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Message to our community: Respect for humanity is not a heavy load - it is an honor. Words become actions and actions will not slow -  incremental steps will take us to a sustainable healthy place - successive approximations, just one step at a time. We will not rest until every person can rest and feel safe.  Black lives matter - each of us can demonstrate what this statement represents through respect, trust, fairness, empathy, perspective taking, honesty, and a tone of respectful caring.  The Basics.  This is possible to give one another - every day.

Sometimes it's hard to think positively.  Some days it's just easier to focus on the negative. Mental wellness consultation is a helpful way to figure out methods to increase optimistic feelings and manage the negative by finding positive solutions for everyday problems as well as for more long term concerns. If you are hoping to make some changes in your lifestyle, your outlook, your weight, your career focus, or just make the most of who you are, a wellness approach to psychology could be helpful to you. 

Whether it be working with a psychologist, weight management consultant, coach, or an organizational development consultant, there are things you can do to find the balance in your life, elevate your levels of optimism, increase your resilience when facing challenges, and improve your overall well being. Working with a mental wellness professional could be your first step toward making the most of who you are.

If you would like to schedule an appointment to discuss your options for coaching, weight management consultation, or therapy, call Dr. Canfield’s office and we will be happy to schedule an introductory consultation. Call 212-297-6115 or e-mail  We look forward to being in contact with you.  

Quick Read:   Past Relationship - Present You:  Starting Afresh with Fruits from the Old Tree is a short writing that may be helpful to you if your relationship is almost in your rear view mirror. Be Your Foundation:  Be You.  A Psychologist's Notes to Clients -  is also available in print and in eBook.  This book is a varied compilation of notes from Dr. Canfield to her clients written over the recent years.  


Dr. Joy Canfield

Licensed Psychologist

Black Lives Matter

Anti-racism resources for white people
Compiled by Sarah Sophie Flicker, Alyssa Klein



This document is intended to serve as a resource to white people and parents to deepen our anti-racism work. If you haven’t engaged in anti-racism work in the past, start now. Feel free to circulate this document on social media.

To take immediate action to fight for Breonna Taylor, please visit

Resources for white parents to raise anti-racist children:

Articles to read:

Videos to watch:

Podcasts to subscribe to:

Books to read:

Films and TV series to watch:

  • 13th (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix
  • American Son (Kenny Leon) — Netflix
  • Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 — Available to rent
  • Clemency (Chinonye Chukwu) — Available to rent
  • Dear White People (Justin Simien) — Netflix
  • Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler) — Available to rent
  • I Am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin doc) — Available to rent or on Kanopy
  • If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) — Hulu
  • Just Mercy (Destin Daniel Cretton) — Available to rent
  • King In The Wilderness  — HBO
  • See You Yesterday (Stefon Bristol) — Netflix
  • Selma (Ava DuVernay) — Available to rent
  • The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution — Available to rent
  • The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.) — Hulu with Cinemax
  • When They See Us (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix

Organizations to follow on social media:

More anti-racism resources to check out:

Document compiled by Sarah Sophie Flicker, Alyssa Klein in May 2020.