Free or Reduced-Cost Therapy and Mental Health Resources for BIPOC
May 13, 2021 | Healthy Aging
Hannah Kaye, MSW, LCSW, a Behavioral Health Specialist at our Triad, NC practices helps find free and reduced-cost BIPOC mental health resources for seniors.
Managing mental health can be a challenge for most, and finding resources for your specific needs is not always easy. We have compiled this list of national resources that connect our senior BIPOC patients to free or reduced-cost mental health resources, either therapy or mental health resources. Whether you are looking for 1-on-1 therapy appointments, Q&A sessions with therapists or mindfulness meditation tips, find the right mental health resource for your needs:
- Black Men Heal
Black Men Heal offers up to 8 free therapy sessions as funding permits for Black men, who can apply for financial assistance.
- Loveland Therapy Fund
Loveland Therapy Fund offers financial assistance for Black women to attend counseling for 4-12 sessions based on funding. In order to apply, they have a signup form that opens quarterly.
- Inclusive Therapists
Inclusive Therapists maintains a list of reduced-cost virtual teletherapy specifically for BIPOC. Currently, they support patients in North Carolina, Texas, Colorado, and Washington.
- Sister Afya
Sister Afya offers free online “ask-a-therapist” events on Zoom for Black women. It’s a great, inclusive environment to learn more about therapy and if it could be right for you.
- Real To The People
Real to the People is a Black mental health wellness collective. For $28/month, members get unlimited therapist-led mental health trainings, and self-help therapy pathways. Real to the People does not offer therapy.
- The National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network Mental Health Fund
The NQTTCN offers financial assistance as funding allows for up to 6 therapy sessions for patients who identify as a queer or trans BIPOC.
- Dr. Candace Nicole
Dr. Candace Nicole is a counseling psychologist that has created a 17-minute mindfulness meditation for healing racial trauma.
- Black Men Heal
By no means is this an exhaustive list of the mental health resources available to the BIPOC community. If you are looking for more localized resources, your care team may be able to help connect you with mental health resources in your area.