Shades of Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Chicago, IL 60603
Offers online therapy
Shades of Therapy was created to promote the mental health of people of color.​ We believe that BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) face unique challenges that can sometimes be overwhelming. However, we also know without a doubt that this community possess a strength that is unmatched. Here at Shades of Therapy, our goal is to support the well-being of BIPOC by harnessing the inherent strengths and resources our clients possess and guide them toward achieving their goals. Invite us along your journey and we will work together as partners in your success.
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Chicago, IL 60603
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Shades of Therapy was created to promote the mental health of people of color.​ We believe that BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) face unique challenges that can sometimes be overwhelming. However, we also know without a doubt that this community possess a strength that is unmatched. Here at Shades of Therapy, our goal is to support the well-being of BIPOC by harnessing the inherent strengths and resources our clients possess and guide them toward achieving their goals. Invite us along your journey and we will work together as partners in your success.
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Shelly Quiles
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Chicago, IL 60637
Offers online therapy
I am a caring and compassionate therapist with experience working with Black and Brown youth, young adults, middle aged adults and seniors. I am passionate about social justice and work to continue building my own cultural responsiveness. I consider my practice trauma informed in order to elevate the growth, resiliency, and healing of my clients. I treat clients who are seeking to manage their suffering, and may struggle with depression, anxiety, stress management, searching for identity and meaning, relationship issues, low self-concept, sexual/physical and emotional abuse, neglect, traumatic events and racial stress/trauma.
(872) 204-0145
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Chicago, IL 60637
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I am a caring and compassionate therapist with experience working with Black and Brown youth, young adults, middle aged adults and seniors. I am passionate about social justice and work to continue building my own cultural responsiveness. I consider my practice trauma informed in order to elevate the growth, resiliency, and healing of my clients. I treat clients who are seeking to manage their suffering, and may struggle with depression, anxiety, stress management, searching for identity and meaning, relationship issues, low self-concept, sexual/physical and emotional abuse, neglect, traumatic events and racial stress/trauma.
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Kojo Ngoro Psychotherapy, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Chicago, IL 60615
Offers online therapy
I am a Black, male-identified therapist with a trauma-informed lens.
You are not broken or in need of repair. The fact that you have arrived in this space, in the midst of a year-long pandemic, social injustice and unrest, and day-to-day living, is a testament to your resilience. Whether you would like to become more proactive with your mental health or learn coping skills and techniques for managing stress and anxiety, we can work together to accomplish your goals.
(872) 204-1641
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Chicago, IL 60615
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I am a Black, male-identified therapist with a trauma-informed lens.
You are not broken or in need of repair. The fact that you have arrived in this space, in the midst of a year-long pandemic, social injustice and unrest, and day-to-day living, is a testament to your resilience. Whether you would like to become more proactive with your mental health or learn coping skills and techniques for managing stress and anxiety, we can work together to accomplish your goals.
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Bruner & Gleason Therapeutic Services
Counselor, LCPC Verified
Chicago, IL 60615
Offers online therapy
Black Lives Matter.
Our work combines years of professional training, a diverse set of work experiences, and multiple clinical interests with a philosophy of supporting clients through the power of the therapeutic relationship. We don't believe in a "one size fits all" approach to therapy. Instead, We cherish the identity of each unique individual and believe in collaborating with clients to find the approach that best suits their needs. At Bruner & Gleason Therapeutic Services you will find a confidential space to be heard, supported, and to find change within yourself.
(773) 918-2122
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Chicago, IL 60615
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Black Lives Matter.
Our work combines years of professional training, a diverse set of work experiences, and multiple clinical interests with a philosophy of supporting clients through the power of the therapeutic relationship. We don't believe in a "one size fits all" approach to therapy. Instead, We cherish the identity of each unique individual and believe in collaborating with clients to find the approach that best suits their needs. At Bruner & Gleason Therapeutic Services you will find a confidential space to be heard, supported, and to find change within yourself.
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Amber McKinley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Chicago, IL 60622
Offers online therapy
I am a Black masculine-identified woman & my therapeutic focus will always include affirmative/celebratory expressions of all identities.
