Wildflower Stands Against Racism

Dear Wildflower Community,

At Wildflower, we condemn all forms of racial injustice. As human beings and mental health professionals, we are horrified and heartbroken by police brutality, racialized violence, systemic oppression, and injustice experienced by Black people. We vehemently oppose a system that continuously oppresses and traumatizes Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. We stand against hate in all its iterations. We are committed to the unlearning of racism.

Within our organization, feelings of horror, disgust, sadness, and shame have been shared. We recognize the need to listen while also taking deliberate action in order to make meaningful change. We continue to educate ourselves on ways to become stronger allies to our clients, our employees, and our community. We affirm our commitment to providing a safe space for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color at Wildflower. And we acknowledge that we can and must do better.

As mental health professionals, it is our ethical and humane duty to protect and empower Black and Brown lives, and to identify and call out racist statements, actions, laws, and institutions. Our team is committed to ongoing listening, reflecting, learning, and acting within the therapy room, within our organization, and in the broader community to address intergenerational trauma, race-based traumatic stress, and oppression experienced by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.

We are taking a stand against racial injustice by:

  • Donating funds to nonprofit organizations in support of anti-racism, Black maternal health and mental health: Black Lives Matter Chicago, Black Mamas Matter Alliance, The Loveland Foundation Therapy Fund, and National Birth Equity Collaborative.
  • Providing a dedicated space and resources for our team to receive continuing education and training in anti-racist practices.
  • Identifying systemic barriers to entry into mental health professions experienced by BIPOC and ways to challenge and overcome them as well as overhauling our efforts to diversify our staff.
  • Acknowledging the need for our efforts to remain steadfast and committing to ongoing action. Black Lives Matter.

Join us in supporting these nonprofit organizations via monetary donations: 

Black Lives Matter Chicago: “Black Lives Matter Chicago is an intersectional vehicle that values Black people and our right to self-determination. We fight for justice with families most impacted, while working to create just and equitable systems.”

Black Mamas Matter Alliance: “A Black women-led cross-sectoral alliance. We center Black mamas to advocate, drive research, build power, and shift culture for Black maternal health, rights, and justice.”

The Loveland Foundation: “The Loveland Foundation Therapy Fund provides financial assistance to Black women and girls nationally seeking therapy with the mission to provide them with high quality, culturally competent services.”

National Birth Equity Collaborative: “An organization dedicated to creating solutions that optimize Black maternal and infant health through training, policy advocacy, research, and community-centered collaboration.”

Join us in listening, learning, and reflection:

Me and White Supremacy: Written by Layla Saad, this book leads readers through a journey of understanding their white privilege and participation in white supremacy, so that they can stop (often unconsciously) inflicting damage on black, indigenous and people of color, and in turn, help other white people do better, too.

White Fragility: Written by Robin DiAngelo, PhD, this book explicates the dynamics of white fragility and how we might build our capacity in the ongoing work towards racial justice.

How to Be an Antiracist: Written by Ibram X. Kendi, this book discusses what it means to be an antiracist, what an antiracist society would look like, and how we can play an active role in building it.

In solidarity,

Wildflower Center for Emotional Health

About Aga Grabowski, LCSW, PMH-C, CST (she/her)

I am a co-founder of Wildflower, a psychotherapist, a presenter and a consultant in the area of perinatal and reproductive mental health.  Many other aspects of my personal identity shape my clinical work: chief among them is the family and immigrant background which has informed my attunement to the psychological upheaval that accompanies major life transitions and to the many sociocultural forces that impact our lived experience.

In my clinical work, I am focused on helping people thrive and cope during periods of significant change, and particularly during journeys towards and through parenthood which may involve infertility, losses, depression, anxiety, and conflict.  I work with people from all walks in life. Clients I work with are some of the strongest, most resilient folks I know. They don’t always feel this way, and they come to therapy feeling raw, maybe lost, and certainly quite vulnerable. It takes courage to confront your pain and struggle. I view psychotherapy as a deeply collaborative process that aims to help you discover and tap into your strengths and resources.  You already have what it takes to feel better, be happier, face challenges – good psychotherapy basically helps you access all that. This can only happen if your therapist genuinely cares about and respects you and is invested in their own ongoing professional development and personal growth.

I have extensive training in perinatal and reproductive mental health, evidence-based treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, sex therapy, and trauma.  I earned my bachelor’s degree in international studies at the University of Chicago and obtained my master’s degree in clinical social work at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration.  I often present on topics related to mental health. I am an AASECT-certified sex therapist and a certified perinatal mental health clinician. My most valuable learning experiences come from my clients: their experience, wisdom and perspective have shaped my clinical practice the most, something I am deeply grateful for.

LCSW License Number:149016046
Type 1 NPI Number: 1841631132
Accepts: BCBS PPO and BlueChoice plans, Lyra, self-pay and out of network clients


Selected training and affiliation
AASECT-Certified Sex Therapist
Certified Perinatal Mental Health Clinician
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Training
Bringing Baby Home Educator Training, Gottman Institute
Circle of Security Parent Educator
Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE) training
Gottman Method Level 1 training
Dialectical Behavior Therapy Training

Key beliefs
People are stronger and more resilient than they often realize.
Our culture teaches us to be fiercely independent. To thrive, we need to embrace being interdependent -- deep connection with others is essential for happiness.

More about me
I love the outdoors and hiking, camping, kayaking.
I can’t live without chocolate.
I feel grateful every day for getting to do the work I love.