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[This episode is part of the Health and Wellness Changemakers Series, our collaboration with Shohreh Davoodi's Redefining Health and Wellness Podcast. This post is cross-posted from Shohreh's website.]
While many people can benefit from therapy, therapy as a profession and practice has historically not been inclusive of marginalized communities. Whether you’re talking about access to education, dominant schools of thought, or the cost of services, there is a lot of work to be done to turn therapy into a safer space for BIPOC, queer people, neurodiverse individuals, and many others.
Melody Li, a therapist of color and mental health justice activist, is working to change the therapy space for the better through the Inclusive Therapists directory—a way to find care that centers the needs of marginalized populations. She is so passionate about the work she’s doing, and that work is clearly desperately needed.
We chatted about what it means to be culturally affirming and responsive, the importance of increased accessibility, how marginalized folx can find affirming therapists, and more. Melody also offered up some questions and concepts that therapists with privilege can explore in order to develop more inclusive practices.
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Melody Li (she/her) is an immigrant, therapist of color, and mental health justice activist. She created Inclusive Therapists, a social justice oriented mental health directory and therapist community that centers the needs of marginalized populations. With “Embracing Diversity” as the mission, she co-founded Austin Counseling Collective, an intentionally diverse group therapy practice. Melody also co-leads the Austin Therapists of Color community. You can find Melody on her website, Instagram, and Facebook. You can also learn more about the Inclusive Therapists directory here.
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