Welcome! My name is Amber McKinley. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker & Founder of Loving You, LLC. My professional work is centered around young adults & how traumatic life experiences may impact their development and daily life functioning.
(773) 232-4708
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Chicago, IL 60622
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I am a Black masculine-identified woman & my therapeutic focus will always include affirmative/celebratory expressions of all identities.
Welcome! My name is Amber McKinley. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker & Founder of Loving You, LLC. My professional work is centered around young adults & how traumatic life experiences may impact their development and daily life functioning.
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Brittani M. Kindle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW Verified
Chicago, IL 60653
Offers online therapy
If you’re wondering if this is the right place for you to receive therapy, here are some of my specialties: Black mental health and wellness, Identity issues (including sexual and gender identity/ethnic & racial identities), Trauma, Mood disorders (Depression), Anxiety disorders, Relationship struggles, grief/loss, life transitions, work and academic stress.
This is a space created for people who don’t quite know what “better” looks like, they just know they need it. Let’s work together to uncover yours. I’m already proud of you for challenging the voices in you and around you that have worked against you for quite some time. Now’s the time for your voice to be the loudest one in the room. I just hope you say something kind and gentle because that’s what you deserve to hear. If you can’t do that just yet, that’s okay too. That’s what I’m here for.
(312) 535-7544
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Chicago, IL 60653
Offers online therapy
If you’re wondering if this is the right place for you to receive therapy, here are some of my specialties: Black mental health and wellness, Identity issues (including sexual and gender identity/ethnic & racial identities), Trauma, Mood disorders (Depression), Anxiety disorders, Relationship struggles, grief/loss, life transitions, work and academic stress.
This is a space created for people who don’t quite know what “better” looks like, they just know they need it. Let’s work together to uncover yours. I’m already proud of you for challenging the voices in you and around you that have worked against you for quite some time. Now’s the time for your voice to be the loudest one in the room. I just hope you say something kind and gentle because that’s what you deserve to hear. If you can’t do that just yet, that’s okay too. That’s what I’m here for.
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Erin Braden
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC Verified
Chicago, IL 60613
Offers online therapy
I have experience working with children, young adults, trauma, depression, anxiety, those identifying as LGBTQ+ and black racial identity development.
Now Accepting New Clients! My goal is to build a safe and supportive space for growth. I believe that all coping strategies serve a purpose and I strive to help clients understand and grow their own ability to reduce and tolerate distress. I am a very open-minded practitioner and integrate a range of theories into my practice and tailor my approach to each client.
(872) 713-6560
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Chicago, IL 60613
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I have experience working with children, young adults, trauma, depression, anxiety, those identifying as LGBTQ+ and black racial identity development.
Now Accepting New Clients! My goal is to build a safe and supportive space for growth. I believe that all coping strategies serve a purpose and I strive to help clients understand and grow their own ability to reduce and tolerate distress. I am a very open-minded practitioner and integrate a range of theories into my practice and tailor my approach to each client.
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Latania Franklin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Chicago, IL 60649
Offers online therapy
The Self Inside is a safe space for black women to come and be themselves. In many spaces in the world, black women may feel like they need to need act or behave in a certain way to be accepted or successful. Within The Self Inside, the only requirement is to be yourself. The Self Inside believes that in order to understand current behavior and responses to self and others, the past needs to be processed and released. Here at the Self Inside, through individual therapy, support groups, and workshops, you can explore your past and see how it is affecting the way you are showing up in your life. We are here to get you back to YOU!
(773) 362-2988
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Chicago, IL 60649
Offers online therapy
The Self Inside is a safe space for black women to come and be themselves. In many spaces in the world, black women may feel like they need to need act or behave in a certain way to be accepted or successful. Within The Self Inside, the only requirement is to be yourself. The Self Inside believes that in order to understand current behavior and responses to self and others, the past needs to be processed and released. Here at the Self Inside, through individual therapy, support groups, and workshops, you can explore your past and see how it is affecting the way you are showing up in your life. We are here to get you back to YOU!
