Sane in the Membrane is a non-traditional holistic therapy practice for artists and communities of color.
Is it insane to think that therapy isn't just a white people thing? And that regardless of your race, religion, sexual orientation that everyone is deserving of adequate and culturally adaptive mental health care? Is it insane to believe that you can find a therapist that "gets it"? Is it insane to think that you can find a space in which you aren't labeled and dissected? Is it insane to wholeheartedly believe that healing is long over due in communities of color? Is it insane to offer services that are tailored for the people by the people?
My name is Amenah Arman and I am the founder of Sane in the Membrane; a wellness practice that addresses the mental health disparities of marginalized communities. I identify as a Muslim Palestinian American, and I'm passionate about providing culturally oriented modes of therapy to underserved communities in the U.S.
My clinical areas of focus are the effects of cultural homelessness on Muslim Americans, identity development amongst biculturals, creativity and healing within racial and religious minority communities. My therapeutic approach is holistic and I believe minority healing can occur by utilizing the cultural healing methods of the community.
It is my belief that your life is a piece of art, you and I are both viewing this art piece alongside each other, and making adjustments wherever you see fit. I believe you know yourself better than I know you. This process sometimes only takes a few sessions to address a client’s blockages, but more often it is a longer-term relationship. You and I will work together to address your concerns and will constantly be evaluating the progress of your treatment and make adjustments as needed.
Operating from a culturally informed lens, I am present with you as we highlight your resilience and affirm your innate right to heal and overcome the systemic hurdles that your community collectively faces.
Has your art felt stifled? Have you been in search of a muse? Can you sense the moreness that you have yet to produce? Do you feel held back creatively? Are you in a state of stuckness?
As a creative therapist I work alongside you as we confront the root of these creative blockages and access your true potential.
Are you in search of a wellness journey that addresses your spirit? Traditional modes of psychotherapy tend to steer away from the topic of spirituality. As a non traditional psychotherapist I believe that spirit deserves to be given space in your wellness journey.
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