Mental health issues still aren’t widely talked about in many Spanish-speaking communities. For generations, mental health experts and advocates have worked to destigmatize therapy and counter shame about “airing one’s dirty laundry” so that people can experience healing. 

Stigma isn’t the only issue. There’s another barrier: the dearth of Spanish-language mental health care services and providers in the U.S. 

Only 5.5% of psychologists in the U.S. can provide services in Spanish, according to a 2018 survey by the American Psychological Association. These providers often work in big cities like Los Angeles, New York, and Miami. Tens of millions of Spanish speakers who…


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