by Joseph LaFleur in Washington, DC
Sometimes people have problems dealing with others who are different from themselves. These distractions affect their relationships, employment, and mental well-being. Frequently general diversity training does not fully solve the problem, but more specific explorations may help. Understanding where issues manifest and becoming comfortable with yourself and others is a key component to maintaining successful relationships and operating within a diverse work environment. Whether mandated by your employer or self-initiated, diversity counseling provides a safe place for one to explore their beliefs openly with a therapist without fear of retribution, shame, or judgment.