Black and African American Psychiatrists in Howard County, MD

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Pendulum Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Columbia, MD 21044  (Online Only)
Many African American men lacked emotional support and validation from a young age.
It is time to bring the negative stigma of seeking help for mental health issues to an end. It is a stigma when a person with mental illness is mocked or called weak for seeking help. Black Americans are less likely to seek mental health care. Statistics tell us that about 25% of African Americans seek mental health treatment, compared to 40% of white Americans. For black men the numbers are even less. Seeking help from a culturally competent therapist can assist with managing and overcoming these effects. At Pendulum Psychiatry we aim to provide a safer, more welcoming space for Black men seeking medication management and therapy.
Many African American men lacked emotional support and validation from a young age.
It is time to bring the negative stigma of seeking help for mental health issues to an end. It is a stigma when a person with mental illness is mocked or called weak for seeking help. Black Americans are less likely to seek mental health care. Statistics tell us that about 25% of African Americans seek mental health treatment, compared to 40% of white Americans. For black men the numbers are even less. Seeking help from a culturally competent therapist can assist with managing and overcoming these effects. At Pendulum Psychiatry we aim to provide a safer, more welcoming space for Black men seeking medication management and therapy.
(240) 635-9666 View (240) 635-9666
Photo of Gideon Nyambiya, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Gideon Nyambiya
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ellicott City, MD 21042
My name is Gideon Nyambiya (Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner-PMHNP-BC) Board Certified. I am a provider at Restorative Counseling and Wellness Center LLC, with a specific focus on medication management. My responsibilities include: 1) Prescribing medications for various mental health disorders by applying evidence based practice; 2) Educating clients on the safest way of taking prescribed medications; 3) Providing psychotherapy as needed and working with you.
My name is Gideon Nyambiya (Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner-PMHNP-BC) Board Certified. I am a provider at Restorative Counseling and Wellness Center LLC, with a specific focus on medication management. My responsibilities include: 1) Prescribing medications for various mental health disorders by applying evidence based practice; 2) Educating clients on the safest way of taking prescribed medications; 3) Providing psychotherapy as needed and working with you.
(410) 936-4707 View (410) 936-4707
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Bergina Brickhouse Isbell
Psychiatrist, MD, MHS, DipABPN
Verified Verified
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Are you tired of being depression, again?!? Is your loved one suffering and you don't know what else to do? Dr. Bergina and the Led Life team believe that there is a cure for hard to treat depression, which can be like cancer of the soul. With our proprietary 3R ReTreatment program, we do more than just prescribe medicines, we also prescribe hope. On the cutting edge of novel neurohealth treatments, Dr. Bergina prescribes Spravato (Esketamine), Ketamine Assisted Therapy, and TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation).
Are you tired of being depression, again?!? Is your loved one suffering and you don't know what else to do? Dr. Bergina and the Led Life team believe that there is a cure for hard to treat depression, which can be like cancer of the soul. With our proprietary 3R ReTreatment program, we do more than just prescribe medicines, we also prescribe hope. On the cutting edge of novel neurohealth treatments, Dr. Bergina prescribes Spravato (Esketamine), Ketamine Assisted Therapy, and TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation).
(844) 334-7258 View (844) 334-7258
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Hope Oluchi Achoronye
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, MSN-ED
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elkridge, MD 21075  (Online Only)
I am a dedicated and patient/family-focused Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with proven strengths in acute and primary patient care and patient advocacy. I deliver positive patient outcomes through exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, effectively managing competing priorities and consistently achieving and sustaining positive results. My skills include Assessment, diagnosis, & management, including medication management of mental health patients across the lifespan. Specialty areas include depression, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, schizophrenic spectrum, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
I am a dedicated and patient/family-focused Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with proven strengths in acute and primary patient care and patient advocacy. I deliver positive patient outcomes through exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, effectively managing competing priorities and consistently achieving and sustaining positive results. My skills include Assessment, diagnosis, & management, including medication management of mental health patients across the lifespan. Specialty areas include depression, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, schizophrenic spectrum, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
(443) 979-8870 View (443) 979-8870
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Selam Tekie
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia, MD 21045
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the impact of mental illness on you and your household? Finding the right diagnosis and treatment can be challenging but you don’t have to face it alone. I specialize in providing compassionate care for individuals aged 6 and above, dealing with a range of mental health conditions including(but not limited to) bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, and schizophrenia. Break the silence surrounding your mental health to start/promote your healing journey through open conversation. My approach begins with active listening, where I will truly hear your concerns and experiences.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the impact of mental illness on you and your household? Finding the right diagnosis and treatment can be challenging but you don’t have to face it alone. I specialize in providing compassionate care for individuals aged 6 and above, dealing with a range of mental health conditions including(but not limited to) bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, and schizophrenia. Break the silence surrounding your mental health to start/promote your healing journey through open conversation. My approach begins with active listening, where I will truly hear your concerns and experiences.
