Black and African American Therapists in Indianapolis, IN

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Adriaka Jackson
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46268  (Online Only)
We offer a full range of outpatient counseling and coaching services for individuals and families and specialize in meeting the unique needs of African-American clients with our trauma-informed and culturally competent approaches.
Do you struggle with feeling overwhelmed, stressed and unfulfilled in your life? Do you fluctuate between feelings of isolation, worry and guilt as you spend time and energy caring for everyone except yourself. Have you “lost yourself” in the daily tasks of work, family and caregiving? Now more than ever, busy professional women come into our office feeling like they are hanging on for dear life. I believe that it shouldn’t be so hard to live a rich and full life. I love helping my clients know that there is hope and together we can find answers to the questions that are causing you so much stress.
We offer a full range of outpatient counseling and coaching services for individuals and families and specialize in meeting the unique needs of African-American clients with our trauma-informed and culturally competent approaches.
Do you struggle with feeling overwhelmed, stressed and unfulfilled in your life? Do you fluctuate between feelings of isolation, worry and guilt as you spend time and energy caring for everyone except yourself. Have you “lost yourself” in the daily tasks of work, family and caregiving? Now more than ever, busy professional women come into our office feeling like they are hanging on for dear life. I believe that it shouldn’t be so hard to live a rich and full life. I love helping my clients know that there is hope and together we can find answers to the questions that are causing you so much stress.
(317) 401-5294 View (317) 401-5294
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Hope Moreland
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46220  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hello, I'm Hope! I am a therapist trained at Indiana University, with a focus on affirming the resilience and uniqueness of young adults and the LGBTQ+ community. My expertise lies in providing compassionate care for youth, young adults, individuals managing anxiety, and those exploring gender diversity. As a Black, queer, cis-woman, I am passionate about creating a welcoming space for virtual clients. My schedule is currently full, and I'm unable to accommodate new clients. However, I'm happy to add interested individuals to a waitlist for future openings.
Hello, I'm Hope! I am a therapist trained at Indiana University, with a focus on affirming the resilience and uniqueness of young adults and the LGBTQ+ community. My expertise lies in providing compassionate care for youth, young adults, individuals managing anxiety, and those exploring gender diversity. As a Black, queer, cis-woman, I am passionate about creating a welcoming space for virtual clients. My schedule is currently full, and I'm unable to accommodate new clients. However, I'm happy to add interested individuals to a waitlist for future openings.
(317) 751-9658 View (317) 751-9658
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Dr. Tay Robinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW
Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46268  (Online Only)
I am dedicated to providing psychotherapy services to Black and Brown men and Veterans. As a Black veteran myself, I deeply understand the unique challenges and experiences faced by these populations and I am committed to offering a safe and supportive space for healing and growth. I understand the complexities of identity, racism, and societal pressures that contribute to mental health challenges within these communities. I have developed a deep understanding of the specific struggles faced by Veterans, such as PTSD, transition difficulties, and reintegration challenges.
I am dedicated to providing psychotherapy services to Black and Brown men and Veterans. As a Black veteran myself, I deeply understand the unique challenges and experiences faced by these populations and I am committed to offering a safe and supportive space for healing and growth. I understand the complexities of identity, racism, and societal pressures that contribute to mental health challenges within these communities. I have developed a deep understanding of the specific struggles faced by Veterans, such as PTSD, transition difficulties, and reintegration challenges.
(317) 961-8834 View (317) 961-8834
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Alexander Burks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MPA, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46250
I am passionate about supporting black men, women, and couples on their healing journeys. I specialize in addressing the unique challenges of men and women by providing a safe space for exploration and growth, with the overarching goal of helping US navigate issues such as identity, relationships, grief, transitions, and more. I enjoy helping married and non-married couples build love maps, establish trust, build a communication fortress, and create shared meaning. Together, we can foster resilience, empowerment, and lasting positive change.
I am passionate about supporting black men, women, and couples on their healing journeys. I specialize in addressing the unique challenges of men and women by providing a safe space for exploration and growth, with the overarching goal of helping US navigate issues such as identity, relationships, grief, transitions, and more. I enjoy helping married and non-married couples build love maps, establish trust, build a communication fortress, and create shared meaning. Together, we can foster resilience, empowerment, and lasting positive change.
