Hurdle places culture and life experiences at the center of therapy.

"Every person deserves to have their culture honored, especially in therapy." - Kevin Dedner, Founder & CEO

Culturally Responsive Teletherpapy

Hurdle therapists are here to help you show up whole, operate with joy, and live with power.
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Self-Care Mobile App

The Hurdle app offers unlimited access to daily motivational messages, guided meditations, and self-awareness assessments.
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John Hancock Wellness Workshops

Hurdle’s Wellness Workshops help John Hancock employees protect the energy they need to thrive at home and in the workplace.
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Culturally Responsive Teletherapy

Hurdle is the leading provider of culturally intentional mental healthcare.

  • At Hurdle, we put culture first. That means our therapists have the ability to understand your story, your needs.

  • We know how challenging the responsibilities of day-to-day life can be. Stress can take a serious toll on your mind and body.

  • Moreso, we understand how racial and cultural injustices – from microaggressions in the workplace to racial traumas – can punctuate the burden of maintaining your wellness.

  • Hurdle employs culturally intentional care, which leads to stronger therapeutic relationships, higher levels of self-disclosure, and improved intervention outcomes.

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Self-Care Mobile App

The Hurdle app offers unlimited access to self-mastery content designed to help you practice mindfulness, manage stress, and assess self-awareness. Content includes:

  • Daily motivational messages validate common societal stressors

  • Culturally sensitive guided meditations reduce stress and anxiety

  • Assessments improve self-awareness and increase treatment-seeking behavior

  • In-app confidential sign-up for Hurdle’s therapy services.

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John Hancock Wellness Workshops

Launching in January 2022, Hurdle's workshops will be forJohn Hancock employees and are designed to help participants critically examine their lives within their cultural context. We will use Hurdle's culturally competent wellness model to help participants:

  • Develop critical consciousness - enhanced awareness of how personal dynamics unfold within social and political contexts.

  • Develop knowledge and skills acquisition to successfully implement practical strategies and culturally competent solutions into daily life.


What People Are Saying

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One of the most special things for me with Hurdle is that I’ve sparked a new level of trust. I’m actually listening and applying the things that are being shared with me and that’s why I’m seeing such great results.
— James, 29

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My therapist does a really good job at being aware of what’s going on in African American culture and also what black men are experiencing in the midst of everything going on around us.
— Angela, 45

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[Culturally responsive] means being aware and open. Being honest and not afraid to bring up the cultural differences with clients, couples, and families. Those areas need to be talked about and if they’re not talked about, you don’t know whether they are impacting a relationship or not.
— Daniel, 36
Quotes are from actual clients and/or therapists. Names and photos have been changed to protect their identity.