• Meloni Capria

7 Social Media Accounts to Follow for Different Mental Health Needs

Therapy is not one size fits all, and while there is no substitute or replacement for scheduling a therapy session, there are lots of useful tools and resources that support improving mental health.


The beauty of therapy is that there is a therapist for any issue you could possibly need help to address or resolve—whether you need a therapist for your own inner self work, a relationship therapist to help you navigate building a life with a love interest, a family therapist to help you improve your parenting or to blend your family, or a therapist to help you troubleshoot or enhance your sex life—there is a therapist for everyone and every need!


To highlight the diversity that exists in therapy, we’ve put together a list of therapy-related and therapist-specific accounts to consider according to your personal therapy need(s). We encourage you to follow these accounts to learn more about what they have to offer and how each might benefit and empower you on your journey to a mentally, physically, and emotionally healthy life.


1. Black Mental Wellness

Mental Health is Wealth. When it comes to prioritizing your mental health, it helps

to follow accounts that promote similar interests. Black Mental Wellness was founded

by four Black female doctors: Dr. Nicole Cammack, Dr. Danielle Busby, Dr.

Dana Cunningham, and Dr. Jessica Henry with the mission “to provide access to

evidence-based information and resources about mental health and behavioral health

topics from a Black perspective, to highlight and increase the diversity of mental health

professionals, and to decrease the mental health stigma in the Black community.” On

their social media account, you’ll find lots of informative posts on a variety of mental

health related topics, in-person and virtual event information, ways to get involved in

promoting the importance of mental health, and engaging giveaways to raise mental

health awareness.


2. Black Female Therapists

Representation Matters. Black Americans are disproportionately represented in

therapy, both as therapists and as patients, and people from underrepresented

communities are often unable to find mental healthcare providers who look like them or

share their cultural experiences. Amber Dee is a Licensed Professional Counselor who

founded Black Female Therapists after having a difficult time finding a therapist of her

own. Not only does BFT provide a platform for Black women and men to find

therapists they relate to, but it also provides a space for Black mental health

professionals to showcase themselves and the services they have to offer communities

of color. Black Female Therapists is the perfect social media page to follow if you’re a

person of color seeking a therapist who looks like you with the increased possibility of

relating to you!


3. Dr. Mariel Buqué

Holistic therapy for your whole self. Mental health care comes in all shapes and

sizes, and Dr. Mariel Buqué is the page to follow for wholistic therapy content. She is a

Licensed Psychologist, holistic mental health expert, and sound bath healer who focuses

on healing and recovery from intergenerational trauma using sound medicine. Her

social media is full of tips that help shift perspective and replacement phraseology as

you learn a new way of living that supports long-term healing.


4. Latinx Therapy

A bilingual therapy network that speaks your language. With underrepresented

communities unable to find mental healthcare providers who look like them or share

their cultural experiences also comes the added barrier of finding mental healthcare

providers who speak their client’s native language. With an aim to build a bridge

across the language barrier that exists when seeking Spanish-speaking mental health

services, Adriana Alejandre founded Latinx Therapy to connect native Spanish

speakers with mental health professionals who also speak Spanish. In addition to

providing a directory of bilingual therapists servicing the Latinx community, Latinx

Therapy provides tips, tools, and a wealth of mental health information via its social

media and podcast platform.


5. The Secure Relationship

Therapy isn’t just for broken or struggling relationships. Joining your life with the

life of another person is no easy feat, and it doesn’t come with a manual. To help

couples at any stage in their relationship, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Julie

Menanno, created The Secure Relationship for relationship healing. Her content

provides practical skills and scripts to help couples navigate building a healthy and

secure relationship—even if marriage does not apply. Her page is full of simple

illustrations that highlight what many couples do ineffectively, accompanied by

beneficial replacement behavior and language to effect positive change between you

and your partner.


6. Queer Sex Therapy


A resource for sex therapy that is inclusive. In a world that is experiencing

necessary cultural shifts around gender and sexuality, it is essential that mental health

practices and practitioners also shift to be more inclusive. Answering that call, Casey

Tanner founded Queer Sex Therapy. It’s an essential page to follow for access to

evidence-based research, queer-affirming care, and pleasure activism with the goal of

cultivating powerful relationships. The beauty in its inclusivity is that it extends to non-

queer allies as well, with goals to expand individually and institutionally limited

mindsets and foster courageous behavior that will ultimately empower meaningful

change around gender and sexuality.


7. Dr. Becky at Good Inside


Conscious parents don’t just raise themselves. Many parents aim to raise kids

with childhoods they won’t have to recover from during adulthood. Sometimes, doing

that requires breaking generational traumas they endured themselves. Other parents

realize parenting doesn’t come with a manual and that it truly takes a village to raise a

generation healthier than the one before it. While your own parents may have done

the best they could with the resources they had, Dr. Becky at Good Inside is making it

easier to do better than parents before you by utilizing family therapy as a resource.

Dr. Becky Kennedy is a clinical psychologist who provides a fresh perspective on

conscious parenting and is full of insight, tips, tools, and strategies for any and all

parents seeking to improve their parent-child relationship with their child(ren). Whether

you are considering parenthood, new to parenting, or a veteran parent, this page has

something for everyone to benefit from!


Mental health is invaluable to who we are as people and as a society. Every one of us deserves to have access to resources and services that meet our needs, which are just as unique and diverse as we are individually. As mental health services and therapy become more accessible, licensed professionals and organizations are using social media as a tool to provide supplemental resources, which make it possible to find mental health supports and therapists that are just right for you.


While there is no replacement or substitution for therapy with a licensed professional, having these accounts as resources at your fingertips allow you to prioritize your mental health without delay. Follow an account that’s good for your mind and heart today, and if you’re not already following Badass Black Girl, be sure to follow our social media page for inspirational content that both empowers and uplifts!


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Meloni Capria is a Wisconsin native who currently resides in Texas with her wife, 10-year-old son, and their three pet Yorkies. Her professional background is in Secondary Education and English Language Arts and Reading. She currently serves in the role of Editorial Assistant at Mango Publishing Group and is a collaborative partner at DOPE Publishing. She enjoys writing, watching movies, and all things related to marriage, parenting, and family.