Black and African American Therapists in Atlanta, GA

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Jesmond Akeem Fair
Psychologist
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30309
In my work, I center the voices of those with minoritized/oppressed identities (e.g., Black people, People of Color, LGBTQIA+, trans, gender-expansive people, and people in nontraditional relationship configurations). I have extensive experience working with adults struggling with anxiety, depression, identity exploration (ethnic, racial, gender, and/or sexual identity), intersectionality, PTSD & Trauma, racial & oppression-based traumatic stress, and relationship concerns. I am also comfortable integrating religion/spirituality into our therapeutic work. My therapeutic sweet-spot is working with Q+BIPOC individuals and couples.
In my work, I center the voices of those with minoritized/oppressed identities (e.g., Black people, People of Color, LGBTQIA+, trans, gender-expansive people, and people in nontraditional relationship configurations). I have extensive experience working with adults struggling with anxiety, depression, identity exploration (ethnic, racial, gender, and/or sexual identity), intersectionality, PTSD & Trauma, racial & oppression-based traumatic stress, and relationship concerns. I am also comfortable integrating religion/spirituality into our therapeutic work. My therapeutic sweet-spot is working with Q+BIPOC individuals and couples.
(404) 777-4603 View (404) 777-4603
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Moe A Brown
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30328
Waitlist for new clients
If you are looking for an accountability partner in support of your relationships, then this is your sign. If you are a single person who wants support in growing your self-love and accountability, while exploring how to navigate lasting partnership, this is also your sign! Moe Ari is a highly skilled relationship expert with almost a decade of experience helping couples to revitalize their relationships. As a Black Transgender Man, he is also LGBTQIA+ celebratory, culturally sensitive, and trauma informed. Moe Ari, blends therapy with coaching to help clients create success in their relationships, minds, bodies, and spirits.
If you are looking for an accountability partner in support of your relationships, then this is your sign. If you are a single person who wants support in growing your self-love and accountability, while exploring how to navigate lasting partnership, this is also your sign! Moe Ari is a highly skilled relationship expert with almost a decade of experience helping couples to revitalize their relationships. As a Black Transgender Man, he is also LGBTQIA+ celebratory, culturally sensitive, and trauma informed. Moe Ari, blends therapy with coaching to help clients create success in their relationships, minds, bodies, and spirits.
(773) 524-6215 View (773) 524-6215
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Moving Mountains Consulting, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC, CPCS, NCC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30309  (Online Only)
Focus Areas: Anxiety, Black and African American Issues, Conflict Resolution, Depression, Empowering Women, Family Dynamics and Trauma, Grief, Job Stress, Microaggressions, Racism, Relationship Distress, Situational Stress, Time Management, Work-Life Balance, Workplace Issues, Work Stress.
Black and Brown women who strive to meet their needs and those of others are regularly faced with challenges. Through a collaborative and compassionate therapeutic process, you will have the opportunities to honor your feelings, implement healthy strategies for healing, and breathe in a safe space. together, we will work to identify unhealthy, underlying patterns, set realistic goals, and develop effective coping strategies tailored to your needs. My goal is to support women in reclaiming their sense of balance, fulfillment, and confidence as they navigate the demands of their professional and personal lives.
Focus Areas: Anxiety, Black and African American Issues, Conflict Resolution, Depression, Empowering Women, Family Dynamics and Trauma, Grief, Job Stress, Microaggressions, Racism, Relationship Distress, Situational Stress, Time Management, Work-Life Balance, Workplace Issues, Work Stress.
Black and Brown women who strive to meet their needs and those of others are regularly faced with challenges. Through a collaborative and compassionate therapeutic process, you will have the opportunities to honor your feelings, implement healthy strategies for healing, and breathe in a safe space. together, we will work to identify unhealthy, underlying patterns, set realistic goals, and develop effective coping strategies tailored to your needs. My goal is to support women in reclaiming their sense of balance, fulfillment, and confidence as they navigate the demands of their professional and personal lives.
