Like a mosaic, each person carries with them different parts to their identity: ethnicity, religion, gender, socio-economic states, sexuallity, able-bodiedness and more. Unfortunately, living within a society that favours a dominant race or culture, minorities often face barriers such as discrimination, marginalization, and exclusion that others are do not. Knowing that, I am committed to providing a safe place where all parts of your identity are welcomed. Though I have blind spots and privileges, being a white, heterosexual, male, my intention is to share an awareness of the systems of power, how they influence us differently based on our social locations, and will welcome this topic into the course of therapy if the client desires.
Sean acknowledges that the Greater Victoria region stand on the lands of Lkwungen People, also known as the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations communities.
“When we identify where our privilege intersects with somebody else’s oppression, we’ll find our opportunities to make real change.”
– Ijeoma Oluo