(317) 676-5240 View (317) 676-5240
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Walk by Faith Counseling
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, CSAYC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46219
Driven by a profound dedication to guiding individuals from their starting point to their desired destination, I am deeply committed to offering the vital support needed for personal growth. As an African American Christian Counselor, my primary aim is to initiate your healing journey. I understand that healing is a unique and individual process, but the profound peace it brings remains constant. Throughout my experience, I've successfully assisted clients in overcoming longstanding obstacles that hindered their progress.
Driven by a profound dedication to guiding individuals from their starting point to their desired destination, I am deeply committed to offering the vital support needed for personal growth. As an African American Christian Counselor, my primary aim is to initiate your healing journey. I understand that healing is a unique and individual process, but the profound peace it brings remains constant. Throughout my experience, I've successfully assisted clients in overcoming longstanding obstacles that hindered their progress.
(317) 943-6925 View (317) 943-6925
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Abril Stanback
Counselor, BSW, MS, LMHCA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46220
Hi! I’m Abril (she/her) and this will be my eighth year as a Bachelor level Social Worker. Recently, after discovering my passion for the difference I can make in clients’ lives, I’ve completed my education as a mental health counselor. My background is grounded in working with adult, geriatric, and family populations. Additionally, I serve as a specialist in crisis intervention at a local hospital. My goal in practice is to create a comfortable and supportive environment for all my clients. I am particularly passionate about those with alternative relationship styles.
Hi! I’m Abril (she/her) and this will be my eighth year as a Bachelor level Social Worker. Recently, after discovering my passion for the difference I can make in clients’ lives, I’ve completed my education as a mental health counselor. My background is grounded in working with adult, geriatric, and family populations. Additionally, I serve as a specialist in crisis intervention at a local hospital. My goal in practice is to create a comfortable and supportive environment for all my clients. I am particularly passionate about those with alternative relationship styles.
(463) 444-7709 View (463) 444-7709
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Natasha Smith
Counselor, MSW, LSW, CSAYC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46216  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Say hello to your new safe space! My passion as a therapist is to bring healing to individuals who have experienced traumatic and/or stressful life events, find healthy perspectives of themselves, and strengthen their relationships. Whether it's a child, adult, or family, my goal is for my clients to know and see themselves as peaceful, whole, complete, and safe. My passion is to uplift, empower, encourage, and assist individuals in exploring personal goals for self-improvement.
Say hello to your new safe space! My passion as a therapist is to bring healing to individuals who have experienced traumatic and/or stressful life events, find healthy perspectives of themselves, and strengthen their relationships. Whether it's a child, adult, or family, my goal is for my clients to know and see themselves as peaceful, whole, complete, and safe. My passion is to uplift, empower, encourage, and assist individuals in exploring personal goals for self-improvement.
(317) 961-8441 View (317) 961-8441
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Elevated Minds LLC
Counselor, MS, LMHC, LCAC, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46235  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stressed, depressed, or hopeless? Have you experienced an abrupt profound change in mood due to COVID? Are you experiencing extreme pressure of being an athlete? Are you struggling with anxiety or fear of the unknown? Are you sabotaging relationships and you don't know why? Is your relationship in need of a major tune-up? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions but still reluctant about counseling, You are not alone (others have the same thoughts). Elevated Minds LLC is built on the principle that a person's struggles are multidimensional and must be addressed using various perspectives.
Are you feeling stressed, depressed, or hopeless? Have you experienced an abrupt profound change in mood due to COVID? Are you experiencing extreme pressure of being an athlete? Are you struggling with anxiety or fear of the unknown? Are you sabotaging relationships and you don't know why? Is your relationship in need of a major tune-up? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions but still reluctant about counseling, You are not alone (others have the same thoughts). Elevated Minds LLC is built on the principle that a person's struggles are multidimensional and must be addressed using various perspectives.
(317) 315-5316 View (317) 315-5316
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Dr. Brianna Finney
Counselor, DMin, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46204  (Online Only)
Everyone encounter challenges in life. Sometimes those challenges are so difficult that you cannot face it alone. And you should not have to. Whether you are suffering from grief or loss, a crisis in your faith, a trauma of any kind, or a new life development, support is available to you.
Everyone encounter challenges in life. Sometimes those challenges are so difficult that you cannot face it alone. And you should not have to. Whether you are suffering from grief or loss, a crisis in your faith, a trauma of any kind, or a new life development, support is available to you.
(317) 961-3709 View (317) 961-3709
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Tatenda Kunaka
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46203
Are you looking for someone to help you cope with the demands of everyday life? Are you tired of feeling anxious or overwhelmed? Do you want to see an improvement in your overall well-being. If so, you are in the right place. I am here to help you navigate through tough times in a safe and non judgmental environment.
