ISN’T IT TRUE THAT THERAPY IS REALLY MEANT FOR WHITE PEOPLE? - Is therapy for Black people or POC?
Therapy doesn’t belong to any one racial or cultural group. People of Color have generations of healing and informal counseling practices and rituals – with elders, spiritual leaders, and whole communities. It is often difficult in modern times to find and utilize these traditional sources and spaces of healing. We are POC therapists from POC communities who focus on using traditional knowledge combined with new research to create these healing spaces in our practice.
We also understand the history of racism in the healthcare system – including segregation, eugenics, and the Tuskegee experiment – causes Black/AA people and People of Color to be distrustful of formal healthcare, like therapy, can work for them. We are committed to countering those traumas and working with other medical and psychological professionals to prevent those past pains from being the future.