Black and African American Therapists in Glendale, AZ

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Ashley A Curtis
Counselor, LMHCA, LAC
Verified
Glendale, AZ 85305  (Online Only)
My ideal client, rooted in Black and Brown communities, seeks liberation from generational patterns. They crave authentic self-expression, healing from deep-seated traumas, and genuine personal growth. Their quest is for an authentic path, shedding burdens that no longer serve, and discovering true selves through artistic exploration. Their motivation? To rewrite their narrative, transform their existence, and inspire change for themselves, families, and the community. It's about embracing identity, unlocking potential, and channeling creativity for profound personal growth.
My ideal client, rooted in Black and Brown communities, seeks liberation from generational patterns. They crave authentic self-expression, healing from deep-seated traumas, and genuine personal growth. Their quest is for an authentic path, shedding burdens that no longer serve, and discovering true selves through artistic exploration. Their motivation? To rewrite their narrative, transform their existence, and inspire change for themselves, families, and the community. It's about embracing identity, unlocking potential, and channeling creativity for profound personal growth.
(623) 292-6646 View (623) 292-6646
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Best Self LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Glendale, AZ 85303
Sometimes despite our best intentions we find ourselves consumed by unhealthy thoughts or engaged in relationships that are not supportive to our exploration, identification and realization of our best selves. You may be trying to find ways to deal with a loss of a relationship, process and grow through trauma, manage stress, or explore your career path. The goal of Best Self LLC is to create a safe space for you to acknowledge your strengths and reinforce your resilience while you define and witness your success and grow.
Sometimes despite our best intentions we find ourselves consumed by unhealthy thoughts or engaged in relationships that are not supportive to our exploration, identification and realization of our best selves. You may be trying to find ways to deal with a loss of a relationship, process and grow through trauma, manage stress, or explore your career path. The goal of Best Self LLC is to create a safe space for you to acknowledge your strengths and reinforce your resilience while you define and witness your success and grow.
(602) 666-9918 View (602) 666-9918
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Jessica Anderson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Glendale, AZ 85307  (Online Only)
My passion lies in helping individuals and couples navigate difficult life experiences and transitions. Have you recently experienced a miscarriage or stillbirth? Are you pregnant and struggling with anxiety or depression? Are you struggling with adjusting to life after child birth? I can help! Are you a young adult that is having trouble “adulting”, or struggling to figure out “who am I”? I can help with that! Are you in need of assistance in reestablishing your boundaries, and improving relationships? I'm happy to help!
My passion lies in helping individuals and couples navigate difficult life experiences and transitions. Have you recently experienced a miscarriage or stillbirth? Are you pregnant and struggling with anxiety or depression? Are you struggling with adjusting to life after child birth? I can help! Are you a young adult that is having trouble “adulting”, or struggling to figure out “who am I”? I can help with that! Are you in need of assistance in reestablishing your boundaries, and improving relationships? I'm happy to help!
(623) 263-8352 View (623) 263-8352
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Beautiful Mind Therapy, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified
2 Endorsed
Glendale, AZ 85308  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients! Here at Beautiful Mind Therapy, LLC we are integrative therapists utilizing a variety of orientations & therapies, according to the client’s individual needs. We work primarily with womens issues and enjoy working to strengthen core identity, challenge perfectionism/people pleasing behaviors, and promote skills to manage anxiety/depression and stress. We also enjoy helping to increase self- esteem and strengthen interpersonal relationships. We are known for our warm, relaxed and comforting approach to therapy which involves, genuine caring, acceptance & non-judgement.
Accepting New Clients! Here at Beautiful Mind Therapy, LLC we are integrative therapists utilizing a variety of orientations & therapies, according to the client’s individual needs. We work primarily with womens issues and enjoy working to strengthen core identity, challenge perfectionism/people pleasing behaviors, and promote skills to manage anxiety/depression and stress. We also enjoy helping to increase self- esteem and strengthen interpersonal relationships. We are known for our warm, relaxed and comforting approach to therapy which involves, genuine caring, acceptance & non-judgement.
