FAQ’s

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN DRK BEAUTY HEALING?

DRK Beauty Healing is open to anyone and everyone who identifies as a woman of color. Those who do not identify as a woman of color but want free therapy can also apply.

CAN I PARTICIPATE IF I AM PART OF THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY?

Yes. DRK Beauty is inclusive of all communities of color.  Individuals who identify as a part of the LGBTQ+ community can also apply.

HOW DO I CHOOSE AND CONTACT CLINICIANS?

The contact information of all participating clinicians will be available in our DRK Beauty Healing clinicians directory which will be available on our website. You may access and directly contact a clinician of your choice to schedule an appointment.

WILL I BE EXPECTED TO PAY ANY ADDITIONAL FEES FOR THE THERAPY SESSIONS?

Up to five therapy sessions will be free for participants. Participants will not have to pay out of pocket for any additional fees.

HOW WILL THE THERAPY SESSIONS BE CONDUCTED?

All therapy sessions will be conducted by a clinician via teletherapy at this time. This is an important step to ensure that the health and safety of both clinicians and participants is prioritized during the COVID-19 pandemic.

ARE THE CLINICIANS LICENSED?

All clinicians participating in DRK Beauty Healing are licensed clinicians or associate clinicians working under the supervision of a licensed clinician. This licensing measure is a requirement as we are committed to ensuring participants receive optimal service from a credible clinician.

ARE THE CLINICIANS INSURED?

All participating clinicians are responsible for ensuring they are covered by the appropriate professional liability insurance required to practice. Click here to learn more about the insurance requirement. You may also reach out to your clinicians with specific questions about their practice.

WHAT KIND OF CLINICIANS ARE PARTICIPATING IN THE INITIATIVE?

A dynamic pool of licensed clinicians are participating in DRK Beauty Healing including therapists, counselors, clinical social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, just to name a few (click here for a defined list of clinicians). Clinicians will have different backgrounds and areas of specialties that participants can benefit from as well.

WILL MY CLINICIAN BE CLOSE TO ME?

Clinicians must be licensed in the state where they are providing therapy. Thus, clients are encouraged to reach out to clinicians that are located in the state you reside in. Specific proximity would be dependent on the availability of clinicians in our directory.

WHAT IF I NEED MORE THAN FIVE SESSIONS?

You and your clinician can work together to assess and determine the appropriate number of sessions once you have connected. DRK Beauty will not be a part of that decision-making process as we are just an introduction point.

CAN I CONTINUE SEEING MY CLINICIAN BEYOND THE SCOPE OF THE INITIATIVE?

A clinician and participant can continue therapy after the initiative comes to an end. However, details about availability and costs will need to be determined by the clinician.

WHAT IF I START WITH A CLINICIAN AND IT DOESN’T WORK OUT? CAN I REACH OUT TO ANOTHER CLINICIAN?

Yes. You can access our directory and contact another suitable clinician of your choice. However, in the first phase of the initiative, participants are only eligible for up to five free sessions. Hours exceeding this limit cannot be guaranteed. You may want to review this helpful resource including 5 Tips for Finding the Right Therapist.

IS DRK BEAUTY HIPAA COMPLIANT?

DRK Beauty will only be acting as an introduction point between clinicians and participants. DRK Beauty will not be collecting and/or retaining individually identifiable health information

IS DRK BEAUTY COMPLIANT WITH PRIVACY LAWS?

As mentioned, DRK Beauty will not collect and/or retain individually identifiable health information. Clinicians will also not share your personal information with DRK Beauty. It is expected that a clinician and participant will conduct their professional relationship, in the same manner, they would outside of the scope of DRK Beauty Healing and in line with the appropriate state laws and regulations.

WHEN DOES THE INITIATIVE END?

DRK Beauty Healing currently does not have an end date as we are taking a phased approach. Phase one will end once the first 10,000 hours of therapy have been used up. More updates on this will be provided in the weeks ahead.