Mental health concerns are a priority, and often times people of color struggle with therapists that are not people of color. Since it is believed that people of color tend to understand, relate to their folks and care for their folks better than Caucasians or other races, a solution for therapy has been launched.
Lisa Savage and Kim Knight, the founders of Clinicians of Color, LLC; have unveiled an online mental health directory that connects consumers of color with therapists of color.
According To Blacknews; The Clinicians of Color directory targets the Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) community to provide therapeutic resources. The guide also assists therapists of color in developing and growing private practices.
Therapists of color
“The main purpose of this directory is to connect consumers with therapists who look like them,” says Lisa. “We designed it with a specific goal in mind; to reduce the disparities inherent in the mental health system, which often disproportionately ignores issues faced by the BIPOC community. If we don’t work to decrease the inequities, who will?”
Kim Knight adds: “Our directory is comprised of clinicians who have a variety of racial and ethnic backgrounds and who are well-versed in current training and treatment styles. They understand the added pressures faced by members of the BIPOC community, especially in today’s pandemic and racially-charged environment. We want to bridge the gap between the need for services and the lack of access for people who most need services.”
The online directory is free of charge, and lists 14,000 therapists from around the U.S. that specialize in mental health services; and provides educational information on a variety of topics related to mental health.
To access the directory, visit CliniciansofColor.org
About Clinicians of Color, LLC
Clinicians of Color is an online community for Black and Brown therapists. With more than 14,000 members, the community provides a variety of services, including consulting and training for mental health professionals to grow their private practice. Additionally, Clinicians of Color is involved in a number of advocacy efforts to decrease inequities in mental health systems.