Cultural Conversations

Listen to what local therapists have to say about providing culturally relevant care to clients

Bridging the Gap for Culturally Competent Mental Health Services.

As part of Southwest Michigan Journalism Collaborative's Mental Wellness Project, listen to two sets of conversations with pairs of therapists from different backgrounds. Find both recordings here


“Sometimes I think about my age and being a Black African American female how I’m perceived. There is a comfortability level when you’re speaking the same language and come from the same places, so you have that immediate connection.”

~ Sirilda Jones, Integrated Services of Kalamazoo