Black and African American Therapists in Berkeley, CA

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Angela Vincent Polk
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
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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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Louise D Hall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
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 reclaim your sense of safety and joy together.
(510) 851-9732
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Camara Meri Rajabari
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
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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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Paul T Guillory
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
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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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Nia Saunders
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
*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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Berkeley, CA 94704
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Meryl Franklin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am Black , non-binary, and queer.
Need a place to explore your identity? Need support around microaggressions you have been experiencing? You may be in need of a non-judgmental healing space to process the daily stressors that come with holding oppressed identities. You deserve to feel empowered and supported.
(720) 702-4382
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Stef Bell
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Verified
My ideology is inspired by the juxtaposition of American narratives, originating from the Deep South and Urban Midwest. Growing up in a Pro- Black , Christian Baptist home I learned how gender, sexuality, and white supremacy can greatly affect our culture, happiness and well-being. Early exposure to the mental healthcare system taught me that oppression can be as multi-layered and intersectional as the oppressed, and diagnosis will continue to be an act of oppression if it ignores cultural context, societal phobias, and systemic oppression. For a great number, our mental health is a representation of how we survive our social climate.
(510) 240-5906
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Berkeley, CA 94704
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Adisa Anderson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in multicultural counseling, African American mental health, men’s concerns, intimate relationships, family difficulties, academics, career development, alcohol and drug use, musical arts and healing, anxiety, depression, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Process Therapy, and Dialectical & Behavioral Therapy.
Therapy is an opportunity to gain insight, change behaviors, develop coping tools, and address challenges we are facing. My work is deeply rooted in empowering and supporting individuals on their personal journey, as they uncover inner-strengths, increase insight about themselves, their relationships, and restore balance in their lives. I embrace a strengths-based, holistic, multicultural, mindfulness-based framework with clients. I welcome diversity in all forms and integrate various treatment modalities based on client need, including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Interpersonal Process Therapy, and Relational Cultural Therapy.
(562) 524-1154
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Berkeley, CA 94704
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Keisha Cass
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I received my Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from California Baptist University. I have 9 years of experience working in community mental health and private practice helping children, adults and families overcome life’s challenges. My passion is to work with individuals and families to help overcome emotional, behavioral, and relational difficulties. I am known for my gentle spirit, calm demeanor, and listening ear.
(909) 352-4844
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Valerie Veza,Lcsw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CHT
Verified
Verified
My intention is to create a comfortable, safe space for clients to explore, heal and grow. I have years of experience helping individuals in crisis due to a wide variety of life's challenges and traumas. I help those of you who suffer from physical pain, anxiety, depression, emotional crisis, stress, trauma, PTSD and many other common symptoms . My approach is tailoring my experience and skills in a compassionate, honest and direct manner, to facilitate your experience to balance, self-acceptance and wholeness.
(510) 878-4260
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Joelle Crepsac
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, aMFT, APCC, ATR-P, MA, PhD ABD
Verified
Verified
Navigating through this human experience is no small feat; therapy is a supportive and collaborative venture that can help make sense of life experiences, build resilience, strengthen coping, facilitate empowerment, and move towards thriving. Together, we can explore and develop the path to healing and achieving your goals.
(415) 236-5426
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Berkeley, CA 94709
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Marcus Davis
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Marcus utilizes a strengths-based and client-centered approach to therapy.  “I believe the human spirit has an astounding capacity for resilience against seemingly unbeatable odds and that the solutions we seek are already within us. I meet the client where they are and help build upon their existing skills to create a life they are excited about”.   Marcus’ background includes working with youth in residential housing settings, high schools, youth programs, unhoused families in crisis, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+ communities.
(510) 327-3222
Berkeley, CA 94705
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LaRonna E Watson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I'm a social worker who has a passion for helping clients develop a better understanding of themselves and their lives. I believe in meeting you where you are and working together to determine your goals. I will use a client centered approach to work with you in order to set the goals you want to work on during treatment. I have experience working with individuals and groups, from children to seniors.
(209) 682-5467
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Berkeley, CA 94702
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Aretha Hampton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Navigating this thing called Life is truly a trip! My mission is to support you to have more effective communication and coping skills, develop an uncompromising and joyful sense of self, develop stronger life skills, increased healthy coping with life transitions and heal traumas so that you can be the person you need to be.
(510) 847-8847
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Berkeley, CA 94702
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Meashline Titus
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
To live in America in 2022 is to experience some sort of emotional stress and overwhelm. In the age of information, we are exposed to trauma on a daily basis. The messaging that the world gives us is "do more" and "work harder". We rarely are encouraged to prioritize ourselves, create and enforce healthy boundaries and make time for the things in our lives that bring us peace. If you've been "grinding" and you are now looking up and asking yourself "what is this all for if I'm not enjoying my life", then you are in the right place. I can support you in doing the work it takes to achieve your peace!
(510) 454-8831
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Berkeley, CA 94703
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Life by Design Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
When life gets rough, it's important to know there are safe and supportive spaces you can turn to for support. Whether you're seeking real relief from anxiety or depression, needing help establishing better boundaries, questioning your identity, sexuality, or personal relationships or just having trouble managing the day-to-day, we can help. At Life by Design Therapy we believe change is possible for you. We offer holistic and somatic therapy to support you in navigating life's challenges without having to dismiss, avoid, or disconnect from what you truly want. It's time to live life on your own terms and Create A Life You Love!
(510) 422-0349
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Berkeley, CA 94704
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Alice Cary
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
You don’t have to look like someone with an eating disorder (ED) to have one. Eating disorders not only affect: young, white, cisgender, middle-upper class women; it affects all races, genders, and socioeconomic backgrounds. As a QTPOC, you have likely been discouraged by stereotypes, lack of access to treatment, and lack of support within the ED community. If you are ready to change, but unsure how. If you feel alone, or doubt your capacity to change. You are NOT alone. I know how difficult the first step can seem. Know you are not walking this path alone. We will walk together on your journey to true transformation.
(510) 257-9557
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Kendra F. Dunlap
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT, PPSC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Clients seeking my services are looking for a safe and supportive space where they can bring their authentic whole self to explore and discuss issues centered on intersectional oppressions, identity exploration, trauma exploration, managing anxiety and stress, depression reduction, relational and attachment struggles, managing imposter syndrome, improving self-esteem and increasing communications skills. I specialize in work with adolescents (16 and up), adults and families. I am particularly interested in working with people of color and marginalized communities to destigmatize mental health and foster wellness
(510) 944-1004
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Berkeley, CA 94704
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Holistic Family Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
​ Holistic Family Therapy serves families who seek stronger connections, cleaner communication and reduced chaos. I use three main paths to family harmony; family therapy, DBT skills classes and Positive Discipline parenting skills classes.  Classes and family sessions are in-person in Oakland in a non ADA compliant building with street parking.​​
(510) 851-9595
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Karen Daley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
You made the first step! You have listened to that already wise part of you that knows now is a good time to reach out and be supported in a way that is tailored just for you. Are you finding yourself struggling for emotional wellbeing or balance, are you noticing that you are reacting in ways that aren’t working for you, in life, in relationships, even in the choices you are making? Are you finding yourself wrestling with anxiety, and feeling paralyzed in fear? Are you feeling as if there is no safe corner in your life where you can take in a breath and stop the daily push to produce?
(628) 265-8116
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Berkeley, CA 94702
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What type of Berkeley mental health professional is right for me?
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What method of therapy is right for me?
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