In the counseling field, conversations about social justice or anti-oppression in the therapeutic relationship generally focus on education about systems of oppression and self-reflection. Those are necessary starting points, but there’s more to be said about how to integrate this stance as a therapist. Here are some of the ways I do it.
As winter arrives and outdoor gathering becomes less possible, many of us are dreading all the time we’ll spend home alone over the next few months. When you can’t share space with someone as you talk with them or give them a hug, connection becomes harder.