(602) 726-1358 View (602) 726-1358
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Dr. Adia Visolela Plourd
PsyD, LAC
Verified
Glendale, AZ 85308
I am a doctoral level trained clinical psychologist with a PsyD in counseling and am an LAC. I have extensive experience working with diverse adolescent and adult populations. I have training and expertise in EMDR, CBT, and DBT. I have worked in community mental health, inpatient, adolescent forensic, and private practice settings and have extensive training in diagnostic and clinical assessments. My education, training, and clinical practices have highlighted multicultural and diversity issues, and I continue to practice in consideration of cultural issues/needs when evaluating, assessing, and providing services to clients.
I am a doctoral level trained clinical psychologist with a PsyD in counseling and am an LAC. I have extensive experience working with diverse adolescent and adult populations. I have training and expertise in EMDR, CBT, and DBT. I have worked in community mental health, inpatient, adolescent forensic, and private practice settings and have extensive training in diagnostic and clinical assessments. My education, training, and clinical practices have highlighted multicultural and diversity issues, and I continue to practice in consideration of cultural issues/needs when evaluating, assessing, and providing services to clients.
(623) 292-6623 View (623) 292-6623
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Gina Pollard
MDiv, CGRS, CTSS
9 Endorsed
Glendale, AZ 85308
You're tired of pretending everything is fine! You feel like your heart is broken. You've lost sight of who you are and are desperate to find your inner spark again. You feel like you can't move forward because of things that have happened in the past, and you are fearful of the future. There's so much in your head that you don't even know where to start to find peace. You want a safe, confidential space to share your story with someone who listens and understands without judgment. Let's get you moving forward!
You're tired of pretending everything is fine! You feel like your heart is broken. You've lost sight of who you are and are desperate to find your inner spark again. You feel like you can't move forward because of things that have happened in the past, and you are fearful of the future. There's so much in your head that you don't even know where to start to find peace. You want a safe, confidential space to share your story with someone who listens and understands without judgment. Let's get you moving forward!
(623) 209-7453 View (623) 209-7453
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Milan D.
Counselor, LAC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Glendale, AZ 85301
Using education & experience as a foundation to work from, I'm confident in my ability to support clients needs. My counseling style is very holistic, empathetic, relaxed, lots of smiles & laughs. Im best fit for those seeking a therapist that's willing to keep client accountable for their choices & those ready to unlearn what’s no longer healthy or helpful.
Using education & experience as a foundation to work from, I'm confident in my ability to support clients needs. My counseling style is very holistic, empathetic, relaxed, lots of smiles & laughs. Im best fit for those seeking a therapist that's willing to keep client accountable for their choices & those ready to unlearn what’s no longer healthy or helpful.
(602) 726-2452 View (602) 726-2452
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SEJ Counseling & Consulting LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Glendale, AZ 85310
*I have immediate openings with evening and weekend availability*. Have you ever said to yourself, "Something is wrong. Why am I stuck?" Together, we can tackle it! I want to help you with the doubt and insecurity that can creep into your life when you least expect it; The “I knew I was going to have to face this” moment, or the “I didn’t see that coming" moment. Stress, Depression, Anxiety, Relationships, Life transitions/changes, Self-worth, New Communication Skills, Conflict resolution; We will access effective ways to manage your emotions and create balance. Put your mental health first! You can do this!
*I have immediate openings with evening and weekend availability*. Have you ever said to yourself, "Something is wrong. Why am I stuck?" Together, we can tackle it! I want to help you with the doubt and insecurity that can creep into your life when you least expect it; The “I knew I was going to have to face this” moment, or the “I didn’t see that coming" moment. Stress, Depression, Anxiety, Relationships, Life transitions/changes, Self-worth, New Communication Skills, Conflict resolution; We will access effective ways to manage your emotions and create balance. Put your mental health first! You can do this!
