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Meet MonyChann McCarty of Unorthodox Therapy

Today we’d like to introduce you to MonyChann McCarty.

Hi MonyChann, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstory.
I struggled with depression during four different seasons of my life. Singleness, Motherhood, Single motherhood, and Marriage. I realized shortly after giving birth how difficult it was to seek help, let alone ask for it, which fueled this idea, a vision that quickly grew into my life’s Mission. A Podcast turned non-profit aiming to help break the stigma against mental health. I recognize that healing doesn’t look the same for everyone and that therapy needs to be accessible, affordable, non-clinical, and unorthodox.

I grasp that the podcast was just the beginning of a much more extensive calling and that healing requires community, accountability, and partnership because we deserve a safe space to grow, connect, reveal, and heal. Relating with like-minded women while building meaningful relationships filled with intentions and purpose by collaborating with women and their locally owned businesses that offer services and events that nourish the mind and spirit in the wake of mental disparity.

My Mission is to be a beacon of hope for women navigating the darkest passage in their current season of life. We bridge the gap for those reluctant to seek clinical therapy by introducing unorthodox ways of healing.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
Our slogan is “Healing women across the country, one story at a time.” We are a bi-coastal company hoping to make an impact on women’s mental health from LA to Philly. Working endlessly to build relationships with locally owned businesses has its challenges due to travel and the pandemic.

In our endeavors to make Single Mama Married (Unorthodox Therapy Inc.) a just community; We commit and aim to bring mental health and wellness across the country through our network. We do so by growing this network of women-based wellness groups. While Seeking local women-based businesses that represent our rigorous intellectual topics that nourish our minds has its challenges especially with my business being non-profit and their business being for-profit.

Looking to meet in the middle without discounting their offerings but also introducing different forms of therapy for women seeking mental help comes with plenty of bumps on the road.

The road is never smooth for entrepreneurs, it will have its struggles although mine seems never-ending however when you find answers to your questions its makes the ride so worth it. That is my hope when I sit in or participate in local women’s small businesses in wellness. That what they offer in their services matches what I offer.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about Unorthodox Therapy Inc.?
Unorthodox Therapy Inc. (UTI) is a non-profit organization engaged in statewide programming and policy work. The mission of UTI is to be a beacon of hope for women navigating the darkest passage of their lives. To introduce therapy and act as the liaison for women reluctant to seek professional treatment. In pursuit of this mission, UTI breaks down barriers by healing women across the country one story at a time. Our vision is for women to have access, opportunity, and influence in all aspects of their public and private lives in mental health wellness.

What exactly do we offer? We partner with local women-based businesses that provide services offering wellness events and programs priced at $25 or less. Aiding women seeking alternative and holistic support who are in the process of healing and looking for an unorthodox way of therapy. In part acting as the liaison for women who are reluctant to seek clinical therapy, most importantly we fund* the events/services/programs*. Money shouldn’t be in the way of your healing journey and this is where Unorthodox Therapy comes in.

What sets us apart from other non-profits that support mental health? Is that we are women-driven. But what makes us truly special is we address women in different seasons of life. We connect women who experiencing similar life changes.

We are not in the business of selling but in the business of offering, sharing, and introducing different forms of therapy that is affordable, accessible, non-clinical, and unorthodox. While promoting other women’s business that represents what our brand offers without discounting their service but granting our clients an opportunity to experience a community like no other.

Do you have any advice for those just starting out?
Embrace failing. It’s what makes us better. Embrace the grind because sometimes it is just you and you alone. There are going to be moments of loneliness, no one telling you “You’re doing a great job” but you are resilient and you’re on no one’s timing but your own so stop comparing. Also being independent isn’t always a good thing. Collaborations and community can truly open doors.

Comparison is the thief of all joy. Which includes your own experiences. Just because you are successful in different fields of your work and things come so much easier then. That doesn’t mean it’s supposed to come easy now. If you are new in your field or line of work, give yourself time to be an expert.

There is no elevator to success, you really do have to take the stairs.

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