Hello, my name is Vladimire Calixte. I am the founder of TherapyForBlackMen.org. Being a mental health professional has been one of my greatest joys. I created this site so men and boys of color would have a dedicated place to visit when seeking support for mental health guidance or professionals. In addition, this site was created to help strip away the stigmatization associated with men of color regarding therapy in their communities at large.
As a child, I grew up without a father in the household. I would see children interact with their father and yearn for that connection. The void I felt was immeasurable. However, as a mother now, I see the positive impact my husband has on our children day in and day out. Furthermore, as a therapist, I witness first hand the courage men show each and every day during therapy. How the power of sharing ones’ story in a compassionate, judgment-free environment helps put you on a path to healing.
We all have experienced some form of trauma in our lives. However, in the Black community, Black men are told to be strong, walk it off, don’t cry, and to man-up. With TherapyForBlackMen.org, you do not have to go on this journey alone!
Strength still needs support!
* Vladimire Calixte is a multiple award-winning expert on mental health, self-esteem, abuse, addiction, and relationships. She works with children, adolescents, women, men, couples, and families from all walks of life, including celebrities, politicians, and professional athletes.
Mrs. Calixte holds a Sociology degree from Hunter College and a Master’s degree in Applied Psychology from New York University. She has worked in the field of psychology for over sixteen years and has helped various clients around the world overcome addiction, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, trauma, sexual abuse, and PTSD. Mrs. Calixte provides individual, couples, and family therapy, and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology.
* Brian Chamberlain is the developer of the TherapyForBlackMen.org site.