Louise D Hall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Offers online therapy
As a Multiracial, Black, Queer, Disabled Woman, I hold a strong relational and cultural lens in my practice. I view behaviors and trauma through the foundation of who you are; in relationship to one's self and others. Identity and culture impact how we walk through the world, and how we heal through it. I also hold a strong lens for tapping into your inner child, healing childhood wounds and pains. What unmet childhood need is blocking your healing? Let's explore and heal all of who you are, together!
(510) 851-9732
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As a Multiracial, Black, Queer, Disabled Woman, I hold a strong relational and cultural lens in my practice. I view behaviors and trauma through the foundation of who you are; in relationship to one's self and others. Identity and culture impact how we walk through the world, and how we heal through it. I also hold a strong lens for tapping into your inner child, healing childhood wounds and pains. What unmet childhood need is blocking your healing? Let's explore and heal all of who you are, together!
Bedford Palmer
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Offers online therapy
I work with a diverse clientele, and specialize in providing social justice oriented psychotherapy to Black people and other POC, as well as members of LGBTQIA+ communities. I provide culturally responsive therapy, which focuses on the strengths that you already have. I tend to use a cognitive-behavioral theoretical approach (CBT), while also paying attention to your environment and access to social support. I work with you to build a safe space where you can share your experiences without the fear of being judged, and where you can focus on becoming clear about what you want, and how you want to go about making that happen.
(510) 298-3362
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I work with a diverse clientele, and specialize in providing social justice oriented psychotherapy to Black people and other POC, as well as members of LGBTQIA+ communities. I provide culturally responsive therapy, which focuses on the strengths that you already have. I tend to use a cognitive-behavioral theoretical approach (CBT), while also paying attention to your environment and access to social support. I work with you to build a safe space where you can share your experiences without the fear of being judged, and where you can focus on becoming clear about what you want, and how you want to go about making that happen.
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Amber Nutter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Offers online therapy
I identify as a cisgender, heterosexual Black woman.
BIPOC and QTBIPOC and others on the margins are often unheard and actively silenced in a society that promotes white supremacy, heteronormativity and propagates the idea that only certain bodies and identities are valuable. I believe that we all deserve to be seen, to be heard and to be valued. Black women-identified people have a unique experience of oppression at the intersection of race and gender. We experience racism, sexism and misogynoir. Black women are often silenced, shut down, marginalized and told our feelings do not matter because we have to “be strong.”
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I identify as a cisgender, heterosexual Black woman.
BIPOC and QTBIPOC and others on the margins are often unheard and actively silenced in a society that promotes white supremacy, heteronormativity and propagates the idea that only certain bodies and identities are valuable. I believe that we all deserve to be seen, to be heard and to be valued. Black women-identified people have a unique experience of oppression at the intersection of race and gender. We experience racism, sexism and misogynoir. Black women are often silenced, shut down, marginalized and told our feelings do not matter because we have to “be strong.”
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Konjit V Page
Registered Psychological Assistant, PhD Verified
Offers online therapy
I am deeply committed to working with BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Persons of Color) and LGBTQIA+ populations.
Deciding to engage in therapy is an important step in one’s life and I am honored by the opportunity to join in this journey with you. My work with clients begins from a place of genuine curiosity and authenticity. As a relational-cultural narrative therapist I believe that the person is not the problem. The problem is the problem and we work together to develop and implement effective tools aimed to address the problem. People are also defined by stories. When these stories become problematic, people can become stuck. Together we will examine these stories and help you develop new and healthy stories for your life.
(415) 687-2329
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I am deeply committed to working with BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Persons of Color) and LGBTQIA+ populations.
Deciding to engage in therapy is an important step in one’s life and I am honored by the opportunity to join in this journey with you. My work with clients begins from a place of genuine curiosity and authenticity. As a relational-cultural narrative therapist I believe that the person is not the problem. The problem is the problem and we work together to develop and implement effective tools aimed to address the problem. People are also defined by stories. When these stories become problematic, people can become stuck. Together we will examine these stories and help you develop new and healthy stories for your life.
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Shirley Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT , MA, CYT Verified
Offers online therapy
I offer a background in anger in women, Black identity, codependency, intergenerational trauma, interracial relationships, multiracial identity, and sexuality and desire in women of color.
