The therapists at Skylight Counseling Center come from different backgrounds, both personally and professionally, yet we are all aligned in our belief that social justice is an imperative value to our work. We are committed to providing a safe and inclusive space for those experiencing oppression and for marginalized populations. We believe that healing can only take place when we identify, name, and validate the real experiences of people.
Black Lives Matter. At Skylight Counseling Center, we stand in solidarity against the ongoing brutality towards Black people in America, and around the world. We believe this brutality is a reflection of and evidence of systemic racism and white supremacy. Skylight Counseling Center, and our nonprofit, The Skylight Foundation, are organizations that believe that everyone must engage in ongoing anti-racism work to dismantle this system of oppression.
Additionally, we are committed to the inclusivity of all marginalized populations, including the LGBTQIA population, BIPOC, people with disabilities, those discriminated against due to Islamophobia and Antisemitism and our immigrant communities. We know that no person is illegal and that the color of one’s skin, personal background, culture, gender identity and sexual orientation are a part of a person’s unique story. The work towards building a more just world is complex and ongoing, but also necessary. At Skylight, we are continually educating ourselves on how these factors affect our lives and the lives of our clients.