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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Are you someone who is doing the emotional labor of managing microaggressions in your daily life?

If this has been your experience, we encourage you to reach out to Bricolage Wellness. We have clinicians who offer specialized counseling designed to combat the anxiety and depression that can arise from managing implicit bias and microaggressions on a regular basis. Receiving specialized training from DEI expert, Tiye Sherrod, M.S.E., doctoral student at the University of Illinois focusing on diversity and inclusion, our clinicians engage in a regular exploration of social justic theory/pedagogy guided by Tiye’s robust 15 years of experience in this transformative work.

Our Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Efforts

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Bricolage Wellness recognizes the unique challenges that historically marginalized people are facing in a world that is rooted in oppressive systems including but not limited to racism, sexism, heterosexism, ableism, etc. As clinicians, we understand that our clients are multidimensional and exist at differing intersections of identities that impact their everyday lives. As part of our commitment to dismantling these systems that cause harm, we are actively involved in two key practices. We as clinicians:

  1.  Do our individual work to better understand ourselves, the way oppressive systems show up in our work, and how to actively disrupt oppressive narratives/behaviors when we see them.
  2. Review our policies, procedures, offerings, etc. to ensure they are as equitable as possible in service to our clients and each other.

As part of this commitment, we at Bricolage Wellness shape our DEI efforts by prioritizing the following principles:

  • Ensuring a Strong Process for Meaningful Dialogue – We ensure that our community understands the difference between debate (which is centered in winning) and dialogue (which is centered in learning). We dedicate ourselves to remaining in dialogue, even when it’s difficult, knowing that embracing the discomfort of difficult conversations is how we grow and achieve transformational change.
  • Prioritizing Equity – We want to center and uplift the experiences, as well as the needs, of those who come from historically marginalized identities. We do this by allocating our time and resources to ensure people from those communities are fully supported.
  • Promoting Diversity – We ensure that people from varying backgrounds are present in our organization and given the opportunity to contribute their ideas and talent for betterment of the community as a whole.
  • Fostering Inclusion – We believe it’s critical that perspectives from people with different experiences have a substantive seat at the table when important conversations are being had. We understand that including divergent ideas, especially ideas from those targeted in our society, makes us a stronger and more equitable practice in the long-run.

Our DEI Trained Clinicians

Our Expert Clinicians

Therapists and Coaches who work with clients experiencing various issues anything in between.

BA

LPC, NCC

M.S.ED, LPC, NCC

MBA, MA, LPC, NCC

LPC, NCC

Here’s what to expect when you work with us:

Free Phone Consult:

At Bricolage, we extend a free 15-minute phone consultation to make sure we are a good fit to work together. We will discuss what your goals are, explain what therapy will look like, and how your life will be different after working with us. By the end of this call, you will have
a clear idea of your next steps.

Initial Session:

Your first meeting with your therapist will be between 60 and 70 minutes and will allow the two of you to begin to build a relationship.
You will go over the information you provided before this initial session as well as dive into all of the elements of your story. Throughout
this appointment, you and your therapist will work as a team to create your action plan.

Weekly Sessions:

Once you and your therapist begin to work deeply together, you will experience a type of treatment that has been completely tailored
to you and your needs. Your therapist will take keen notice of where you are in your wellness journey and ensure that the exercises you complete in session will bring you a sense of comfort and peace as you move forward.we

Completion of Goals

As a team, you and your therapist will continue to evaluate your progress and growth. Eventually, the two of you will recognize that you
are responding to stressors more effectively and that weekly therapy might no longer be necessary. At this point you can choose to come to session less often and together you will decide what level of support you need for the future.

Our team of compassionate professionals will help you tap into the strengths you already possess and guide you to stop looking for the “if” and start taking advantage of the NOW.

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