(678) 974-1458 View (678) 974-1458
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Seek Wise Counsel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30331
My name is Deon L Sanders and I am the Ower/CEO of Seek Wise Counsel. I and my staff, specialize in African American psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Existential, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Schema Therapy, Gestalt, Trauma Focused CBT and IFS.  My specific training/education in African American Psychology has provided me knowledge and a deeper subconscious understanding of how the residual effects of slavery, and religious trauma hinders our people. We have both Male and Female therapist on staff. To see staff bios and to book free consultations please visit our website seekwisecounseling.com
My name is Deon L Sanders and I am the Ower/CEO of Seek Wise Counsel. I and my staff, specialize in African American psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Existential, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Schema Therapy, Gestalt, Trauma Focused CBT and IFS.  My specific training/education in African American Psychology has provided me knowledge and a deeper subconscious understanding of how the residual effects of slavery, and religious trauma hinders our people. We have both Male and Female therapist on staff. To see staff bios and to book free consultations please visit our website seekwisecounseling.com
(678) 252-5351 View (678) 252-5351
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Katrina Pointer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, ACS, CPCS, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30331  (Online Only)
We specialize in all things relationships and black women with anxiety.
Have you been thinking about starting therapy for awhile? Do you have some current or past issues that you need to talk to someone about? Do you feel like your in a funk and don't know why? Are you a couple struggling in your relationship? Love Therapy and Consulting LLC is a group private practice that strives to allow clients the ability to be themselves in a room with no judgement. It is important to us to make therapy convenient. Therefore, we offer affordable reduced rates, have evening/weekend availability and provide video/phone sessions. We provide services to GA, FL and SC.
We specialize in all things relationships and black women with anxiety.
Have you been thinking about starting therapy for awhile? Do you have some current or past issues that you need to talk to someone about? Do you feel like your in a funk and don't know why? Are you a couple struggling in your relationship? Love Therapy and Consulting LLC is a group private practice that strives to allow clients the ability to be themselves in a room with no judgement. It is important to us to make therapy convenient. Therefore, we offer affordable reduced rates, have evening/weekend availability and provide video/phone sessions. We provide services to GA, FL and SC.
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JBranch and Associates
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, ACS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30311  (Online Only)
J. Branch and Associates (JB&A) is a telehealth private practice that provides virtual therapy services to children, adults, adolescents, and couples. Our goal is to increase the participation of counseling within the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) communities, LGBTQIA+ community, and other people who have been marginalized. We strive to provide culturally competent and responsive services to all our clients.
J. Branch and Associates (JB&A) is a telehealth private practice that provides virtual therapy services to children, adults, adolescents, and couples. Our goal is to increase the participation of counseling within the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) communities, LGBTQIA+ community, and other people who have been marginalized. We strive to provide culturally competent and responsive services to all our clients.
(470) 458-2610 View (470) 458-2610
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Tamara Onley
Counselor, MS, LAPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30339
As a Multiracial Woman of Color, I have a passion for working with members of marginalized communities, including BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color). My method of therapy focuses on a personal approach that works best for each client’s personality and presenting issue. I find it a joy to help others find hope amid their pain and believe that healing happens within the context of relationships. I enjoy unraveling and getting to the root of the presenting issue. I strive to create a warm, authentic, non-judgmental environment that encourages clients to gain awareness of themselves.
As a Multiracial Woman of Color, I have a passion for working with members of marginalized communities, including BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color). My method of therapy focuses on a personal approach that works best for each client’s personality and presenting issue. I find it a joy to help others find hope amid their pain and believe that healing happens within the context of relationships. I enjoy unraveling and getting to the root of the presenting issue. I strive to create a warm, authentic, non-judgmental environment that encourages clients to gain awareness of themselves.
(678) 317-9016 x26 View (678) 317-9016 x26
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Allegra Wyatt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30309
I specialize in working with those who have experienced various forms of trauma. Often trauma profoundly affects how we treat ourselves and others, and makes it difficult to feel at home in our bodies. In our work together we will explore how to reconnect with your body and foster a greater sense of choice in your life. I work to build healing relationships and hold spaces of care, growth, and deep rest for and with Q+BIPOC folks, particularly queer Black women, femmes, and mixed race people. I support those I work with in carving out spaces for freedom, joy, and choice while navigating multiple oppressive forces.
