We live in a diverse, interconnected age. Thanks to technology and the progress of civilization, people born on one side of the world have an opportunity to live on the other side – and join societies teeming with hundreds of other unique cultures and identities.
This new age has given rise to multiculturalism – when an area contains multiple unique and distinct cultures living together in one society.
Multiculturalism makes a society much more diverse, but also presents multicultural issues for those who move from one society to another and have to cope with differences that can be overwhelming – or who have families with different cultural backgrounds, values, and norms.
Learn how psychotherapeutic treatment and counselling in Toronto can help those suffering from multicultural issues, adapt to a new life in a new home, and create a positive mindset moving forward.
What is Multiculturalism?
Canada is one of the world’s most multicultural societies. Within its borders, the nation is home to a wealth of cultures from all over the globe, each living within the greater framework of Canada but still maintaining its own unique flavor and heritage.
What are the usual multicultural issues in counselling?
Relocating to a new country can pose mental, physical, emotional, and social obstacles for people who move from the culture of their birth to a new society, in our particular case, to Canada with a highly-diverse mosaic of peoples.
There are also obstacles within families, obstacles that can create tension between family members of different backgrounds, generations, and cultures.
Some of the multicultural issues that bring people to counselling may include:
- Feeling like your heritage is being ignored, subverted, or tossed aside
- Feeling discriminated against or stereotyped
- Difficulties adjusting to life that can impact emotional stability or productivity
- Strain in relationships and families caused by competing values and social norms
- Having to adjust to new values that may be different from your own
- Feeling like you “stand out” from mainstream society in a negative way
- Adjusting or adapting to a spouse or other family member’s different cultural values and beliefs
- Becoming isolated and withdrawn
Integrating two or more cultures can be very stressful and difficult. Whether this affects you as an individual or affects your relationships with your family, multicultural issues can require intervention through counselling in Toronto.
Learn more about how counselling in Toronto and psychotherapeutic treatments with Cristina can help bridge the cultural divide and help you manage the above issues and more.
Find comfort and security in your environment
Living in a multicultural environment can be a source of intense stress and discord for many.
Cristina offers counselling in Toronto that helps you cope with your environment in a positive way – a way that helps you handle differences from a position of strength. Psychotherapeutic treatments can transform the way you think and feel and empower you to see the world around you in a new way. Psychotherapeutic treatments can also help you see yourself in a new way – helping you where you belong in your world.
Contact Cristina today. Let her help you find your place and rise above – together.