(480) 360-5446 View (480) 360-5446
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Quin Washington
Counselor
Verified
1 Endorsed
Glendale, AZ 85310
I strive to help people holistically. The treatment modalities I use include CBT, DBT, REBT, Mindfulness- based and SFBT. I provide psychoeducation on different topics such as, coping with anxiety & stress, healing depression, & building self-esteem & other interpersonal skills. My goal is for my clients to leave therapy feeling heard, valued, supported, & with long-lasting skills. The first step is always the hardest, but people are capable of extraordinary things when the leap of faith is taken & there is someone waiting to provide guidance during the journey.
I strive to help people holistically. The treatment modalities I use include CBT, DBT, REBT, Mindfulness- based and SFBT. I provide psychoeducation on different topics such as, coping with anxiety & stress, healing depression, & building self-esteem & other interpersonal skills. My goal is for my clients to leave therapy feeling heard, valued, supported, & with long-lasting skills. The first step is always the hardest, but people are capable of extraordinary things when the leap of faith is taken & there is someone waiting to provide guidance during the journey.
(480) 725-7665 View (480) 725-7665
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Clarke Scott
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Glendale, AZ 85302
Waitlist for new clients
Have you ever experienced a difficulty that left you feeling isolated? Or a relationship that just didn’t make sense? These are all parts of being human but can leave us feeling unsettled, disconnected, confused, and hurt. I genuinely enjoy connecting with people, hearing their stories, and helping them through the hard times. Above all else, I find it important to create a safe space for my clients to feel secure enough to speak openly and show the more vulnerable parts of themselves. I do this by creating an environment of trust based on direct and authentic communication.
Have you ever experienced a difficulty that left you feeling isolated? Or a relationship that just didn’t make sense? These are all parts of being human but can leave us feeling unsettled, disconnected, confused, and hurt. I genuinely enjoy connecting with people, hearing their stories, and helping them through the hard times. Above all else, I find it important to create a safe space for my clients to feel secure enough to speak openly and show the more vulnerable parts of themselves. I do this by creating an environment of trust based on direct and authentic communication.
(480) 531-5951 View (480) 531-5951
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Lauren Hooks
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Glendale, AZ 85306
I have a strong passion for helping others and specifically helping my clients get to the root of their problems. I have been a practicing therapist for 10 years now and love it! I would be honored to join you on your road to healing, self-discovery, overcoming, triumph and more at Get To The Root Counseling. My goal is to create a safe, compassionate, judgement free, and inviting environment where you can be yourself while achieving anything you desire. I will meet you right where you are in the process as we begin your journey and start to pull up your burdens from the root so that they no longer have power over your life.
I have a strong passion for helping others and specifically helping my clients get to the root of their problems. I have been a practicing therapist for 10 years now and love it! I would be honored to join you on your road to healing, self-discovery, overcoming, triumph and more at Get To The Root Counseling. My goal is to create a safe, compassionate, judgement free, and inviting environment where you can be yourself while achieving anything you desire. I will meet you right where you are in the process as we begin your journey and start to pull up your burdens from the root so that they no longer have power over your life.
(602) 755-3048 View (602) 755-3048
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Erica Varner-Anderson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MBA, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Glendale, AZ 85307  (Online Only)
Feeling misunderstood could be a cold and lonely feeling. It causes you to hold back from others and the things that are on your mind and most meaningful to you. You are used to putting on a façade for the world to see, but inside, you feel unsure about yourself. You put 110% into relationships with others but often feel invisible and believe others do not see or hear your feelings, emotions, thoughts, and opinions. You are exhausted with managing one-way relationships and feel they define who you are and do not recognize the person you see when you look in the mirror.
