Whitney Dodds is the founder of Wellness for the Culture, LLC a mental health practice in Springfield, Ma. She has obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, as well as a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from American International College. Whitney is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Connecticut and Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Massachusetts.
In 2019, Dodds published a book entitled “Whit’s the Matter with You?” A vulnerable work produced to elicit discussion of mental health symptoms with a touch of humor. She is also the chair of Wellness for the Culture Expo, a yearly exposition featuring speakers, workshops, and vendors geared toward mental health wellness, held at local community centers to be made accessible for all.
Whitney is passionate about the well-being of people. She is reaching people through her blog, community events, and through therapeutic book club. Her desire to begin building her practice is derived from witnessing the cultural needs of her community. Whitney's mission is to motivate, uplift, and educate people through mental health services. Her approach is tailor made to encourage engagement, within her community, all the while dismantling the cultural stigma that hinders black and brown people from receiving treatment.