The Clinicians of Color directory serves a dual purpose: to connect people of color with therapists of color, but also to help therapists of color grow their practices. (Courtesy of Black News)
Lisa Savage and Kim Knight, the founders of Clinicians of Color LLC, have unveiled an online mental health directory that connects consumers of color with therapists of color.
The Clinicians of Color directory targets the Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) community to provide therapeutic resources. The guide also assists therapists of color in developing and growing private practices.
“The main purpose of this directory is to connect consumers with therapists who look like them,” says Lisa. “We designed it with a specific goal in mind, to reduce the disparities inherent in the mental health system, which often disproportionately ignores issues faced by the BIPOC community. If we don’t work to decrease the inequities, who will?”
Kim Knight adds: “Our directory is comprised of clinicians who have a variety of racial and ethnic backgrounds and who are well-versed in current training and treatment styles. They understand the added pressures faced by members of the BIPOC community, especially in today’s pandemic and racially-charged environment. We want to bridge the gap between the need for services and the lack of access for people who most need services.”
The online directory is free of charge, and lists 14,000 therapists from around the U.S. that specialize in mental health services and provides educational information on a variety of topics related to mental health.
To access the directory, visit www.CliniciansofColor.org.