If you’re feeling a bit hesitant about starting therapy, know that you’re not alone. This hesitation is super common and totally understandable. It’s often tangled up with cultural stigmas, all those myths floating around about mental health, or maybe just the jitters about stepping into unknown territory.
Questions like “Will my therapist get me?” or “What if she thinks I’m nuts?” are totally normal. We’ve all been there. But here’s the scoop: therapy is like this amazing journey of self-discovery and healing that will transform almost every aspect of your life.
It’s a chance for melanated women to find that supportive space where they can grow, heal, and build resilience. But, taking that first step? It’s not easy.
Sometimes, the best push comes from hearing from folks who’ve walked the same path. We’ve got some awesome stories from our community members who dove into therapy and came out with some game-changing experiences.
“I really struggled during the day today working through some parts [that] have shown up during the training. This was the first time all day I felt joyful and really light-hearted. Every time you come on the screen I feel your energy and am comforted. I wanted to share that with you and let you know I appreciate you. Thank you!!”
“Thank you so much Vanessa for your presence, attunement, wisdom, and guidance. You were truly God’s gift to me! ❤️”
Admitting you could use a hand with your mental health feels like a big deal, especially in a world that often shouts ‘tough it out’ louder than ‘it’s okay to ask for help.’
And let’s not even start on the whole idea of spilling your guts to someone you’ve just met – yikes! Plus, the nitty-gritty of finding the right therapist, figuring out the costs, and juggling schedules doesn’t make it any easier.
But here’s the kicker – that first step? It’s brave. It’s bold. It’s you choosing you. And while it’s hard to take that leap, it’s also the start of something pretty amazing.
So yeah, it’s tough, but you? You’re tougher. And that’s the real deal.
When you’re ready to take that first step, we offer a range of services designed specifically for melanated women. Our services provide a safe, understanding, and nurturing environment where each woman can feel seen, heard, and supported.
Embodied Essence Package
This comprehensive package includes six individual therapy sessions of 90 minutes each, monthly live breathwork sessions, and a reflection journal. The length and depth of each session allow for an immersive therapeutic experience, fostering personal growth and self-awareness.
FLOW Breathwork 1:1
FLOW Breathwork is a unique, movement-based meditation and breathwork experience that facilitates emotional release and bodily expression. It helps clients connect deeply with their inner selves, allowing for healing and empowerment.
We recognize the importance of community in the healing process. Our events, including FLOW breathwork, sound healing, and support groups, are designed to create deeper connections among members. These events foster a sense of belonging and collective growth, highlighting the communal aspect of healing.
We created gatHER & HEAL because of a genuine need and a loud call for change. This is where your story is not just heard but deeply understood and valued. Our mission? To provide therapy that deeply resonates with those seeking a therapist who reflects their own unique background, embraces diverse lifestyles, and understands the varied journeys of life.
Our founder, Vanessa, blends therapy with elements of astrology and bodywork, creating a unique approach to wellness. She’s here to guide melanated millennial women towards a deeper understanding of their journey and to empower them to shape their future.
We believe in the power of community healing. gatHER & HEAL is more than just a therapy practice; it’s a movement. Here, melanated millennial women+ can raise their voices, embrace their identity, and step away from conventional norms. Vanessa, with her decade-long experience, has created this haven with a focus on holistic healing, embracing mind, body, emotions, and behavior as tools for change and self-discovery.
The journey to self-discovery and empowerment starts with a single step, and we’re here to walk that path with you.
Begin with a free consultation where you can meet Vanessa, discuss your goals, and see how gatHER & HEAL can support you.
This is your chance to ask questions, express concerns, and get a feel for our unique approach. No strings attached, just an opportunity to explore what we offer.
Book your free consultation today and take the first step towards a more empowered you!
“Thank you so much Vanessa for your presence, attunement, wisdom and guidance, you were truly God’s gift to me! ❤️”
"This was the first time all day I felt joyful and really light hearted. Every time you come on the screen I feel your energy and am comforted. I wanted to share that with you and let you know I appreciate you. Thank you!!”
"Thank you for EVERYTHING!!! You have been so instrumental in helping me mke such a big move! ❤️❤️❤️"