Black and African American Therapists in Massachusetts

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Josephine St Hilaire
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raynham, MA 02767
Current Availability Mornings and early afternoons before 2 PM. I focus on building healthy coping skills to work through different life changes and stressors. I aim to give my clients a safe space to be open about how they are feeling and work with them to be able to navigate the different challenges they are going through. I strive to also provide a safe space for Black and Brown men and women who just need someone to talk to who looks just like them.
Current Availability Mornings and early afternoons before 2 PM. I focus on building healthy coping skills to work through different life changes and stressors. I aim to give my clients a safe space to be open about how they are feeling and work with them to be able to navigate the different challenges they are going through. I strive to also provide a safe space for Black and Brown men and women who just need someone to talk to who looks just like them.
(774) 355-3432 x64 View (774) 355-3432 x64
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Healing with Trust Therapy, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02122  (Online Only)
At Healing with Trust Therapy, LLC, we specialize in serving clients of Color and clients of Caribbean descent from clinicians who reflect the diaspora. We have clinicians of various backgrounds including Haitian, Cape Verdean, Trinidadian, African American, and Japanese!
At Healing with Trust Therapy, LLC, we specialize in serving clients of Color and clients of Caribbean descent from clinicians who reflect the diaspora. We have clinicians of various backgrounds including Haitian, Cape Verdean, Trinidadian, African American, and Japanese!
(617) 297-8823 View (617) 297-8823
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Tamera Crenshaw
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
My name is Tamera Crenshaw. I received my BA from the University of Massachusetts –Amherst, and my MA in Clinical Psychology at the University of Massachusetts –Dartmouth. I am both licensed in Mass and CT. I have experience working in residential settings, hospitals, schools, insurance companies, and within higher education. I started Tools for Success Counseling in 2014 with the goal of decreasing the mental health stigma within the African American community. I am passionate about providing treatment for individuals under-served and under-represented.
My name is Tamera Crenshaw. I received my BA from the University of Massachusetts –Amherst, and my MA in Clinical Psychology at the University of Massachusetts –Dartmouth. I am both licensed in Mass and CT. I have experience working in residential settings, hospitals, schools, insurance companies, and within higher education. I started Tools for Success Counseling in 2014 with the goal of decreasing the mental health stigma within the African American community. I am passionate about providing treatment for individuals under-served and under-represented.
(860) 357-6806 View (860) 357-6806
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Uche Okolie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02114  (Online Only)
At Onetara Counseling, I specialize in culturally sensitive therapy for the Black community and those navigating multicultural identities.
In my practice at Onetara Counseling, I unite cultural empathy with clinical expertise to support individuals grappling with identity stress, cultural transitions, and trauma. I help clients reconcile their multicultural narratives, enabling them to thrive authentically. Join me in crafting a path to wellness that honors your unique life story.
At Onetara Counseling, I specialize in culturally sensitive therapy for the Black community and those navigating multicultural identities.
In my practice at Onetara Counseling, I unite cultural empathy with clinical expertise to support individuals grappling with identity stress, cultural transitions, and trauma. I help clients reconcile their multicultural narratives, enabling them to thrive authentically. Join me in crafting a path to wellness that honors your unique life story.
(818) 806-9851 View (818) 806-9851
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Charles Tyson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW, BCD
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02109  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Deeply passionate about social justice and facilitating and guiding positive change and development in the lives of others, I am thrilled to connect with you as you begin your journey inward. Healing is truly the risk of showing up for yourself and your resistance to temptation to go back to unsilenced needs, numbing out, disconnection, and erasure. As a black, gender non-binary Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), I have a personal stake and insight into the work I do. My clinical practice aims to empower and heal individuals, families & communities through therapy, consulting, case management, training, & community outreach.
Deeply passionate about social justice and facilitating and guiding positive change and development in the lives of others, I am thrilled to connect with you as you begin your journey inward. Healing is truly the risk of showing up for yourself and your resistance to temptation to go back to unsilenced needs, numbing out, disconnection, and erasure. As a black, gender non-binary Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), I have a personal stake and insight into the work I do. My clinical practice aims to empower and heal individuals, families & communities through therapy, consulting, case management, training, & community outreach.