(443) 429-1412 View (443) 429-1412
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Brenda Pearson
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Columbia, MD 21046  (Online Only)
I have extensive experience in understanding how physical and psychological illness affect the mind and body. I have learned that no one treatment is always effective for every person and any one ailment. My focus is holistic and I welcome natural treatments that have proven to be effective in providing relief as well as pharmacologic treatments. I truly believe the best outcome and optimal level of wellness is achieved when the patient can concurrently participate in therapy and is an active participant in their mental health treatment.
I have extensive experience in understanding how physical and psychological illness affect the mind and body. I have learned that no one treatment is always effective for every person and any one ailment. My focus is holistic and I welcome natural treatments that have proven to be effective in providing relief as well as pharmacologic treatments. I truly believe the best outcome and optimal level of wellness is achieved when the patient can concurrently participate in therapy and is an active participant in their mental health treatment.
(443) 241-6351 View (443) 241-6351
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Suzzette Van-Lare
Physician Assistant, DMSc, PA-C
Verified Verified
Columbia, MD 21045  (Online Only)
Dr. Suzzette Van-Lare, DMSc, PA-C is a doctorally prepared Psychiatric Physician Associate in Maryland. She received her Doctorate in Medical Science from the University of Lynchburg and Masters in PA Practice from Campbell University. She has a decade of experience managing behavioral health conditions. She is very experienced with ketamine and offers ketamine treatment to qualified candidates. She has expertise in the management of a range of psychiatric disorders, including anxiety, depression, insomnia, PTSD, ADHD, OCD and more.
Dr. Suzzette Van-Lare, DMSc, PA-C is a doctorally prepared Psychiatric Physician Associate in Maryland. She received her Doctorate in Medical Science from the University of Lynchburg and Masters in PA Practice from Campbell University. She has a decade of experience managing behavioral health conditions. She is very experienced with ketamine and offers ketamine treatment to qualified candidates. She has expertise in the management of a range of psychiatric disorders, including anxiety, depression, insomnia, PTSD, ADHD, OCD and more.
(240) 410-6347 View (240) 410-6347
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Tamina Dixon Umana
Psychiatric Nurse, RN, BSN, RYT, MCPC
Verified Verified
Columbia, MD 21045  (Online Only)
Greetings, I am Tamina. I am enamored with spaces that cultivate connection and healing. In 2020, I founded The Space & Advocacy Project (S&A), centering the vision around intentionally curating these spaces within the lives of BIPOC/LGBTQ+ survivors of childhood trauma to improve our well-being. I am a Psychiatric Registered Nurse with certifications/extensive experience in Trauma-Informed Mental Health Counseling, Life Coaching, Professional Coaching (Master), and Somatic Coaching. I also hold certifications/extensive experience in Care Management, and Healthcare Quality.
Greetings, I am Tamina. I am enamored with spaces that cultivate connection and healing. In 2020, I founded The Space & Advocacy Project (S&A), centering the vision around intentionally curating these spaces within the lives of BIPOC/LGBTQ+ survivors of childhood trauma to improve our well-being. I am a Psychiatric Registered Nurse with certifications/extensive experience in Trauma-Informed Mental Health Counseling, Life Coaching, Professional Coaching (Master), and Somatic Coaching. I also hold certifications/extensive experience in Care Management, and Healthcare Quality.
(240) 896-2915 View (240) 896-2915
Photo of Aminata Bangurah Kamara - Sound Mental Health, LLC, MS, PMHNP, CRNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Sound Mental Health, LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MS, PMHNP, CRNP
Verified Verified
North Laurel, MD 20723
Meet our esteemed Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified in Maryland and Washington D.C. Mrs. Kamara, a seasoned professional with a wealth of experience in assisting individuals navigating the complexities of depression, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar disorder, and beyond. Mrs. Kamara not only understands the nuanced challenges associated with mental health but makes it her utmost priority to deliver precise, individualized treatments that address the unique needs of each person in her care. Each client is unique and tailoring their plan of care to suit their needs is my goal.
Meet our esteemed Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified in Maryland and Washington D.C. Mrs. Kamara, a seasoned professional with a wealth of experience in assisting individuals navigating the complexities of depression, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar disorder, and beyond. Mrs. Kamara not only understands the nuanced challenges associated with mental health but makes it her utmost priority to deliver precise, individualized treatments that address the unique needs of each person in her care. Each client is unique and tailoring their plan of care to suit their needs is my goal.
(240) 670-1914 View (240) 670-1914
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Kasheria West
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Columbia, MD 21044
Accepting New Clients. Kasheria West is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who uses various treatments, including psychiatric evaluations, psychosocial interventions, and medication management. Her specialty is devoted to diagnosing, preventing, and treating mental disorders. Through comprehensive assessment, personalized treatment planning, and ongoing support, she strive to empower her patients to thrive in all aspects of their lives. She aspire to be a trusted partner in her patients mental health journey, offering hope, guidance, and advocacy every step of the way.