Carl Jung said, "I would rather be whole than good." Very often we put pressure on ourselves to "be" a certain way, so much that life can start to feel like acting versus living. This pressure tends to place stress on individuals and can often lead to anxiety, depression, and stress. I believe that therapy can be a tool to take off the masks we have learned to put on and begin to live from our whole self; finding freedom and our creativity. I believe that through compassion for all the parts of ourself we step closer to freedom.
(510) 944-1581
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I offer a background in anger in women, Black identity, codependency, intergenerational trauma, interracial relationships, multiracial identity, and sexuality and desire in women of color.
Carl Jung said, "I would rather be whole than good." Very often we put pressure on ourselves to "be" a certain way, so much that life can start to feel like acting versus living. This pressure tends to place stress on individuals and can often lead to anxiety, depression, and stress. I believe that therapy can be a tool to take off the masks we have learned to put on and begin to live from our whole self; finding freedom and our creativity. I believe that through compassion for all the parts of ourself we step closer to freedom.
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Naomi Burks, Encouraging Hope Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Offers online therapy
As a Black Female Culturally Diverse Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, I understand that no single approach is the right one for every individual regards of race, gender, and cultural background.
As the Lotus Flower I believe you have the potential within you to bloom from the muddiest of waters. My job is to simply assist you in finding the characteristics of purity, enlightenment, self-regeneration, and rebirth. Assisting you to firmly plant your roots of self-confidence, strength, empathy, and self-love, back into your life.
(628) 258-7796
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As a Black Female Culturally Diverse Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, I understand that no single approach is the right one for every individual regards of race, gender, and cultural background.
As the Lotus Flower I believe you have the potential within you to bloom from the muddiest of waters. My job is to simply assist you in finding the characteristics of purity, enlightenment, self-regeneration, and rebirth. Assisting you to firmly plant your roots of self-confidence, strength, empathy, and self-love, back into your life.
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Queens N' Therapy, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Not accepting new clients
Are you looking for a space where you can keep it real and get support with achieving your goals? Good, because I believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to create their best life. Building your happiness can be a challenging task as we are often faced with various societal stressors. As an African American woman, I am deeply aware of the societal stressors that hinder wellness. Without the proper support, obstacles in life can prevent you from being healthy and happy. My desire is to support Black Women from varied and diverse backgrounds with creating and or sustaining the life that they want for themselves.
(510) 399-1757
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Are you looking for a space where you can keep it real and get support with achieving your goals? Good, because I believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to create their best life. Building your happiness can be a challenging task as we are often faced with various societal stressors. As an African American woman, I am deeply aware of the societal stressors that hinder wellness. Without the proper support, obstacles in life can prevent you from being healthy and happy. My desire is to support Black Women from varied and diverse backgrounds with creating and or sustaining the life that they want for themselves.
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Shequita S Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Offers online therapy
We all have challenges in life, and it takes courage and support to make the changes you strive for. As a Black woman, who lives with limited vision, I have the experience of being vulnerable and making life changes with the support of others. As a result, I know that by working with support, you can have the full life that you so readily deserve. As a therapist, I am someone who will work with you to build healthier ways to manage your emotions, incorporate coping skills during times of challenge, and to learn acceptance and self-compassion. Resulting in the person you want to be.
(341) 222-3833
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Offers online therapy
We all have challenges in life, and it takes courage and support to make the changes you strive for. As a Black woman, who lives with limited vision, I have the experience of being vulnerable and making life changes with the support of others. As a result, I know that by working with support, you can have the full life that you so readily deserve. As a therapist, I am someone who will work with you to build healthier ways to manage your emotions, incorporate coping skills during times of challenge, and to learn acceptance and self-compassion. Resulting in the person you want to be.
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Paul T Guillory
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Offers online therapy
My work has focused on repairing relationship bonds. Please view my Website at www.paultgulloryphd.com for more details. I am Certified in Emotionally Focused Therapy both as a Trainer and Supervisor. This means I have successfully under taken rigorous advance training and been approved by the International Centre for Excellence in EFT. I am the author of: "Emotionally Focused Therapy with African American Couples: Love Heals. I am dedicated to helping couples address and resolve conflict, repair emotional injuries, and revitalize their bond. I also offer Masters level Training in Emotionally Focus Therapy.
