MOCHA Therapy, Inc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
San Diego, CA 92127
Offers online therapy
We are a group of black female therapists who promote mindfulness & healing in BIPOC communities.
As MOCHA Therapists, our vision is to end stigma in BIPOC communities regarding seeking mental health services, by increasing awareness. It is a courageous choice to seek therapy and we want to make therapy a meaningful, healing experience.
(619) 330-1202
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San Diego, CA 92127
Offers online therapy
We are a group of black female therapists who promote mindfulness & healing in BIPOC communities.
As MOCHA Therapists, our vision is to end stigma in BIPOC communities regarding seeking mental health services, by increasing awareness. It is a courageous choice to seek therapy and we want to make therapy a meaningful, healing experience.
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Monica Sanders
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
Offers online therapy
I find great joy in working with many from diverse backgrounds: Communities of color (specifically African American/Black folks), and LGBTQIA+.
Searching for a space where you can just be you? Sometimes life can present challenges that make it hard for us to simply exist as who we are. As your therapist, I will provide a space that is both comforting and non-judgemental. Here we can work together to help you explore unique aspects of yourself that can help you address hardship, live as the fullest version of yourself and a life that feels satisfying for you. My approach to therapy is client-centered, compassionate, collaborative, curious and rooted in the idea that you have the capacity to re-story and improve the reality of your life.
(619) 333-7014
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San Diego, CA 92108
Offers online therapy
I find great joy in working with many from diverse backgrounds: Communities of color (specifically African American/Black folks), and LGBTQIA+.
Searching for a space where you can just be you? Sometimes life can present challenges that make it hard for us to simply exist as who we are. As your therapist, I will provide a space that is both comforting and non-judgemental. Here we can work together to help you explore unique aspects of yourself that can help you address hardship, live as the fullest version of yourself and a life that feels satisfying for you. My approach to therapy is client-centered, compassionate, collaborative, curious and rooted in the idea that you have the capacity to re-story and improve the reality of your life.
Taisha L. Caldwell-Harvey
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92116
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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Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92116
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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Alena Y. N. Gittens
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92104
Offers online therapy
As a Black, queer, immigrant clinical psychologist I have a deep understanding and appreciation for those who struggle to survive.
Sometimes in life we get overwhelmed, feel stuck, and hopeless. Sometimes it can feel as though things keep piling up against us and it can be hard to feel complete. Some people may experience this emotionally, others more physically. Different things trigger these responses in us and make it hard for us to thrive. Whether it is the pandemic, trauma, depression, anxiety, family or relational conflict, self-esteem issues, racial injustice, or grief, having an outlet to make space for this discomfort can help alleviate the pain and move you towards a place of healing.
(650) 337-3783
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Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92104
Offers online therapy
As a Black, queer, immigrant clinical psychologist I have a deep understanding and appreciation for those who struggle to survive.
Sometimes in life we get overwhelmed, feel stuck, and hopeless. Sometimes it can feel as though things keep piling up against us and it can be hard to feel complete. Some people may experience this emotionally, others more physically. Different things trigger these responses in us and make it hard for us to thrive. Whether it is the pandemic, trauma, depression, anxiety, family or relational conflict, self-esteem issues, racial injustice, or grief, having an outlet to make space for this discomfort can help alleviate the pain and move you towards a place of healing.
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Juwell McDougall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
San Diego, CA 92101
Not accepting new clients
As a black woman, military veteran, military spouse, healing warrior and advocate, and Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I am here to promote healing of the individual. I am here to create pathways for those that feel healing is inaccessible or unattainable. I recognize that we all have a story, a lens for which we view the world. As we rediscover ourselves, we learn that at anytime we can challenge and change our narratives. I am warm, light, and present and when appropriate, I softly encourage processing and unpacking. I am client-centered, adapting to specific client needs that are therapeutically fitting.
