Black and African American Therapists in San Francisco, CA

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Natalie Bell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Originally from South Central Los Angeles, my current social location is as a queer, black womxn, of African American and Mexican American ancestry.
“May the Scared Be Restored in Beauty.” by Dr. Eduardo Duran. It is, in this vein of Dr. Duran's quote, that I am seeking curious individuals, couples or families interested in exploring and deepen their communication and connections in relationship to a therapist who is well versed in trauma informed approaches with gestalt and somatic therapy techniques and who values intergenerational knowledge and liberation psychology. My Gestalt Therapy is mindful of trauma and its intergenerational impacts on the social and environmental context of a one’s experience.
(415) 909-4693 
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San Francisco, CA 94102
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Ifeyinwa A Nzerem
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
In addition, I have provided trainings and seminars with the Bay Area Association of Black Social Workers (BAABSW), Black Family Preservation Symposium, on Eating Disorders (primarily Binge Eating Disorder), Mind, Body & Self-Care, and the Success of Exercise.
I specialize in Eating Disorders (primarily with Binge Eating Disorder and Obesity) to a culturally diverse population. I provide treatment for health & wellness lifestyle issues, family vs. blended family crises, anxiety & depression, binge eating, substance abuse/dependencies, employment challenges and loss & bereavement. I also provide community referrals and resources that will assist and support client's daily challenges and obstacles. I enjoy working with others and I am experience in treating families from all ethnic backgrounds with disadvantage, traumatic, and abusive histories.
(415) 767-0743 
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San Francisco, CA 94102
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Amanda Houston-Hamilton
Marriage & Family Therapist, DMH, MFT
Verified
One of the few doctoral African American therapists in SF, I bring long experience, caring, and skill to many cultures.
My "ideal" patient is ready to make changes s/he has long wanted and feels able to explore the barriers to emotional well-being in partnership with an experienced therapist. Building a healthy relationship in therapy is not only essential to immediate goals, but is a skill that patients take away for use with on-going problem-solving.
(415) 867-5100 
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San Francisco, CA 94102
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Dr. Bree McDaniel
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
My approach is warm, collaborative, supportive, empathic, and is rooted in my lived experience as a Black Queer Woman.
The decision to embark on the path of healing and face oneself, is not an endeavor to be taken lightly, as it requires courage, vulnerability, and patience with oneself. With that said, intentionally delving into a healing process can be a powerful and liberating experience - an amazing journey, filled with new discoveries about oneself. In my practice I help my clients shed light on their unconscious process, gain more awareness about themselves, including what motivates them, and better understand how they relate to others in their lives. I also support my clients in finding healthier ways of relating and coping.
(415) 340-6209 
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San Francisco, CA 94102
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Bedford Palmer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I work with a diverse clientele, and specialize in providing social justice oriented psychotherapy to Black people and other POC, as well as members of LGBTQIA+ communities. I provide culturally responsive therapy, which focuses on the strengths that you already have. I tend to use a cognitive-behavioral theoretical approach (CBT), while also paying attention to your environment and access to social support. I work with you to build a safe space where you can share your experiences without the fear of being judged, and where you can focus on becoming clear about what you want, and how you want to go about making that happen.
(510) 298-3362 
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San Francisco, CA 94101
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Macala A Lacy
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT, CYT
Verified
I specialize in helping Black /POC queer women, femmes, and nonbinary folks develop holistic coping strategies for complex identity trauma.
You don’t have to suffer, and you certainly don’t have to suffer alone. Hey there! My name is Macala ("muh-kae-luh"; pronouns: she/they) and I strive to make therapy accessible and relevant for gender/sexual minorities and communities of color. As an EMDR trained yoga psychotherapist, I integrate mindfulness and the science of trauma to support your mental health. My practice is rooted in considering you as a whole person - mind, body, spirit, culture, and in relationship to community. Together we will collaborate on a goal, learn practical techniques to improve your wellbeing, and progress at your pace towards growth.
