We had the good fortune of connecting with MonyChann McCarty and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi MonyChann, how does your business help the community?
Unorthodox Therapy Inc.’s mission is to aid women seeking mental health support that is accessible, affordable, non-clinical, and unorthodox. We partner with local women-owned businesses already offering services, workshops, etc in their communities that support women’s mental health by modeling our four pillars of foundation. In turn, we support local women-owned businesses by not discounting the work they do but also by introducing different forms of therapy that can be just as effective if not more. Because we understand that healing looks different for everyone.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Unorthodox Therapy Inc. (UTInc.) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization engaged in statewide programming and policy work with plans to operate nationwide. The mission of UTInc is to aid women seeking mental health support that’s accessible, affordable, non-clinical, and unorthodox. Our vision is to be a beacon of hope for women navigating the darkest passage in their current season of life. To introduce alternative and holistic therapy and act as the liaison for women reluctant to seek professional treatment. In pursuit of this mission, we create communities in the following categories, singleness, motherhood, single moms, and marriage.

What sets us apart is we collaborate with existing local women-owned businesses that model our guiding principles whose business help break the stigma surrounding mental health with their services and offerings. This, in turn, helps local small companies already doing the work gain visibility.

We are most excited about supporting women in mental health and helping our communities prosper. Our objective is for women to have access, opportunity, and influence in all aspects of their public and private lives in mental health wellness. We plan to help by healing women across the country one story at a time.

Getting here was not easy. Many mistakes were made along the way; building a non-profit from the groundwork is different than having an LLC. One of the many challenges is thinking you can do this all alone, but the reality is, for a non-profit to be successful, collaboration is our key to success. At first, putting our brand out there was a struggle; most were confused about our non-profit mission. We were finding the correct vocabulary for conveying our vision and message for our communities to understand that we want to support your vision. Our goal is to be a supporting partner, with no strings attached, by making it accessible and affordable through our service without discounting the work these fantastic women do in their communities.

We realized shortly (3 years to be exact) that being in the center of the work is essential. We were participating in conferences and volunteering our service and brand at wellness conventions. Investing in our local women-owned business workshops and curated events through participation to get a great idea of what and how we needed to do to share our vision were some of the many lessons I’ve learned along the way.

We want the world to know that while we are in the early stages, there are such programs that we strictly want to support, and our non-profit organization does just that! We help promote visibility to existing local women-owned businesses by showcasing the work they are already implementing in their communities and doing so by introducing them to women searching for alternative mental health support. We offer support through donations and government grants without discounting the business services. Our goal is to help women find a community and a safe place to heal with like-minded individuals while also supporting local businesses that models our guiding principles.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
If you’re visiting Los Angeles, there are so many places that are absolutely stunning, if you had a week long visit with me we would go on a morning malibu hike, then stroll back down and have lunch at Mastro’s, hit up the beach along the way to the Santa Monica pier, and have Dinner to-go at Cha Cha Chicken. Next day we We would hit up Eaton canyon after our morning hike visit a KING Taco near by head back home, work our way down the coast into orange county have dinner at Orange hill with a view to take in, work our way down to a small jazz joint in newport beach, and have late supper at Splases in Laguna Beach. The very next day we will have a spa day at the Terranea Resort spend most of our time day! from breakfast, lunch and dinner. So many things to do in SoCal.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My husband, Daniel McCarty, has been on this journey with me since its inception. He has endured my struggles, my stress, and my depression and has supported me through many trials and errors. Through the many challenges, he continues to encourage me and uplift me and remind me of all the wins. Without his support, I wouldn’t be where I am today, pouring my heart and soul into the most meaningful work I have ever pursued.

Website: www.UnorthodoxTherapy.org

Instagram: UnorthodoxTherapyInc

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/unorthodox-therapy-inc/

Twitter: @UTIncNonProfit

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UnorthodoxTherapyInc

Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/unorthodox-therapy-inc-philadelphia-2

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAfM-m8fi7ognupPzlYdrWQ

Other: https://ifundwomen.com/projects/unorthodox-therapy-inc

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