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The Struggle of Seeing Therapists Who Have Privilege In Areas I’ve Been Oppressed

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I have two therapists right now. One is about to retire so we are thinking ahead to transitions. Both of my therapists are white, middle class, educated, one of them is cisgender, mentally stable (from what I can tell), and privileged.

I have privilege too, I should not forget to say. I was raised middle class, a two-parent household, good master’s level education, raised and currently live in a relatively safe neighborhood, my health is stable, I have access to SSDI and I have numerous friends.

I am very fortunate. But there is still a barrier in my therapeutic relationships that feels impenetrable. I am a Black woman and a lesbian.

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