Accepting New Clients. Kasheria West is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who uses various treatments, including psychiatric evaluations, psychosocial interventions, and medication management. Her specialty is devoted to diagnosing, preventing, and treating mental disorders. Through comprehensive assessment, personalized treatment planning, and ongoing support, she strive to empower her patients to thrive in all aspects of their lives. She aspire to be a trusted partner in her patients mental health journey, offering hope, guidance, and advocacy every step of the way.
(240) 689-3171 View (240) 689-3171
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Favour Ofoegbu Tehila Healthcare Llc
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC, CRNP
Verified Verified
Columbia, MD 21045  (Online Only)
Tehila Healthcare LLC is a telehealth, psychiatric, mental, and behavioral health outpatient clinic serving Maryland and the District of Columbia (DC). It is managed by Favour Ofoegbu, a board-certified, detail-oriented psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner with almost two decades of combined clinical experience. I have a niche for therapeutic listening as I care for age groups 12 and above. I specialize in diagnosing and treating Depression, Anxiety, OCD, ADHD, Insomnia, Psychosis, etc. At Tehila Healthcare, your total wellness is our goal because your health is an invaluable investment. Our slogan is "Health is Wealth".
Tehila Healthcare LLC is a telehealth, psychiatric, mental, and behavioral health outpatient clinic serving Maryland and the District of Columbia (DC). It is managed by Favour Ofoegbu, a board-certified, detail-oriented psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner with almost two decades of combined clinical experience. I have a niche for therapeutic listening as I care for age groups 12 and above. I specialize in diagnosing and treating Depression, Anxiety, OCD, ADHD, Insomnia, Psychosis, etc. At Tehila Healthcare, your total wellness is our goal because your health is an invaluable investment. Our slogan is "Health is Wealth".
(240) 892-7142 View (240) 892-7142
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Rebecca Bumia Atanode
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jessup, MD 20794
Rebecca Atanode is dedicated board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, certified by the American Nurse Credentialing Center. Rebecca has more than a decade of clinical experience working with tens, adolescents and adults of various mental health disorders in patient settings . She is experienced in psychiatric evaluation, medication management and she uses holistic approach in treating her clients. She accepting new clients virtual,and licensed in Maryland, Oregon, and Washington State. Book a consultation today and you will not regret it
Rebecca Atanode is dedicated board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, certified by the American Nurse Credentialing Center. Rebecca has more than a decade of clinical experience working with tens, adolescents and adults of various mental health disorders in patient settings . She is experienced in psychiatric evaluation, medication management and she uses holistic approach in treating her clients. She accepting new clients virtual,and licensed in Maryland, Oregon, and Washington State. Book a consultation today and you will not regret it
(443) 291-2656 View (443) 291-2656
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Dr. Gedeon Longtchi
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, FNP, - BC
Verified Verified
Ellicott City, MD 21042  (Online Only)
Hi, I am Dr. Gideon, and I am here to serve you in a relatable way to get you back to feeling like yourself again—patients suffering from Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar disorder, Relationship issues, or other mood-related symptoms. We aim to provide you with clinical expertise for mental, emotional, and spiritual stability. I manage patients with ADHD, Anxiety, Bipolar, Depression, Eating disorders, OCD, personality disorder, PTSD, Schizophrenia, and many more.
Hi, I am Dr. Gideon, and I am here to serve you in a relatable way to get you back to feeling like yourself again—patients suffering from Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar disorder, Relationship issues, or other mood-related symptoms. We aim to provide you with clinical expertise for mental, emotional, and spiritual stability. I manage patients with ADHD, Anxiety, Bipolar, Depression, Eating disorders, OCD, personality disorder, PTSD, Schizophrenia, and many more.
(240) 219-8750 View (240) 219-8750
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Harmony Bay
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Harmony Bay Wellness is a psychiatry and therapy office that provides primary mental health treatment programs for psychiatric conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and ADHD. We offer a clean, bright environment with a calming and positive tone. We offer programs and services for both therapy and psychiatry including individual therapy, group therapy, couples therapy, and medication management.
Harmony Bay Wellness is a psychiatry and therapy office that provides primary mental health treatment programs for psychiatric conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and ADHD. We offer a clean, bright environment with a calming and positive tone. We offer programs and services for both therapy and psychiatry including individual therapy, group therapy, couples therapy, and medication management.
(443) 390-7615 View (443) 390-7615
Photo of Iyana Downie, LGPC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Iyana Downie
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, LGPC
Verified Verified
Ellicott City, MD 21043  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor in the state of Maryland and a Nationally Certified Counselor. I have experience providing school and community based therapeutic services to children and adolescents, helping them navigate issues related to anxiety, depression, trauma, academics, peer conflict, relationships, and self-esteem. My goal is to create a safe, trusted, and nonjudgmental environment where I can establish a connect with individuals and families.