(619) 292-0716
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San Diego, CA 92101
Not accepting new clients
As a black woman, military veteran, military spouse, healing warrior and advocate, and Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I am here to promote healing of the individual. I am here to create pathways for those that feel healing is inaccessible or unattainable. I recognize that we all have a story, a lens for which we view the world. As we rediscover ourselves, we learn that at anytime we can challenge and change our narratives. I am warm, light, and present and when appropriate, I softly encourage processing and unpacking. I am client-centered, adapting to specific client needs that are therapeutically fitting.
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Pamuela Halliwell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
San Diego, CA 92103
Not accepting new clients
Due to this, I have my own personal experiences as transgender, as a member of the LGBT community, and as an African American navigating in a heteronormative society.
I think we all can have a time in our lives where we reach a problem or a series of problems and are faced with the question of "how do I get through this?" or "what should I do?" Regardless of what brought you to that crossroad, therapy is a useful means to help you figure out what to do next. Your time is important and your life is meant to be full of happiness. We all are transitioning from something and have to make the choice about what is best for us. Live your life and enjoy it.
(619) 389-3124
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San Diego, CA 92103
Not accepting new clients
Due to this, I have my own personal experiences as transgender, as a member of the LGBT community, and as an African American navigating in a heteronormative society.
I think we all can have a time in our lives where we reach a problem or a series of problems and are faced with the question of "how do I get through this?" or "what should I do?" Regardless of what brought you to that crossroad, therapy is a useful means to help you figure out what to do next. Your time is important and your life is meant to be full of happiness. We all are transitioning from something and have to make the choice about what is best for us. Live your life and enjoy it.
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Candea Mosley
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT Verified
San Diego, CA 92119
Offers online therapy
Are you experiencing feeling stressed, alone, or just confused? Are you unsure about how you even got to this place? Are you feeling uncertain about the way the world around you is going? Would you like a secure and confidential way to work out what is going on in your world? Welcome! I am an African-American, cis-gender, woman, mother, and former military spouse from a multicultural household. I have witnessed the stressors that outside issues have on families, couples, and individuals. My approach to therapy is Collaborative, Client-Centered, and Narrative.
(833) 469-0669
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San Diego, CA 92119
Offers online therapy
Are you experiencing feeling stressed, alone, or just confused? Are you unsure about how you even got to this place? Are you feeling uncertain about the way the world around you is going? Would you like a secure and confidential way to work out what is going on in your world? Welcome! I am an African-American, cis-gender, woman, mother, and former military spouse from a multicultural household. I have witnessed the stressors that outside issues have on families, couples, and individuals. My approach to therapy is Collaborative, Client-Centered, and Narrative.
Myra S Hollis
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT Verified
San Diego, CA 92115
I have a background in community advocacy, including supporting the mental health of black and brown communities with a focus on teen womxn.
I am a firm believer that clients are the authors of their lives and believe in working parallel to them to provides support in helping them navigate their healing journey. My focus as a therapist is always to provide a space where clients feel safe, not judged. seen, heard and understood. I am straightforward and also comforting. I know that we are all on unique paths in life and I work to honor that.
(213) 463-5903
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San Diego, CA 92115
I have a background in community advocacy, including supporting the mental health of black and brown communities with a focus on teen womxn.
I am a firm believer that clients are the authors of their lives and believe in working parallel to them to provides support in helping them navigate their healing journey. My focus as a therapist is always to provide a space where clients feel safe, not judged. seen, heard and understood. I am straightforward and also comforting. I know that we are all on unique paths in life and I work to honor that.
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Alexandria Tillard-Gates
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
San Diego, CA 92110
Offers online therapy
Are you struggling to manage how the pandemic and Black Lives Matter movement are impacting your daily functioning? Are you seeking emotional and physical healing? Are you seeking to improve your self-esteem or relationships? Are you dealing with a life transition or a family conflict? Do you have an adolescent who is struggling with making smart decisions, feeling depressed, or having difficulties interacting with peers? Together we can work through these concerns and more.
(213) 516-8692
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San Diego, CA 92110
Offers online therapy
Are you struggling to manage how the pandemic and Black Lives Matter movement are impacting your daily functioning? Are you seeking emotional and physical healing? Are you seeking to improve your self-esteem or relationships? Are you dealing with a life transition or a family conflict? Do you have an adolescent who is struggling with making smart decisions, feeling depressed, or having difficulties interacting with peers? Together we can work through these concerns and more.
