Culturally Affirming Therapy

KMP is Black-owned business founded on principles of anti-oppression and anti- racism. KMP is firmly committed to deconstructing institutional racism, white supremacy, and other oppressive systems across all levels of our practice. We recognize all types of diversity that leads to oppression in our society, including ethnicity, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, class, size, citizenship status, religion and ability. The historical systems of oppression that our society operates under impacts all of us regardless of the specific social identities we hold. In our clinical work, we seek to understand dynamics of power, privilege, and oppression that have shaped our patients identities, lived experiences and how they have impacted their mental health. With this in mind, our therapists actively engage in ongoing personal and professional development opportunities to increase our awareness of our biases so that we may provide culturally-responsive and culturally-affirming services to the communities that we serve. We believe as ethical mental health clinicians that we must continually self reflect, approach and deconstruct any bias we discover, and engage in lifelong learning.

We are committed to providing exceptional mental health services for our
communities, with a special focus on those who come from historically marginalized
backgrounds, including Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), LGBTQIA+,
immigrants, and those engaging in alternative lifestyles. We strive to provide
culturally responsive and affirming services that are sensitive to the legitimate
needs and challenges faced by marginalized communities. Our practice is trauma-
informed, feminist informed, size-inclusive, sex positive, and affirming of folks from
LGBTQIA+, Kink, and Poly/ENM communities.


As individuals and as a team of therapists, we strive to embody our ascribed values
of inclusion, anti-oppression, and cultural humility. We recognize that as part of our
journey, we will at times miss the mark or inadvertently make mistakes that are
inconsistent with our values and intentions. We strive to remain humble, open, and
ready for feedback when we don’t get things right. This includes leaning into the
discomfort that arises, listening, reflecting and making the necessary corrections
needed for healing

We will not treat differences as problems or symptoms

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If we lack knowledge about your experiences, we will make efforts to educate ourselves on our own time.

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We will be mindful of our unconscious biases that may be impacting our work

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We will affirm your experiences of overt and cover discrimination.

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We will always welcome feedback regarding limitations or blind spots. If a microaggression occurs in session do not hesitate to let us know!

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