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DeKhari J L Dixon
MA Verified
Chicago, IL 60647
Offers online therapy
It is my honor to walk with you during this pivotal time in your journey. I work directly with individuals who are ready to get unstuck and work toward living their best life. As a 2Spirited, Black man of trans experience, I understand the multiple layers of oppression and the intersection of multicultural and spiritual backgrounds. It is my intention that you have a safe space to celebrate yourself and your own unique journey. I am intentional about supporting you as we create a pathway to a greater awareness of self. Join me in the journey towards deconstructing thought patterns that no longer serve you. Your best life awaits!
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Chicago, IL 60647
Offers online therapy
It is my honor to walk with you during this pivotal time in your journey. I work directly with individuals who are ready to get unstuck and work toward living their best life. As a 2Spirited, Black man of trans experience, I understand the multiple layers of oppression and the intersection of multicultural and spiritual backgrounds. It is my intention that you have a safe space to celebrate yourself and your own unique journey. I am intentional about supporting you as we create a pathway to a greater awareness of self. Join me in the journey towards deconstructing thought patterns that no longer serve you. Your best life awaits!
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Bryan Haggard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Chicago, IL 60605
Offers online therapy
I am a black male who understands the importance for all identities to be affirmed and celebrated.
I am a Chicago native eager to help others create change in their lives. I am compassionate, creative and believe in the power of change. I combine mindfulness and spirituality into my work. I specialize in treating anxiety, mood disorders, life transitions, race trauma, LGBT issues and more. I use a holistic approach.
(312) 487-4322
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Chicago, IL 60605
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I am a black male who understands the importance for all identities to be affirmed and celebrated.
I am a Chicago native eager to help others create change in their lives. I am compassionate, creative and believe in the power of change. I combine mindfulness and spirituality into my work. I specialize in treating anxiety, mood disorders, life transitions, race trauma, LGBT issues and more. I use a holistic approach.
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Gwen Jones-Robinson
MSW, QMHP Verified
Chicago, IL 60615
Offers online therapy
Hey ya'll, My name is Gwen Jones-Robinson (she/her). I am very excited that you have taken the first step in taking charge of your mental wellness. I am here to help guide and provide you with affirming care. I am extremely passionate about the wellness and wellbeing of underserved communities, specifically African-American and Black identified folx. There is too much stigma in the Black community surrounding mental health and therapy. How many times have you been told, “just pray about it?” My goal is to provide a safe environment for clients to heal and to de-stigmatize mental health in the African-American community.
(872) 206-9339
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Chicago, IL 60615
Offers online therapy
Hey ya'll, My name is Gwen Jones-Robinson (she/her). I am very excited that you have taken the first step in taking charge of your mental wellness. I am here to help guide and provide you with affirming care. I am extremely passionate about the wellness and wellbeing of underserved communities, specifically African-American and Black identified folx. There is too much stigma in the Black community surrounding mental health and therapy. How many times have you been told, “just pray about it?” My goal is to provide a safe environment for clients to heal and to de-stigmatize mental health in the African-American community.
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Growing Boundlessly
Counselor Verified
Chicago, IL 60605
Offers online therapy
Growing Boundlessly is a black owned holistic wellness collective dedicated to providing a variety of wellness services to individuals, couples, and families to promote holistic healing, cultural awareness, and spiritual exploration specifically to BIPOC. Our goal is to help you cultivate and grow into a BOUNDLESS life by providing support as you journey through healing with therapeutic support, self-care practices and wellness offerings.
(312) 626-8342
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Chicago, IL 60605
Offers online therapy
Growing Boundlessly is a black owned holistic wellness collective dedicated to providing a variety of wellness services to individuals, couples, and families to promote holistic healing, cultural awareness, and spiritual exploration specifically to BIPOC. Our goal is to help you cultivate and grow into a BOUNDLESS life by providing support as you journey through healing with therapeutic support, self-care practices and wellness offerings.
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Culturally Competent Therapy PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LCPC, NCC Verified
Chicago, IL 60604
Offers online therapy
Jackson has gained a unique cultural awareness of the family dynamics and relationships, particularly within the African American community.