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Trish Eileen Vernazza
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR-BC Verified
Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92124
Offers online therapy
I am an Art Therapist Ambassador, California Marriage Family Therapy Association Media Representation and member of North County African American Women's association.
Trish Vernazza, M.A. is an experienced, caring professional who can assist you in achieving a fully integrated life by focusing on your strengths and potential. Achieving a healthy and positive balance in our lives is the key to understanding our own mental, emotional, spiritual, physical health along with personal relationships. My goal is to provide a safe, supportive, confidential environment while assisting you to experience, identify and understand the personal barriers which are getting in your way. Working with many clients of many ethnic and culture backgrounds and alternative lifestyles I provide a environment that helps develop personal insight.
(760) 684-8302
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Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92124
Offers online therapy
I am an Art Therapist Ambassador, California Marriage Family Therapy Association Media Representation and member of North County African American Women's association.
Trish Vernazza, M.A. is an experienced, caring professional who can assist you in achieving a fully integrated life by focusing on your strengths and potential. Achieving a healthy and positive balance in our lives is the key to understanding our own mental, emotional, spiritual, physical health along with personal relationships. My goal is to provide a safe, supportive, confidential environment while assisting you to experience, identify and understand the personal barriers which are getting in your way. Working with many clients of many ethnic and culture backgrounds and alternative lifestyles I provide a environment that helps develop personal insight.
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William Mitchell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
Not accepting new clients
As an African-American Male and former collegiate athlete I have a passion for working with young men particularly those of color dealing with emerging adult issues.
Are you living the life you dreamed of or are you stuck living a life without dreams? Are you tired of the pain and stress associated with living a life that does not meet your expectations? Has your current relationship got you going around in circles? These are just a few of the issues my clients and I are processing. It is my pleasure to come alongside you to aid in your process of healing. I am committed to helping you lead a more fulfilling and meaningful life through co-creating an environment you feel is safe, secure, productive and promotes healing.
(619) 345-5840
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San Diego, CA 92108
Not accepting new clients
As an African-American Male and former collegiate athlete I have a passion for working with young men particularly those of color dealing with emerging adult issues.
Are you living the life you dreamed of or are you stuck living a life without dreams? Are you tired of the pain and stress associated with living a life that does not meet your expectations? Has your current relationship got you going around in circles? These are just a few of the issues my clients and I are processing. It is my pleasure to come alongside you to aid in your process of healing. I am committed to helping you lead a more fulfilling and meaningful life through co-creating an environment you feel is safe, secure, productive and promotes healing.
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Tessa Friedeborn
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW Verified
San Diego, CA 92105
Not accepting new clients
Your body is telling you something, are you listening? As the saying goes in regard to trauma, "the body keeps the score." My role is to provide you with the tools and guidance you need in order to process the pain you are feeling within your body, in order to have peace and clarity within your mind. As a black therapist, I also focus extensively on racial trauma and the impacts racial trauma has on black communities. As an adopted therapist, I also enjoy working with transracially adopted children, as well as their families, on issues surrounding adoption trauma, attachment disorders, self-esteem and self-acceptance.
(619) 330-0968
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San Diego, CA 92105
Not accepting new clients
Your body is telling you something, are you listening? As the saying goes in regard to trauma, "the body keeps the score." My role is to provide you with the tools and guidance you need in order to process the pain you are feeling within your body, in order to have peace and clarity within your mind. As a black therapist, I also focus extensively on racial trauma and the impacts racial trauma has on black communities. As an adopted therapist, I also enjoy working with transracially adopted children, as well as their families, on issues surrounding adoption trauma, attachment disorders, self-esteem and self-acceptance.
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Walanda Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
San Diego, CA 92124
Offers online therapy
If you are someone who has difficulty moving through your fears, unhealed traumas, insecurities, imposter syndrome, or are struggling to identify your voice and assert your boundaries, you are not alone! You are a part of millions of others who want to to understand what has been blocking them, quiet their fears, and build faith in self in order to walk toward living their "best" life! You also deserve to be well, unlimited in your mind, quiet in your soul, healthily connected with others, and FREE!