I am a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor in the state of Maryland and a Nationally Certified Counselor. I have experience providing school and community based therapeutic services to children and adolescents, helping them navigate issues related to anxiety, depression, trauma, academics, peer conflict, relationships, and self-esteem. My goal is to create a safe, trusted, and nonjudgmental environment where I can establish a connect with individuals and families.
(410) 650-6269 View (410) 650-6269
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Amoah Asante
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, CRNP
Verified Verified
Ellicott City, MD 21042
My ideal client is an adult who is struggling with adult ADHD & depression. You may feel overwhelmed and struggle to complete tasks and you may experience a lack of motivation and energy that makes it challenging to engage in these tasks or daily activities. You might find it difficult to get out of bed or take care of basic tasks due to depressive symptoms.
My ideal client is an adult who is struggling with adult ADHD & depression. You may feel overwhelmed and struggle to complete tasks and you may experience a lack of motivation and energy that makes it challenging to engage in these tasks or daily activities. You might find it difficult to get out of bed or take care of basic tasks due to depressive symptoms.
(443) 730-5604 View (443) 730-5604
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Dr. Biliki Douglas
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, -BC
Verified Verified
Columbia, MD 21045
Accepting New Patients! My focus is to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. I achieve this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and customizing a treatment plan. My experience enables me to offer effective outpatient, individualized, psychiatric care. I treat several mental health disorders and provide a neutral ground to patients.
Accepting New Patients! My focus is to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. I achieve this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and customizing a treatment plan. My experience enables me to offer effective outpatient, individualized, psychiatric care. I treat several mental health disorders and provide a neutral ground to patients.
(240) 433-7137 View (240) 433-7137
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Master Plan Health Concepts
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, FNP-BC, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Columbia, MD 21046  (Online Only)
Our practice is based on Behavioral Health Treatment that focuses on depression, anxiety, ADHD, and bipolar. We lean towards a client centered, goal focused approach that gives people tools to effectively manage stressors and difficult life circumstances. We specialize in the treatment of ADHD, anxiety, substance use, depression and bipolar. We will help to restore your mental stability which can help you maintain your physical health. We are here to help you through various challenges. You don't have to do it on your own. We can help you gain control of your life with various treatment and counseling options that are available.
Our practice is based on Behavioral Health Treatment that focuses on depression, anxiety, ADHD, and bipolar. We lean towards a client centered, goal focused approach that gives people tools to effectively manage stressors and difficult life circumstances. We specialize in the treatment of ADHD, anxiety, substance use, depression and bipolar. We will help to restore your mental stability which can help you maintain your physical health. We are here to help you through various challenges. You don't have to do it on your own. We can help you gain control of your life with various treatment and counseling options that are available.
(443) 241-0377 View (443) 241-0377
Photo of Adeline Mangwa, PMHNP , BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Adeline Mangwa
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP , BC
Verified Verified
Columbia, MD 21044
Life can be very stressful and overwhelming, sometimes it leaves us feeling sad, depressed, anxious and scared. Your mental health is our priority. Adeline is a board-certified PMHNP and suboxone certified, with 15 years plus working in the mental health field. Now helping clients and families face with mental health challenges, like anxiety, depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, substance use disorder, schizoaffective disorder ,suboxone maintenance etc. After working together with Adeline, clients are successfully managing their symptoms, and now living their normal life. I believe your case is not different.
Life can be very stressful and overwhelming, sometimes it leaves us feeling sad, depressed, anxious and scared. Your mental health is our priority. Adeline is a board-certified PMHNP and suboxone certified, with 15 years plus working in the mental health field. Now helping clients and families face with mental health challenges, like anxiety, depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, substance use disorder, schizoaffective disorder ,suboxone maintenance etc. After working together with Adeline, clients are successfully managing their symptoms, and now living their normal life. I believe your case is not different.
(240) 730-2995 View (240) 730-2995
Photo of Joy Eghaghe, PMHNP, CRNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Joy Eghaghe
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, CRNP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ellicott City, MD 21043
I am a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with prescriptive privileges. I believe in creating an atmosphere that is focussed on helping clients feel safe protected and heard. I believe in a solution-focused approach in managing my clients who happen to be my absolute priority. I will work with you without bias or judgement. Be rest assured that during therapy/treatment, I will provide evidence based methods to help you achieve balance through collaborative efforts. I have discovered personalized solutions that work. Let's do it!
I am a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with prescriptive privileges. I believe in creating an atmosphere that is focussed on helping clients feel safe protected and heard. I believe in a solution-focused approach in managing my clients who happen to be my absolute priority. I will work with you without bias or judgement. Be rest assured that during therapy/treatment, I will provide evidence based methods to help you achieve balance through collaborative efforts. I have discovered personalized solutions that work. Let's do it!
(443) 647-9128 x101 View (443) 647-9128 x101

