Black and African American Therapists in Los Angeles, CA

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Christina Harrison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I am dedicated to working with communities who have been pushed into the margins: our BIPOC ( Black , Indigenous, Persons of Color) family, LGBTQIA+ & GNC (gender non-conforming) family, poly family, and disabled family.
My primary goal in working in mental health is to put myself out of a job. Given that each of us intrinsically know what we need to heal and grow, my approach to psychotherapy is to couple your expertise of being you – your reality and lived experiences – with my skillset, in order to collaboratively work towards achieving your goals. Through a culturally-affirming and healing-centered stance, I utilize evidence-based treatments to facilitate our work.
(213) 320-6802 
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Los Angeles, CA 90066
Not accepting new clients
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Uriah Cty
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I have a considerable background working with the African American community & other communities of color, and the LGBTQ & non-binary communities.
Maybe you remember this scene from a movie; picture it, a peaceful airplane ride becomes turbulent. The plane begins losing altitude rapidly. The flight attendant urgently instructs you to "put your oxygen mask on first" before helping others. That simple, but critical statement, is just as important in our everyday lives. Remembering to take time to yourself, non selfishly, can be difficult for anyone who tends to place others' needs first. Together, we'll explore your thoughts, feelings, decisions, choices, wants, and needs in your therapy. I will assist you in" finding your voice" and help you to "put your oxygen mask on first.
(213) 513-5553 
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Los Angeles, CA 90048
Offers online therapy
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Joy Pate
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I help millennial Black , Indigenous and POC women get to the root of problematic thinking, behaviors, habits and patterns to create a healthier, happier relationship with themselves.
Do you find yourself stuck in unhealthy patterns that are causing you to show up as less than who you want to be? Are you frustrated with feeling like you have to keep it all together? Does your inability to say “no” keep you overwhelmed and out of balance? Perhaps, you are experiencing excessive worry about the future and question whether you’re on the right path or are doing enough. In cases like this, fear has taken a disruptive hold on your life and talking with friends and family, journaling and meditating just isn’t enough.
(310) 736-2799 
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Los Angeles, CA 90034
Offers online therapy
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B Kind Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
As a proud Black , Lesbian and Los Angeles native, I seek to promote mental wellness while providing education and fighting the stigma associated with therapy and mental health. I have worked with and recognize that these challenges exist amongst people of color and the LGBTQIA+ community. As a client myself, engaging in therapy gave me the tools to create healthy relationships, be assertive, set boundaries and manage my own anxiety. As a therapist, I create safe spaces for people as they confront emotional pain and trauma. Therapy works when people feel safe, supported and are given the tools to create a life they want to live.
(844) 956-3751 
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Los Angeles, CA 90035
Offers online therapy
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Quinney & Associates Inc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PsyD
Verified
My current target population are Black and Latino men who are dealing with Anger Management and communications issues 21 and above.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker I have over 35 years in the field of Mental Health with the Los Angeles County. I have worked in the Juvenile hall systems as a Detention Offices primarily with adolescent boys age 10 thru 18 issues of gang, drugs and foster care. Later employed with King Drew Medical Center as a Clinical Social Worker in the 80's experiences with Cancer, AIDs, and emergency medication. Also worked at Augustus Hawkins providing Mental Health services for Crisis intervention. After retiring from Los Angeles I completed my PsyD and worked in the State Prison as a Unlicensed Psychologist for 3 years.
(323) 538-2040 
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Los Angeles, CA 90008
Offers online therapy
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Eric Michael Katende
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
As a Black Straight LGBTQIA+ affirmative therapist who promotes sex positivity and body positivity, I believe in highlighting and affirming all of the intersecting identities we may hold.
Reaching out for help is one of the most humbling experiences we can go through in life. In a world that is constantly pushing narratives on us based on race, gender, sexuality and/or dominant cultural beliefs, it is life-affirming to engage preferred narratives that support and empower our own values. In difficult times it is easy to feel misunderstood or lost, longing to reconnect with our own resources. My work aims for those reconnections. My approach is collaborative, working from a place of respectful curiosity. I am not the expert on your lived experience. You are.
