Black and African American Therapists in Washington, DC

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Dominique Morman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As an African American woman who grew up in Washington, DC, I understand how environmental and societal factors play a major role in a person’s life.
As a clinical social worker I believe in allowing people to be themselves and honoring each person’s choices and lifestyle; as a clinician, I understand the importance of providing a safe space where people get the opportunity to journey through life on their terms.
(202) 980-4258
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Washington, DC 20019
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Not accepting new clients
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Niya Lewis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
I advocate for self-care and the uplifting of the African American community.
Anxiety underlies most behaviors and life decisions. I specialize in working with individuals contending with anxiety, job stress, burnout, depression, and life transitions. I use techniques and interventions from a variety of person centered, emotion-focused, and mind-body therapies to increase my clients resiliency and ability to cope with life's challenges. I help clients find meaning and purpose in their daily lives and assist them in identifying and meeting personal goals.
(202) 499-6568
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Washington, DC 20002
Not accepting new clients
Black Women's Therapy Group
Psychologist, PhD, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Do you identify as a professional Black woman who experiences difficulty with managing stress, anxiety, and processing emotions? We do not heal in isolation. Many people are turning to group therapy to make sense of the global health pandemic, racial injustices, and violence against women.
(202) 751-3138
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Washington, DC 20006
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Dontea' Mitchell-Hunter
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
I help Black women in their late 20s to early 30s get out of unfulfilling relationships and recreate self-love & happiness - single or partnered.
You pretend like you’re okay with this “sorta-in-a-relationship-but-not”. He sends “good morning” texts & when you’re together, there’s an intense chemistry like you two were made for each other. Despite that, you’re constantly overthinking his every word and action. You crave planned dates but get “You up?” texts and last minute “hangouts”. You either feel like you’re too much or not enough. You tell yourself to be patient & hope it will pan into an official title. But you’re exhausted being on the rollercoaster of anxiety, hope and disappointment. You’ve tried to end it but you always get reeled back in.
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Washington, DC 20002
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Angela N Ewing-Boyd
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
I am passionate about serving all women, specifically African American women in the District of Columbia. My approach is utilizing the lens of self-compassion to create an inner world that is more joyful, more accepting, and more conducive to growth and tranquility. I tailor my approach to each client, but my first step is always to inventory your strengths, goals, and dreams. Amplifying client strengths and grounding therapy in client values accelerates your healing. Next, we will explore the patterns and thoughts that align with your highest self and those that do not serve you in this phase of your life.
(202) 978-4723
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Washington, DC 20019
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Elena Mundey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LGSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Secondary Trauma, Harm Reduction, Black Fatigue, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, etc.
I am so glad you stopped by my profile! Welcome to your healing phase. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, shame, and hurt, you have found the right one. If you often put on a strong face for others or say you like yourself but don’t really feel that way there is help. I know you want to stop feeling anxious, avoiding people, and events. You want the bad thoughts to stop. You may want to get over the grief of losing a loved one, or a divorce. You want to be happy, and to know if you work at it you can be happy again. Your goal is to be whole, loved, and purposeful and that comes with loving yourself, flaws and all.
(202) 978-6085
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Washington, DC 20001
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Phalasophy, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LGPC, CCTP
Verified
Verified
We are a collective of Black , queer, of immigrant experience, sex-positive, and neuroexpansive, femme and nonbinary therapists, coaches, and consultants who specialize in trauma-informed, somatics-rooted, identity-affirming, and ancestral-based modalities. Our offerings include EMDR, reiki/energy healing, sex therapy, talk therapy, grief counseling and somatic inquiry. We collaborate with BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ individuals, couples, and communities throughout the diaspora looking to enhance connection, find freedom, practice compassion, and reclaim their power.
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Washington, DC 20036
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Rolanda McCall
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified
Verified
I find it necessary to center the needs of those identifying as BIPOC in my therapeutic efforts, specifically Black Womxn.
For many years, I’ve had the privilege of working with persons looking to make sense of life’s most difficult challenges. Within my virtual private practice, Be Opened Now, PLLC, I specialize in providing holistic, trauma-informed support in response to all forms of experienced sexual violence, creating safer healing spaces for persons wanting to better understand the impact of such difficult experiences. This often includes, but is not at all limited to, the impact on one’s personal wellness, emotional & mental health management, identity development, self-care strategies, interpersonal connection & so much more.
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Washington, DC 20012
Not accepting new clients
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Nicole Armstead-Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
In my practice, I provide individual therapy to adult survivors of trauma, grief, and loss, chronic stress, anxiety, depression, and loneliness. I collaborate with people who want to uproot stigma, stuckness, and what no longer serves in their lives. I support people who want to plant reparative seeds, and who want to grow a life-story that centers healing, radical self-care, improved quality of life, and deliberate joy. While I hold specialized awareness to the unique stressors impacting black women and women of color, I am fully committed to holding a safe space for all women, LGBTQ+ communities, and allies.
(202) 335-0582
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Washington, DC 20012
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Moksha Living
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LGPC, LGSW
Verified
Verified
Moksha Living, LLC. is a Minority Woman & Black /POC owned Holistic Psychotherapy and Coaching practice in Washington D.C. Moksha ( मोक्ष) is a Sanskrit word that can be simply defined as: “Liberation from that which holds you back”. Moksha Living is a holistic approach to mental wellness that combines life coaching and psychotherapy with holistic services such as: mindfulness and yoga towards enhancing wellness and fulfillment in all areas of life functioning.
(202) 915-2773
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Washington, DC 20036
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Kenya A. Ford
