Apeiron Licensed Mental Health Associates, LLC
Limited Care Capacity
ALMHA's mission is to improve the mental health of New Yorkers. We view mental health access as a social justice issue, with disparate access reducing the quality of life and longevity of oppressed communities. ALMHA works to bridge the treatment gap, by cultivating capacity within individuals and physical and professional communities.
More than 56% of residents of the United States have sought help for distress. Yet, despite having health insurance, there is a care crisis with provider shortages across the country. In New York City, access to care has always been problematic, but since the pandemic, there is a critical need for both care and clinicians.
Through collaborations with community clinics and area professional schools, as well as established providers, ALMHA develops clinicians in their use of evidence-based, culturally appropriate approaches assuring they enter practice settings well-equipped to effectively meet the need for mental health care.
Access to treatment services
Even before the pandemic, New Yorkers were experiencing significant distress and most were unable to access services. Despite improvements, waitlists for services remain-especially if there are language issues.
Connecting communities to care
Access to professional development
Many enter care only to feel unseen and unheard. Despite progress in educating clinicians of color, their experiences and cultures are not effectively leveraged to optimize readiness for and success in achieving licensure.