I specialize in working with those who have experienced various forms of trauma. Often trauma profoundly affects how we treat ourselves and others, and makes it difficult to feel at home in our bodies. In our work together we will explore how to reconnect with your body and foster a greater sense of choice in your life. I work to build healing relationships and hold spaces of care, growth, and deep rest for and with Q+BIPOC folks, particularly queer Black women, femmes, and mixed race people. I support those I work with in carving out spaces for freedom, joy, and choice while navigating multiple oppressive forces.
(470) 745-2203 View (470) 745-2203
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Gena Golden Psychotherapist Hypnosistah
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, NBCFCH
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30318  (Online Only)
My approach is seen through a cultural lens that validates and normalizes your lived experiences and humanity. I am here to be a conduit for your healing journey by recognizing the wear and tear societal pressures may inflict on your mind and body. My work centers Black & POC individuals, couples, and families who struggle to create harmonious relationships with themselves and others due to learned dysfunctional patterns and intergenerational trauma from systemic inequities (familial, cultural, and societal).
My approach is seen through a cultural lens that validates and normalizes your lived experiences and humanity. I am here to be a conduit for your healing journey by recognizing the wear and tear societal pressures may inflict on your mind and body. My work centers Black & POC individuals, couples, and families who struggle to create harmonious relationships with themselves and others due to learned dysfunctional patterns and intergenerational trauma from systemic inequities (familial, cultural, and societal).
(678) 679-7595 x102 View (678) 679-7595 x102
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Jade Graver
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30339
I assist adults, adolescents, & people in relationships with embracing and navigating their emotions in a society that often stigmatizes such expressions. My approach is particularly beneficial for those with non-conforming identities, including BIPOC, LGBTQ+, kink, and poly communities. Additionally, I offer support to Black people navigating strained parental relationships, people of Caribbean descent, people with ADHD, and those who have been labeled or feel 'too sensitive.' My mission is to foster self-acceptance and equip clients with the skills to navigate their identities amidst societal expectations.
I assist adults, adolescents, & people in relationships with embracing and navigating their emotions in a society that often stigmatizes such expressions. My approach is particularly beneficial for those with non-conforming identities, including BIPOC, LGBTQ+, kink, and poly communities. Additionally, I offer support to Black people navigating strained parental relationships, people of Caribbean descent, people with ADHD, and those who have been labeled or feel 'too sensitive.' My mission is to foster self-acceptance and equip clients with the skills to navigate their identities amidst societal expectations.
(404) 919-8761 View (404) 919-8761
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Laura Evans
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30322  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with Black men and women, also those who are part of the LGBTQIA2S+ community, and others who have been historically excluded.
I can help you explore & discover a sense of peace and tranquility by establishing coping skills, empowerment & developing treatment goals! You are just a few steps away from your transformation and living out your best version of self! Taking that first step to asking for help takes a lot of courage, so I'd like to express how courageous it is to get to this point. My approach is supportive, kind, and powerful as you and I journey together on your path to healing.
I enjoy working with Black men and women, also those who are part of the LGBTQIA2S+ community, and others who have been historically excluded.
I can help you explore & discover a sense of peace and tranquility by establishing coping skills, empowerment & developing treatment goals! You are just a few steps away from your transformation and living out your best version of self! Taking that first step to asking for help takes a lot of courage, so I'd like to express how courageous it is to get to this point. My approach is supportive, kind, and powerful as you and I journey together on your path to healing.
(470) 619-4651 View (470) 619-4651
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Davin Cobb
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LAMFT
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30305
Whatever life has thrown at you that brings you to therapy, I'm proud of you for taking a step towards healing by looking for a therapist. I know how daunting it can be to begin the therapy journey, so I want to reassure you that the journey will be challenging but rewarding. Have you experienced any form of loss that has left you trying to pick up the pieces? Do you struggle with relationships and maintaining boundaries? Do you need a safe space to express yourself without judgment? I'm here to help you navigate the transitions of life.Normalizing care within the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) & LGBTQ communities.
