Therapy can be something that people of color try to avoid because of the stigma attached to it. Aerica Karriem, an acclaimed family mediator and relationship coach, has decided to launch a site that will be dedicated to serving black families globally. Thus, Black Online Therapy is here!
Black Online Therapy was founded on three guiding principles: love for humanity, integrity no matter what, and unity to those who matter the most. The website is striving to be the type of business that will be dedicated to being a great resource for our communities.
“Our main focus is to provide a confidential, convenient, and affordable way to help prevent the onset or worsening of mental breakdowns or mental health conditions,” says Karriem in a written statement. “We provide social-emotional learning and effective communication techniques to help repair and restore families all over the world.”
During this critical time of the COVID-19 pandemic, more people are confined to the home and the issues that are surrounding individuals and families are starting to appear between them. The arguments and disagreements, while everyone is together, are increasing. Stress, ongoing, built-up frustration, or whatever pain they have been carrying inside is beginning to now come to the surface. Now, these families can access the support they need from the comfort of their homes for each other and themselves. Therapy may help with their overall emotional health and well-being and give them mental health tools to tackle common issues.
“I know hurt people hurt people. We don’t want any more people in the world hurting, so we are committed to go the distance to ensure that we focus on healing deep-rooted hurts and pains in our communities. “We’ve had our feet on the ground, have done a great amount of leg work, research and surveying in order to quantify the needs in our communities. It’s been worth it, as our priority is to be extremely valuable for our clients,” says Karriem.
Karriem was once a stay-at-home mother who decided that she needed a change. So she decided to take classes, go to seminars, and read hundreds of hours of related family and healing books. She also got herself involved in her community. She became a certified family mediator and relationship coach.