Black and African American Therapists in Saint Louis, MO

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Tonya Hutchinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63108  (Online Only)
Therapy is a partnership between the client and the therapist, and I feel honored when I am allowed to walk the path towards hope, empowerment and healing with another individual. You deserve someone who sees you, and will listen with an empathetic and non-judgmental ear. Life itself can be a struggle at times, and part of my role is to help you to recognize your strengths and assist you with concrete tools. For Black and Brown folks, as well as the LGBTQIA community, the stress can be overwhelming. It is ok, and at times necessary, to have that safe place, and safe person to hear you out. You are worth it!
Therapy is a partnership between the client and the therapist, and I feel honored when I am allowed to walk the path towards hope, empowerment and healing with another individual. You deserve someone who sees you, and will listen with an empathetic and non-judgmental ear. Life itself can be a struggle at times, and part of my role is to help you to recognize your strengths and assist you with concrete tools. For Black and Brown folks, as well as the LGBTQIA community, the stress can be overwhelming. It is ok, and at times necessary, to have that safe place, and safe person to hear you out. You are worth it!
(314) 501-9691 View (314) 501-9691
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Alyssa Reynolds
LPC Intern
Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63104
I am passionate about working with black, brown, and minority individuals.
I know that life can sometimes be a whirlwind especially when we don’t have enough time to reflect and process. Without setting aside intentional time, life’s challenges can feel like chaos. Maybe you looked up and realized that you haven’t done things for yourself in a while. Being swept up in life’s whirlwind can distract from the realization that you aren’t doing things that bring you joy and fulfillment.
I am passionate about working with black, brown, and minority individuals.
I know that life can sometimes be a whirlwind especially when we don’t have enough time to reflect and process. Without setting aside intentional time, life’s challenges can feel like chaos. Maybe you looked up and realized that you haven’t done things for yourself in a while. Being swept up in life’s whirlwind can distract from the realization that you aren’t doing things that bring you joy and fulfillment.
(314) 936-4240 View (314) 936-4240
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Centurion Johnson
Counselor, BHS, MHA, LPC, LCPC
Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63116
Check out our website for more details! I became a therapist because of a void that has existed for decades. A void that allowed black and brown people to be left to find sometimes inadequate ways of dealing with real mental health issues. As you search you will find very few people that look like me that are in profession of mental health. This is unfortunate. Although my caseload is hugely diverse, what comforts my clients is I represent what in my field is lacking...a representative from a disenfranchised group of people helping to build up the individual, repairing relationships and making families whole.
Check out our website for more details! I became a therapist because of a void that has existed for decades. A void that allowed black and brown people to be left to find sometimes inadequate ways of dealing with real mental health issues. As you search you will find very few people that look like me that are in profession of mental health. This is unfortunate. Although my caseload is hugely diverse, what comforts my clients is I represent what in my field is lacking...a representative from a disenfranchised group of people helping to build up the individual, repairing relationships and making families whole.
(913) 349-9571 View (913) 349-9571
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Taryn Hodison
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63109  (Online Only)
I also specialize in racial and sexual minority populations including those in the African American and LGBTQ community.
My treatment approach is eclectic in nature, but I mainly use psychodynamic therapy in my practice. Clients would would benefit from my services if they are ready to examine and develop insight into how past experiences impact their present lives. Clients should expect to be validated and gently challenged in therapy in order to get through the mental blocks that keep them stuck in repeating the same self-destructive patterns.
I also specialize in racial and sexual minority populations including those in the African American and LGBTQ community.
My treatment approach is eclectic in nature, but I mainly use psychodynamic therapy in my practice. Clients would would benefit from my services if they are ready to examine and develop insight into how past experiences impact their present lives. Clients should expect to be validated and gently challenged in therapy in order to get through the mental blocks that keep them stuck in repeating the same self-destructive patterns.
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Quantum Consulting Group LLC
EdD
Saint Louis, MO 63101
2023 is your game changer year! In this world, Black and Brown people experience trauma and oppression daily. This constant stress impacts the way you feel and causes anxiety or depression. You need support from someone who understands your cultural experiences. Now, you can have support from someone who appreciates your pain and suffering because they have had their own struggles to overcome. Well, you do not have to look any further. We would love to provide you the mental health support you need. Remember, we are providing services in Missouri, Illinois, Tennessee, and Texas. You belong here!
