JOIN the NEXT GENERATION of
MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
ON A MISSION TO PROVIDE
Mental Health Professionals in Numbers
According to ZIPPIA Therapist and Mental Health Therapist Statistics
and Demographics with additional provider research.
Therapist in the U.S.
Mental health Therapist
in the U.S.
LGBT Therapist and Mental Health Professionals
reported not having training
in how to affirm and support LGBTQIA+ people.
BHSA Behavioral Health Apprenticeship Program
Are you seeking a career in the behavioral health field?
The BHSA Behavioral Health Apprenticeship Program is a 2-year paid apprenticeship program approved by the Texas Department of Labor (DOL) that offers participants the chance to learn from experienced queer mental health professionals, supporters, and allies in the field of behavioral health.
QTNMHPHC IS A NETWORK OF QUEER MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS, SUPPORTERS, AND ALLIES FOCUSED ON PROVIDING QUEER-AFFIRMATIVE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES, RESOURCES, AND SUPPORT.
Queer Therapy Network MHP Houston Chapter provides a network of certified queer-affirming mental health professionals, supporters, and allies who collectively service queer community members and their families with mental health services, resources, and support.
Our chapter and programs offers mental health services, continued educational training, networking events, member directories, resources, webinars, and seminars, and reports to become more aware and knowledgeable about the unique challenges and needs of LGBTQIA+ people.
In addition, creating partnerships with other educational institutions that have a strong track record of training queer-affirming mental health professionals, mental health associations, and organizations that can provide expertise and support ultimately meeting the demand for queer-affirming mental health professionals working together and creating a world where queer people can receive the mental healthcare they need.
IT'S TIME TO CHANGE
HOW QUEER COMMUNITY MEMBERS ACCESS MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
Queer people experience a higher rate of mental health disorders partly due to the intersecting oppressions of homophobia, transphobia, and biphobia therefore queer-affirming mental health professionals are critical in the lives of queer individuals and families.
They provide a safe and welcoming space for those who may not feel comfortable or supported, affirm queer identities, and help individuals explore and understand their personal struggles with mental health and gender identity.