It all started with two therapists acknowledging the existing gaps in services for diverse populations and wanting to make a change.
Walaa and Samiyah met for the first time to consult on a case about a refugee client. Being one of the few therapists that are from a minority background at the organization they worked with, they felt a responsibility to advocate for their communities and address the gaps in mental health services.
As therapists they honor the background, religion and diverse experiences a person from a minority group identifies with. They believe that acknowledging and naming the external and systematic challenges is essential and cannot be left outside the therapy room. Whether it is racism, social justice, culture, spirituality, identity, migration or the diaspora, they are ready to go there if you are.
RUBIKS is leading the shift in how services are provided to diverse populations and minority groups.