Podcast - Protests, Riots, Counseling +
Updated: Aug 11, 2021
Dr Bernadette Smith, LPC in Texas. Dr O and Dr Smith talk about the current protests and riots that have come up around George Floyd. Dr Smith talks about counseling in the African American community and the stigma surrounding seeking help to heal. She talks about the trauma surrounding current events, stress, anxiety, and how to heal from it. She talks about standing up for others, the problem of police brutality, how some people feel stuck, and how to make a difference in the world. Dr O and Dr Smith discuss racial bias, historical oppression, and growing up in a different time. "It's okay to turn off social media, it's okay to take time for yourself, it's okay to be sad, it's okay to grieve."