(267) 323-4833 View (267) 323-4833
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Akinlana Burrowes
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02116
Waitlist for new clients
As a Black therapist to high-achieving executive women of color both in corporate America and Entertainment, I see you juggling roles as a boss, wife, mom, caregiver, or future retiree. You may feel stretched thin and the weight of responsibilities burdensome. Let's work together to leverage your load, rediscover your identity, navigate life transitions, and find inner peace. I'm passionate about helping you redefine your purpose, solidify your worth, and tap into your resilience. Let's embark on an empowering journey to create the life and outcomes you deserve.
As a Black therapist to high-achieving executive women of color both in corporate America and Entertainment, I see you juggling roles as a boss, wife, mom, caregiver, or future retiree. You may feel stretched thin and the weight of responsibilities burdensome. Let's work together to leverage your load, rediscover your identity, navigate life transitions, and find inner peace. I'm passionate about helping you redefine your purpose, solidify your worth, and tap into your resilience. Let's embark on an empowering journey to create the life and outcomes you deserve.
(704) 851-5583 View (704) 851-5583
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The Collective
Counselor, LPC, SAP, BCN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02119
Your life feels like an absolute $hit show most days but the show must go on. Your drug use has shattered all of your close relationships. You put on a fake smile, expensive perfume, your best cuff links, and you boss your way through the day. You may do the direct opposite; you get everyone out of the house, slink into bed, pull the covers over your head and pray for change because life just feels like it's too much to bear. It sucks and we get it. Let's work together to get your life feeling manageable again. We are a small, black owned practice with 2 generations and 35 years of combined experience. Bring your worst; we got you!
Your life feels like an absolute $hit show most days but the show must go on. Your drug use has shattered all of your close relationships. You put on a fake smile, expensive perfume, your best cuff links, and you boss your way through the day. You may do the direct opposite; you get everyone out of the house, slink into bed, pull the covers over your head and pray for change because life just feels like it's too much to bear. It sucks and we get it. Let's work together to get your life feeling manageable again. We are a small, black owned practice with 2 generations and 35 years of combined experience. Bring your worst; we got you!
(501) 207-8344 View (501) 207-8344
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Gena Golden Psychotherapist Hypnotherapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, NBCFCH
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02101  (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 View (678) 679-7595
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Agape Love Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02103  (Online Only)
I am a black, Nigerian woman,.
Finding a Christian therapist is hard. I am well aware that you are looking for mental healthcare that fits your needs. I know you are ready to break away the strongholds that are holding you back from living an abundant life. Christian Counseling could be for you!
I am a black, Nigerian woman,.
Finding a Christian therapist is hard. I am well aware that you are looking for mental healthcare that fits your needs. I know you are ready to break away the strongholds that are holding you back from living an abundant life. Christian Counseling could be for you!
(401) 208-0479 View (401) 208-0479
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Martha Dawson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Brockton, MA 02301  (Online Only)
I created my group practice, To The Root Counseling, to expand services to the BIPOC ( Black, Indigenous, and people of color) community.
So you're feeling stuck? Past traumas are tying you down? Does daily anxiety keep holding you back from joy? You feel trapped when all you really want is to stretch free and bloom. I won't try to "fix" you. Instead, like a gardener, I'll foster a safe environment that encourages your growth and your healing. Together we'll tend to the soil of your life, dig up the weeds that hold you back, and give you the space you need to bloom into the light.
I created my group practice, To The Root Counseling, to expand services to the BIPOC ( Black, Indigenous, and people of color) community.
So you're feeling stuck? Past traumas are tying you down? Does daily anxiety keep holding you back from joy? You feel trapped when all you really want is to stretch free and bloom. I won't try to "fix" you. Instead, like a gardener, I'll foster a safe environment that encourages your growth and your healing. Together we'll tend to the soil of your life, dig up the weeds that hold you back, and give you the space you need to bloom into the light.
(470) 206-1687 View (470) 206-1687
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Samira Bell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02138
As an African American, third culture individual (TCI/TCK), my work is grounded in the interconnected nature of race, class, gender, and national origin.
My clinical work is psychodynamically oriented, client-centered, and culturally aware. I draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Narrative Therapy to inform my work, incorporating psychoeducation, mindfulness, and narrative / storytelling techniques when helpful to my clients. I hold an M.S.W. from Boston College and an M.A. in Urban and Environmental Policy from Tufts University and am currently a postgraduate Fellow at Clinical Alliance Services, LLC. I have trained in community mental health and education settings and as a Victim Witness Advocate.
As an African American, third culture individual (TCI/TCK), my work is grounded in the interconnected nature of race, class, gender, and national origin.