2023 is your game changer year! In this world, Black and Brown people experience trauma and oppression daily. This constant stress impacts the way you feel and causes anxiety or depression. You need support from someone who understands your cultural experiences. Now, you can have support from someone who appreciates your pain and suffering because they have had their own struggles to overcome. Well, you do not have to look any further. We would love to provide you the mental health support you need. Remember, we are providing services in Missouri, Illinois, Tennessee, and Texas. You belong here!
(314) 208-2320 View (314) 208-2320
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Renee Ann Hodgins
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC, CCTP, CIMHP
Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63105
My specialty focus is working with Black females who are often referred to as being 'Superwomen.
We all face times in our life where it seems we have been thrown a curve ball. We suddenly find ourselves in the midst of a personal crisis. Where do we go, and who can we turn to for help? It is these times, when professional counseling and therapy is helpful. My motto is, "When life hurts...healing helps." My ideal client is an individual, or family member who is seeking a skilled mental health professional. I provide a therapeutic environment for my client, that will assist you in navigating through the personal issues that you have been struggling with.
My specialty focus is working with Black females who are often referred to as being 'Superwomen.
We all face times in our life where it seems we have been thrown a curve ball. We suddenly find ourselves in the midst of a personal crisis. Where do we go, and who can we turn to for help? It is these times, when professional counseling and therapy is helpful. My motto is, "When life hurts...healing helps." My ideal client is an individual, or family member who is seeking a skilled mental health professional. I provide a therapeutic environment for my client, that will assist you in navigating through the personal issues that you have been struggling with.
(314) 254-9756 View (314) 254-9756
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Quantum Consulting Group LLC
Counselor, EdD, LPC, NCC, BC-THC
Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63101  (Online Only)
I'm Dr. Cal Spinks and I extend a hand of solidarity and understanding to all of you! With over a quarter-century of navigating the complex landscapes of the heart and mind, I established Quantum Consulting Group LLC. Our mission? To weave a haven of mental health support that honors the rich tapestry of your cultural experiences. Our dedicated therapists stand ready, embracing every hue of humanity with open arms. Because in this world of ours, every soul deserves a sanctuary that echoes their own voice. Step into the embrace of Quantum, where you're not just seen, but understood. Let's embark on this journey of healing together.
I'm Dr. Cal Spinks and I extend a hand of solidarity and understanding to all of you! With over a quarter-century of navigating the complex landscapes of the heart and mind, I established Quantum Consulting Group LLC. Our mission? To weave a haven of mental health support that honors the rich tapestry of your cultural experiences. Our dedicated therapists stand ready, embracing every hue of humanity with open arms. Because in this world of ours, every soul deserves a sanctuary that echoes their own voice. Step into the embrace of Quantum, where you're not just seen, but understood. Let's embark on this journey of healing together.
(314) 208-2718 View (314) 208-2718
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Afshan Malik
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, EMDR, Coach, MP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63119  (Online Only)
Life transitions are the new beginning; unfortunately, past experiences, insecurities, trauma, and grief can influence the present behavior & actions. Making life transitions emotionally exhausting while getting the same results exacerbating feelings of stuck-ness in the rut. If you are tired of starting over and want to learn Why, When, & How you self-sabotage your success & relationships, If you want to gain mastery over your emotions, have clarity, focus, and commitment to your life goals. Grow personally/professionally, feel more in control, and less stressed than I am the therapeutic coach you need. Online and self-pay only.
Life transitions are the new beginning; unfortunately, past experiences, insecurities, trauma, and grief can influence the present behavior & actions. Making life transitions emotionally exhausting while getting the same results exacerbating feelings of stuck-ness in the rut. If you are tired of starting over and want to learn Why, When, & How you self-sabotage your success & relationships, If you want to gain mastery over your emotions, have clarity, focus, and commitment to your life goals. Grow personally/professionally, feel more in control, and less stressed than I am the therapeutic coach you need. Online and self-pay only.
(314) 310-7916 View (314) 310-7916
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Whitney Mathison
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63117  (Online Only)
If technological advances allow for connection even more than before, then why do you feel so disconnected? Sometimes, your life can feel like it is on autopilot and no one cares. Why does life seem meaningless and uncertain at times? Loneliness is stigmatized in our society. Individuals can be in a relationship and still feel lonely. Sometimes a single event can prevent us from really connecting to others around us. You need help to rediscover yourself so that you can reconnect with the ones you love. Perhaps your family or your child is experiencing similar concerns, they deserve help too. You deserve to live your best life.
