Too often, a “color blind” approach is used in working with immigrants or refugees, which minimizes the importance of people’s cultural experience. This “color blind” approach can create barriers between clinician and client, leading to inaccurate diagnosis and poor treatment planning. For example, when a client feels a therapist lacks an understanding of their culture and cultural norms, it is difficult for the client to build a trusting and truly authentic relationship with the therapist.
We are proficient in Hmong, Lao, Vietnamese, Chinese (Cantonese dialect), Hindi, Karen, Russian and English.
Handy Help consists of a highly motivated and compassionate multi-cultural team who provide support and assistance that allows clients to develop the necessary skills to live independently, be part of their community, and enjoy a high quality of life.
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