTQ community

Meghan Odsen

Edmonton South, Online

Adults, Adolescents (13-17), Seniors, Families, Couples, LGBTQ community, Sexuality, Assessments

Chantelle Owen

Edmonton Central, Online, Edmonton West

Adults, Adolescents (13-17), Families, Couples, LGBTQ community, Sexuality

Luke Suelzle

Edmonton South, Online, Edmonton Central

Adults, Adolescents (13-17), Families, Couples, Sexuality

Kim Phua

Edmonton North, Online

Adults, Adolescents (13-17), Seniors, Families, Couples, LGBTQ community, Sexuality, Assessments

Brilene Wohlgemuth

Edmonton South, Sherwood Park, Online

Adults, Children & Youth (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Families, LGBTQ community, Assessments

Dr. Hendriatta Wong

Corporate Services

Shirley Leonard

Corporate Services

Tara-Lee Goerlitz

Corporate Services

Trina Wilson Orieux

Corporate Services

Adults

Leah Cadieux

Perinatal Services

Adults

Tracey Howell

Perinatal Services

Adults

Sonya Duffee

Perinatal Services

Adults, Families

Julia Braga

Perinatal Services

At this time, Insight Psychological does not have therapists who specialize in this specific area, but that doesn’t mean we can’t help you! Please contact us to talk with our Intake Personnel to find a therapist that is a good fit for you and your unique circumstances.