Finding  Black and Brown Therapists

Finding Black and Brown Therapists

Our mental health and well-being are some of the most important parts of taking care of ourselves. Oftentimes we neglect our mental health because of other priorities, however, our well-being should always be a priority. The ongoing pandemic continues to cause us stress because of several contributing factors like work, school, and the political climate. If you have considered seeking therapy, we encourage you to. Therapy can be a great way for you to talk about your feelings without feeling judged. As first-generation BIPOC, it is even harder to find a therapist with whom we can relate or feel comfortable. Below are some sites where you can find Black and brown therapists.  

Whole Brother Mission

  • The Whole Brother Mission is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that seeks to equip men to be whole in every area of life. They do this by connecting men with licensed mental health professionals, life coaches/mentors, and resources to establish a better quality of life.
  • They have a nationwide network of counselors, therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, mentors, and life coaches with a variety of specializations to serve you best.
  • If you are interested in their services or if the cost has kept you from getting additional support, please complete this form and a team member will be in contact within 48 hours. 

The Boris Henson Foundation 

  • The Boris Henson Foundation has a mission to provide support and bring awareness to mental health issues that plague the Black community. Their vision is to eradicate the stigma around mental health issues in the African-American community.
  • If you are looking for a therapist or mental health services, check out their directory.

Latinx Therapist Action Network

  • Latinx Therapist Action Network is an online platform and network of Latinx mental health practitioners honoring and affirming the dignity and healing of migrant communities marginalized by criminalization, detention, and deportation. They strive to make therapy accessible and affordable.
  • If you are looking for a therapist, check out their Directory – LTAN.
  • The therapists listed in this directory are committed to providing therapy or other mental health services for those in need on a sliding scale for a maximum of 12 sessions at this scale. The sliding scale starts at $25 and goes up to $75. The pricing will vary based on the agreement between the therapist and the client.

For more providers and services, check out these links: 

NQTTCN.COM 

INNOPSYCH.COM 

SOULACEAPP.COM 

AYANATHERAPY.COM 

LATINXTHERAPY.COM 

ATHERAPISTLIKEME.ORG 

THERAPYFORQPOC.COM 

HEALINGINCOLOUR.COM 

CLINICIANSOFCOLOR.ORG 

THERAPYFORLATINX.COM 

INCLUSIVETHERAPISTS.COM 

SOUTHASIANTHERAPISTS.ORG 

THERAPYFORBLACKMEN.ORG 

THERAPYTHATLIBERATES.COM 

THERAPYFORBLACKGIRLS.COM 

BLACKFEMALETHERAPISTS.COM 

THELOVELANDFOUNDATION.ORG 

BLACKTHERAPISTNETWORK.COM 

MELANINANDMENTALHEALTH.COM 

Source: @ablackfemaletherapist

Undocu-Immigrant Mental Health Grounding & Self-Care Toolkit

Undocu-Immigrant Mental Health Grounding & Self-Care Toolkit

2021 is here! Although it is a new year, 2020 left behind a lot of stress, anxiety, and anguish. If you could use some self-care and grounding tips, stick around because we got you covered! Immigrants Rising has come up with a grounding and self-care toolkit to get you started on your healing journey! 

Practical Ways to Decrease Stress & Anxiety in Any Situation: 

Mindfulness & Meditation 

Meditation reduces stress and anxiety, develops awareness of the breath and body, and helps the mind focus on the present moment. 

Grounding 

Grounding is a quick and effective way to reduce the intensity of emotions and anxiety. Use your five senses to soothe and reset your nervous system: Sight, Hearing, Smell, Taste, and Touch.

Breathing Exercises 

Deep breathing increases the supply of oxygen to your brain and stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, which promotes a state of physical and emotional calmness/soothness. Check out Breathing Bubble, a guided breathing exercise.

In the mood for writing? Learn about your triggers and write down what they look and feel like. Next, begin journaling and thinking about what you need right now.
For the full PDF toolkit, click here.