Feeling misunderstood could be a cold and lonely feeling. It causes you to hold back from others and the things that are on your mind and most meaningful to you. You are used to putting on a façade for the world to see, but inside, you feel unsure about yourself. You put 110% into relationships with others but often feel invisible and believe others do not see or hear your feelings, emotions, thoughts, and opinions. You are exhausted with managing one-way relationships and feel they define who you are and do not recognize the person you see when you look in the mirror.
(480) 685-8909 View (480) 685-8909
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Deana Bledsoe
Counselor, MS, LAC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Glendale, AZ 85305
Have you ever felt like some parts of life are going well while others need more attention? Sometimes, it can be things that have lingered in the back of our mind for a while that unknowingly, are keeping us stuck and unable to grow. Living a full life is less about will power and more about having the skills to know what you need in any given moment. I primarily work with adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationships, unresolved trauma, and life transitions. EMDR is a great tool that helps process deeper rooted issues to help find resolve.
Have you ever felt like some parts of life are going well while others need more attention? Sometimes, it can be things that have lingered in the back of our mind for a while that unknowingly, are keeping us stuck and unable to grow. Living a full life is less about will power and more about having the skills to know what you need in any given moment. I primarily work with adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationships, unresolved trauma, and life transitions. EMDR is a great tool that helps process deeper rooted issues to help find resolve.
(602) 666-9975 View (602) 666-9975
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Terrance Southern
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Glendale, AZ 85308
Strong, healthy relationships are the foundation for an emotionally healthy life. Unfortunately, there may be brokenness within our romantic, familial, and spiritual relationships that can affect all areas of our lives. Our experiences of the past may haunt us in the present, affect our current relationships, and dim our confidence for the future.
Strong, healthy relationships are the foundation for an emotionally healthy life. Unfortunately, there may be brokenness within our romantic, familial, and spiritual relationships that can affect all areas of our lives. Our experiences of the past may haunt us in the present, affect our current relationships, and dim our confidence for the future.
(480) 690-9516 View (480) 690-9516
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Krystal Burton
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Glendale, AZ 85308
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in Arizona and a LMHC in Washington State. I have multiple certifications to treat mental and behavioral conditions. I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist for individuals, families, and sexual exploitation and trafficking victims. I also have a certification in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and I am a Certified First Responder Counselor. I have worked within the behavioral health field with adult SMI clients, high-need teens, male parolees, residential substance abuse treatment, and at-risk teens who were sex-trafficked.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in Arizona and a LMHC in Washington State. I have multiple certifications to treat mental and behavioral conditions. I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist for individuals, families, and sexual exploitation and trafficking victims. I also have a certification in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and I am a Certified First Responder Counselor. I have worked within the behavioral health field with adult SMI clients, high-need teens, male parolees, residential substance abuse treatment, and at-risk teens who were sex-trafficked.
(928) 770-8280 View (928) 770-8280
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Lisa Bolden
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Glendale, AZ 85308
Hello, my name is Lisa Bolden and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with more than 13 years of experience in the mental health field. Within my work experience, I have had the privilege of working with children, adults, couples and families on a variety of issues. I have worked with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, low self-esteem, relationship issues, parenting and life stressors. I have facilitated intensive outpatient groups for mood disorders and addiction, domestic violence and anger management.
Hello, my name is Lisa Bolden and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with more than 13 years of experience in the mental health field. Within my work experience, I have had the privilege of working with children, adults, couples and families on a variety of issues. I have worked with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, low self-esteem, relationship issues, parenting and life stressors. I have facilitated intensive outpatient groups for mood disorders and addiction, domestic violence and anger management.
(602) 635-6104 View (602) 635-6104
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CLTatum & Associates Behavioral Healthcare
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Glendale, AZ 85308
CLTatum & Associates Behavioral Healthcare is a mental health clinic that provides in-office, in-home, Telehealth counseling and psychotherapy services. Our team of experienced and licensed therapists work closely with our clients to provide personalized treatment plans that We have extensive practice with adults, teens, children, relationships, and families. Issues such as, breakups/heartache, self-identity, sex-identity, parenting, marital discord and lack of coping skills and more will be addressed to your satisfaction. Call now and find the joy and meaningful life you deserve.
