African American Therapists of Connecticut also known as AATC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, founded by a group of black therapists to serve and support the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) communities and to empower other black therapists. AATC observed a need within the community for access to better and high quality mental health services, provided by people who represent these communities. AATC’s mission is to provide affordable mental health services, reduce the stigma surrounding mental health and provide education on various relevant mental health topics. In addition, AATC seeks to create safe spaces for other black therapist to unify, network, and be connected to the communities they serve.
Simply put, AATC is here to serve the BIPOC communities by providing affordable mental health services and connecting those with the courage to prioritize their mental health to an appropriate therapist.
“AATC’s mission is to educate and provide mental health services to reinforce Black, Indigenous, Persons of Color and strengthen communities. AATC seeks to create a support network for black therapists to promote professional development and unity.”
AATC envisions a world in which there is a decrease in the stigma of mental health and an increase the overall access to quality mental health services within the BIPOC communities. AATC sees a world in which black therapists are united and supported through a network that allows them the freedom to feel safe and confident to be able to serve these communities more effectively.