Black and African American Therapists in Louisville, KY

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Anitra Durand-Allen
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MAMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40222
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in non-emergency couple, family, group, and individual mental health therapy for adolescents and adults with a special interest in serving African American and other marginalized client populations.
Healthy relationships exist among people and groups who are willing and able to meet each other's needs. In my experience conflict and distress arise when a person's needs are not met. I am committed to helping clients identify, name, and define their needs in order to create better circumstances to achieve them. The specific areas I find most helpful are intrapersonal, relational, and spiritual.
I specialize in non-emergency couple, family, group, and individual mental health therapy for adolescents and adults with a special interest in serving African American and other marginalized client populations.
Healthy relationships exist among people and groups who are willing and able to meet each other's needs. In my experience conflict and distress arise when a person's needs are not met. I am committed to helping clients identify, name, and define their needs in order to create better circumstances to achieve them. The specific areas I find most helpful are intrapersonal, relational, and spiritual.
(502) 325-3148 View (502) 325-3148
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Alaina Newman
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC-S
Verified
Louisville, KY 40222
I am intentional about maintaining a social justice perspective and carry a special interest in serving the Black community and other marginalized groups.
As the owner and founder of Begin Anew Counseling, it is my goal to create an environment where individuals can begin their journey toward healing and wholeness. I believe my role is to be a partner and support through the therapeutic process. I work to intentionally assist clients in identifying their needs and begin the journey toward meeting those needs more consistently.
I am intentional about maintaining a social justice perspective and carry a special interest in serving the Black community and other marginalized groups.
As the owner and founder of Begin Anew Counseling, it is my goal to create an environment where individuals can begin their journey toward healing and wholeness. I believe my role is to be a partner and support through the therapeutic process. I work to intentionally assist clients in identifying their needs and begin the journey toward meeting those needs more consistently.
(502) 427-7647 View (502) 427-7647
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Dr. Tay Robinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW
Verified
Louisville, KY 40201  (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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Dr. Ieisha Beasley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW
Verified
Louisville, KY 40202  (Online Only)
Although I work with all adults, I specialize in working with Black women using a combination of evidence based treatment modalities and ancestral methods of healing.
Hello, Im Dr. Bea! I have proudly served my community as a psychotherapist since 2013. In 2018, I started a private practice to offer those in need of support a treatment approach that allows for flexibility with scheduling and frequency of sessions, creativity, openness, a wholistic approach and shared decision making. I work with adults who desire a safe space to process their thoughts and feelings and implement viable steps to achieve goals, mind body and spirit. Working together means that I will champion with you and for you to address concerns and challenges in order cultivate a life that is pleasing to you.
Although I work with all adults, I specialize in working with Black women using a combination of evidence based treatment modalities and ancestral methods of healing.
Hello, Im Dr. Bea! I have proudly served my community as a psychotherapist since 2013. In 2018, I started a private practice to offer those in need of support a treatment approach that allows for flexibility with scheduling and frequency of sessions, creativity, openness, a wholistic approach and shared decision making. I work with adults who desire a safe space to process their thoughts and feelings and implement viable steps to achieve goals, mind body and spirit. Working together means that I will champion with you and for you to address concerns and challenges in order cultivate a life that is pleasing to you.
(502) 717-1695 View (502) 717-1695
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Terrell Crossland
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, CSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40291
As a clinician, I serve all people regardless of race, ethnicity, religious/spiritual affiliation/beliefs, gender, and sexual orientation. As a black clinician, I strive to destroy the stigma of mental health, especially within the black/African American community.
As a clinician, I serve all people regardless of race, ethnicity, religious/spiritual affiliation/beliefs, gender, and sexual orientation. As a black clinician, I strive to destroy the stigma of mental health, especially within the black/African American community.
(502) 427-1018 View (502) 427-1018
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Megan Rose Larson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Louisville, KY 40205  (Online Only)
I'm an LGBTQ affirmative therapist & believe Black Lives Matter.
OPEN for Clients-Are you struggling w/ an event that left you with nightmares, flashbacks, negative beliefs or expectations about yourself or others (eg "I'm bad"), startle responses, feeling anxious, depressed, or have difficulty concentrating? If your goal is to feel more confident in your own skin and to sleep soundly at night therapy can help. Are you and your partner struggling with parenting, infidelity, or communication? Therapy can help. - Cash Pay Only- Sliding Scale Currently Full-
I'm an LGBTQ affirmative therapist & believe Black Lives Matter.
