LATINX THERAPIST PROJECT
Created by and run by Latinx Therapists
We are a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization created and run by latinx therapists on a mission to increase mental health care providers serving the Latinx Spanish speaking community and empowering our next generation of Latinx therapist
WHAT WE DO
At Latinx Therapist Project, we are dedicated to increasing the number of mental health care providers serving the Latinx spanish speaking community through recruitment efforts. We partner with educational instituations and community partners to provide knowledge of the need for latinx therapists and how to get there.
At Latinx Therapist Project, we recognize that getting education funded is a big obstable in increasing latinx therapists that is why our goal is to give information on which programs offer fully funded masters or phd degrees.
We also partner with universities to create oppurtunities for latinx students looking to get into therapy programs.
Navigating which therapy specialty to go into can be a challenging and career defining moment- whether it be marriage & family therapy, clinical counseling, social work, or psychologist. Through our informational webinars and mentoring programs we can help latinx professionals make that decision.
·Target geograhical areas that are especially in need spanish speaking therapist such as rural and farmworker communities and create partnerships to bring latinx therapists to these areas.
·These partnerships could include helping these sites create masters level internships, post doc oppurtunities, and job oppurtunities for clinicians interested in these areas.
Creating a job database specifically targeting Latinx therapists listing information such as:
o Organization mission, initiatives, values
o Type of practice (community mental health center, inpatient, private practice)
o Guaranteed starting salary
o Benefits (insurance, 401k, health programs, etc)
o Professional development funds
o Relocation assistance
o Sponsorship visa information
o Identify sites that are part of the farmworker/rural counseling program initiative