BOARD OF DIRECTORS
FOUNDER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Reia Chapman, MSW, LISW, LCSW-CP, The Decolonized Psychotherapist™, is a professional social worker, activist, facilitator, keynote speaker and entrepreneur. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a Master of Social Work degree from Savannah State University. Reia believes that centering culture is synonymous with achieving wellness as evidenced in her work as Director of Clinical Services with the Center for Family & Maternal Wellness, an outpatient psychotherapy practice she founded in 2016. Based in Charlotte, NC, Reia has invested over two decades in advocating for marginalized communities that are navigating intersecting oppressions. She has an extensive background within the LGBT Equality, Reproductive and Racial Justice movements and works to shift the culture of service delivery her education platform Decolonizing Therapy, a training series of decolonized frameworks for healthcare providers, corporations and academic institutions.
Professional mental health support from licensed therapists and counselors.
Holistic support from reiki practitioners, massage therapists, and herbalists.
Spiritual support from the faith community.
Emotional support from friends and neighbors who care.
Thank you for being curious about our work! There are many layers that are necessary to organizing a mental health mutual aid program. Currently we are seeking licensed mental health professionals to provide on-site and virtual brief assessments and crisis intervention services, non-clinical emotional support professionals (e.g., clergy, reiki/massage practitioners, herbalists, etc.) and administrative support (e.g., communications, data entry, case management, etc.) who are available for shifts e.g., 4 hour blocks. We are also open to folk seeking an internship placement for class credit.
“You don’t need to find a lesson in your trauma.”
- Jordan Pickell, MCP RCC