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For and by People of Color

Arise offers counseling for and by “People of Color”. Counselors are selected from within our community. Counselors that understand and get you.

No Subscriptions!

Don’t get locked into a subscription. Arise offers pay as you go counseling at rates lower than you would pay for an in-office visit. Feel free to stop at any time!

Remain Anonymous

Arise Is completely private. You never have to give your “Real Name”. Arise never stores any of your session information or personal details.

Convenient - Save Time

Arise is convenient. You never have to leave your home or office.

Why Arise?

Research shows that mental illness disproportionately touches the lives of people of color. Although accounting for just over 12% of the U.S. population, they account for nearly 19% of those affected by mental illnesses. Despite this, only about 25% seek mental health care – compared to 40% of white people. For people of color, finding a therapist who shares their racial identity can be one of the most important factors in the therapist search. They may find that these therapists are better able to understand their culture, values, and experiences, especially those relating to oppression, racism, and intergenerational trauma.

Remain Anonymous

One of the main features of Arise is that you can remain completely anoymomous if you so wish! Only user names are used. You can also select an Avatar to represent you. Sessions can be camera free as well. We do not collect or store any personal information.

Affordable Rates

Regardless of race or ethnicity, therapists’ rates vary based on location and insurance. Therapists in New York City charge, on average, $150 to $200 per session. Therapists in Boston charge tend to charge $100 to $150, while therapists in Rhode Island typically charge $80 to $150 per session.

You deserve to be happy.

Your mental health affects how you think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how you handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Get help to manage your emotional, psychological, and social well-being.

Arise is here for you.

Our goal at Arise is to break the barriers of cost and stigma that some minority and ethnic groups face in accessing support for mental health. We intend to make therapy, including group therapy, inclusive, accessible, affordable and convenient for under-served groups.

We’re rethinking how you care for your mental health.

Working with an Arise therapist will give you an unbiased, trained perspective and provide you with the guidance and tools to help you feel better. When it comes to your mental health, the right therapist makes all the difference.

Frequently Asked Questions
Arise is an online counseling platform that connects therapist and clients. We change the way people get help with facing life's challenges by providing convenient, discreet and affordable access to a licensed therapist. Arise makes professional counseling available anytime, anywhere, through a computer, tablet or smartphone.
After you sign up, we will match you to an available counselor who fits your objectives, preferences, and the type of issues you are dealing with. Different counselors have different approaches and areas of focus, so it's important to find the right person who can achieve the best results for you. We have found that we are able to provide a successful match most of the time; however, if you start the process and you feel your counselor isn't a good fit for you, you may elect to be matched to a different counselor.
Counselors on Arise are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited psychologists (PhD / PsyD), marriage and family therapists (LMFT), clinical social workers (LCSW / LMSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of them have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice. While their experience, expertise and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 3,000 hours of hands-on experience.
Arise is not the right solution for you if any of the following is true:
  • You have thoughts of hurting yourself or others
  • You are a minor or you are under the care of a legal guardian
  • You are in an urgent crisis or an emergency situation
  • You have been diagnosed with a severe mental illness, or if you have been advised to be in
         psychological supervision or psychiatric care
  • You were required to undergo therapy or counseling either by a court order or by any other authority
  • You do not have a device that can connect to the Internet or you do not have a reliable Internet connection
  • The cost of counseling through Arise is $70 per session. No membership required. You can visit with your therapist as often or as little that you like!
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