Are you looking for someone to help you cope with the demands of everyday life? Are you tired of feeling anxious or overwhelmed? Do you want to see an improvement in your overall well-being. If so, you are in the right place. I am here to help you navigate through tough times in a safe and non judgmental environment.
(463) 222-0498 View (463) 222-0498
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John W. Lewis Jr.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46256
My focus is on providing a therapeutic space for individuals and families who wish to address depression, anxiety, anger or other emotional needs. As a therapist, I understand that it can be a hard road to healing. Accepting a little help along the way should not be seen as a sign of weakness, but rather a step toward a greater you!
My focus is on providing a therapeutic space for individuals and families who wish to address depression, anxiety, anger or other emotional needs. As a therapist, I understand that it can be a hard road to healing. Accepting a little help along the way should not be seen as a sign of weakness, but rather a step toward a greater you!
(317) 406-0898 View (317) 406-0898
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Joy Banks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CGP, MSW, LCSW, LISW
Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46204  (Online Only)
Thank you for having the courage to be here on this page. If you are here, you have already taken one of the most important steps in the healing journey. You have recognized that healing needs to take place in an area of your life. My goal is to assist you on that journey to becoming the best version of yourself you can possibly become. There is no perfect life, but every life has purpose. Life sometimes presents us with barriers to achieving our purpose and my job is to help you learn and utilize skills that will help you cope with life challenges.
Thank you for having the courage to be here on this page. If you are here, you have already taken one of the most important steps in the healing journey. You have recognized that healing needs to take place in an area of your life. My goal is to assist you on that journey to becoming the best version of yourself you can possibly become. There is no perfect life, but every life has purpose. Life sometimes presents us with barriers to achieving our purpose and my job is to help you learn and utilize skills that will help you cope with life challenges.
(317) 426-8297 View (317) 426-8297
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Charla Yearwood
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46220
My ideal client is someone who is on a journey of self-discovery, seeking to understand themselves more deeply, heal from past traumas, and pursue their personal goals with authenticity and resilience. You may be wrestling with the weight of past experiences, grappling with identity, or feeling overwhelmed by the impact of societal oppression on their daily lives. In our therapeutic partnership, I offer a safe and nurturing space with an approach grounded in anti-oppressive therapy, recognizing the interconnectedness of individual experiences with broader societal structures.
My ideal client is someone who is on a journey of self-discovery, seeking to understand themselves more deeply, heal from past traumas, and pursue their personal goals with authenticity and resilience. You may be wrestling with the weight of past experiences, grappling with identity, or feeling overwhelmed by the impact of societal oppression on their daily lives. In our therapeutic partnership, I offer a safe and nurturing space with an approach grounded in anti-oppressive therapy, recognizing the interconnectedness of individual experiences with broader societal structures.
(317) 245-3736 View (317) 245-3736
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Patty L Moore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46219
As a life coach, I have a passion for working with individuals and families. My passion is for those desiring change from the pattern of thinking that negatively impacts self-esteem, trust, personal, professional, and career aspirations. If you desire a happier, healthier more productive life, I believe there’s no problem that God can’t help us to unravel, identify and heal. I incorporate several approaches including: Strength-Based Theory. You owe it to yourself and your loved ones.
As a life coach, I have a passion for working with individuals and families. My passion is for those desiring change from the pattern of thinking that negatively impacts self-esteem, trust, personal, professional, and career aspirations. If you desire a happier, healthier more productive life, I believe there’s no problem that God can’t help us to unravel, identify and heal. I incorporate several approaches including: Strength-Based Theory. You owe it to yourself and your loved ones.
(317) 657-5285 View (317) 657-5285
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Linked Therapy
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46219  (Online Only)
Are you navigating emotional challenges like depression, anxiety, or grief? Or perhaps seeking clarity during life transitions or personal growth? Our clients desire understanding, effective coping strategies, and empathetic support. They aim to achieve emotional balance, resilience, and self-awareness and seek professional assistance to overcome obstacles and foster personal development.
Are you navigating emotional challenges like depression, anxiety, or grief? Or perhaps seeking clarity during life transitions or personal growth? Our clients desire understanding, effective coping strategies, and empathetic support. They aim to achieve emotional balance, resilience, and self-awareness and seek professional assistance to overcome obstacles and foster personal development.