My clinical work is psychodynamically oriented, client-centered, and culturally aware. I draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Narrative Therapy to inform my work, incorporating psychoeducation, mindfulness, and narrative / storytelling techniques when helpful to my clients. I hold an M.S.W. from Boston College and an M.A. in Urban and Environmental Policy from Tufts University and am currently a postgraduate Fellow at Clinical Alliance Services, LLC. I have trained in community mental health and education settings and as a Victim Witness Advocate.
(508) 734-4985 View (508) 734-4985
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Dr. Myrlene Jean-Venant
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02119  (Online Only)
I believe changes occur when individuals have the opportunity to tell their stories. I believe every client is different and is an expert in their situation. Hence, my role is to effectively collaborate with and guide them to identify the best way to overcome challenges throughout the therapeutic process. Three words that describe my therapeutic approach are authenticity, collaboration, and respect. I believe that building a positive therapeutic relationship is crucial in the treatment process to see positive outcomes. My areas of expertise include Black and Haitian populations, Christians, anxiety, depression, and trauma.
I believe changes occur when individuals have the opportunity to tell their stories. I believe every client is different and is an expert in their situation. Hence, my role is to effectively collaborate with and guide them to identify the best way to overcome challenges throughout the therapeutic process. Three words that describe my therapeutic approach are authenticity, collaboration, and respect. I believe that building a positive therapeutic relationship is crucial in the treatment process to see positive outcomes. My areas of expertise include Black and Haitian populations, Christians, anxiety, depression, and trauma.
(339) 233-4469 View (339) 233-4469
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Brandy T Allen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Stoughton, MA 02072
I provide treatment for a wide range of mental health issues but I specialize in adolescent and adult care, bipolar, stress, depression, anxiety, interpersonal relationship difficulties, African-American health, women’s health, trauma and PTSD.
Hello, I am Brandy Allen, LICSW, a dynamic psychotherapist with several years of experience working in healthcare and community settings. I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Psychology from Howard University and a Master’s of Clinical Social Work degree from Boston University. I am currently pursuing a Doctorate in Social Work from Simmons University. Through clinical and administrative roles, I have provided care to a vast population of underserved individuals from diverse backgrounds experiencing social, intellectual, emotional and mental health challenges.
I provide treatment for a wide range of mental health issues but I specialize in adolescent and adult care, bipolar, stress, depression, anxiety, interpersonal relationship difficulties, African-American health, women’s health, trauma and PTSD.
Hello, I am Brandy Allen, LICSW, a dynamic psychotherapist with several years of experience working in healthcare and community settings. I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Psychology from Howard University and a Master’s of Clinical Social Work degree from Boston University. I am currently pursuing a Doctorate in Social Work from Simmons University. Through clinical and administrative roles, I have provided care to a vast population of underserved individuals from diverse backgrounds experiencing social, intellectual, emotional and mental health challenges.
(781) 630-6282 x103 View (781) 630-6282 x103
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Comfort Counseling Center
Counselor, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02110  (Online Only)
Are you a black Christian professional tired of feeling stuck and overwhelmed? Do you feel like you're running, but not moving? Do you feel drained by the heaviness of depression and stress? Life has been so hard lately. You're up at night tossing and turning wondering, when will things get better. The toll of being a professional and showing up for yourself and your loved ones is unbearable. Your ability to love, work, and play has declined. You want to ensure you can thrive in corporate America, but it's taking a toll on your health. Our clients struggle like you do. We get it.
Are you a black Christian professional tired of feeling stuck and overwhelmed? Do you feel like you're running, but not moving? Do you feel drained by the heaviness of depression and stress? Life has been so hard lately. You're up at night tossing and turning wondering, when will things get better. The toll of being a professional and showing up for yourself and your loved ones is unbearable. Your ability to love, work, and play has declined. You want to ensure you can thrive in corporate America, but it's taking a toll on your health. Our clients struggle like you do. We get it.
(781) 394-9746 View (781) 394-9746
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Daphne Cruz-Baez
Pre-Licensed Professional, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02122  (Online Only)
Daphne (ella/she) is passionate about community and is committed to decolonization. She speaks both English and Spanish. She comes from Borinken (Puerto Rico) born and raised. Her decolonization work is deeply tied to her identity as a Boricua. Her awareness of the island’s continued colonization at the hands of the US informs how she relates to her work as a therapist, as her goal is to help support, uplift, and work alongside Black and brown women in the mental health field. She’s worked in the mental health field for almost a decade and recently obtained her Masters in Social Work from Boston College.