My practice specializes in helping clients become more self-aware of "who they are on the inside and outside." Consider your work with me as a cultural awareness journey of self-discovery? What do you want out of life? What's your purpose in life? How do you know if you're operating in it? I attempt to empower clients to shift their thinking, feelings, and behaviors in ways that help them meet their goals. I specialize in helping clients with goal setting, anxiety/stress, depression/grief, racial oppression, and career goals. I have extensive experience working with women, men, and families.
(312) 262-5733
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Chicago, IL 60604
Offers online therapy
Jackson has gained a unique cultural awareness of the family dynamics and relationships, particularly within the African American community.
My practice specializes in helping clients become more self-aware of "who they are on the inside and outside." Consider your work with me as a cultural awareness journey of self-discovery? What do you want out of life? What's your purpose in life? How do you know if you're operating in it? I attempt to empower clients to shift their thinking, feelings, and behaviors in ways that help them meet their goals. I specialize in helping clients with goal setting, anxiety/stress, depression/grief, racial oppression, and career goals. I have extensive experience working with women, men, and families.
Nick Alder
PhD, EdM, MA Verified
Chicago, IL 60601
Offers online therapy
i engage my work grounded in my identities as a Black queer, non-binary femme and view intersectionality as foundational for therapeutic exploration.
we heal in relationship. we heal in community. activating our personal and collective healing is the core of realizing our capacity for change. through a collaborative therapeutic process, we work together to explore your emotional landscape, experiences, family and community dynamics, social and economic systems that impact this, and identify practices that support your embodied adaptation and healing. together, we hold space for intentional change that grows our "capacity to embody the liberated and just worlds we long for." we engage in healing through a liberatory and embodied practice-- currently 100% virtual/telehealth.
(872) 276-8916
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Chicago, IL 60601
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i engage my work grounded in my identities as a Black queer, non-binary femme and view intersectionality as foundational for therapeutic exploration.
we heal in relationship. we heal in community. activating our personal and collective healing is the core of realizing our capacity for change. through a collaborative therapeutic process, we work together to explore your emotional landscape, experiences, family and community dynamics, social and economic systems that impact this, and identify practices that support your embodied adaptation and healing. together, we hold space for intentional change that grows our "capacity to embody the liberated and just worlds we long for." we engage in healing through a liberatory and embodied practice-- currently 100% virtual/telehealth.
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Lauren McBride
Counselor, MA, LCPC, CCTP Verified
Chicago, IL 60605
Offers online therapy
I specialize in serving the black community to assist those with past trauma.
If you are struggling with daily life because of recent events or having negative thought patterns that are impacting your relationships with your partner, family or friends, I am here to help. I will utilize different coping skills as well as provide psycho-education and homework so you can continue to implement the skills that we practice in therapy after our relationship ends to assist you with maintaining a healthy and productive lifestyle. Healed and whole is the goal!
(872) 204-2152
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Chicago, IL 60605
Offers online therapy
I specialize in serving the black community to assist those with past trauma.
If you are struggling with daily life because of recent events or having negative thought patterns that are impacting your relationships with your partner, family or friends, I am here to help. I will utilize different coping skills as well as provide psycho-education and homework so you can continue to implement the skills that we practice in therapy after our relationship ends to assist you with maintaining a healthy and productive lifestyle. Healed and whole is the goal!
Diamond Tucker
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Chicago, IL 60625
Offers online therapy
As a black female therapist, I am committed to helping my clients navigate issues related to identity and race that directly affect BIPOC and other marginalized communities.
Beginning therapy can feel like an intimidating step for many people. My primary goal as a therapist is to create a safe, supportive space in which you can address issues that may be preventing you from living life to its fullest potential. I want to facilitate an environment for healing and growth, and help you ask the hard questions that lead to lasting change.
(872) 278-2028 x506
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Chicago, IL 60625
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As a black female therapist, I am committed to helping my clients navigate issues related to identity and race that directly affect BIPOC and other marginalized communities.
Beginning therapy can feel like an intimidating step for many people. My primary goal as a therapist is to create a safe, supportive space in which you can address issues that may be preventing you from living life to its fullest potential. I want to facilitate an environment for healing and growth, and help you ask the hard questions that lead to lasting change.