(833) 547-0522
Verified
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San Diego, CA 92124
Offers online therapy
If you are someone who has difficulty moving through your fears, unhealed traumas, insecurities, imposter syndrome, or are struggling to identify your voice and assert your boundaries, you are not alone! You are a part of millions of others who want to to understand what has been blocking them, quiet their fears, and build faith in self in order to walk toward living their "best" life! You also deserve to be well, unlimited in your mind, quiet in your soul, healthily connected with others, and FREE!
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Selam Gebrekristos
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS Verified
San Diego, CA 92115
Offers online therapy
I believe that we all need someone to talk with who really listen and accept us as we are, without judgement. I provide my clients with that warm, nonjudgmental environment—a safe place to explore the issues that may be preventing you from living the life you want. I have had the opportunity to work with clients from all parts of the world, from different cultures and with diverse ideas about parenting, marriage, love, sexuality, gender identity and spirituality. I pride myself on being straightforward and honest and aspire to help connect individuals with their preferred self.
(858) 285-4484
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San Diego, CA 92115
Offers online therapy
I believe that we all need someone to talk with who really listen and accept us as we are, without judgement. I provide my clients with that warm, nonjudgmental environment—a safe place to explore the issues that may be preventing you from living the life you want. I have had the opportunity to work with clients from all parts of the world, from different cultures and with diverse ideas about parenting, marriage, love, sexuality, gender identity and spirituality. I pride myself on being straightforward and honest and aspire to help connect individuals with their preferred self.
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Courage over Comfort Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
San Diego, CA 92105
Offers online therapy
***NEW CLIENT OPENINGS, NO WAIT LIST! We are a team of culturally affirming therapists who have come together through shared common values, life philosophies, and the need to create an alternative and creative approach to therapy. Our values and philosophies were born and defined from our work in the following settings: home-based and community-based treatment, community outreach, advocacy, mentorship, teaching at community college and university settings. Our aim at Courage Over Comfort Counseling is to empower our clients to step outside of their comfort zone and into their true greatness, and this… takes courage.
(626) 469-7146
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San Diego, CA 92105
Offers online therapy
***NEW CLIENT OPENINGS, NO WAIT LIST! We are a team of culturally affirming therapists who have come together through shared common values, life philosophies, and the need to create an alternative and creative approach to therapy. Our values and philosophies were born and defined from our work in the following settings: home-based and community-based treatment, community outreach, advocacy, mentorship, teaching at community college and university settings. Our aim at Courage Over Comfort Counseling is to empower our clients to step outside of their comfort zone and into their true greatness, and this… takes courage.
Teri Dunbar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
San Diego, CA 92115
Offers online therapy
Are you tired of having your past experience or past traumas interfere with your ability to have the life you want? Interfere with your ability to have the relationships you want? I specialize in helping children, adolescents, and adults that have experienced trauma and are having an especially hard time coping and experiencing symptoms of depression and anxiety. I especially enjoy working with parents. Parenting can be hard, and its even harder when you're a parent that has experienced abuse in your childhood that you haven't yet addressed.
(619) 598-0878
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San Diego, CA 92115
Offers online therapy
Are you tired of having your past experience or past traumas interfere with your ability to have the life you want? Interfere with your ability to have the relationships you want? I specialize in helping children, adolescents, and adults that have experienced trauma and are having an especially hard time coping and experiencing symptoms of depression and anxiety. I especially enjoy working with parents. Parenting can be hard, and its even harder when you're a parent that has experienced abuse in your childhood that you haven't yet addressed.
Jamila Mahfudh
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
San Diego, CA 92103
Offers online therapy
As a parent or caregiver, you've noticed a change where your tween, adolescent or teen just isn't the way they used to be. Their smile is gone and they're more to themselves, stressed, unmotivated, anxious, sad, or angry and you know something has to change. You know they often feel misunderstood, are quiet, sensitive, don't easily trust adults, or have seen so many therapists they couldn't make progress with and you're not sure they will open up. You need someone to connect with your teen, join their world, and support them in regaining happiness and stability to meet their goal of having a happy, hopeful and successful life.