If technological advances allow for connection even more than before, then why do you feel so disconnected? Sometimes, your life can feel like it is on autopilot and no one cares. Why does life seem meaningless and uncertain at times? Loneliness is stigmatized in our society. Individuals can be in a relationship and still feel lonely. Sometimes a single event can prevent us from really connecting to others around us. You need help to rediscover yourself so that you can reconnect with the ones you love. Perhaps your family or your child is experiencing similar concerns, they deserve help too. You deserve to live your best life.
(314) 310-5479 View (314) 310-5479
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Cherese M Alcorn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63105
Are you interested in learning to truly love and accept all of who you are? As a psychotherapist, I have cultivated a safe space for patients to tap into their passion, inner power, and purpose. I provide a validating and non-judgmental sounding board for patients to be as honest with themselves as possible in the therapeutic process. Why? Because we cannot heal that which is not revealed. You can choose to courageously face your thoughts, emotions, and actions. This is what I like to call "leaning in" also known as embodiment. Embodiment can reduce anxiety, promote a sense of calm and foster unstoppable empowerment.
Are you interested in learning to truly love and accept all of who you are? As a psychotherapist, I have cultivated a safe space for patients to tap into their passion, inner power, and purpose. I provide a validating and non-judgmental sounding board for patients to be as honest with themselves as possible in the therapeutic process. Why? Because we cannot heal that which is not revealed. You can choose to courageously face your thoughts, emotions, and actions. This is what I like to call "leaning in" also known as embodiment. Embodiment can reduce anxiety, promote a sense of calm and foster unstoppable empowerment.
(314) 310-6458 View (314) 310-6458
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Dr. Fatima La'Juan Muse
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, MedFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63108  (Online Only)
Have you found yourself struggling with life stressors such as fertility problems, chronic illness, marital discord, relationship infidelity, or even difficulty making major decisions? If so, therapy is right for you. Are you blissfully happy and seeking pre-marital counseling with a future spouse? If so, therapy is right for you too! These incentives for counseling have one common thread, a desire to pinpoint areas where you are "stuck", guard against potential threats to your relationship harmony, improve your life, improve your relationship, and become the best version of yourself.
Have you found yourself struggling with life stressors such as fertility problems, chronic illness, marital discord, relationship infidelity, or even difficulty making major decisions? If so, therapy is right for you. Are you blissfully happy and seeking pre-marital counseling with a future spouse? If so, therapy is right for you too! These incentives for counseling have one common thread, a desire to pinpoint areas where you are "stuck", guard against potential threats to your relationship harmony, improve your life, improve your relationship, and become the best version of yourself.
(314) 916-3448 View (314) 916-3448
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Michelle Smart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63108  (Online Only)
Just imagine a time in your life when your difficulties were so surmountable that the quality of your life diminished—struggling with weighty feelings from the loss of a loved one to thoughts of suicide. There is a solution: therapy! When individuals seek help and fully engage in the therapeutic process, the results lead to individuals living healthier lives. Together, we will create change in the areas of your life that no longer have meaning and purpose. I work to make everyone's therapy the best fit for them. I will use evidence-based therapy concepts, but I do not limit our work to any single model. My treatment style is rooted
Just imagine a time in your life when your difficulties were so surmountable that the quality of your life diminished—struggling with weighty feelings from the loss of a loved one to thoughts of suicide. There is a solution: therapy! When individuals seek help and fully engage in the therapeutic process, the results lead to individuals living healthier lives. Together, we will create change in the areas of your life that no longer have meaning and purpose. I work to make everyone's therapy the best fit for them. I will use evidence-based therapy concepts, but I do not limit our work to any single model. My treatment style is rooted
(314) 470-9254 View (314) 470-9254
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Norinee Thomas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63108
My Ideal client is you! I work well with varies populations to ensure understanding, empathy and process in all my sessions.
My Ideal client is you! I work well with varies populations to ensure understanding, empathy and process in all my sessions.
(314) 742-7544 View (314) 742-7544
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Alicia Cunningham
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63105  (Online Only)
First things first..... You are not "broken". Everyone is worthy of having a joyful, satisfying life but sometimes we need help. Its ok. I would be honored to work with you and help you reconnect with yourself and gain control over your life.
First things first..... You are not "broken". Everyone is worthy of having a joyful, satisfying life but sometimes we need help. Its ok. I would be honored to work with you and help you reconnect with yourself and gain control over your life.
(314) 325-0926 View (314) 325-0926
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SFC Cares, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMSW
Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63118  (Online Only)
Embarking on the path to healing from trauma is a courageous and deeply personal journey. It requires individualized and compassionate support in a safe and confidential space that allows you to openly explore your emotions, thoughts, and concerns. Your journey is distinct, and together, we delve into the roots of trauma empowering you to process and integrate these experiences in a way that fosters lasting healing. Through our collaborative work, you will be awakened to your unique gifts and strengths so that you may face and overcome your fears and begin pursuing the life you want.
