Opening May 2022

Helping Black and Brown men and boys understand what it really means to take care of their mental health.

Opening May 2022

Helping Black and Brown men and boys understand what it really means to take care of their mental health.

The Weight Room

Mission

The Weight Room is a safe space for men to figure life out. An exclusive virtual wellness practice for Black and Brown men and boys to sit and kick-it one-on-one with therapists that look like them and have the capacity to understand where they’re coming from. 

Here, you can chop it up, cry, laugh and be open about what’s on your mind. This is a judgment free zone in its realist form. A mental wellness spot where you being you… is always welcome.

We exclusively focus on working with black and brown men and boys that are struggling with frustration about life, work, relationships, and understanding their needs. While our service areas are California, Georgia, New York, and Texas, we have something for all Black and Brown men and boys to benefit from. Everything from individual services, couples services, group therapy, and even wellness workshops; we will give you the support you need at the touch of a button (that’s right, all services are virtual to meet your schedule and comfortable environmental needs). Where else can you find a one-stop wellness practice catered to Black and Brown male experiences?

It is imperative that Black and Brown men and boys voices are heard outside of the Weight Room (aka the therapy room). The Weight Room will also be considered a research institute to continue the importance of understanding Black and Brown men and boys needs whether it’s medical or mental health related. We will collect necessary data (with permission of course) to continue necessary conversations surrounding what is happening to our men as well as lead the cause in research to make sure their voices are used in the best ways possible. This data will also provide valuable insight necessary for our therapists (aka spotters) to continue delivering the kind of care and attention that is needed to ensure your voice is heard, and your needs are met with every session.

Our Inspiration

The Weight Room’s founder, Dr. Patrice N. Douglas, is a licensed psychotherapist that’s extremely dedicated to ending the variety of stigmas that have long plagued black and brown communities. Her vision for communities of color is to confront these stigmas head-on by educating on the importance of mental health. She has the passion and experience of working with Black and Brown men to provide the space and tools to get them to a better space mentally and physically. Follow Dr. Patrice N. Douglas on Instagram @thepatricenicole.
The Weight Room

Who We Are

The Weight Room is a safe space for men to figure life out. An exclusive virtual wellness practice for Black and Brown men and boys to sit and kick-it one-on-one with therapists that look like them and have the capacity to understand where they’re coming from. Here, you can chop it up, cry, laugh and be open about what’s on your mind. This is a judgment free zone in its realist form. A mental wellness spot where you being you… is always welcome.

We exclusively focus on working with black and brown men and boys that are struggling with frustration about life, work, relationships, and understanding their needs. While our service areas are California, Georgia, New York, and Texas, we have something for all Black and Brown men and boys to benefit from. Everything from individual services, couples services, group therapy, and even wellness workshops; we will give you the support you need at the touch of a button (that’s right, all services are virtual to meet your schedule and comfortable environmental needs). Where else can you find a one-stop wellness practice catered to Black and Brown male experiences?

It is imperative that Black and Brown men and boys voices are heard outside of the Weight Room (aka the therapy room). The Weight Room will also be considered a research institute to continue the importance of understanding Black and Brown men and boys needs whether it’s medical or mental health related. We will collect necessary data (with permission of course) to continue necessary conversations surrounding what is happening to our men as well as lead the cause in research to make sure their voices are used in the best ways possible. This data will also provide valuable insight necessary for our therapists (aka spotters) to continue delivering the kind of care and attention that is needed to ensure your voice is heard, and your needs are met with every session.

Our Inspiration

The Weight Room’s founder, Dr. Patrice N. Douglas, is a licensed psychotherapist that’s extremely dedicated to ending the variety of stigmas that have long plagued black and brown communities. Her vision for communities of color is to confront these stigmas head-on by educating on the importance of mental health. She has the passion and experience of working with Black and Brown men to provide the space and tools to get them to a better space mentally and physically. Follow Dr. Patrice N. Douglas on Instagram @thepatricenicole.

Getting Started

The Weight Room is here to help black and brown men and boys understand what it really means to take care of their mental health – the black and brown.

STEP ONE:
Getting Assigned A Spotter

Over here you will be assigned to a therapist but we call them spotters because they are going to help you lift these burdens; you are no longer struggling on your own.

STEP TWO: Lightweights vs. Heavyweights

We will help you identify what category your problems belong in: is this a lightweight or heavyweight issue? From there we will develop a plan with you to start getting through these challenges.

STEP THREE:
Talking It Out

Starting by understanding life weights that are too heavy to carry, where you need support, and be guided on carrying and lifting weight in a healthier manner. Then, learn the kinds of weight that do not suit you, and how you can them alone once and for all. Sometimes, we just gotta put shit down.

MEN, . . .

DON’T BE AFRAID OR ASHAMED OF TALKING.

It could mean the difference between life & death.

MEN, . . .

DON’T BE AFRAID OR ASHAMED OF TALKING.

It could mean the difference between life & death.

Have a Question?

FAQ

This is a question that most of us ask ourselves and we are here to tell you there is not 1 solid answer to determine if you need therapy or not. Here are our thoughts on the question: It’s a little different for everyone. Some signs that you might need some help from a professional are when the way you feel begins to negatively impact your sleep, your job, appetite, relationships with friends and loved ones, or your decision-making abilities. If you find that you feel “down” a lot, or that things just aren’t getting better or even that things seem hopeless – these are also strong indicators that it’s time to seek out a trained professional to help. I also say I think everyone would benefit from having a therapist in their life!

It sounds like you may be looking for coaching services. Yes, you can book what we call a lightweight category service where you aren’t necessarily ready or in need of therapy but support to maintain coping skills or need support organizing your life. We offer individual, couples, and squad coaching services. Click this tab to view more information.

We currently only offer online (telehealth) sessions. For our therapy services, we currently services: California, Georgia, New York, New Jersey, Texas, and Virginia. Our coaching and support services are available nationwide.

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