- Black Men Heal
Black men heal is a nonprofit organization that provides mental health treatment, psycho- education, and community resources to Men of Color. They provide free psychotherapy to men of color.
It’s a solution to a growing mental health disparity for quality mental health care within Black and Brown communities. Black Men Heal provides solutions by eliminating three major barriers that may prevent access or willingness to step into the larger mental health care system: cost, cultural competency, and stigma.
The organization provides free individual and group therapy to men of color. It recruits and hires therapists of color to work with the men and has a unique proprietary matching system that ensures it pairs each client with providers who specialize in, or understand, their unique individual clinical and cultural needs. It also encourages the men to share and normalize their mental health experience with other men in their communities. Its clients become mental health advocates themselves by helping to remove the stigma within Black communities about mental illness.
- Inclusive Therapists
Inclusive Therapists is a co-construction by mental health professionals grounded in the understanding that people with all identities and abilities in all bodies deserve equal access to quality mental health care.
“Inclusive” in our name does not share the same meaning as its conventional usage (e.g. in diversity, equity and inclusion).
They are social justice-oriented professionals that strive to embody: anti-discrimination, anti-oppression, anti-stigma, anti-racism & anti-ableism. They are a mental health justice movement pursuing equity, justice and liberation through our practices, education, and advocacy work.
Their membership options are:
- Scholars Membership (Free of Cost)
- Simple Membership (30$/month)
- Expand Membership (119$/month)
- Black Female Therapists (BFT)
Black Female Therapists (BFT) is the #1 lifestyle and empowerment platform for women of color! This platform was created to promote, inspire, and elevate other black female therapists and create a safe space for black mental health. BFT gives mental health therapists a chance to show their #blackgirlmagic and makes it easier to connect with individuals nationwide.
It is a place to connect and a safe place for black women to discuss their mental health and wellness journey and learn new strategies to live a better life. From indulging in the latest self-care strategies to helping strategize mental health issues, we live for being a go-to daily source for all things Black Female Therapists, Self-Care, Mental Wellness, Stress Management, Travel, Relationships, and Mental Health.
- Therapy for Black Girls
Therapy for Black Girls is an online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls. So often the stigma surrounding mental health issues and therapy prevents Black women from taking the step of seeing a therapist. This space was developed to present mental health topics in a way that feels more accessible and relevant.
Therapy for Black Girls also offers the Yellow Couch Collective ($9.99 per month or $99 annually) and members get access to Deep Dives on timely topics, Q&A sessions with experts, and the ability to connect with the community. currently, the first month is free and all you have to do to join is create an account with your name, email, and password.
- The Safe Place (Mobile Application)
The Safe Place is a psychoeducational app that aims to provide education on different mental illnesses such as: post-partum depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and more.
The app is specifically geared towards the Black community and providing education about mental health, and mental illnesses that they may be more vulnerable to than others. The app offers pages on topics such as mental health statistics, self-assessment questions, self-care tips, mental health resources, and inspirational quotes, videos, and podcasts. Another feature that the app offers is the option to join a discussion forum. This forum is offered through a link on the app that will take the user to the Facebook page in which the forum takes place.
This application is free of cost.
- Therapy for Black Men
At TherapyforBlackMen.org, we want to break the stigma that asking for help is a sign of weakness.
You don’t have to man up. Let’s talk it through together.
The TherapyforBlackMen.org directory makes it simple, allowing you to search for a therapist or coach by their location and specialization. View their credentials, see what issues they treat, and get an idea if they’ll be a fit for you.
- BEAM (Black Emotional And Mental Health)
BEAM is a national training, movement building, and grant-making organization dedicated to the healing, wellness, and liberation of Black and marginalized communities.
They are a collective of advocates, yoga teachers, artists, therapists, lawyers, religious leaders, teachers, psychologists, and activists committed to the emotional/mental health and healing of Black communities. Their mission is to remove the barriers. Black people experience getting access to or staying connected with emotional health care and healing. They do this through education, training, advocacy, and the creative arts.