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Ashyle N Horton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSSW Verified
Chicago, IL 60601
Offers online therapy
As a queer Black woman, I knew early on that there were high expectations FOR me and I carried a heavy burden to be ten times more “presentable” to the world just to get by. I focused on helping others and being the person I assumed everyone else needed me to be. And in trying to hold onto everyone and society’s standards, I was losing who I was, always taking care of everyone else and prioritizing their needs over my own. I learned overtime that I needed to give myself patience when I tripped or else I would crumble from burn out. If you have been feeling like this, you may be experiencing burn out as well.
(312) 262-5839
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Chicago, IL 60601
Offers online therapy
As a queer Black woman, I knew early on that there were high expectations FOR me and I carried a heavy burden to be ten times more “presentable” to the world just to get by. I focused on helping others and being the person I assumed everyone else needed me to be. And in trying to hold onto everyone and society’s standards, I was losing who I was, always taking care of everyone else and prioritizing their needs over my own. I learned overtime that I needed to give myself patience when I tripped or else I would crumble from burn out. If you have been feeling like this, you may be experiencing burn out as well.
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Melanated Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Chicago, IL 60640
Offers online therapy
I obtained a Bachelor’s degree from DePaul University where I double-majored in African and Black Diaspora Studies and English.
At Melanated Wellness we incorporate physical training and psychotherapy to aid in your personal journey as you create a more fulfilling life! Our services address healing from multiple lens as we encourage people of color to be intentional with their self-care routine and embrace their authenticity.
(872) 276-8660
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Chicago, IL 60640
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I obtained a Bachelor’s degree from DePaul University where I double-majored in African and Black Diaspora Studies and English.
At Melanated Wellness we incorporate physical training and psychotherapy to aid in your personal journey as you create a more fulfilling life! Our services address healing from multiple lens as we encourage people of color to be intentional with their self-care routine and embrace their authenticity.
Moe A Brown
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Chicago, IL 60615
Offers online therapy
If you are looking for an accountability partner in support of your relationships, then this is your sign. If you are a single person who wants support in growing your self-love and accountability, while exploring how to navigate lasting partnership, this is also your sign! Moe Ari is a highly skilled relationship expert with almost a decade of experience helping couples to revitalize their relationships. As a Black Transgender Man, he is also LGBTQIA+ celebratory, culturally sensitive, and trauma informed. Moe Ari, blends therapy with coaching to help clients create success in their relationships, minds, bodies, and spirits.
(773) 524-6215
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Chicago, IL 60615
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If you are looking for an accountability partner in support of your relationships, then this is your sign. If you are a single person who wants support in growing your self-love and accountability, while exploring how to navigate lasting partnership, this is also your sign! Moe Ari is a highly skilled relationship expert with almost a decade of experience helping couples to revitalize their relationships. As a Black Transgender Man, he is also LGBTQIA+ celebratory, culturally sensitive, and trauma informed. Moe Ari, blends therapy with coaching to help clients create success in their relationships, minds, bodies, and spirits.
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Micaela Noelle Bates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Chicago, IL 60611
Offers online therapy
I am an Ivy league educated, African American therapist who offers culturally competent counseling to those who desire such services.
Congratulations on taking the difficult, but brave, step to research options for support! I am here to act as a GPS on your journey to self actualization - whether you currently find yourself in the packing stage, are determining your destination, or you're looking to discover "how did I end up here?' My passion and my training work to aid you in defining your truths and walking boldly in them. Wellness is achieved when you can look at your worn-out shoes and esteem them for getting you this far instead of despising the road that damaged them. Be well.
(773) 355-4718
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Office is near:
Chicago, IL 60611
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I am an Ivy league educated, African American therapist who offers culturally competent counseling to those who desire such services.
Congratulations on taking the difficult, but brave, step to research options for support! I am here to act as a GPS on your journey to self actualization - whether you currently find yourself in the packing stage, are determining your destination, or you're looking to discover "how did I end up here?' My passion and my training work to aid you in defining your truths and walking boldly in them. Wellness is achieved when you can look at your worn-out shoes and esteem them for getting you this far instead of despising the road that damaged them. Be well.

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

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