Black Queer and Trans

Lives Matter

"No pride for some of us without liberation for all of us" Marsha P. Johnson

Free short-term counseling for Black LGBTQ+ folx in Wisconsin

In honor of Tony McDade and Nina Pop, Shannon will be offering a limited number of free, short-term counseling sessions for Black LGBTQ+ folx in Wisconsin. Those who are eligible can access up to 5, 50 minute counseling sessions. To access this care, you must:

  • Have access to an internet connection and the ability to use our HIPAA compliant telehealth app via smartphone or computer for sessions. Computer and internet access is needed for sessions as long as the Center for Community Healing is providing telehealth remotely. We are in the process of evaluating safety considerations and a return to in person sessions, and will be working remotely at least through the end of June

  • Live in the State of Wisconsin and be in the State of Wisconsin at the time of services per license requirements

  • Be age 18 or older

The Center for Community Healing is an outpatient mental health clinic and sessions are often 50 minutes once a week or once every other week.  The Center does not offer after-hours crisis services. All potential clients will need to schedule a 15-30 minute phone consult with Shannon. During this phone consult, Shannon will ask you questions about your goals and mental health history, and you can ask any questions you have. If at the end of this call this feels like a good fit for everyone, you will schedule your first session.

Please call Shannon at (608) 520-0461 or email to schedule a phone consult.

Sponsorship of clinical space for BIPOC mental health clinicians

Upon reopening for in-person sessions, the Center for Community Healing is looking to provide no cost clinical space for BIPOC mental health clinicians. The Center is offering sponsorship of rent-free access to this practice space for up to 6 months. Included amenities are water, tea, internet, and informal exchange of information and mentorship about working in private practice if desired. This is not a contracting position with The Center for Community Healing and, if needed, you must have your own clinical supervision, and must develop your own client base. You must also have a current license in the state of WI and your own liability insurance.

Lastly, you must be incredibly cool about sharing a space with trans and non-binary clinicians and clients, including not gendering people you don’t personally know while you are here. Please give Shannon a call if you are a BIPOC clinician looking to explore private practice and want to talk more.

On-Site Racial Justice Lending Library 

The Center for Community Healing maintains a lending library of books on the themes of whiteness, anti-racism, and Black & Brown excellence. Donations of books are welcome. You do not need to be a client to access this lending library, but please call to confirm when we are open as our front door is often locked. 

568 Grand Canyon Drive, Madison, WI 53719

Shannon: 1-608-520-0461

Heatherwynn:  1-415-240-6062

Fax: +1 608 492-2979

Contact Us

Juniper Neimeko Counseling & Consultation, LLC,
DBA The Center for Community Healing

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