Locating a therapist can be hard – but it doesn’t have to be. This difficulty is compounded when looking for a clinician of color, and was deeply felt within the BIack, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Rebecca Spann and Janee’ Beville were ignited to bridge this gap and spearheaded the initiative to reduce stigma, increase accessibility, and promote mental wellness in the BIPOC populace of West Michigan.

As veteran clinicians themselves, Spann and Beville started by creating a private Facebook group in 2019. This group created a powerful collective and helped identify, strengthen, and support fellow clinicians of color.

The success of the group spurred the realization that Grand Rapids, at large, would also benefit from the accessibility of having a wealth of information and a directory of clinicians of color just click away.

In February 2021, the Mental Health Clinicians of Color directory was launched. MHCOCGR is now a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization.

Other amazing contributors that have helped to make MHCOCGR a success include the following:

Tashuna Hunt, LMSW and Wesley Morgan, MA, LPC

Alex Brito, Chinyere Aririguzo, and Veronica Quintino-Aranda (Public Page Contributors)

We are committed to helping connect BIPOC communities

to BIPOC mental health and wellness professionals.

Our Board of directors

*Applications for board positions will be opening soon*

President & FOUNDER

Rebecca Spann, Ed.S, LPC is the Owner of About You Counseling and Consulting. In addition to counseling services, she owns a mental health apparel line, Your Therapeutic Journey Apparel. Rebecca is a Mental Health Advocate, Private Practice Consultant for other therapists, and workshop facilitator.

vice president

Janee is the owner and lead therapist for Beville Counseling LLC, where she provides outpatient therapy addressing many concerns such as depression, anxiety, identity development, self-worth, spiritual development, and communication skills. 

director of community engagement

Tashuna specializes in treating individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, and life adjustments.  She enjoys partnering with individuals and families to assist them in navigating life’s challenges.

director of men’s engagement

Wesley works with a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, couples, and grief. Most individuals that Wesley works with are 18 years or older.

Loanna Abreu, MA, LLP
Director of LatinX Engagement 

Loanna is a Bilingual Therapist at River City Psychological Services and enjoys providing therapy in her native language Spanish. She is also the Director of Community Engagement & Outreach at the Grand Rapids Public Library. She is passionate about Mental Health and Community Engagement.