(619) 279-5750
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San Diego, CA 92103
Offers online therapy
As a parent or caregiver, you've noticed a change where your tween, adolescent or teen just isn't the way they used to be. Their smile is gone and they're more to themselves, stressed, unmotivated, anxious, sad, or angry and you know something has to change. You know they often feel misunderstood, are quiet, sensitive, don't easily trust adults, or have seen so many therapists they couldn't make progress with and you're not sure they will open up. You need someone to connect with your teen, join their world, and support them in regaining happiness and stability to meet their goal of having a happy, hopeful and successful life.
Roger Peter Douglas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
San Diego, CA 92117
Offers online therapy
My name is Roger Douglas, MS, LMFT # 124878. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist I offer mental health services to Individuals, Couples, Families, and Groups using evidence-based practices. The theoretical approach I utilize will depend on your presenting problems. Some of these approaches are, Cognitive Theories, Post Modern Theories, Psychodynamic Theories, Client Centered Theories, Systems.
(760) 254-8137
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San Diego, CA 92117
Offers online therapy
My name is Roger Douglas, MS, LMFT # 124878. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist I offer mental health services to Individuals, Couples, Families, and Groups using evidence-based practices. The theoretical approach I utilize will depend on your presenting problems. Some of these approaches are, Cognitive Theories, Post Modern Theories, Psychodynamic Theories, Client Centered Theories, Systems.
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Chantal Marie Wilson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CCTP Verified
San Diego, CA 92101
Offers online therapy
Taking a step towards healing shows your inner strength at play. I approach therapy with this idea in mind. Each person has their own personal strengths that they bring with them. I believe my role as a therapist is to not only hold space for the difficult times, but to bring to light my client's inner strengths that will assist them in taking steps towards building a life worth living. Goals for therapy are based on what you are looking to work towards. The therapy hour is not about me and my agenda, but rather you, and your needs, wants, and overall goals. Congratulations on taking the first step towards healing and growth.
(619) 345-6954
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San Diego, CA 92101
Offers online therapy
Taking a step towards healing shows your inner strength at play. I approach therapy with this idea in mind. Each person has their own personal strengths that they bring with them. I believe my role as a therapist is to not only hold space for the difficult times, but to bring to light my client's inner strengths that will assist them in taking steps towards building a life worth living. Goals for therapy are based on what you are looking to work towards. The therapy hour is not about me and my agenda, but rather you, and your needs, wants, and overall goals. Congratulations on taking the first step towards healing and growth.
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Kimberly Nenemay
Psychologist, PsyD
San Diego, CA 92106
Offers online therapy
As a psychologist, I believe that establishing a good working relationship with my client is first and foremost. I will support and challenge you to address your concerns, such as relationship difficulties, work-life balance struggles, or chronic anxiety or depression. In order to facilitate a meaningful change, I utilize a holistic/integrated approach when working with my clients. Meaning, I believe that change happens not only when your mind is the focus of treatment and change, but also the body. Therefore, I offer the option of sessions that focuses on the mind-body connection or traditional talk therapy.
(347) 657-3242
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San Diego, CA 92106
Offers online therapy
As a psychologist, I believe that establishing a good working relationship with my client is first and foremost. I will support and challenge you to address your concerns, such as relationship difficulties, work-life balance struggles, or chronic anxiety or depression. In order to facilitate a meaningful change, I utilize a holistic/integrated approach when working with my clients. Meaning, I believe that change happens not only when your mind is the focus of treatment and change, but also the body. Therefore, I offer the option of sessions that focuses on the mind-body connection or traditional talk therapy.

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Black and African American Therapists
If you're looking for African American therapy in San Diego or for a San Diego 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 San Diego or San Diego black psychologists, black marriage counselors or black counselors in San Diego. They provide African American counseling in San Diego or black counseling in San Diego and are sensitive to black couples and black marriages in San Diego.

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