The SAT Project is confronting the ways we have been complicit in systemic racism. The question we’re trying to answer daily is what actions can our practice take that value Black lives?
Our Anti-Racism Action Plan
We are committed to exploring and un-learning our relationship to white supremacy. In the hope of transparency in this process, we have devised an action plan to hold ourselves accountable in this work.
As a step toward honoring the truth and achieving healing and reconciliation, The SAT Project commits to open all public events and gatherings with a statement acknowledging the traditional Lenape Native lands on which we stand. We commit to move beyond words into programs and actions that fully embody a commitment to Indigenous rights and cultural equity.
All SAT Project employees will be required to attend a minimum of 20 hours of Anti-Racism training and workshops before the end of 2021.
When our Continuing Education program resumes next year, we will center Black and BIPOC educators for our workshop series.
Michael Crocker, in his role as Vice President of the board, will continue his work and advocacy with the Anti-Racism Committee at the New York State Society for Clinical Social Workers.
Mental Health Resources
While we endeavor to provide the best possible care for all clients, we also understand that some may prefer to work with a therapist of color or have other requirements in a therapist we cannot address at this time. If we are unable to meet your needs, we will be happy to provide the right referral for you. Additionally, you may find some of the mental health resources below helpful.
Loveland Foundation is committed to the empowerment and the liberation of communities of color with a particular focus on Black women and girls. As part of that effort, the Loveland Therapy Fund provides financial assistance nationally to Black women and girls seeking therapy.
The Asian Mental Health Project (AMHP) aims to educate and empower Asian communities in seeking mental health care. AMHP seeks to destigmatize mental health issues in the communities they serve and provide resources that make getting help more accessible.
The Okra Project is a collective that seeks to address the global crisis of violence by providing resources and meals to Black Trans people worldwide. As part of that effort, the emergency mutual aid program gives Black Trans Community Members free access to appointments with qualified Black therapists.
Latinx Therapy is the first bilingual podcast and national directory that de-stigmatizes mental health in the Latinx community. 98% of directory listings are also Spanish speakers. The organization provides education to combat stigma through culturally-grounded workshops and services that demystify stereotypes, bring awareness, and empower community members.
NYC Affirmative Psychotherapy is a diverse organization that includes non-binary therapists. They are a no questions asked sliding-scale mental health practice especially committed to serving queer communities of color.
The Inclusive Therapists Directorycenters the needs of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, the LGBTQIA2S+ community, people with disabilities, and the full neurodiversity spectrum. They offer a safer, simpler way to find a culturally responsive, social justice-oriented therapist. Inclusive Therapists also has specific listings for reduced-fee teletherapy.