What
  • Community Clinics
  • Emergency Mental Health
  • Life Coach
  • Support Groups
  • Therapist
Where

About Us

Mission

Therapy for Latinx leverages technology to serve as a national mental health resource for the Latinx community by working with licensed therapists across the country. We provide resources for our community to heal, thrive, and become advocates for their own mental health.

Therapy for Latinx uses the latest technology to make it as easy as possible for people to find therapists, life coaches, emergency mental health centers, and free/low costs community clinics.

Accesibility

Therapy for Latinx is designed with the user experience in mind. Making it easy for anyone with a mobile device to find resources.

Representation

Taking up space in the mental health industry as patients and professionals is one of the highest priorities of this organization.

Latinx Tech

We are not only taking up space in mental health but also as leaders in tech by using tech as a source of innovation.

How was Therapy for Latinx created?

In February of 2018, I lost one of my best friends to a combination of antidepressants and alcohol. He was one of those people that could light up a room with his smile. I know everyone says that about people they love but even strangers would say that about him and any friend who I introduced him to. After he passed away I questioned myself, what could I have done differently? What resources were available that he didn’t know about? I spent the following months mourning and continue to grieve the loss of someone who I thought would be the Godfather to my kids when I had them.

Through my grief and solitude, I began to think about how many more people would lose best friends, brothers, and dads to the same combination. I began googling and asking friends how did they manage their mental health? What resources did they know about? How did they find a therapist? Where do you even start? I mostly received shoulder shrugs, “I don’t knows” and a deep sense of shame for googling resources but never really doing anything about it. The story kept repeating itself, they just dealt with it. When things got really bad they would google a topic but the shame and stigma kept them from actually seeing a therapist. Then the ones that actually made it to an office were split between people gushing about their therapists and people who felt frustrated at not being able to find a therapist that was Latinx or at least culturally conscious. There was an even deeper level of frustration when I spoke to friends in the Latinx community that are marginalized such as LGTBQ, Undocumented, Deaf, Veterans, etc.

At this point, all I could think of was the optimism of my friend. He always had a realistic perspective that I appreciated. I began thinking about what could be done to alleviate the frustration of my friends and community that I kept hearing over and over. That’s when I came across TherapyforBlackgirls.com, and I was completely inspired by the safe space that was being built by Dr. Joy. To my surprise, I googled and looked around but found no resources specifically for the Latinx community. That was when the idea clicked. As I began building the site, I decided to have a therapist directory, people sharing stories or experiences, and resources for people who want to become a licensed mental health practitioner. I’m excited to finally launch the site and see where this project goes. My hope is that through this site fewer people have to lose their best friend.

For inquiries, submissions or to donate please email: [email protected]

-Brandie Carlos