Welcome to R&B Counseling
We envision a world where people from minority groups are able to heal from the emotional scars inflicted by systemic discrimination, poverty, unjust persecution, and marginalization. Healing from intergenerational trauma is a crucial step toward achieving individual and collective wellness.
According to the United States Census Bureau, there were approximately 84.8 million immigrants living in the United States in 2021.
This number makes up 26% of the total US population in that year.
The US has also resettled the greatest number of refugees worldwide, with around 3 million refugees and asylees having been resettled across the country's 50 states since 1975.
Unfortunately, the resettlement process does not put an end to immigrants' and refugees' woes.
The Reality of Resettlement
Resettling is a difficult and challenging process for many reasons. Immigrants, refugees, and asylees often leave their home countries due to traumatic experiences such as war, persecution, and poverty, all of which are predicaments in which one rarely comes out unscathed. The process of resettlement and acculturation in their new home country also involves a significant adjustment to new living conditions, such as finding new housing, adapting to a new climate, and navigating a new social and legal system. All of these factors can contribute to a sense of culture shock and isolation, making the transition to a new home country incredibly difficult. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), refugees and minority populations experience higher rates of mental health conditions compared to the general population. This is due to the accumulation of various factors, including:
EXPOSURE TO VIOLENCE, CONFLICT, AND TRAUMA
Many refugees and minority groups have experienced significant trauma, such as war, displacement, and human rights violations, which can lead to mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
LACK OF HEALTHCARE
These populations may face barriers to accessing mental health services, such as language barriers, stigma, and a lack of financial resources, which can exacerbate mental health conditions.
CULTURAL AND IDENTITY-RELATED STRESS
Living in a new country with different cultural norms and values, as well as experiencing discrimination and racism, can also lead to stress and mental health conditions.
SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC DISADVANTAGE
Many refugees and minorities experience poverty, unemployment, and discrimination, significantly affecting their physical capability to cope with their present situation.
We are an Ethnic Mosiac
How We Can Help You
At R&B Counseling, we believe in your strength, resilience, and ability to heal and thrive. Our core offerings include traditional private mental health counseling along with case management and life coaching services such as resume help, interview skill-building, and job search assistance.
At our company, we understand the importance of diversity and representation in mental health care. That's why our team is 100% minority-led and includes highly skilled ethnic minority therapists. We pride ourselves on being able to provide a level of relatability that other practices in our area cannot match.
Finding Green Amidst the Thorns
If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health challenges, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. Our dedicated team of professionals is here to help, and we would be honored to be a part of your journey toward healing and wellness.
To schedule an appointment or get in touch, you can call us at 630-797-9807 or text or call us at 630-504-8550. Alternatively, you can also fill out our contact form here on our website, and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We can't wait to hear from you and help you take your first steps toward a kinder future.
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