OPEN for Clients-Are you struggling w/ an event that left you with nightmares, flashbacks, negative beliefs or expectations about yourself or others (eg "I'm bad"), startle responses, feeling anxious, depressed, or have difficulty concentrating? If your goal is to feel more confident in your own skin and to sleep soundly at night therapy can help. Are you and your partner struggling with parenting, infidelity, or communication? Therapy can help. - Cash Pay Only- Sliding Scale Currently Full-
(270) 479-7576 View (270) 479-7576
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Home Away from Home Therapeutic Center, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW
Verified
Louisville, KY 40210
Home Away from Home Therapeutic Center (HAHTC), LLC provides therapeutic and consultation services for children and families in a safe, compassionate, and non-judgmental zone while assisting with building support systems and positive environments for children and families to grow.
Home Away from Home Therapeutic Center (HAHTC), LLC provides therapeutic and consultation services for children and families in a safe, compassionate, and non-judgmental zone while assisting with building support systems and positive environments for children and families to grow.
(502) 427-0492 View (502) 427-0492
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Traci Simmons
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, BS, MAMFT, MDiv
Verified
Louisville, KY 40222
Navigating life with all of its twists and turns can be very overwhelming. It can be difficult to figure out which pathway to choose towards stability, understanding and comfortability. I believe we can find our way by connecting our emotions, thoughts and feelings to our reality. I am passionate about slowing down our thoughts, engaging our emotions and finding connection points along the way.
Navigating life with all of its twists and turns can be very overwhelming. It can be difficult to figure out which pathway to choose towards stability, understanding and comfortability. I believe we can find our way by connecting our emotions, thoughts and feelings to our reality. I am passionate about slowing down our thoughts, engaging our emotions and finding connection points along the way.
(502) 373-6942 View (502) 373-6942
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Sharonda Tunstull
MSW, LCSW
Verified
Louisville, KY 40218
Life is already challenging, and when you add unexpected circumstances, it becomes even more challenging. Holding everything in and trying to deal with it yourself can be overwhelming and sometimes feel impossible. A simple talk with a caring and non-judgmental individual in a relaxed space may be what you need to work through life’s trials. I value respect, creativity, freedom, faith and forgiveness. I bring those values into the therapy space as we carefully untangle some of your toughest experiences at a pace that is comfortable for you.
Life is already challenging, and when you add unexpected circumstances, it becomes even more challenging. Holding everything in and trying to deal with it yourself can be overwhelming and sometimes feel impossible. A simple talk with a caring and non-judgmental individual in a relaxed space may be what you need to work through life’s trials. I value respect, creativity, freedom, faith and forgiveness. I bring those values into the therapy space as we carefully untangle some of your toughest experiences at a pace that is comfortable for you.
(502) 237-0708 View (502) 237-0708
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Dr. Ashley A. Hicks
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT-S, IMFT-S, RYT200
Verified
Louisville, KY 40205  (Online Only)
Life is hard and at times we all need support along the journey. I seek to offer support for those struggling along the way. I believe that every individual is inherently worthy. The goal of therapy is to encourage the use of positive resources, options, and opportunities, to help improve individual and relational well-being and redeem past loss/shame. I will work with you to create a plan that best fits your needs and helps move you toward your desired goal. I operate from a strength based perspective that addresses the whole person.
Life is hard and at times we all need support along the journey. I seek to offer support for those struggling along the way. I believe that every individual is inherently worthy. The goal of therapy is to encourage the use of positive resources, options, and opportunities, to help improve individual and relational well-being and redeem past loss/shame. I will work with you to create a plan that best fits your needs and helps move you toward your desired goal. I operate from a strength based perspective that addresses the whole person.
(502) 230-6411 View (502) 230-6411
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Dr. Shantel Crosby
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40229  (Online Only)
My practice, West Rose Therapy & Consultation, LLC, is currently accepting clients in KY & MI via telehealth videoconferencing only! I work with individual adults dealing with conflict, depression, anxiety, past/present trauma, relationship or family issues, or difficult life transitions. West Rose also has clinicians available to offer reduced fee services (i.e., $75 per session) for individual adult and adolescent clients.
