ANTI-RACISM STATEMENT FROM CLEARWATER CLINIC
Dear member of the Clearwater Clinic community,
As we come to the end of 2020, we on the Clearwater team are heartbroken by that fact that is has been a year of continuing brutality and violence towards Black people, much of it at the hands of law enforcement. We mourn the senseless murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Elijah McClain, Rayshard Brooks, Tony McDade, Riah Milton, Trayford Pellerin, Dominique “Rem’Mie” Fells, Manuel Elijah Ellis, Deon Kay, Daniel Prude, Damien Daniels, Michael Ramos, Dreasjon Reed, Jacob Blake, David McAtee, Dijon Durand Kizzee, Jonathan Dwayne Price, Marcellis Stinnette, and the many others that came before them. We are aware that justice for these deaths is not often served in our judicial system, and that needed changes in police reform are slow in coming. This sits heavily on all of our shoulders.
As we go forward into a new year, and a new decade, we deepen our commitment 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.
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.