- Black Mental Wellness
Black Mental Wellness, Corp. is to provide access to evidence-based information and resources about mental health and behavioural health topics from a Black perspective, to highlight and increase the diversity of mental health professionals, and to decrease the mental health stigma in the Black community.
Black Mental Wellness will shift the narrative of Black mental health through:
Providing culturally sensitive educational resources related to Black mental health.
Increasing training opportunities for students who are passionate about mental health & wellness.
Providing training opportunities for professionals dedicated to Black mental health & wellness.
Collaborating with stakeholders who are committed to the health and wellness of the Black community.
- Sista Afya - Community Mental Wellness
At Sista Afya Community Mental Wellness, we believe that together, Black women across the African Diaspora can sustain their mental wellness through connecting to resources and supporting one another.
Sista Afya is a social enterprise that provides low-cost mental wellness services that center the experiences of Black women. We believe that by making mental wellness simple, accessible, affordable, and centered around Black women's experiences, more people will get what they need to have a full, whole life.
Sista Afya Community Mental Wellness has a community support approach to mental wellness. We believe that community support for people living with mental health conditions can foster healing, growth, freedom, and self-actualization.
We provide options to pay out of pocket, insurance, sliding scale, membership and free therapy spots available for those who qualify.
Sista Afya Community Care builds sustainable mental wellness communities through providing affordable and culturally-centered community mental wellness care and education.
Sista Afya offers low-cost monthly support groups, group therapy & workshops under $35/session and free community-wide events that support Black women throughout their healing journey. We primarily serve young adult Black women between ages 18-35 and secondarily serve women ages 35+.
- 10.Onipa (Psychological & Consulting Services)
African-Centered Therapy and Mental Health Services for the Black Community.
The Black experience is unique. Your life experiences are unique. Therefore, you need mental health services that recognize your uniqueness and use traditional techniques to help you feel whole again. At Onipa, Dr. Mawiyah Kambon uses African-centered psychotherapy – counseling techniques to help you heal from the trauma of mind, body & spirit. African-centered therapy and mental health services start with helping you listen to the beat of your
D.R.U.M. so you can…
Discover your inner voice.
Reclaim your power.
Unleash your creativity.
Manifest your purpose.
How It Works
The Black experience is just as unique as you are. Culturally rooted psychology starts with understanding you from a cultural context and begins with creating a safe space to unpack the thoughts and feelings that brought you to therapy.
Next, it all starts with the environment. Whether in our office or through teletherapy, we create a space so you can have a sensory experience. The lighting, music, and aromatherapy help you relax. When you feel calmer, safer, and more comfortable, you can begin to release the issues. These are a meaningful part of the process to get to where you want to be.
- 11.Health In Her HUE (Mobile Application)
In a world where only 5% of doctors are Black, this directory and app is a game changer for Black women looking for medical providers that look like them and content tailored to their needs. The app also fosters a community where Black women can connect about health and wellness as well as a blog where these women can read about relevant health topics including obstetrical complications and self-care tips for grappling with the pandemic.
- 12.Shine App
Shine app, founded by Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree Marah Lidey and Naomi Hirabayashi, is a self-care app that helps people “rest, heal, and grow through difficulty.” The Black-owned app was created in 2016, but its offerings—including more than 600 guided meditations, morning inspiration texts, customizable mental health tool kits and community forums—are in higher demand in light of two ongoing pandemics. The company also has a corporate offering for employers to offer to its staff.
The basic plan of shine is free of cost. Shine Premium membership starts from $64.99/year.
- 13.Minds of the Culture (Mobile Application)
Mind of the Culture is for those wishing to integrate therapy into their faith-based lifestyle. Mental health clinician Dr. Chanda Reynolds launched the app in June at a time of heightened stress and trauma in the Black community. By incorporating religion into mental health practices, Reynolds aims to show the two are complementary. In the Minds of the Culture app, you will find informational blogs and videos, a bible, a Black therapist directory, a mood journal and more.