How can I find a mental health provider who is part of or has experience working with the Hispanic/Latinx community?
Many people find it easier to open up with people who “get” their experiences. While all mental health providers are trained in empathy, having a provider who is part of your community, or who has experience working with people from your community, can make a difference.
Here are a few resources for your consideration:
- PsychologyToday offers a “Find a Hispanic and Latino American Therapist” directory. Use the search function to search by location, and narrow the search by mental health issues treated, type of therapy offered, type of insurance accepted, languages spoken and more.
- Therapy for Latinx offers a “Connect with a Therapist” locator that is searchable by specialty or location.
- American Society of Hispanic Psychiatry offers a “Find a Physician” directory on their website, alphabetical by state and territory.
- Latinx Therapy offers a national directory to help find a therapist and navigate the patient/client-mental health provider journey.
- Melanin and Mental Health offers a therapist directory to connect individuals with culturally competent clinicians committed to serving the mental health needs of the Latinx/Hispanic community.
Please note that NAMI does not endorse any particular resource provided here. You are encouraged to thoroughly research a provider’s licensure, training, and experience, and verify that a particular provider participates in your health plan, before engaging in treatment.