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Being culturally sensitive is a trait many mental health providers lack, and it’s becoming a barrier to the number of people who seek treatment. Dr. Mayra Ortiz says that health institutions need to train their providers on equity, diversity, and inclusion to improve how they treat their patients.

Dr. Mayra Ortiz is a Psychologist at CHE Behavioral Health Services, which offers comprehensive mental health care, including in-person and telehealth psychology and psychiatry services. She graduated from Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University in the Bronx, NY. Dr. Ortiz has 18 years of clinical experience working with depression, anxiety, and OCD. She services both individuals and families. Dr. Ortiz's approach to treatment is personalized based on the unique history of the patient seeking help and any cultural complexities. She has also worked extensively with Latinxs.


Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • The services Dr. Mayra Ortiz offers at CHE Behavioral Health Services
  • Dr. Ortiz talks about equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI)
  • What is health equity, and how can it be improved?
  • Why mental health providers need to be culturally sensitive
  • Dr. Ortiz’s tips for being culturally sensitive
  • Dr. Ortiz explains why diverse people leave treatment
  • The impact of telehealth on health equity


In this episode…

The world is becoming more pluralistic and diverse, impacting the number of people dealing with mental health. So, where can you get personalized treatment based on your history as an individual with cultural complexities?

Being culturally sensitive is a trait many mental health providers lack, and it’s becoming a barrier to the number of people who seek treatment. Dr. Mayra Ortiz says that health institutions need to train their providers on equity, diversity, and inclusion to improve how they treat their patients. Now she shares how they're improving health equity and reaching many more people from different communities through telehealth.

In this episode of Ready to Talk, Ready to Listen, Chad Franzen of Rise25 sits down with Dr. Mayra Ortiz, a Psychologist at CHE Behavioral Health Services, to discuss ways to improve mental health equity among pluralistic and diverse communities. Dr. Ortiz talks about equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI), ways to improve health equity, the importance of being culturally sensitive as a mental health provider, and the impacts of telehealth on health equity.


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This episode is brought to you by CHE Behavioral Health Services.

CHE offers comprehensive mental healthcare solutions, including in-person and telehealth psychology and psychiatry services.

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