Counselors of Color is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working towards a credo that “Black Mental Health Matters“. We aim to destigmatize mental illness, create a profound community of black mental health providers, and make mental health services affordable to all. Our goal is to eradicate the mindset of those that associate mental illness with “craziness”.
Our initiative to building this organization stemmed from an informal longitudinal survey, as well as, the awareness of the inequality in accessibility to superlative mental health care amongst the black community.
Although conversations revolving mental health is more common, it is still strenuous and mortifying to some, therefor through culturally relevant approaches, we want to remove the stigma in discussing mental health in marginalized communities.
Tiffany Nelson is a Florida State University alumna and current Clinical Mental Health Counseling grad student, also seeking a certification in Marriage and Family Therapy and Play Therapy. She graduated as cum laude from Broward College Honors College in 2016, with a major in Psychology and minor in Business.
Tiffany chose the field of mental health counseling because, she knew all too well what it was like to suffer in silence.
Growing up in a Jamaican, single-parent household Tiffany noticed how negligent the community is about mental health and how individuals in the community invalidate the effects of mental health counseling. However, this heedlessness and stigma is due to lack of education.
Tiffany is now dedicated to shattering the Caribbean and African American culture’s negative perception associated with seeking professional mental health services.
The pandemic and national protests, sparked by brutal murder of George Floyd has driven Tiffany to finally build her nonprofit organization.
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