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A Therapist’s Lived Experience


Rebeca Gibbons, therapist and mental health advocate, shares how being an immigrant from Cuba and a caretaker of a mother who eventually received a diagnosis of schizophrenia shaped her. Her experiences led her to becoming a therapist and wanting to help her community overcome challenges like the cost of access to mental health care as well as cultural stigma within the Hispanic/Latinx community.

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