Whatever life has thrown at you that brings you to therapy, I'm proud of you for taking a step towards healing by looking for a therapist. I know how daunting it can be to begin the therapy journey, so I want to reassure you that the journey will be challenging but rewarding. Have you experienced any form of loss that has left you trying to pick up the pieces? Do you struggle with relationships and maintaining boundaries? Do you need a safe space to express yourself without judgment? I'm here to help you navigate the transitions of life.Normalizing care within the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) & LGBTQ communities.
(770) 874-7564 View (770) 874-7564
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Margot Howard
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30350
I am deeply passionate about supporting the BIPOC (Black Indigenous, People of Color) community.
I am a compassionate and dedicated person with a passion for helping people navigate life’s challenges and discover the path to positive emotions and self-love. I love working with individuals, guiding them on a journey of self-compassion, developing healthy coping skills, navigating complex emotions, and establishing crucial boundaries. I want to provide a supportive and empathetic environment where clients can explore their stories.
I am deeply passionate about supporting the BIPOC (Black Indigenous, People of Color) community.
I am a compassionate and dedicated person with a passion for helping people navigate life’s challenges and discover the path to positive emotions and self-love. I love working with individuals, guiding them on a journey of self-compassion, developing healthy coping skills, navigating complex emotions, and establishing crucial boundaries. I want to provide a supportive and empathetic environment where clients can explore their stories.
(678) 338-8623 View (678) 338-8623
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Ja'el Wright
Associate Professional Counselor, MS, LAPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30338  (Online Only)
There was a time in life when asking for help was the hardest thing to do. To be honest, even as a professional counselor, asking for help is sometimes still hard. But it is easier to overcome. Depression and Anxiety is the most hidden illness among African American women today. Our culture teaches us that it is weak to ask for help and gaining a badge of honor means sacrificing your mental well being so that other can be happy. It's time to break the cycle and generational curse or mental illness in the BIPOC communities. It's time to seek help.
There was a time in life when asking for help was the hardest thing to do. To be honest, even as a professional counselor, asking for help is sometimes still hard. But it is easier to overcome. Depression and Anxiety is the most hidden illness among African American women today. Our culture teaches us that it is weak to ask for help and gaining a badge of honor means sacrificing your mental well being so that other can be happy. It's time to break the cycle and generational curse or mental illness in the BIPOC communities. It's time to seek help.
(404) 856-4016 View (404) 856-4016
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Shereka S Shaw
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30336  (Online Only)
I am Shereka S. Shaw, a License Professional Counselor for the state of Georgia. Are you an African American Woman, often misunderstood, while struggling with managing being an employee, being a wife and being a mother? Are you a person who is often overwhelmed with various feelings related to stress, frustration and aggravation? I have over 10 years of experience working with those who struggle with managing their emotions due to depression, anxiety, or past traumatic events.
I am Shereka S. Shaw, a License Professional Counselor for the state of Georgia. Are you an African American Woman, often misunderstood, while struggling with managing being an employee, being a wife and being a mother? Are you a person who is often overwhelmed with various feelings related to stress, frustration and aggravation? I have over 10 years of experience working with those who struggle with managing their emotions due to depression, anxiety, or past traumatic events.
(678) 972-1452 View (678) 972-1452
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Kingdom Life Counseling Services, LLC
Pastoral Counselor, MEd, MS, ThD
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30316  (Online Only)
As an African American, I bring a culturally sensitive perspective, and I have years of experience working with marginalized communities.
Healthy relationships are my specialty! I have been married for 46 years, have performed countless marriages, and I understand what is needed for a good, healthy, fulfilling, and life-long relationship. The trauma of past relationships and/or past experiences no longer have to define you. You can turn the page, begin a new narrative and enjoy your life to the fullest. Visit my website and send in the form for a free consultation.
As an African American, I bring a culturally sensitive perspective, and I have years of experience working with marginalized communities.