CLTatum & Associates Behavioral Healthcare is a mental health clinic that provides in-office, in-home, Telehealth counseling and psychotherapy services. Our team of experienced and licensed therapists work closely with our clients to provide personalized treatment plans that We have extensive practice with adults, teens, children, relationships, and families. Issues such as, breakups/heartache, self-identity, sex-identity, parenting, marital discord and lack of coping skills and more will be addressed to your satisfaction. Call now and find the joy and meaningful life you deserve.
(623) 254-4621 View (623) 254-4621
Jerry Brown
Pre-Licensed Professional, MCC, CDVC, CAMP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Glendale, AZ 85308
COUPLES SURVIVAL PROGRAM! Marriage & Relationship counseling and coaching. Chandler and SE Valley and Glendale/ NW Valley. My certifications include the Gottman Method for Couples, the Century Program for Anger Management, and the Abuse No More program for Domestic Violence. The Gottman Method focuses on emotion, skill building for managing conflict, developing new skills for enhancing friendship, and helping couples create a system of shared meaning together. This method is tailored to the couple and the strengths and challenges facing each couple. I welcome the opportunity to help you make your relationship a master relationship rather than a disaster relationship.
COUPLES SURVIVAL PROGRAM! Marriage & Relationship counseling and coaching. Chandler and SE Valley and Glendale/ NW Valley. My certifications include the Gottman Method for Couples, the Century Program for Anger Management, and the Abuse No More program for Domestic Violence. The Gottman Method focuses on emotion, skill building for managing conflict, developing new skills for enhancing friendship, and helping couples create a system of shared meaning together. This method is tailored to the couple and the strengths and challenges facing each couple. I welcome the opportunity to help you make your relationship a master relationship rather than a disaster relationship.
(480) 719-2829 View (480) 719-2829
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Jae Tate Ujania Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Glendale, AZ 85308
HEALING AND TRANSFORMATION.... Is an inside job. My treatment philosophy is based on the idea that each client is unique: with unique strengths,experiences and challenges. Each of us has within us what we need to become whole and free. It is the therapist's job to help each client recognize their own magnificence.We work together to identify strategies, tools,and insights to create the freedom and outcomes each client desires.
HEALING AND TRANSFORMATION.... Is an inside job. My treatment philosophy is based on the idea that each client is unique: with unique strengths,experiences and challenges. Each of us has within us what we need to become whole and free. It is the therapist's job to help each client recognize their own magnificence.We work together to identify strategies, tools,and insights to create the freedom and outcomes each client desires.
(623) 300-1388 View (623) 300-1388
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Jerry Andrews
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LISAC
Verified
Glendale, AZ 85308
Jerry Andrews is a Licensed Marriage, Family, and Child Therapist, as well as a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor. He has a Masters degree in Counseling with an emphasis on Marriage, Family, and Child. His experience in behavioral health began in the mid 1990's, holding positions such as: group home staff worker for troubled youth, case manager for the severely mentally ill population, and site manager/director for a psychiatric outpatient mental health facility. These roles have helped strengthen what Mr. Andrews offers as a therapist, and have allowed him to approach each case in a comprehensive manner.
Jerry Andrews is a Licensed Marriage, Family, and Child Therapist, as well as a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor. He has a Masters degree in Counseling with an emphasis on Marriage, Family, and Child. His experience in behavioral health began in the mid 1990's, holding positions such as: group home staff worker for troubled youth, case manager for the severely mentally ill population, and site manager/director for a psychiatric outpatient mental health facility. These roles have helped strengthen what Mr. Andrews offers as a therapist, and have allowed him to approach each case in a comprehensive manner.
(602) 714-2554 x14 View (602) 714-2554 x14

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Black and African American Therapists

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.