Psychological Associate, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I am LGBTQIA+ and sex worker affirming and enjoy working with all minorities in society. I have experience working through trauma, Racial identity issues, women's issues, and am very vocal about my stance on social justice when necessary. I use an integrative approach to therapy to tailor sessions to the specific needs of each of my clients. I am typically humanistic and person-centered in my approach and facilitate interpersonal relational work. I am always strength based and really enjoy working with Black people and people of color, but I am willing to work with anyone who is ready to work through current life stressors.
(202) 798-2923
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Washington, DC 20009
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Imani Carter
Pre-Licensed Professional, LGPC
Verified
Verified
Bowie state University graduate (2019) and Pre licensed professional serving clients in DC area by virtual appointment for your convenience . Currently under supervision at Vision ,Hope and Healing LLC . a black owned virtual private therapeutic practice e specializing in helping you become the best you. If you are ready for change and growth ,emotional regulation and sound intervention you have come to the right place. No WAIT LIST .
(202) 933-6407
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Washington, DC 20016
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Courtney Johnson
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW , Student, Intern
Verified
Verified
Hey, welcome! My goal is to normalize therapy and make it accessible to marginalized communities. I identify as a Black Gay man and I have been working with the LGBTQ+ community for over 10 years. My goal is to provide a safe, non-judgmental, & empowering space for my clients. Therapy in communities of color has been taboo, and I hope to change that conversation to normalize mental wellness.
(202) 991-1795
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Washington, DC 20016
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Montrella S Cowan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, CEAP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Client testimony: “As a Black man, I struggled with seeking help.
Is the current climate of chaos and confusion driving you crazy? Are you fed up with the racial injustices in our country? Has Coronavirus left you feeling isolated or depressed? If so, I can help! With my passion, cross-cultural competency, and holistic approach, I CAN help you to address the trauma and vicarious trauma you may have experienced from deaths, post-traumatic stress disorder-PTSD, violence, police brutality, anxiety, suicidal ideation, and other mental health challenges. Men and women clients express their gratitude for my non-judgmental, practical approach & my wisdom-from-experience.
(202) 335-6411
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Washington, DC 20005
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Zyer Beaty
Counselor, PhD, LGPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Therapy and mental health is still taboo in many families and communities who need it most. There is a huge need for Black mental health providers, and I wanted to help change the narrative of what it means to seek therapy, and maintain a mentally healthy life. I joined the mental health field because it was such a challenge for me to find therapist who looked like me, who had any availability! I hope to fulfill that critical need in my work. If you have found it difficult to reach out for help, I want to support you.
(202) 935-9616
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Washington, DC 20016
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Yolo Therapy LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As a practice, we are committed to Black excellence and helping clients address the impacts of generational, historical, societal, and/or employment-related experiences relative to their unique ethnic personhood. Our focus is to help our clients address their needs and overcome challenges associated with the Black lived experience. We believe in creating the safest space possible while also helping clients utilize their strengths to cultivate personal growth and change. By using an interdisciplinary therapy-coaching model, we are able to guide our clients through a holistic approach to improvement and empowerment.
(678) 971-2407
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Washington, DC 20012
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Amarachi Onyima
Counselor, MS, LCPC, LGPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
Stressed about your job? I focus on treating anxiety and depression for Black /POC professionals in toxic workplace environments. I work to help my clients develop an understanding of the impact of structural racism on their work experiences, understand their mental health symptoms, and utilize evidence-based techniques to improve the quality of their lives. I’m passionate about seeing Black people make money & loving their jobs and careers!
(301) 205-5046
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Washington, DC 20024
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Beyond Dynamic Potential, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified
Verified
Welcome! You have taken the biggest step to ensure your mental health is cared for and I am excited to help you reach ‘Beyond “your” Dynamic Potential’. Beyond Dynamic Potential. LLC is an African American , female owned clinical therapy practice excited to serve all populations no matter age, gender or sexual orientation. BDP is committed to creating safe and welcoming spaces for all to heal at their own pace. Let us support you along this journey.
(301) 273-1600
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Washington, DC 20003
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Xihlovo Mabunda
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
If you are reading this, you have already taken the first step! Starting therapy can be overwhelming, especially if you have been sitting with difficult feelings on your own, but here’s the thing, some of the scariest things are the most rewarding; and I am here to move into that with you. My practice is informed by my identity as a black woman, and I view the therapeutic relationship as a space that fosters a collaborative environment. I navigate spaces with openness, humor, and empathy, seeking always to understand others with grace and an appreciation of their autonomy.
(484) 388-5083
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Washington, DC 20005
Not accepting new clients
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Personal Space: Self-Centering Therapy, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LIMFT
Verified
Verified
Busy BLACK women! What if constant exhaustion was optional? What if you could say “no” and not feel bad? What if taking up more space in your relationship could actually make it healthier? What if “Because I can handle it … I’ll be okay” was NOT a good enough reason to push yourself to the limit? What if you didn't ALWAYS have to work twice as hard (at work and at home)? What if taking time out for yourself, actually lead to you having MORE time in the end? What if you could find more peace and rest without the people around you taking your advice, or finally working WITH you to solve problems?
(240) 908-5720
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Washington, DC 20037
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What type of Washington mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

If you are unsure about choosing the right therapist or psychologist, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.

How to find a therapist or counselor in Washington?
When looking to find a therapist, start by considering training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

How to use my insurance?
Understanding cost and insurance coverage is an important concern for many people. With some basic research and conversations with prospective therapists, you should be able to have a good understanding of the best way to afford therapy.