CaribTherapy is a platform created by P.K. Paris, LCPC. After a decade of practicing in the United States, Paris recognized a prevalent need to support fellow individuals of Caribbean roots struggling with mental health issues. For the first time, Caribbean consumers will be able to search an interactive, online directory that provides resources to connect them with local mental health care providers who are also of Caribbean descent. Caribbean consumers can locate a preferred mental health care provider based on a shared language, the convenience of their office location, their credentials in a particular specialty, and more.
Are you a Caribbean mental health professional or a client who is looking for someone who understands your unique challenges? If so, our Caribbean mental health provider directory can help you. To learn more about CaribTherapy, contact us today.
At CaribTherapy, our mission is to bridge the gap in mental health care treatment within the Caribbean community. There are an impressive 4.5 million Caribbean immigrants living across the United States, and together, we take pride in our diverse, multicultural heritage. However, it is time to acknowledge that mental health concerns have historically been linked to negative associations within our communities, such as personal failings and even supernatural forces. This stigma, driven by cultural norms, has led to increased numbers of those requiring mental health care going undiagnosed and untreated.
Within the U.S., roughly one in five adults experiences mental health concerns annually, including conditions such as:
- Alcohol and drug addiction
- Suicidal thoughts or actions
These are challenging illnesses, but they are treatable. Our Caribbean counselor directory is in place to help.
CaribTherapy’s platform and the team behind it are prominent advocates of those currently suffering from mental health issues. By providing a cultural and linguistic connection during treatment, we can bridge the persistent gap in mental health treatment.
Every day at CaribTherapy, we strive to radically change the stigma regarding treatment. Today and every day moving forward, the CaribTherapy team is working to change the ongoing stigma within the Caribbean community concerning mental health treatment. It has been proven that individuals with better access to social networks, resources, and interpersonal relationships are more likely to have positive mental health outcomes.
CaribTherapy was founded to support you. It will continue providing resources and contacts in your community, driving a unified and connected effort around offering mental health care to individuals of Caribbean descent. Whenever you are ready to consider treatment options for something that you think is small that is detrimentally impacting your life, CaribTherapy will be here.