A MENTAL HEALTH CLINIC FOR PEOPLE OF COLOUR BY THERAPISTS OF COLOUR
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What is From Invisible to Visible?
You may be asking yourself, what exactly is From Invisible to Visible? We are a community that provides a safe space for people of colour to find therapists of colour. We help facilitate the counsellor and the client relationship for individuals and organizations.
We want this to be a safe space for individuals to find the support that they need by connecting with therapists that understand the experience of being marginalized and racialized.
As an organization you might have heard from your employees that they are feeling overwhelmed and they would prefer the assistance of a counsellor/therapist practitioner that looks like them. Individuals are often seeking the support of professionals that take into consideration how race and culture play an important role in their day-to-day interactions. Some people of colour have expressed that they do not want to feel the pressure of having to explain or hold back on issues that are often uncomfortable or difficult for the clinician to interpret. According to a recent Huffington Post article, “Nearly three out of 10 Canadians who need mental health care aren’t getting enough support, according to the last Canadian Community Health Survey — from those numbers, sufficient counselling was the least likely aspect of mental health care to be adequately provided.”
- Daily Systemic Discrimination
- Internalized Racism
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Childhood Trauma
These are just a few issues that people of color face at disproportionate rates and often they find themselves unable to receive consistent therapeutic support. We believe that providing therapy that is safe, consistent and meaningful has the potential to help many people of color develop greater perspective and improve coping, leading to earlier interventions and healthier lives.
If you would like more information, please contact us at [email protected]
Are you an organization whose mission aligns with From Invisible to Visible? If so, we would love to connect with you to help us find individuals in need of our services. Fill out the form below for more information.
Are you a Black individual who is in need of therapeutic services and are looking for a counsellor that shares similar life experiences? If so, you’re in the right place. Fill out the form below and we’ll connect you with the right match.
Support the Cause
If you are an individual or organization who would like to help fund the initiative, From Invisible to Visible Therapy, please visit the GoFundMe page. We would like to thank you in advance for your commitment to supporting the next generation to heal and normalize the importance of taking care of your mental health.
Please reach out to us at [email protected] for more information.