As a therapist, I center and honor the needs of queer, trans, black, indigenous, and people of color (QT-BIPOC) clients I serve. I love my work and connecting with my wonderful clients. Still, I am only one clinician and can only see so many clients. Moreover, there is a shortage of QT-BIPOC mental health providers to offer services to marginalized identities. Don't get me started on burnout in our field. I dream that one day QT-BIPOC therapists, who are affirming, competent, engaged, and culturally responsive, will be effortlessly accessible to any QT-BIPOC who needs it. That’s where my motivation for offering clinical supervision and professional consultation comes into play.
Janette Cordero (with ALMA Therapy PLLC) is a settler who resides and works on the land of the Sana, Jumanos, Coahuiltecan, Nʉmʉnʉʉ Sookobitʉ (Comanche), Ndé Kónitsąąíí Gokíyaa (Lipan Apache), and Tonkawa nations, which was stolen and remains unceded. We acknowledge the historical and ongoing effects of colonization, including violence, genocidal intent, and the forced displacement of Indigenous peoples from this land. As settlers, we understand that we and our future generations have benefited from this legacy of oppression and erasure.