My practice, West Rose Therapy & Consultation, LLC, is currently accepting clients in KY & MI via telehealth videoconferencing only! I work with individual adults dealing with conflict, depression, anxiety, past/present trauma, relationship or family issues, or difficult life transitions. West Rose also has clinicians available to offer reduced fee services (i.e., $75 per session) for individual adult and adolescent clients.
(502) 306-0692 View (502) 306-0692
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Sonjequita Johnson
Pre-Licensed Professional, CSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40207
Our lives are often filled with many uncertainties and at times, maneuvering through various life-events can be overwhelming. For those who have experienced grief, loss, trauma or relational issues, know that you're not alone. You're greater than the sum total of any difficulties you've faced! Your circumstances do not decrease your value.
Our lives are often filled with many uncertainties and at times, maneuvering through various life-events can be overwhelming. For those who have experienced grief, loss, trauma or relational issues, know that you're not alone. You're greater than the sum total of any difficulties you've faced! Your circumstances do not decrease your value.
(502) 251-9264 View (502) 251-9264
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Tiara Armstrong
Counselor, MA, LPCC-S, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40218  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome! My name is Tiara Holt and am a holistic-based Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor & Supervisor and an EMDR trained therapist. I specialize in helping women of color overcome intergenerational wounds and cultivate a healthier, more authentic relationship with self. With the use of holistic-based modalities I will cultivate a healing environment for you that leads to self-exploration and growth from within. Addressing the mind-body connection as a focal point of our therapeutic process, I’ll provide you with tools to help you meet your therapeutic wellness goals and create the life you desire.
Hello and welcome! My name is Tiara Holt and am a holistic-based Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor & Supervisor and an EMDR trained therapist. I specialize in helping women of color overcome intergenerational wounds and cultivate a healthier, more authentic relationship with self. With the use of holistic-based modalities I will cultivate a healing environment for you that leads to self-exploration and growth from within. Addressing the mind-body connection as a focal point of our therapeutic process, I’ll provide you with tools to help you meet your therapeutic wellness goals and create the life you desire.
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Bridge the Gap Addiction and Mental Health Service
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, LCADC, LAACD
Verified
Louisville, KY 40202
We place special emphasis on all addiction disorders moderate and chronic issues. We specialize in non-medical detoxification that place emphasis's on spirituality. We promote abstinence by providing individualized treatment plans, family education, legal resources, local community resources, and Twelve Step groups. We provide other valuable classes court ordered domestic violence (men & women), driver under the influence and marriage/relationship classes. We offer four hour marijuana education classes.
We place special emphasis on all addiction disorders moderate and chronic issues. We specialize in non-medical detoxification that place emphasis's on spirituality. We promote abstinence by providing individualized treatment plans, family education, legal resources, local community resources, and Twelve Step groups. We provide other valuable classes court ordered domestic violence (men & women), driver under the influence and marriage/relationship classes. We offer four hour marijuana education classes.
(502) 547-8096 View (502) 547-8096
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Tiffany Keith
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MAMFTA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40223
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist Associate who enjoys working with children ages 13 and older, individuals, couples, and families. My approach in the therapeutic relationship is to be a companion with you on your journey of discovery and understanding. I work with clients experiencing symptoms of ADHD, anxiety, depression, grief, childhood behavioral issues, relational distress, trauma, and race based traumatic stress. I work with individuals who have been marginalized, put in a box and/or overlooked. You are both welcomed and respected.
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist Associate who enjoys working with children ages 13 and older, individuals, couples, and families. My approach in the therapeutic relationship is to be a companion with you on your journey of discovery and understanding. I work with clients experiencing symptoms of ADHD, anxiety, depression, grief, childhood behavioral issues, relational distress, trauma, and race based traumatic stress. I work with individuals who have been marginalized, put in a box and/or overlooked. You are both welcomed and respected.
(502) 237-0379 View (502) 237-0379
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Kamaria Batiste
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40214  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
We are all gifted with intuition that allows us to have a general recognition of what does and does not serve us in life. However, we sometimes go through things that leave us feeling stuck, powerless, and distrustful of our capacity to navigate our experiences. This can lead to us feeling disconnected from ourselves and we may begin to question our ability to recognize, and fulfill, our own needs and goals. I believe that healing from these difficult experiences lies in 'tuning-in' with ourselves to understand our responses to experiences, how we make sense of those experiences, and how we alchemize those experiences.
