ANTI-RACISM STATEMENT FROM CLEARWATER CLINIC
Dear member of the Clearwater Clinic community,
We at Clearwater are heartbroken by the recent brutal murders of Black people at the hands of police officers. The violent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Elijah McClain, Rayshard Brooks, Tony McDade, as well as two Black trans women, Riah Milton and Dominique “Rem’Mie” Fells, follow many others before them. We stand united with those who actively seek justice for these crimes, and deeply support police reform and changes in our laws to prevent these horrific, recurring crimes from continuing.
Our deepening attention to the long history of systemic violence and oppression of people of color and indigenous communities in the United States is long overdue. We are committing as a clinic to supporting social, political, and economic equity, including reparations and national truth and reconciliation processes, for communities that have been prevented for centuries by institutionalized racism from having equal access to resources, protection, and basic human rights. On our clinical team, we individually and collectively commit to ongoing anti-racist training in order to be of greater service in our community, recognizing how necessary and challenging it is to see and heal the deep conditioning of racism.
If you would like to learn more about anti-racist resources that we have found helpful, please see the list below. We also welcome further discussion about how we can work together with you to make changes on every level of our society to bring about a just and equal future for all.
In solidarity and hope,
The Clearwater Team
*Effective March 16th, 2020*
All existing and new individual therapy clients will meet with their therapist on-line due to Shelter In Place restrictions in the Bay Area. We are currently accepting a limited number of new clients to begin DBT therapy on-line. Additionally, all DBT Skills classes are being held on Zoom. We are currently enrolling new clients and families into these live, on-line classes. Please make an appointment with our Intake Director, Dr. Erika Swanson, for more information.
Clearwater is a diagnostic and treatment center where the staff values empathy, rigorous thinking, community, teamwork, and respect. Our staff are extensively trained in their areas of speciality, with all DBT therapists having completed the Intensive Training program through Marsha Linehan’s Behavioral Tech workshops. Assessments are conducted using a collaborative assessment model whenever possible. At Clearwater, we pride ourselves on being flexible, mindful and thorough as we attempt to provide everyone who walks through the door the best possible care.