(510) 878-4876
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My work has focused on repairing relationship bonds. Please view my Website at www.paultgulloryphd.com for more details. I am Certified in Emotionally Focused Therapy both as a Trainer and Supervisor. This means I have successfully under taken rigorous advance training and been approved by the International Centre for Excellence in EFT. I am the author of: "Emotionally Focused Therapy with African American Couples: Love Heals. I am dedicated to helping couples address and resolve conflict, repair emotional injuries, and revitalize their bond. I also offer Masters level Training in Emotionally Focus Therapy.
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Carmen Ada Gonzalez
Psychologist, EdD, IAAP Verified
Offers online therapy
I am a Black and Latina Psychologist and Psychoanalyst. I am interested in working with young people and adults who had suffer psychological stressors in your life and are looking to find ways to release tension and live in harmony with yourself and others. I use material from daily life and unconscious life to achieve balance in your life. Some of the unconscious techniques I use are: dream work, sand-play, active imagination and stories. Life is a precious treasure and we can find meaning and purpose in the depths of pain. I am willing to accompany you through your path.
(510) 330-4754
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I am a Black and Latina Psychologist and Psychoanalyst. I am interested in working with young people and adults who had suffer psychological stressors in your life and are looking to find ways to release tension and live in harmony with yourself and others. I use material from daily life and unconscious life to achieve balance in your life. Some of the unconscious techniques I use are: dream work, sand-play, active imagination and stories. Life is a precious treasure and we can find meaning and purpose in the depths of pain. I am willing to accompany you through your path.
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Nia Saunders
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Offers online therapy
*Please note, I'm not currently accepting new clients. Are you a BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Person of Color) who feels overwhelmed by the current racial and political climate? Are you struggling to feel good about yourself? Do you focus so much energy on caring for everyone else that your own needs get pushed aside? If you feel stuck repeating challenging patterns in your relationships, know that you are not alone. Let's work together to support you in becoming more balanced, self-confident, and intentional.
(510) 681-2358
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*Please note, I'm not currently accepting new clients. Are you a BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Person of Color) who feels overwhelmed by the current racial and political climate? Are you struggling to feel good about yourself? Do you focus so much energy on caring for everyone else that your own needs get pushed aside? If you feel stuck repeating challenging patterns in your relationships, know that you are not alone. Let's work together to support you in becoming more balanced, self-confident, and intentional.
Camara Meri Rajabari
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Offers online therapy
Ancestral psychotherapy supports Black, Indigenous, People of Color, LGBTQIA+ to reconnect with their power, reimagine their sense of self worth, restore their ability to trust in their own inner wisdom and resource their ancestral resiliency.
Do you experience a constant and unyielding inner critic that points out every mistake and every flaw you have. Do you often feel like an imposter—not good enough and unqualified? Like you, my clients are people at the top of their class, leaders in their career, recognized creators, yet they feel unaccomplished and undeserving. They describe many moments feeling panicked and alone in their feelings. Their anxiety causes them to overextend themselves to get validation from others. They experience cycles of burnout and depression. They put their own needs last—every time. They find it hard to say no and practice healthy boundaries.
(341) 766-0889
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Offers online therapy
Ancestral psychotherapy supports Black, Indigenous, People of Color, LGBTQIA+ to reconnect with their power, reimagine their sense of self worth, restore their ability to trust in their own inner wisdom and resource their ancestral resiliency.
Do you experience a constant and unyielding inner critic that points out every mistake and every flaw you have. Do you often feel like an imposter—not good enough and unqualified? Like you, my clients are people at the top of their class, leaders in their career, recognized creators, yet they feel unaccomplished and undeserving. They describe many moments feeling panicked and alone in their feelings. Their anxiety causes them to overextend themselves to get validation from others. They experience cycles of burnout and depression. They put their own needs last—every time. They find it hard to say no and practice healthy boundaries.
Angela Vincent Polk
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
As a Christian, middle-aged, African American woman, I bring my life experience of survival, trauma, and victory to the sessions with clients with compassion and honor for their own life experience while gently opening up space for self-reflection and healing.
I work with clients at my office in Berkeley near the Ashby Bart Station. I prefer to work with a client who will come to sessions even when it is challenging to do so and allow the therapy relationship to open up space for safe exploration of the realities of life, ways to cope with reality, and improve spiritual and mental strength. Therefore, my client would demonstrate commitment to the therapy relationship, whether it is for brief therapy or long-term work, by doing the work necessary to understand the self and make necessary life decisions in order to maximize the availability of life energy.