Daphne (ella/she) is passionate about community and is committed to decolonization. She speaks both English and Spanish. She comes from Borinken (Puerto Rico) born and raised. Her decolonization work is deeply tied to her identity as a Boricua. Her awareness of the island’s continued colonization at the hands of the US informs how she relates to her work as a therapist, as her goal is to help support, uplift, and work alongside Black and brown women in the mental health field. She’s worked in the mental health field for almost a decade and recently obtained her Masters in Social Work from Boston College.
(617) 294-5597 View (617) 294-5597
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Suze Prudent
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
I have a special interest in working with people who may feel marginalized in this society because of being Black, immigrant, or poor.
As a psychologist trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy, I enjoy helping people to appreciate how the patterns that have brought them to my office were once creative solutions to earlier obstacles in meeting their emotional needs. These patterns eventually became emotional habits that involve negative ways of seeing themselves and others, and of relating. Since these problematic patterns developed in the context of relationships, I believe that supportive, containing relationships are crucial in changing them.
I have a special interest in working with people who may feel marginalized in this society because of being Black, immigrant, or poor.
As a psychologist trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy, I enjoy helping people to appreciate how the patterns that have brought them to my office were once creative solutions to earlier obstacles in meeting their emotional needs. These patterns eventually became emotional habits that involve negative ways of seeing themselves and others, and of relating. Since these problematic patterns developed in the context of relationships, I believe that supportive, containing relationships are crucial in changing them.
(617) 969-7670 View (617) 969-7670
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Dr. Errol Hudson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Arlington, MA 02474  (Online Only)
As a therapist, I am passionate about meeting my clients where they are and providing a collaborative space tailored to the needs of each person. As such, I’m a firm believer that the therapeutic relationship is a key component in helping my clients create long lasting change. Through our work together, you will learn how to explore your emotions and notice unhelpful ways of thinking. In addition, we will explore the ideas you hold about yourself, others and the world around you. My goal is to help you develop the tools necessary to create a life in which you feel more in control.
As a therapist, I am passionate about meeting my clients where they are and providing a collaborative space tailored to the needs of each person. As such, I’m a firm believer that the therapeutic relationship is a key component in helping my clients create long lasting change. Through our work together, you will learn how to explore your emotions and notice unhelpful ways of thinking. In addition, we will explore the ideas you hold about yourself, others and the world around you. My goal is to help you develop the tools necessary to create a life in which you feel more in control.
(617) 683-1856 View (617) 683-1856
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Desiree Rivera
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Quincy, MA 02169  (Online Only)
Here is another day that you are feeling defeated and tired. All your friends tell you that you should be excited about this news. However, all you can think about is the continued dread and panic that comes to mind with the idea of becoming a brand new parent. You start thinking about the finances needed; you contemplate the notion of how to manage your day to day. It all seems too much and excessively overwhelming. The anxiety is driving you mad. When you talk to family and friends, they all tell you don’t worry about it… but, how can you not worry?
Here is another day that you are feeling defeated and tired. All your friends tell you that you should be excited about this news. However, all you can think about is the continued dread and panic that comes to mind with the idea of becoming a brand new parent. You start thinking about the finances needed; you contemplate the notion of how to manage your day to day. It all seems too much and excessively overwhelming. The anxiety is driving you mad. When you talk to family and friends, they all tell you don’t worry about it… but, how can you not worry?
(857) 370-4537 View (857) 370-4537
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Shawnese Givens
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02116  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Life is an ever-changing and often challenging endeavor. It's not uncommon to find yourself feeling stuck, defeated and alone. As a therapist, my goal is help you in your journey toward realizing your best self. One who is centered, confident and connected. Whether you're experiencing anxiety, depression, or family and relationship issues, therapy can help.
Life is an ever-changing and often challenging endeavor. It's not uncommon to find yourself feeling stuck, defeated and alone. As a therapist, my goal is help you in your journey toward realizing your best self. One who is centered, confident and connected. Whether you're experiencing anxiety, depression, or family and relationship issues, therapy can help.
(617) 295-7219 View (617) 295-7219
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Health Well, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02108  (Online Only)
I am dedicated to creating a safe and supportive space where you can openly share your thoughts and feelings without judgment.
I am dedicated to creating a safe and supportive space where you can openly share your thoughts and feelings without judgment.
(781) 512-4999 View (781) 512-4999

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