(213) 212-7852 
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Los Angeles, CA 90004
Offers online therapy
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Domenique Harrison
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC
Verified
Are you a multicultural couple wanting to set boundaries, discuss power and privilege, and improve communication; a Black woman professional overwhelmed by stress and trauma; a young adult desiring to develop your racial identity? I look forward to joining you on the path towards greater understanding and acceptance. My mental health and wellness approach centers on compassionate collaboration and direct truth-telling, and much of our work will challenge traditional ways of existing and relating. I value empathy, justice, and racial equity and believe in owning the impact of our words and actions rather than our intentions.
(310) 868-2476 
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Los Angeles, CA 90025
Offers online therapy
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Chyna Hill
Associate Clinical Social Worker, PhD, MA/MSW, ACSW
Verified
Whether you searched “EMDR therapists near me”, “ Black therapists in Los Angeles”, or “therapists for professional women and people”, you’re probably in the right place.
Before we go any further, I want you to know that you are deserving of the person you’re trying to become. Got it? Cool. So here we go. I’m Dr. Hill and I’m here to heal (see what I did there?). I’m audacious, authentic, and unapologetic. I believe in boundaries, transparency, and owning your shit. If you broke the egg? You broke the egg and that's okay because healing isn't always bubble baths and yoga. Sometimes it's messy. If you’re looking to process the childhood you never recovered from, your mother’s inability to nurture you, or a toxic workplace environment? You've met your match!
(323) 990-6594 
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Los Angeles, CA 90015
Offers online therapy
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James Birks
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
As a Black /Gay Therapist I understand the importance of community and the detrimental impacts that systemic racial and social injustice bring.
Accepting Teletherapy Clients Only during COVID 19. In today's world It can be so difficult to connect to our truth and live as our authentic selves. My mission is to create a non-judgmental, supportive and affirmative environment that will encourage you to heal, to grow and to reach your fullest potential. Through collaboration, empathetic listening and challenging negative patterns we will work together and help you reach your goals. Embarking on a therapeutic journey takes hard work, vulnerability and commitment. So if you are willing to put in the work I am committed to helping you succeed.
 
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Los Angeles, CA 90004
Offers online therapy
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Lauren Turner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I help Black rookie professional athletes overcome self-doubt and calm performance-related anxiety.
(424) 772-4129 
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Los Angeles, CA 90008
Offers online therapy
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Uche Okolie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Working with the complex concerns of Military communities, Black , Brown, and Indigenous People are my passion and specialty, but my full circle, evidence-based approach is helpful in individual and group therapy for a wide-range of clients.
Hello, my name is Uche Okolie and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Psychotherapist. I specialize in guiding you through your journey to managing and overcoming trauma and difficult experiences. We will work together to make real changes in your mindset, empower you with tools, and develop practical coping skills needed to live the life you want.
(818) 724-8077 
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Los Angeles, CA 90017
Offers online therapy
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Kimani Norrington-Sands
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
As a Black woman who is often seen as "having it all together," it may be challenging to admit that you are having a difficult time. You may automatically say that you are "good" or "well" when people ask how you are doing but know deep down that this is a mask of how you are really feeling. Recognizing and admitting to yourself about the mask is the first courageous step to getting support. Even though many of us have been told to not let our guard down by showing others that we do not have it all together or that only "crazy" people who do not look like us go for therapy (not true!), you know what you need for yourself.
(424) 328-5776 
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Los Angeles, CA 90045
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Julia Childs
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW, ACSW
Verified
I am a Black woman, healer, and soul having a human experience who supports creatives as they heal from trauma and step into their full power.
You're an artist, an activist, a breaker of generational cycles who is looking to deepen your healing journey. You dream of having an integrated life where your emotions, intuition, and spirit can coexist. A life where healthy relationships flourish and your contributions to the culture are seen. You may feel exhausted by the experience of being a person of color, and you might be hungry for a safe space where you can show up as your full self. Perhaps you overthink and seek an embodied experience, a space where healing moves from the intellect to the physical. Welcome. You're home.
