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 acknowledge the intersectional identities and unique struggles that each individual experiences.
At Skylight Counseling Center, we stand in solidarity against the ongoing brutality towards Black people in America, and around the world. We believe these are examples and evidence of systemic racism and white supremacy.
The Asian American population has been violently targeted and the Latinx community has been discriminated against while diminishing the value they bring to society. We must recognize the impact that white supremacy has on every community and culture that is perceived as “other”. Skylight Counseling Center, and our nonprofit, The Skylight Foundation, are organizations that believe that everyone must engage in ongoing anti-racism work to dismantle systems of oppression.
We are committed to the inclusivity of all marginalized populations, including the LGBTQIA+ community, Indigenous persons, people with disabilities, those discriminated against due to Islamophobia and Antisemitism, and 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 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.