Queer Therapy Network Mental Health Professional Houston Chapter provides a safe and supportive network for LGBTQIA+ certified and postgraduate mental health professionals to service queer community members and their families with free or low cost mental health services, support, and resources.
Admission is open to the first 155 combined certified and postgraduate queer mental health professionals who meets the eligibility requirements and completes the application process. All mental health professionals are welcome to apply but priority will go to queer mental health professional members. Membership benefits include access to chapter events and activities, networking opportunities, and professional development resources. QTNMHPHC is the perfect place for queer-affirming mental health professionals and postgraduates looking for support and resources related to queer mental health.
QTNMHPHC Admission Requirements
CMHPs - Certified Mental Health Professionals / TMHPs - Training Mental Health Professionals / BH - Behavioral Health
Must have a valid Texas state ID / Drivers ID
Must undergo a Background Check
Must have a background in Behavioral Health with a minimum of 2yrs experience.
Behavioral Health Degree, Certificate of Completion or Enrollment in an accredited BH training program.
Complete QTN MHP Course Certification Modules 101-306 upon admission/hire.
CMHPs (Minimum of 20 community therapy service hours in the FTRQMH Community per month.)
TMHPs (Minimum of 30 supervised community therapy service hours in the FTRQMH Community per month.)
QTNMHPHC Application Process
Queer Therapy Network MHP Houston Chapter is the first and only queer-affirming lead mental health network of certified and postgraduate LGBTQIA+ mental health professionals collectively made up of LGBTQ+ identifying mental health care professionals, community members, supporters, allies, and organizations who are committed to providing inclusive queer-affirming mental health care.
1. Complete the online admission application.
2. Submit your Application, Photo ID/Drivers ID and certification documents or proof of enrollment.
3. Your application will be thoroughly reviewed and you will be notified via email to complete background check.
4. Once background has returned you will be notified via email of your acceptance and curriculum.
Benefits of joining QTNMHPHC
Queer Therapy Network offers a variety of benefits to its mental health professional members, including:
- Flexible Scheduling
- Financial Assistance
- Peer Support and Networking
- Access to Exclusive Mental Health Groups, Blogs, Forums in FTRQMHC
- Additional Resources and Mental Health Trainings through Partnered Organizations
- Discounts on Therapy-related Products and Services
- Advocacy and Networking Opportunities.
QTNMHPHC Graduation Honors Ceremony
Queer Therapy Network MHP Houston Chapter believes in celebrating and honoring those who are doing the work in the LGBTQIA+ community and are the change-makers and innovators of queer mental health. This event will be a time to celebrate the accomplishments of our members and to recognize the hard work and dedication of our mental health professionals. All Graduate Honorees will receive:
Graduation Ceremony (Guest Speaker TBA)
QTNMHPHC Crowned Valedqueertorian
Certified MHP Mentorship Honor
Certificate of Completion Honorary Walk
Rainbow Celebratory Dinner
Rainbow Reception Celebration
If you are a queer mental health professional or ally working in the mental health field we invite you to join us for this special event. The Queer Therapy Network Mental Health Professional Houston Chapter Graduation and Honors Ceremony will be held yearly in September and we hope you will join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of our members and honor the hard work and dedication of our mental health professionals.
QTNMHPHC Founder & Team
VETTING AND CODE OF CONDUCT
Queer Therapy Network MHP Houston Chapter Certified MHP and Training MHP members are carefully vetted and selected. All Certified or Training MHPs must comply with the Queer Therapy Network MHP Houston Chapter's Pledge, Code of Ethics, and Code of Respect that outline the ethical standards of behavior for our members.
Queer Therapy Network MHP Houston Chapter understands that situations may arise and we expect our Certified and Training MHP members to conduct themselves in a professional manner.
Queer Therapy Network MHP Houston Chapter will change the way LGBTQIA+ community members access mental healthcare by providing the first queer-affirming, certified, and accredited MHP network that houses certified and pre-licensed postgraduate mental health providers who understand the need to provide affordable, accessible, and inclusive mental health services. With this, we hope to meet these demands and the LGBTQIA+ community's needs--and, ideally, increase the number of LGBTQIA+ mental health providers worldwide to more than just 11%.