Melanin & Mental Health™ was born out of a desire to connect individuals with culturally competent clinicians committed to serving the mental health needs of Black & Latinx/Hispanic communities. We are committed to promoting the growth and healing of our communities through our website, online directory, and monthly events.
|A SPACE FOR CLINICIANS AND CLIENTS TO CONNECT||CULTURALLY COMPETENT CLINICIANS||RESOURCES TO REDUCE THE STIGMA OF MENTAL HEALTH|
|With an easy to navigate directory it will be even easier for minorities to find clinicians that are culturally competent and dedicated to helping minority communities.||Promoting and advocating for culturally competent clinicians, while raising awareness about how mental health affects minorities.||Plenty of FREE resources for the community and clinicians. Regular events to develop clinicians interested in serving minority communities.|
We regularly receive inquiries from people across the country asking if we know of clinicians in their area. Because of this we are planning events in cities across the US to help us connect clinicians with those potential clients and give us more insight about the way these cities are changing the mental health game. If you are interested in Melanin and Mental Health™ coming to a city near you, send us an email and will work with you to make it happen.
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MEET THE FOUNDERS
|ELIZA BOQUIN, MA, LMFT||EBONI HARRIS, MA, LPC, LMFT|
|Hey there! My name is Eliza Boquin. I’m a licensed psychotherapist with a private practice, The Relationship & Sexual Wellness Center, in Houston, TX, where I specialize in trauma, relationships, sexual wellness, and women’s sexuality.
As a “Latina con Melanina” I’m aware of the lack of cultural diversity in my field which often contributes to the apprehension our communities have towards psychotherapy. This lack of representation has fueled my desire to change the way psychotherapy is viewed and accessed.
We are living in a pivotal time where our communities must begin releasing the outdated definitions of strength which are often synonymous with martyrdom and self-neglect. More than ever, there is need for unity, healing, and growth. It’s time to begin recognizing the value of self-care. My hope is that Melanin & Mental Health™ LLC will contribute to that evolution.
I am humbled, thankful, and privileged to be part of this movement.
|Hey everybody. My name is Eboni Harris and I am a licensed relationship therapist in Houston, TX. I am also founder and host of Room for Relations: Sex and Relationship podcast and the website by the same name. I love to help adults communicate with clarity and honesty, love with passion and intention and teach their offspring (little ones) the value of boundaries, compassion and trust.
While working in mental health for the past 11 years and doing therapy for the last, I have seen the how the communities that need the most help are not usually the ones receiving the beneficial services. Whether it is due to lack of options, the stigma related to mental health or just not knowing where to begin, minority communities are not getting the help they need and deserve.
I am excited to be at the forefront of a movement specifically for people that look like me. Melanin and Mental Health™ presents an opportunity to positively impact the communities that made me who I am.
We are excited that you have decided to join the community.