Althea Therapy helps people across the country get access to culturally-responsive mental health and wellness professionals, to reduce racial mental health disparities and destigmatize therapy for communities of colour.
Hi! I'm Micheline. I was inspired to support Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) communities who were being disproportionately impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, police brutality, and more, through mental health support.
Canada is full of ethnic and racial diversity, however access disparities disproportionately affect racialized communities in Canada. Not only can it be difficult to find a therapist, but finding a therapist that understands your unique cultural experiences becomes an added barrier.
At Althea Therapy, we strive to bridge the gap in digital mental health through access, visibility, and education.
Althea, which means "healing" in Greek, is named after Micheline’s mother who has spent her life supporting and creating opportunities for people of colour as a community leader and a Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at a local college.
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