(419) 462-9963 
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San Francisco, CA 94105
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Waitlist for new clients
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Married to Navy Counseling Services
Counselor, PhD, LMHC-QS, LPCC, LPC, NCC
Verified
Our group practice will accept new clients in FL. starting in August. A mental health counselor student intern will offer a sliding fee scale. Dr. Black will start accepting clients who are primarily interested in EMDR therapy with sprinkles of talk therapy in late September. To experience our deepest recesses of joy and peace, we must first have the courage to face our fears. You've spent quite some time trying to redefine your life, but still falling short. You've committed so much of yourself to others, now its time to commit to you! Whatever your situation, our goal is to help you find clarity, purpose, & strength.
(904) 587-4806 
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San Francisco, CA 94109
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Sherlyn Frank
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I support high-achieving Black women who are struggling with perfectionism, self-doubt, and depression by combining traditional psychotherapy tools with spiritual practices and practical lifestyle changes.
I am a Clinical Social Worker licensed in California and New York with 25 years of experience. For 15 years, I specialized in international social work in London, UK as the sole member of an LLC, Specialist Assessment Services consulting for and managing non-profit teams and private organizations. I know it can be difficult to reach out for support so let me first say, thank you for your courage. This first step is a sign of strength rather than weakness.
(619) 329-9572 
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San Francisco, CA 94104
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Alena Y. N. Gittens
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
As a Black , queer, immigrant clinical psychologist I have a deep understanding and appreciation for those who struggle to survive.
Sometimes in life we get overwhelmed, feel stuck, and hopeless. Sometimes it can feel as though things keep piling up against us and it can be hard to feel complete. Some people may experience this emotionally, others more physically. Different things trigger these responses in us and make it hard for us to thrive. Whether it is the pandemic, trauma, depression, anxiety, family or relational conflict, self-esteem issues, racial injustice, or grief, having an outlet to make space for this discomfort can help alleviate the pain and move you towards a place of healing.
(650) 337-3783 
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San Francisco, CA 94103
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Louise D Hall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
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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San Francisco, CA 94103
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Angela Shaiman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Telehealth Only - As a psychotherapist, it’s an honor to be a witness and facilitator to client transformation, resilience, and growth. My perceptiveness, compassion, and holding of a nonjudgmental space allow discovery and observation of patterns that may no longer be helpful. I see my work through a social justice perspective and understand oppression itself as a form of stress and trauma. As a mixed-race and multicultural person of African-American and Jewish ancestry, I honor experiences of intersecting identities and am deeply interested in intergenerational trauma and resilience.
(510) 674-0948 
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San Francisco, CA 94104
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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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San Francisco, CA 94101
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Geinel Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I primarily work with BlPOC ( Black , indigenous, and people of color) working professionals struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship issues, trauma, stress, mood disturbances and issues related to sexual health and wellness.
Are you constantly telling others you’re “fine” when that is the furthest thing from the truth? Do you feel your family, personal and work relationships could be better? Are you constantly telling yourself that you need to get your “ish” together? Whether you want to get support around new changes in your life or to work through problems that have been with you for years, let me support you in your steps towards wellness. I will assist you to uncover some of the assumptions and biases you hold about yourself, and help you break unhealthy cycles you may find yourself stuck in, while discovering and building upon your strengths.
(341) 895-5854 
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San Francisco, CA 94101
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Naomi Burks, Encouraging Hope Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
As a Black Female Culturally Diverse Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, I understand that no single approach is the right one for every individual regards of race, gender, and cultural background.
As the Lotus Flower I believe you have the potential within you to bloom from the muddiest of waters. My job is to simply assist you in finding the characteristics of purity, enlightenment, self-regeneration, and rebirth. Assisting you to firmly plant your roots of self-confidence, strength, empathy, and self-love, back into your life.
(628) 258-7796 
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San Francisco, CA 94111
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Grayson Thompson
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
I am a Black , queer therapist and first-generation product of an immigrant, multigenerational family.
Life can be complex. Often, we can find ourselves stuck, lost, or desiring something we can't put our finger on. I'm with you. Therapy is your space. Your space to say the thing you've been holding back all day, the place where you don't have to be perfect or say all the right things. I believe in helping clients meet their goals, be able to generate meaningful insight around the "why" and "how" of being human, and to explore what it means to be unapologetically themselves. Life can be complex, but it is also a series of stories. Some of these stories are sad, lonely, and others are a wild, exciting ride. I'm excited to meet you.
