Commitment to social justice

At Family Therapy Center of Madison Inc., we support the mental health of all people who have experienced oppression and marginalization in our community, both currently and historically.  This includes Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC), including Latinx and Asian people, as well as LGBTQ+ individuals and disabled people.  We acknowledge that structural racism results in disparate mental health outcomes for these groups.  We celebrate the strength and beauty that stem from individuals’ various intersecting identities, and we welcome discussion of how racism and oppression impact mental health and well-being.

We are committed to approaching our work through a social justice and anti-oppressive lens.  We strive to be anti-racist, inclusive, and to use affirmative practices.  We continue to work towards a deeper understanding of White privilege by education, self-reflection, and ongoing discussion.  We invite our clients to hold us accountable by asking questions, providing feedback, and exploring social justice topics in our work together.