Hello! Thanks for opening this document. My name is Gladys, I’m a 26 year old queer undocumented Kenyan woman living in Massachusetts. After a distasteful and violent experience with a white therapist gaslighting my reaction to the lynching of Aumand Arbery, and the subsequent dismissal and lack of accountability from her supervisor, I felt compelled to compile this list of therapists who specialize in supporting BIPOC and queer folks.
Black Girls Smile Inc. was founded in 2012 by Lauren Carson based on the gaps she found throughout her mental health journey as a young African American female with clinical depression. Lauren envisioned a society that through the normalization and dialogue surrounding mental wellness, all individuals, including young African American females would be provided the education, support and resources necessary to lead a positively mentally healthy life.
BEAM is a 501 (c)(3) organization. Our mission is to remove the barriers that Black people experience getting access to or staying connected with emotional health care and healing. We do this through education, training, advocacy and the creative arts.
The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation’s vision is to eradicate the stigma around mental health issues in the African-American community. Our mission is to provide support and bring awareness to mental health issues that plague our community. We partner with other nonprofit organizations who offer programs that educate, celebrate, and make visible the positive impact of mental health wellness.
Therapy for Black Girls is an online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls.
Loveland Therapy Fund recipients will have access to a comprehensive list of mental health professionals across the country providing high quality, culturally competent services to Black women and girls. With therapy sessions costing an average of $80 – $200 per session, we have selected the following options to increase the likelihood that participants are able to financially afford therapy after the end of the 4 – 8 sessions supported by The Loveland Foundation Therapy Fund. Black women and girls deserve access to healing, and that healing will impact generations.
Open Path Psychotherapy Collective is a non-profit nationwide network of mental health professionals dedicated to providing in-office mental health care—at a steeply reduced rate—to individuals, couples, children, and families in need.
National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN) is a healing justice organization committed to transforming mental health for queer and trans people of color (QTPoC).
Before you can choose a therapist, you have to decide how you’re going to pay for it. We guide you through the pros and cons of using insurance, self-pay, state-funded and non-profit providers.