(626) 606-2592 
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Los Angeles, CA 90042
Offers online therapy
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Anthony Chambers
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
As a Black clinician, I also provide a unique perspective by integrating a strong multicultural framework to fully understand your experiences, relationships and the way you relate to the world around you.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family therapist with over 12 years of experience treating children, adolescents, young adults and families. My approach to therapy centers on my desire to help clients discover, learn, grow and heal. In order to facilitate meaningful change, I use various evidence-based treatments including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behavior therapy. I believe that clients are resourceful and possess a unique set of strengths that will aid them in the therapeutic process.
(213) 306-5625 
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Los Angeles, CA 90044
Offers online therapy
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Camille Tenerife
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
As a black therapist in Los Angeles, I can relate to my clients who experience the beauty and challenges that come along with being a POC. Empathy and compassion are huge parts of the foundation of my approach. I specialize in working with the BIPOC community regarding career counseling, racial trauma, and challenges of identifying as mixed race/multiracial couple's counseling. I want to help you learn how to celebrate the beautiful cornerstones of your culture and rewrite the script of the traumas that have been passed down to your generation.
(424) 396-5044 
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Los Angeles, CA 90025
Offers online therapy
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Taronda Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
As an African American clinician, I specialize in understanding the needs of people of color and can relate to their experiences.
Are you looking for someone to help you navigate through difficult times? Do you find yourself feeling alone with no one to help you find solutions to your problems? Are you a coupIe trying to have a healthier relationship? I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of California, Oregon and Washington providing hope and encouragement to those in need. I have over 8 years experience as a psychotherapist and have worked with all ages, from early childhood to the aged adult.
(323) 347-3314 
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Los Angeles, CA 90048
Offers online therapy
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Mahogany Joseph
Pre-Licensed Professional, ACSW
Verified
Mental health struggles are real! Black women, men, and elite athletes especially have their own set of unique pressures that add to the emotional distress we often battle in silence. You need empathy and support when you become emotionally fragile, but because you’re expected to be strong, your emotional needs go overlooked and unattended. You try to deal with depression, anxiety, & being overwhelmed, alone, while still showing up as stable. Life is not easy, but remember, it’s okay to pause and seek the emotional support you need, so that you can heal from within, and achieve the mental wellness, wholeness, & balance you deserve.
(310) 361-2761 
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Los Angeles, CA 90025
Offers online therapy
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Claudia Williams
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, ACSW
Verified
“We grow through what we have gone through” Let’s be honest, life is tough, especially when trying to maintain a work/life balance and forget all the pain we have experienced in the past. Black men and women have their own unique set of challenges, but one commonality is the societal pressures, the weight of expectations, and the layers of individual and generational traumas that leave us confused, hurt, scared, and seeking answers. Despite these feelings you are experiencing, always remember, you still have the ability to control your own path even when things appear out of control.
(424) 359-1355 
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Los Angeles, CA 90025
Offers online therapy
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Sebrena Thurton
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I’m a Black , millennial therapist who’s passionate about helping clients develop a deeper connection to self while developing self-love and compassion despite the life challenges that they’ve faced. I know how difficult it may be to just be yourself. I create a safe, non-judgmental space that allows clients to heal, increase their self-awareness as well as their understanding of the influence that their past may have had on their present. I see my clients as an equal partner; you’re in the driver seat while I'm riding "shotgun (passenger)."
(424) 392-6960 
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Los Angeles, CA 90020
Not accepting new clients
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Valencia Harriott
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Compassionate by nature and by nurture, Val is a licensed clinical psychologist with a heart for people, a mind for science, and a welcoming sense of humor. Her training and experience is based in cognitive behavioral therapy and behavioral medicine, with additional interests in positive psychology and Black women’s mental health. Val values a collaborative approach to therapy, and fosters an environment where clients feel seen and heard as they journey towards meeting their goals.
(213) 306-5582 
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Los Angeles, CA 90017
Offers online therapy


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

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