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Columnist Laments That the Woke Want Therapy, But Can’t Find Therapists That Match Their Identity

Intersectionality has taken the progressive left by storm over the last five years, and it appears to be crippling those who identify with its twisted caste system.

Its adherents are very involved in their own personal intersectional identities, such as, say, the fact that they’re a pansexual genderqueer Satanist unicorn or black transgender survivor of traumatic microaggressions and mansplaining.

So much so that, apparently, they’re having difficulty finding therapists — and these are just the kind of people that we’d probably all agree are, indeed, in need of therapy.

There’s only one problem.

They can’t find therapists that match their complex ethnic, sexual, and gender identities because apparently, you can only spill your problems to someone who looks, thinks, and acts exactly like you.

And they wonder why so many Americans reject wokeness?


Conservative radio host Jason Rantz recently drew attention to a stunning op-ed from “Seattle’s wokest columnist,” Naomi Ishisaka, who lamented how difficult it is for people to find therapists that share their impossibly narrow, specific woke identities.

It is disturbing stuff.

“It can be…soul crushing when you are trying to find mental health support that is culturally competent around race, sexual orientation or gender identity,” she declares.

Rantz explains that, “To be ‘culturally competent’ in this context, a therapist must share identical or similar identities to the patient. It’s another way for progressive activists to shame ‘cis-gendered white men and women’ as incapable of understanding their experiences.”

Now, you might be asking, where is Ishisaka drawing the conclusion that the intersectionally-decorated are struggling to find mental health options that suit their wokest needs?


“Virtually every Facebook group I am part of that is for people of color or queer and trans people has post after post after post from people trying to find a therapist that actually meets them with all their intersecting identities,” she explains.

“Many people, including me, already bitterly gave up on trying to have culturally competent therapy covered by their insurance,” she adds.

That, uh, sounds like a pretty reasonable decision considering the tall order these people apparently try to place on their mental health professionals.

The title of “Seattle’s wokest columnist” seems fitting for Ishisaka, who is the Seattle Times’ assistant managing editor for diversity, inclusion, and staff development.

As you might be aware, whenever someone’s job description involves “diversity” and “inclusion,” they are guaranteed to be working to woke-ify an institution, be that a school that offers classes in “porn literacy” and promulgates critical race theory, perhaps even punishing students for voicing dissent, or to coordinate a formerly great American businesses’ employee training on “whiteness.”

Here, she rather gives up the game.

The intersectional left aren’t interested in promoting patient tolerance and compassion for those with different skin colors or gender and sexual identities, they’re interested in aggressively normalizing the notion that people are inextricably linked to these identities and that they can never, ever, ever be overlooked.

This is the definition of identity politics.

It’s painfully ironic — and really rather sad — that people who cling so closely to their various intersectional identities are so absorbed in this exercise in naval-gazing that they’re not only cutting themselves off from other human beings, but from human beings who are trained and qualified to help them sort through critical mental health struggles.

I mean, who honestly believes that the majority of therapists today, however lamentably white and “cis-gendered,” wouldn’t be enormously sympathetic to their client’s various identities? It’s 2022. I think you’d be much harder pressed to find a therapist that was sympathetic to devout Christian faith or staunch traditionalist views on sex and gender — in fact, these days, you’d probably get a diagnosis just for these beliefs alone!

Wokeism doesn’t foster sympathy, it breeds contempt and division. It’s time to stop taking it seriously.

This story syndicated with permission from Chad Prather