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Empowered Living
Counselor, LMHC, MAMFT, LPC
Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46268  (Online Only)
Empowered Living Inc (ELI) counseling style is warm, empathetic, client-centered, and interactive. We believe in treating people with respect, sensitivity, compassion, and meeting them where they are. ELI strongly believe in the golden rule to treat people the way you want to be treated. We also acknowledge not every theory works for everyone, therefore your treatment plan will be tailored to meet your unique and specific goals.
Empowered Living Inc (ELI) counseling style is warm, empathetic, client-centered, and interactive. We believe in treating people with respect, sensitivity, compassion, and meeting them where they are. ELI strongly believe in the golden rule to treat people the way you want to be treated. We also acknowledge not every theory works for everyone, therefore your treatment plan will be tailored to meet your unique and specific goals.
(317) 961-7424 View (317) 961-7424
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Angela Weaver
Counselor
Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46219  (Online Only)
If you're feeling overwhelmed by life's challenges, particularly if you're dealing with depression, anxiety, grief, or are at a significant crossroads in your life, Linked Therapy is here to assist. Our clients often seek help when they're struggling with these specific emotional hurdles. Whether you're facing personal loss, anxiety about the future, or navigating significant life changes, our goal is to provide a supportive and understanding path through these difficult times.
If you're feeling overwhelmed by life's challenges, particularly if you're dealing with depression, anxiety, grief, or are at a significant crossroads in your life, Linked Therapy is here to assist. Our clients often seek help when they're struggling with these specific emotional hurdles. Whether you're facing personal loss, anxiety about the future, or navigating significant life changes, our goal is to provide a supportive and understanding path through these difficult times.
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Maria Taylor
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46240
I never thought of it like that... This a phrase I often hear from my clients as I challenge them to think outside the box and embrace different perspectives and approaches. It's essential to ensure your unique story is known, seen, and heard. . I help children, adolescents, and adults learn to identify and express their feelings and develop coping strategies to deal with difficult situations. Also, if interested, I offer animal therapy with the adorable ICAN therapy dog, Levi (see pic below), providing unique support in our healing work together. "Healing is an art. It takes time, it takes practice. It takes love." - Maza Dohta
I never thought of it like that... This a phrase I often hear from my clients as I challenge them to think outside the box and embrace different perspectives and approaches. It's essential to ensure your unique story is known, seen, and heard. . I help children, adolescents, and adults learn to identify and express their feelings and develop coping strategies to deal with difficult situations. Also, if interested, I offer animal therapy with the adorable ICAN therapy dog, Levi (see pic below), providing unique support in our healing work together. "Healing is an art. It takes time, it takes practice. It takes love." - Maza Dohta
(463) 946-4923 View (463) 946-4923
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Marsha Moore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46204  (Online Only)
Do you ever feel overwhelmed and struggle to cope with grief, sadness, depression, anxiety, etc.? I can help you navigate these feelings and offer suggestions to move forward toward hope to improve various life challenges. I earned my Master of Social Work degree from Indiana University in 2018. I've worked in many different settings doing individual, group and family therapy. I have worked with individuals from teenagers to older adults who have experienced personal issues including, individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities, depression, anxiety, addictions, trauma, abuse, grief, dependency, and many more.
Do you ever feel overwhelmed and struggle to cope with grief, sadness, depression, anxiety, etc.? I can help you navigate these feelings and offer suggestions to move forward toward hope to improve various life challenges. I earned my Master of Social Work degree from Indiana University in 2018. I've worked in many different settings doing individual, group and family therapy. I have worked with individuals from teenagers to older adults who have experienced personal issues including, individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities, depression, anxiety, addictions, trauma, abuse, grief, dependency, and many more.
(317) 768-0229 View (317) 768-0229
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Imani Linton
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd
Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46204
“Why do I overthink everything?” “Why do others' opinions bother me so much?" “I want to be happy.” “I want to be a better me.” Negative thoughts about yourself and your life can lead to anxiety and depression. You can love yourself and your life instead of hiding at home watching Bojack Horseman. As someone who experienced depression and anxiety, I’ve doubted myself and questioned myself around other people. I want to help you start enjoying yourself and your life.
“Why do I overthink everything?” “Why do others' opinions bother me so much?" “I want to be happy.” “I want to be a better me.” Negative thoughts about yourself and your life can lead to anxiety and depression. You can love yourself and your life instead of hiding at home watching Bojack Horseman. As someone who experienced depression and anxiety, I’ve doubted myself and questioned myself around other people. I want to help you start enjoying yourself and your life.
(317) 953-4116 View (317) 953-4116

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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.