25 years in coaching, case management, social work and therapy.
Acculturation is the process of cultural and psychological change that takes place as a result of contact between cultural groups and their individual members. Acculturation follows migration and continues in culturally plural societies among ethnocultural communities. Adaptation to living in culture contact settings takes place over time. Occasionally it is stressful, but often it results in some form of mutual accommodation.
Stress during the process of acculturation can result in psychological problems such as anxiety, depression, and feelings of uncertainty as well as behavioral problems such as aggression and delinquency. Acculturation has been found to increase the risk of obesity and associated non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and hypertension due to weight gain and environmental and psychological stressors.
TAL CMHC offers beneficial services that encourage insight, self-reflection, and healthy coping mechanisms. Our therapists reinforce positive emotions, placing emphasis on positive behaviors and the connection these behaviors have with feelings.