Cultural adjustments can be challenging as individuals move to a new environment that is different from their own cultural background. The following strategies can help people handle cultural adjustments:
- Embrace the new culture: Try to learn and understand the new culture, including its customs, traditions, and values.
- Keep an open mind: Avoid making judgments and be open to new ideas and experiences.
- Seek out familiar activities: Engage in familiar activities and hobbies to maintain a sense of comfort and connection to one’s own culture.
- Build relationships: Make an effort to form relationships with people from the new culture to learn about their experiences and perspectives.
- Seek support: Seek support from family, friends, or community organizations that can provide a connection to one’s own cultural background.
- Be patient: Allow time for cultural adjustments, as it can take time to feel comfortable in a new environment.
By embracing the new culture, staying open-minded, and seeking support, individuals can successfully navigate cultural adjustments and find a sense of belonging in their new environment.
Don’t let your fear of change hold you back. Book a therapy session and start your journey towards a more fulfilling life.
In this current climate in the world, clashes of culture will happen. Persecution in the isolation can be tools that culture uses to make you feel frightened and alone. There are even systems and institutions that try to suppress and push down the individual.
We at Very Good Counseling do not endorse racism, persecution, bigotry, or supremacy in all its forms from institutions or individuals. The steps above are not meant to address these concerns or actions been taking against the individual in this regard.
If you find yourself on either end of this discussion please know that counseling is the place to bring up those concerns and viewpoints. We support challenging our beliefs and look to understand on what is supporting them.
We provide trauma therapy to help you heal from these experiences and not live in the past so that you can enjoy your present. We believe that it’s not weakness to ask for help or support when you’re facing difficult decisions, changes in your life, changes in your beliefs, or if you’re questioning your worldview.
We encourage our clients to embrace change, and hope that our therapeutic alliance leads us both to a place of understanding, commitment, to gaining knowledge and the ability to convey what we mean to others.
These issues are not something that we want to avoid but meet bravely as we encourage our clients to face them.
If you would like care from a person that represents your culture or race. Please see our Resource page or Culture Based Resources listed below.
- Asian Mental Health Collective has an Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Therapist Directory. They raise awareness about the importance of mental health care, promote emotional well-being, and challenge the stigma concerning mental illness amongst Asian Diasporic communities worldwide.
- Therapy for Black Girls is a website dedicated to promoting the mental health of Black women and girls, complete with a directory of black female therapists. If you are in Georgia, Illinois, or Indiana we HIGHLY RECOMMEND Brittany Jackson.
- MyTruCircle is a resource for finding an African-American therapist for online or in-person therapy.
- Therapy for Black Men is a resource for men of color looking for a therapist. Men can search the directory by therapist location and specialization.
- Latinx Therapy is a bilingual database that connects people with therapists and other service providers all over the country. The goal is to assist you in locating a provider who speaks your preferred language and is within your budget.
- Therapy for Latinx is a database of culturally affirming therapists that can help you understand the process of finding mental health resources and finding the right therapist for you.