About CaribTherapy

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.

Mission

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
  • Mania
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • 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.

Vision

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.

FAQs

We have answers to many of the frequently asked questions we receive about CaribTherapy. If we do not answer your questions below, feel free to contact us.
Q-What Is CaribTherapy?
A-CaribTherapy.com is an interactive online directory service providing access to individuals (“Users”) with information for mental health professionals (“Members”) of a Caribbean background in the United States.
Q-What Kind of Mental Health Professionals Are on CaribTherapy?
A-CaribTherapy provides online profiles to licensed mental health professionals such as counselors, therapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists.
Q-Are All the Mental Health Professionals Natives of a Caribbean island?
A-All members listed on our site have attested to being natives of a Caribbean island. Please note that CaribTherapy does not require proof by a birth certificate from members to verify that they are Caribbean. We hold members to an honor system that they have provided truthful information at the time they register.
Q-Do Any of the Professionals on our Caribbean Therapist Online Directory Work Directly for CaribTherapy?
A-No. CaribTherapy does not endorse or recommend any specific Member listed on our directory, regardless of credentials.
Q-Is There a Difference Between Caribbean Mental Health Professionals and Mental Health Professionals of Other Nationalities?
A-All licensed mental health professionals are held to the highest ethical standards, regardless of nationality. Most clients seeking therapy often feel more comfortable with a professional with whom they have something in common. CaribTherapy provides a platform for Caribbean clients to connect with Caribbean mental health professionals to encourage a smooth process to achieve mental wellness.
Q-Is Therapy Confidential?
A-Contents of all therapy sessions are considered to be confidential. Both verbal information and written records about a client cannot be shared with another party without the written consent of the client or the client’s legal guardian.
Q-How Can Therapy Help Me?
A-Therapists can provide support, problem-solving skills, and coping strategies for a wide range of issues. Therapists, being objective, can provide new perspectives on problems that you have been facing. Therapists may utilize a number of treatment modalities to help you resolve issues in your daily life and get you back to mental wellness. Therapy can be a slow process, but success depends largely on your commitment to the process and implementing the skills you have learned.
Q-What’s the Difference Between a Therapist, Psychologist, and Psychiatrist?
A-The therapist usually uses talk therapy as a form of treatment. Typically, therapists possess a master’s degree and licensure from their state’s respective licensing boards. Therapists are usually required to complete a certain amount of continuing education credits to keep their licenses active and in good standing with their licensing boards. Psychologists provide counseling services, as well as psychological testing for schools, courts, and other entities. Psychiatrists tend to limit their talk therapy/counseling services and are typically available for medication management. If your therapist feels that you may need medication, they will provide you with a referral to a psychiatrist. A psychiatrist is a medical doctor that specializes in treating mental health issues with medications and other modalities. Medication therapy is not a replacement for talk therapy.

Find Support with Our Caribbean Mental Health Provider Directory

Whether you’re a client who is looking for a mental health treatment provider or a provider who wants to make themselves available to other Caribbean natives, we want to help. To become a member of our directory, all you have to do is complete our straightforward registration form. Alternatively, if you’re looking for a treatment provider, visit our virtual therapy page. If you have any questions or concerns, contact us today.