We are all gifted with intuition that allows us to have a general recognition of what does and does not serve us in life. However, we sometimes go through things that leave us feeling stuck, powerless, and distrustful of our capacity to navigate our experiences. This can lead to us feeling disconnected from ourselves and we may begin to question our ability to recognize, and fulfill, our own needs and goals. I believe that healing from these difficult experiences lies in 'tuning-in' with ourselves to understand our responses to experiences, how we make sense of those experiences, and how we alchemize those experiences.
(502) 215-3390 View (502) 215-3390
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Amanda Brown
Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40245  (Online Only)
With all the ebbs and flows that life takes us through daily, having someone to talk to when life gets overwhelming can bring you inner peace and comfort. As a therapist, I offer an empathetic and safe space where people can express openly with no judgment. I meet my clients where they are in their healing process and help them navigate smoothly through their therapeutic journey. Perhaps you may need to process a traumatic experience that you have faced in the past or present or maybe you need someone to help you navigate your anxiety and depression.
With all the ebbs and flows that life takes us through daily, having someone to talk to when life gets overwhelming can bring you inner peace and comfort. As a therapist, I offer an empathetic and safe space where people can express openly with no judgment. I meet my clients where they are in their healing process and help them navigate smoothly through their therapeutic journey. Perhaps you may need to process a traumatic experience that you have faced in the past or present or maybe you need someone to help you navigate your anxiety and depression.
(502) 427-6459 View (502) 427-6459
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Necole L Richardson
Counselor, LPC, MHSP, LPCC
Verified
Louisville, KY 40202  (Online Only)
You've taken the first step! Is your trauma becoming more of a problem for you? Are you struggling with motivation and feeling more overwhelmed. Are you using unsustainable or unhealthy ways to cope with life? You are not alone. Life is pretty complex and sometimes presents us with challenges that require extra support. Being curious or even feed up enough to look for extra support for your struggles shows a lot of courage. Congratulations to you for not allowing those old fears to consume you and taking the first step to improve your life.
You've taken the first step! Is your trauma becoming more of a problem for you? Are you struggling with motivation and feeling more overwhelmed. Are you using unsustainable or unhealthy ways to cope with life? You are not alone. Life is pretty complex and sometimes presents us with challenges that require extra support. Being curious or even feed up enough to look for extra support for your struggles shows a lot of courage. Congratulations to you for not allowing those old fears to consume you and taking the first step to improve your life.
(423) 295-7760 View (423) 295-7760
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Ariel Brooks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified
Louisville, KY 40217  (Online Only)
I believe that every client is an individual living within a larger system that impacts their well-being, and that change must happen on multiple levels to truly improve someone's quality of life. I believe that improving a client's confidence and sense of safety is a crucial part of the therapeutic process.
I believe that every client is an individual living within a larger system that impacts their well-being, and that change must happen on multiple levels to truly improve someone's quality of life. I believe that improving a client's confidence and sense of safety is a crucial part of the therapeutic process.
(502) 317-1264 View (502) 317-1264
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Bridge To Restoration LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, TF-CBT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40202  (Online Only)
The first step towards change is often the most difficult step to make, but so powerful. You may seek support now because you feel like your emotions are out of control. You may also feel the need to control your environment to prevent stress. This stress may show up in your body as anger, sadness, fatigue, racing thoughts, or difficulty concentrating. You may isolate yourself from people, places, and things to prevent anxiety. Maybe you have blocked out all or part of an event that you now struggle to understand. If you identify with this, you may be struggling to find balance in your life, following a traumatic experience.
The first step towards change is often the most difficult step to make, but so powerful. You may seek support now because you feel like your emotions are out of control. You may also feel the need to control your environment to prevent stress. This stress may show up in your body as anger, sadness, fatigue, racing thoughts, or difficulty concentrating. You may isolate yourself from people, places, and things to prevent anxiety. Maybe you have blocked out all or part of an event that you now struggle to understand. If you identify with this, you may be struggling to find balance in your life, following a traumatic experience.
(270) 279-0034 View (270) 279-0034

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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.