BIPOCRenew Your Mind ~ Refresh Your Spirit ~ Restore Your Purpose
Culturally Sensitive and Relevant Services
As a person of color I understand the historical and sociological contexts in which mental health issues occur, how cultural beliefs impact psychological functioning, the strengths that are present within a culture, and the challenges cultures face. As a therapist, I can be a part of your trusted community of supportive people who are committed to helping you achieve your goals.
Mental Health and the BIPOC Community
Although rates of mental illness in some BIPOC populations are sometimes comparable or slightly lower than the rates in the white population, BIPOC often experience a disproportionately high burden of disability from mental disorders
Black adults are 20 percent more likely to report serious psychological distress than adult Whites.
Native and Indigenous Americans report higher rates of post-traumatic stress disorder and alcohol dependence than any other ethic/racial group.
Therapy and Faith
For some BIPOC, participation in therapy indicates being weakened in your faith. Some people are embarrassed that they don’t feel emotionally or psychologically well. The fact is, participation in therapy is a courageous act that takes faith and belief that hopeful change will come. In addition, the brain is a part of the body and sometimes needs to be healed. When it does, the brain needs the same level of attention that the rest of your body needs to heal. Your spirituality and faith belief can be incorporated into your therapy if you choose.