(510) 876-4753
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Waitlist for new clients
As a Christian, middle-aged, African American woman, I bring my life experience of survival, trauma, and victory to the sessions with clients with compassion and honor for their own life experience while gently opening up space for self-reflection and healing.
I work with clients at my office in Berkeley near the Ashby Bart Station. I prefer to work with a client who will come to sessions even when it is challenging to do so and allow the therapy relationship to open up space for safe exploration of the realities of life, ways to cope with reality, and improve spiritual and mental strength. Therefore, my client would demonstrate commitment to the therapy relationship, whether it is for brief therapy or long-term work, by doing the work necessary to understand the self and make necessary life decisions in order to maximize the availability of life energy.
Jacqueline Benson
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Offers online therapy
I’m excited to meet you! Therapy is a relationship. I believe in empowering my clients and helping them to take a collaborative role in their mental health care. Listening and getting to know you is crucial. I work with Black clients, LGBTQIA+ clients as well as clients from diverse backgrounds and use my training and understanding of human development to inform my therapeutic work and help my clients identify and understand their challenges so they can set meaningful goals. I work from an integrative perspective that incorporates diverse evidence based practices.
(562) 378-6987
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I’m excited to meet you! Therapy is a relationship. I believe in empowering my clients and helping them to take a collaborative role in their mental health care. Listening and getting to know you is crucial. I work with Black clients, LGBTQIA+ clients as well as clients from diverse backgrounds and use my training and understanding of human development to inform my therapeutic work and help my clients identify and understand their challenges so they can set meaningful goals. I work from an integrative perspective that incorporates diverse evidence based practices.
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Ahmed K Jibril
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Not accepting new clients
I am African American, a licensed clinical psychologist, born in Kenya, and raised in the Bay Area.
I am trained to listen deeply, assess the cause of symptoms, and assist in developing strategies to reduce suffering. I have experience helping people cope with depression, anxiety, trauma, chronic health issues, acculturation/adaptation issues, and couple/family relationship problems.
(510) 726-7186
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I am African American, a licensed clinical psychologist, born in Kenya, and raised in the Bay Area.
I am trained to listen deeply, assess the cause of symptoms, and assist in developing strategies to reduce suffering. I have experience helping people cope with depression, anxiety, trauma, chronic health issues, acculturation/adaptation issues, and couple/family relationship problems.
Angela Shaiman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Not accepting new clients
Before that, I earned my undergraduate degree in 2000 from Harvard University, majoring in African-American studies.
As a psychotherapist, I feel it’s an honor to be a witness and facilitator to client transformation, resilience, and growth. I believe my perceptiveness, compassion, and holding of a nonjudgmental space allow discovery and observation of patterns that may no longer be helpful. I see my work through a social justice perspective and understand oppression itself as a form of stress and trauma. As a mixed-race, multicultural woman, I honor experiences of being at different intersections of identity. I can relate to experiences of simultaneously belonging and not belonging in different spaces.
(510) 674-0948
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Before that, I earned my undergraduate degree in 2000 from Harvard University, majoring in African-American studies.
As a psychotherapist, I feel it’s an honor to be a witness and facilitator to client transformation, resilience, and growth. I believe my perceptiveness, compassion, and holding of a nonjudgmental space allow discovery and observation of patterns that may no longer be helpful. I see my work through a social justice perspective and understand oppression itself as a form of stress and trauma. As a mixed-race, multicultural woman, I honor experiences of being at different intersections of identity. I can relate to experiences of simultaneously belonging and not belonging in different spaces.
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Bree McDaniel
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Not accepting new clients
My approach is warm, collaborative, supportive, empathic, and is rooted in my lived experience as a Black Queer Woman.
The decision to embark on the path of healing and face oneself, is not an endeavor to be taken lightly, as it requires courage, vulnerability, and patience with oneself. With that said, intentionally delving into a healing process can be a powerful and liberating experience -- an amazing journey, filled with new discoveries about oneself. In my practice I help my clients shed light on their unconscious process, gain more awareness about themselves, including what motivates them, and better understand how they relate to others in their lives. I also support my clients in finding healthier ways of relating and coping.
(415) 340-6209
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My approach is warm, collaborative, supportive, empathic, and is rooted in my lived experience as a Black Queer Woman.