Healthy relationships are my specialty! I have been married for 46 years, have performed countless marriages, and I understand what is needed for a good, healthy, fulfilling, and life-long relationship. The trauma of past relationships and/or past experiences no longer have to define you. You can turn the page, begin a new narrative and enjoy your life to the fullest. Visit my website and send in the form for a free consultation.
(678) 252-5694 View (678) 252-5694
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Jessica Collins
Associate Professional Counselor, LAPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30324  (Online Only)
Life can leave us feeling disconnected from ourselves, family, friends, and everything we care about. As your therapist, my job is to provide a safe place where you can reconnect with yourself and your life. I am passionate about working to serve the target demographic of BIPOC (Black, Brown, & Indigenous People of Color) adults and helping them to navigate through life. Also, I welcome LBTQIA+ and non-binary individuals.
Life can leave us feeling disconnected from ourselves, family, friends, and everything we care about. As your therapist, my job is to provide a safe place where you can reconnect with yourself and your life. I am passionate about working to serve the target demographic of BIPOC (Black, Brown, & Indigenous People of Color) adults and helping them to navigate through life. Also, I welcome LBTQIA+ and non-binary individuals.
(678) 726-1665 View (678) 726-1665
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Regine Henderson
Counselor, MS, APC, NCC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30338  (Online Only)
I know firsthand what it feels like to show up for myself, even when I don’t feel it. As a Black woman, I understand how hard it is to live authentically in a society that makes you feel like you aren’t enough. My ideal client is someone who lives at the intersection of multiple minority identities. I enjoy helping individuals cope with stress, anxiety, depression, issues related to identity and the impact of organized religion. I prioritize Black women & Black Queer folx in my work.
I know firsthand what it feels like to show up for myself, even when I don’t feel it. As a Black woman, I understand how hard it is to live authentically in a society that makes you feel like you aren’t enough. My ideal client is someone who lives at the intersection of multiple minority identities. I enjoy helping individuals cope with stress, anxiety, depression, issues related to identity and the impact of organized religion. I prioritize Black women & Black Queer folx in my work.
(678) 928-4970 View (678) 928-4970
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The Trap House of Healing with Dr. Terri & Co.
Marriage & Family Therapist, DMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30331  (Online Only)
The Trap House of Healing is an unapologetic urbanized practice for Black families to be seen, heard, and supported. The THoH was founded on the principles of building community by integrating Black culture, trap music, and holistic work to help heal those in need. Each therapist at the THoH is clinically trained as a marriage & family therapist, and therefore we take a unique approach in addressing the complex traumas of Black and Brown people/families, and those representing the LBGTQAI+ community... so if you're ready for a spine-tingling transformation, improved communication, and a happier, healthier life, then look no further.
The Trap House of Healing is an unapologetic urbanized practice for Black families to be seen, heard, and supported. The THoH was founded on the principles of building community by integrating Black culture, trap music, and holistic work to help heal those in need. Each therapist at the THoH is clinically trained as a marriage & family therapist, and therefore we take a unique approach in addressing the complex traumas of Black and Brown people/families, and those representing the LBGTQAI+ community... so if you're ready for a spine-tingling transformation, improved communication, and a happier, healthier life, then look no further.
(404) 442-4820 View (404) 442-4820
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Dr. Tashika L Holloway
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, EdD
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30331  (Online Only)
I specialize in helping Black women & women of color overcome Complex Trauma (aka C-PTSD), how past trauma affects our current relationships with self & others: Attachment, Motherhood & Maternal Mental Health, Codependence & Perfectionism. As women, we are often the backbone of our families, workplace, and communities, but what happens when you can no longer keep up? My passion is helping you begin the journey of healing from past trauma and move toward wholeness and wellness in their lives.
I specialize in helping Black women & women of color overcome Complex Trauma (aka C-PTSD), how past trauma affects our current relationships with self & others: Attachment, Motherhood & Maternal Mental Health, Codependence & Perfectionism. As women, we are often the backbone of our families, workplace, and communities, but what happens when you can no longer keep up? My passion is helping you begin the journey of healing from past trauma and move toward wholeness and wellness in their lives.
(404) 994-3593 View (404) 994-3593
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.