Resources and Wellness Allies

If you are a queer or trans person looking for support, we invite you to explore these links as you find the people and professionals that not only affirm you, but truly see you! If you are a birth worker or wellness provider, we encourage you to dig into the tools here with an open mind– and be sure to bookmark them for future reference with clients and friends! Check out the list for birthing people as well as for birth workers.

*While this is a robust list, it is not a complete list of queer and trans resources, as new offerings are always emerging. We will edit and add to this guide periodically, If you have an offering you’d like to contribute to this guide, please reach out to us!

 

Queer Doula NetworkAn open directory of LGBTQ+-affirming birth workers for birthing people to explore.

Queer Conception StoriesAn informational source to help LGBTQ people find affirming providers to help them in growing their families.

Healthcare Equality Index 2020 from Human Rights Campaign– Look for local facilities and find patient resources.

LGBT+ Friendly Clinics in the USA publicly compiled open-source list 

TransWIN databaseThe trans community adds providers to the database and can also leave reviews by navigating to a provider’s profile page.

Inclusive TherapistsA mental health directory that features vetted professionals who work from an anti-oppressive and intersectional lens.

If you are a BIPOC person looking for support, we invite you to explore these links as you find the people and professionals that not only affirm you, but truly see you! If you are a birth worker or wellness provider, we encourage you to dig into the tools here with an open mind– and be sure to bookmark them for future reference with clients and friends! Check out the list for birthing people as well as for birth workers.

*While this is a robust list, it is not a complete list of BIPOC resources, as new offerings are always emerging. We will edit and add to this guide periodically, If you have an offering you’d like to contribute to this guide, please reach out to us!

 

National Resources

Black Mamas Matter Alliance–An advocacy organization focused on improving the health and well-being of black women through research, policy, and cultural shifts.

Black Mental Health Alliance
Facilitates referrals for individuals seeking licensed culturally-competent clinicians for mental health treatment.

Indian Health Services                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The IHS Mission is to raise the physical, mental, social, and spiritual health of American Indians and Alaska Natives to the highest level.

Therapy for Black Girls
Dedicated to decreasing stigma and increasing access to culturally competent mental health care for Black people.

National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network
National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN) is a healing justice organization committed to transforming mental health for queer and trans people of color (QTPoC).

Inclusive Therapists
Inclusive Therapists offers a safer, simpler way to find a culturally responsive, social justice-oriented therapist.

Sista Afya
Community mental wellness information and resources for Black women.

Black Therapists Rock
Black Therapists Rock’s mission is to reverse racial trauma with collective healing, their website features a therapist directory.

Innopsych
Find your ideal therapist of color and boost your wellness journey with content written by and for people of color.

Melanin and Mental Health
Melanin and Mental Health offers a national therapist of color directory and a collection of multi-media mental health resources.

Therapy for Black Men
Therapy for Black men is dedicated to breaking the stigma that asking for help is a sign of weakness. Their therapist directory promotes judgment-free, multiculturally-competent care to Black men.

Additional Resources

Blogposts, Podcast and Apps

How To Find a Black Therapist: Resources and Advice

Helpful blogpost for moms who might want to do their own research in finding a therapist.

Black Mental Wellness
Questions to ask when looking for a therapist

Natal
A podcast docuseries about having a baby while Black

Liberate Meditation
Liberate is the only meditation app by and for the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color community. It contains the largest free & centralized library of dharma talks and guided meditations from teachers of color. Liberate offers a free seven-day trial.

Therapy Resources for People of Color / Queer Folx
A document with resources and advice for finding a therapist of color.

The Loveland Foundation: Therapy Fund
With the barriers affecting access to treatment by members of diverse ethnic and racial groups, the Loveland Therapy Fund provides financial assistance to Black women and girls seeking therapy nationally.

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Aligned with the Gestalt here and now focus, studies have shown yoga to reduce stress, improve affect and decrease depression. Yoga Pose – a partner in wellness is offering  yoga classes for 99¢; expanding access to yoga. 10% of earnings are going to Mental Health America. Please visit the Yoga Pose website to sign up if interested in yoga to support in your mental health fitness routine.