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Black and African American Psychiatrists

As an African American, why might I wish to see a therapist who is African American?

African American clients may seek out African American therapists for several reasons, foremost being a sense of cultural understanding and the possibility of shared experiences. Cultural sensitivity and context on the part of the therapist may make it easier to form a therapeutic alliance and to focus on the work of therapy without the need to explain or educate a therapist on cultural matters. It may also be empowering to work with a therapist who shares one’s racial or ethnic background. It is important to note that a therapist who demonstrates cultural sensitivity can be highly effective even if they do not share a client’s background or race.

Can clients benefit from working with a therapist who shares their race or ethnicity?

Yes, having a therapist who shares a client’s race or ethnicity is often valuable, especially if it fosters a strong therapeutic alliance between the two. While training, qualifications, and experience are always important, a strong alliance between client and therapist is a major contributor to therapeutic effectiveness. An alliance is likely to be strengthened with a therapist who has an understanding of a client’s background and perhaps also shared life experiences. It should be noted that many clients form a strong bond with their therapist regardless of their race or ethnicity. This is a personal decision, and it depends on the therapist, the client, and the connection between the two.

How might I inquire about a therapist’s experience working with African American clients?

Clients can ask therapists directly about their experience working with clients of diverse backgrounds, including with African American individuals. You may wish to inquire whether a therapist has undertaken training in cultural competence broadly, and how specifically they would ensure that their approach is sensitive to the needs of African American clients. Therapy involves honesty and trust, so it’s best for clients to share concerns about their therapist’s cultural competence at the outset. And a good clinician who is nonetheless not the right fit for you is often happy to make referrals based on the concerns you articulate.

Why is it important for a therapist to be culturally sensitive?

It’s important for a therapist to be culturally sensitive because everyone comes to therapy with a unique background and set of experiences. Being aware of culture and cultural differences between people is important for understanding clients, as is coming to therapy with an open mind, recognizing that the therapist doesn’t necessarily understand everything and that the client can help guide the way.

Who is included in Psychology Today's directory of Black therapists?

The directory of Black therapists includes therapists who have self-identified their ethnicity in their profiles. Psychology Today uses this information to assist clients in finding a therapist who can provide a cultural match. However, not all therapists choose to disclose their ethnicity in their profile, and they may not appear in search results for this reason. In situations where the number of therapists who have identified as Black is limited, the directory will also show therapists who have undergone specific multicultural training or have extensive experience working with clients from relevant cultural backgrounds.