Finding a therapist can be a challenging task for anyone, but if you’re a person of color, it can feel exceptionally hard. Everyone has different needs, and working with someone who understands your culture, background, and how you navigate the world can make all the difference when it comes to your treatment and improving your well-being.
Access is one of the many barriers Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) face when seeking mental health support, and another barrier is finding culturally competent providers. If a culturally competent provider is nonnegotiable, the following list will help you get started on the right foot. It’s not comprehensive and we will continue to expand this list as we find more platforms, directories, and resources for BIPOC. As a gentle reminder, the platforms ahead are not meant to replace any treatment you’re currently partaking in for your mental health.