- Finally, to add insult to injury, while there is a national shortage of mental health professionals, it is especially hard to find a black therapist. While sharing the same skin color is not a mandate for mental health professionals, it certainly helps the therapeutic relationship when the therapist can relate to the client and shares similar backgrounds and cultures.
While I can be an ally, I cannot really know how this feels as a black person. So, for the next two issues of Talk during Black History Month, you will hear from some of Josselyn’s staff who are proud members of the black community, and who will share what Black History Month and mental health means to them. I am indeed optimistic that Josselyn can provide mental health for all.
“Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.” — General Colin Powell