Issues in Equity Regarding Barriers to Counseling
The history of mental health and the history of hierarchy between therapist and client began the barriers in mental health care. Stigma of mental health issues poses an obstacle for those wanting to receive treatment. Issues in equity such as transportation, insurance, and therapist demographics keep middle and lower class community members from accessing affordable services. However, clinician considerations of these issues and cultural considerations can change the systemic inequities of the mental health system.