 
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San Francisco, CA 94110
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Christhmus (Christopher Chu) Presence
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified
BIPOC: Black , Indigenous, &/or People of Color. Includes white-passing & mixed-race BIPOC. Welcome Dear Reader, whether these are first steps or a familiar return, may our steps together support your movements. I am a Chinese-American Queer, by Ancestors’ way of Guangdong Province, China. My family settled on unceded Muwekma Ohlone territory (San Francisco) 3.5 generations ago, where I was born. Since then, I have supported folx's holistic health at opposite ends of the state, nation, and globe.
 
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San Francisco, CA 94114
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Dr.JM, PhD, Licensed Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, MSEd
Verified
With expertise gathered from years of experience across borders, timezones and cultures, I assist diverse clients from varied backgrounds in navigating their unique, in-betweenness/intersecting identities, including All (multi) Racial/Ethnic/Cultural Groups, Asian, Black / African American , Hispanic/Latino, 1st, 1.
I work with men and women who are seemingly high achievers but deep down inside feeling disconnected, lost, alone, even if they are in a relationship, and often feeling like they don't belong. I treat anxiety and depression through examining deep-rooted inner conflicts, shame, guilt, insecurity, childhood trauma, family of origin, as well as unconscious cognitive distortions and unhealthy coping mechanisms that manifest in perpetuating self-doubts/disappointments, relationship difficulties, and career dissatisfaction. It often gives me great joy when clients with prior therapy experiences find progress in our initial work together.
(415) 891-6091 
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San Francisco, CA 94117
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Divine Psychology
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I can provide psychotherapy for adults who are experiencing mental discomfort, confusion or emotional crisis. I do not treat children, couples, or families. However I am highly skilled in working with individual clients who need cognitive behavioral guidance. Psychodynamic techniques are used to help you process your emotions and overcome issues from the past and improve present day life satisfaction. Able to provide pastoral counseling. Specialize is African American cultural experience and Southeast Asian cultural experience. Specialized in working with veterans.
(415) 529-6127 
San Francisco, CA 94124
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Jay M Seiff-Haron
Psychologist, PsyD, MBA
Verified
I have been fortunate enough to work with many African-American , Mexican, Salvadorean, Nicaragüense, Chinese, Japanese, Malay, Kazak, Mongolian, Afghani, Pakistani, Parsi, Russian and bicultural clients.
Stress wearing you down? I am certified in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), an empirically validated model for helping couples and families to turn conflicts into opportunities for connection. I also employ both EMDR and IFS (Internal Family Systems) with individuals, have worked extensively with cultural differences at home and professionally, and am a custody evaluator. I specialize in working with interracial, interfaith or LGBT families, as well as parenting and services for children ages 1-7. My practice is poly-friendly and has a social justice orientation.
(415) 574-0973 
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San Francisco, CA 94104
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Maurice C Shaw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
My goal is to empower individuals who call the Bay Area home to live their best lives by utilizing my education, skills, and experience to enhance evidenced based practices. My experience as a child welfare social worker has gifted me with the ability to support individuals who are struggling with the most challenging issues which could include attachment issues, behavioral challenges, family discord, couples issues related to parenting, substance abuse, anxiety, depression and anger management. Additionally, I have a passion for working with the underserved African American and L.G.B.T.Q. community.
(510) 945-3678 
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San Francisco, CA 94115
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Black and African American Therapists
If you're looking for African American therapy in San Francisco or for a San Francisco African American therapist these professionals provide therapy, psychotherapy and counseling that's sensitive to African American cultural issues. They include African American therapists, African American psychologists, African American marriage counselors and African American counselors. Sometimes we refer to them as black therapists in San Francisco or San Francisco black psychologists, black marriage counselors or black counselors in San Francisco. They provide African American counseling in San Francisco or black counseling in San Francisco and are sensitive to black couples and black marriages in San Francisco.

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