At Awake DBT, we value diversity and appreciate the importance of providing individualized and culturally competent services to our clients. During staff consultations, we regularly collaborate in order to leverage the entire team's cultural knowledge and share resources for further staff development. Our multidisciplinary team reflects some of the rich diversity in the Bay Area.
As mental health providers, we understand the pain and suffering experienced by being perceived and treated as the “other” – personally and systemically through explicit and implicit racism, sexism, nativism, and classicism. We carefully assess each client's unique make-up in regards to socioeconomics, ethnicity, spirituality, country of origin, and sexual and gender orientation, and integrate this information into creating a comprehensive treatment plan.
We strive to build a world that is just and compassionate, one that honors and celebrates differences, and praises authentic connection between people. We pledge to work within and across communities, and to building bonds of understanding, respect, and compassion. We pledge our allegiance to those most vulnerable, as we insist on the dignity and sanctity of each human life.