The decision to embark on the path of healing and face oneself, is not an endeavor to be taken lightly, as it requires courage, vulnerability, and patience with oneself. With that said, intentionally delving into a healing process can be a powerful and liberating experience -- an amazing journey, filled with new discoveries about oneself. In my practice I help my clients shed light on their unconscious process, gain more awareness about themselves, including what motivates them, and better understand how they relate to others in their lives. I also support my clients in finding healthier ways of relating and coping.
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Denise L Jones-Kazan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Not accepting new clients
Book Chapter- Case Study EFT Pursuer Softening– Emotionally Focused Therapy with African American Couples: Love Heals (Routledge).
I have been a therapist for 30 years. I provided psychotherapeutic services to adolescents, couples and families in a variety of clinical settings.For the past 18 years I was the lead clinician in an Intensive Day Treatment High School Program for adolescents in Special Education. Prior to that, I worked in a Women's Substance Abuse Agency.I am now in private practice and look forward to an opportunity to work with Adolescents, Adults, Couples and families where I can utilize my clinical expertise and work experience to help individuals achieve their goals.
(510) 379-7971
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Book Chapter- Case Study EFT Pursuer Softening– Emotionally Focused Therapy with African American Couples: Love Heals (Routledge).
I have been a therapist for 30 years. I provided psychotherapeutic services to adolescents, couples and families in a variety of clinical settings.For the past 18 years I was the lead clinician in an Intensive Day Treatment High School Program for adolescents in Special Education. Prior to that, I worked in a Women's Substance Abuse Agency.I am now in private practice and look forward to an opportunity to work with Adolescents, Adults, Couples and families where I can utilize my clinical expertise and work experience to help individuals achieve their goals.
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Alan G Vaughan
Psychologist, PhD, JD Verified
Offers online therapy
I teach courses in psychopathology, ethics & laws in psychotherapy, African American cultural history & psychology.
Life is full of challenges that generate varied degrees of stress, anxiety and depression, even substance abuse. Challenges may include: Personal and family relationships, finances, career, illness and loss of creative engagement with your self and the world. Psychotherapy can offer time and a special place for self discovery, reflection, revitalization, resilience, insight, empowerment and access to your creativity; creative expression and creative living. Our lives can be what we imagine and want them to be. We can develop our active imagination to envision a life of purpose, meaning and the joy we are meant to have.
(510) 880-3857
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I teach courses in psychopathology, ethics & laws in psychotherapy, African American cultural history & psychology.
Life is full of challenges that generate varied degrees of stress, anxiety and depression, even substance abuse. Challenges may include: Personal and family relationships, finances, career, illness and loss of creative engagement with your self and the world. Psychotherapy can offer time and a special place for self discovery, reflection, revitalization, resilience, insight, empowerment and access to your creativity; creative expression and creative living. Our lives can be what we imagine and want them to be. We can develop our active imagination to envision a life of purpose, meaning and the joy we are meant to have.
Taisha L. Caldwell-Harvey
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Offers online therapy
If you are experiencing feelings of sadness or depression, feeling overwhelmed with stress or anxiety, struggling with past trauma, feeling challenged by romantic relationships, having a hard time processing grief, if you are unsure of your purpose in life, confused about the next step in your career, or simply feeling like something is holding you back from reaching your full potential, I'd love to talk with you. I'm Dr. Tai, the founder of The Black Girl Doctor, a completely virtual therapy practice specializing in the mental health of professional Black women.
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If you are experiencing feelings of sadness or depression, feeling overwhelmed with stress or anxiety, struggling with past trauma, feeling challenged by romantic relationships, having a hard time processing grief, if you are unsure of your purpose in life, confused about the next step in your career, or simply feeling like something is holding you back from reaching your full potential, I'd love to talk with you. I'm Dr. Tai, the founder of The Black Girl Doctor, a completely virtual therapy practice specializing in the mental health of professional Black women.

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Black and African American Therapists
If you're looking for African American therapy in Alameda County or for an Alameda County African American therapist these professionals provide therapy, psychotherapy and counseling that's sensitive to African American cultural issues. They include African American therapists, African American psychologists, African American marriage counselors and African American counselors. Sometimes we refer to them as black therapists in Alameda County or Alameda County black psychologists, black marriage counselors or black counselors in Alameda County. They provide African American counseling in Alameda County or black counseling in Alameda County and are sensitive to black couples and black marriages in Alameda County.

Note: This term is sometimes spelled as 'African-American'.