Call Us: 708.848.0491
Call Us: 708.848.0491
At CCP, we understand the importance of promoting equity and inclusion in mental health by practicing cultural sensitivity and individuality in sessions with our clients.
We understand that culture influences how people experience mental health conditions and whether they seek and receive mental health treatment. Culture encompasses race, ethnicity, gender, religion/spirituality, perceptions of health and illness, coping styles, treatment-seeking patterns, family values, and impacts of racisms, bias, stigma, and discrimination.
For a therapeutic relationship to be effective, a person must feel comfortable and open with their therapist about their identity. When treatment includes cultural needs and differences, clients outcomes improve significantly. Unfortunately, there are several barriers to mental health treatment and support for BIPOC clients.
Commons barriers include: language, finances, health coverage, immigration status, exclusion from resources, stigma and shame, prejudice, discrimination, and a lack of psychoeducation. These barriers can make seeking help and finding a therapist an overwhelming task. Additionally:
BIPOC clients can also have difficulty seeking and receiving quality mental health care and treatment due to provider cultural competence.
If you are interested in meeting with a BIPOC therapist, our clinician Ashley Carrasco is a Latina who has many years of experience working with BIPOC children, teens, and adults. Another CCP clinician, Emma Epstein, also has worked many years with refugees and immigrants and is bilingual, proficient in Spanish.
"As I grow older part of my emotional survival plan must be to actively seek inspiration instead of passively waiting for it to find me." -Bebe Moore Campbell
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137 N. Oak Park Avenue, Suite 327, Oak Park, IL 60301
180 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1510, Chicago, IL 60601
1300 W. Belmont Avenue, Suite 207, Chicago, IL 60657
Intake Phone: 708.848.0491
CCP is currently full and operating under a waitlist for all potential new clients.
The wait to be placed with a therapist may be anywhere from 2 weeks to 3 months depending on availability.
If you are interested in being added to CCP's waitlist, please reach out here or via the "Contact Us" form on our website and we will get back to you to schedule an intake ASAP.
Please call 708.848.0491 with any questions!