Embarking on the path to healing from trauma is a courageous and deeply personal journey. It requires individualized and compassionate support in a safe and confidential space that allows you to openly explore your emotions, thoughts, and concerns. Your journey is distinct, and together, we delve into the roots of trauma empowering you to process and integrate these experiences in a way that fosters lasting healing. Through our collaborative work, you will be awakened to your unique gifts and strengths so that you may face and overcome your fears and begin pursuing the life you want.
(314) 886-8748 View (314) 886-8748
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Garrett LCSW & Consulting, L.L.C.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, ACSW
Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63105  (Online Only)
Garrett LCSW & Consulting, L.L.C. offers culturally affirmative, linguistically accessible, and clinically competent social work services with and on behalf of diverse populations in Missouri, Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia.
Garrett LCSW & Consulting, L.L.C. offers culturally affirmative, linguistically accessible, and clinically competent social work services with and on behalf of diverse populations in Missouri, Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia.
(202) 979-9983 View (202) 979-9983
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Transforming Lives Counseling Service, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63177  (Online Only)
At some point in life we all encounter a challenge, struggle or obstacle that may cause us to stumble or fall short of our dreams or expectations. We have a difficult time discerning the next step we should take and are confused by the many different opinions and influences of others. It is in these times that help from a professional counselor may be in order to aid in getting back or getting to the life we deserve. My name is Roshanda Neal and I am passionate about helping you to become victorious as you strive towards living your best life.
At some point in life we all encounter a challenge, struggle or obstacle that may cause us to stumble or fall short of our dreams or expectations. We have a difficult time discerning the next step we should take and are confused by the many different opinions and influences of others. It is in these times that help from a professional counselor may be in order to aid in getting back or getting to the life we deserve. My name is Roshanda Neal and I am passionate about helping you to become victorious as you strive towards living your best life.
(314) 628-8175 View (314) 628-8175
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Tiffany J Walehwa
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63105
I am trauma-informed therapist that has experience working with a diverse population that includes children, adolescents and adults. Dedicated to creating an inclusive environment, I continue my training throughout the year to effectively serve marginalized communities, including those related to the LGBTQIA community. Born and raised in St. Louis City, I am aware of some of the treasures and challenges that come from living in the area. However, I remain committed to serving the systemic issues that face the clientele in other states, including California and Texas. I strive to provide a safe, client-focused environment.
I am trauma-informed therapist that has experience working with a diverse population that includes children, adolescents and adults. Dedicated to creating an inclusive environment, I continue my training throughout the year to effectively serve marginalized communities, including those related to the LGBTQIA community. Born and raised in St. Louis City, I am aware of some of the treasures and challenges that come from living in the area. However, I remain committed to serving the systemic issues that face the clientele in other states, including California and Texas. I strive to provide a safe, client-focused environment.
(314) 701-7058 View (314) 701-7058
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Alexis Evans
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63104  (Online Only)
You may be struggling to keep up with life’s lows without experiencing little to none of life’s highs. While we all experience life differently, our mental health and wellness plays an important part to overcoming barriers and living a life worthwhile. I suggest when a person learns more about themselves and what they truly want and need out of life, it enhances their overall wellness and their ability to navigate and thrive in life. As your therapist, I will assist you to define your wants & needs based on your values, learn more about yourself, & ways to accomplish your goals by living intentionally.
You may be struggling to keep up with life’s lows without experiencing little to none of life’s highs. While we all experience life differently, our mental health and wellness plays an important part to overcoming barriers and living a life worthwhile. I suggest when a person learns more about themselves and what they truly want and need out of life, it enhances their overall wellness and their ability to navigate and thrive in life. As your therapist, I will assist you to define your wants & needs based on your values, learn more about yourself, & ways to accomplish your goals by living intentionally.
(314) 274-6505 View (314) 274-6505
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Alecia Watts
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63109  (Online Only)
It can be hard to admit when we’re not ok. Sometimes our thoughts, emotions, and past experiences can make it difficult for us to experience peace and live life how we desire. What if you could find relief and learn healthy and helpful ways of coping during difficult moments? I believe that everyone possesses positive, innate tools that can help them conquer life’s challenges, gain personal growth, and experience healing. I support individuals experiencing personal challenges related to stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem/self-worth, postpartum, and other life transitions.
It can be hard to admit when we’re not ok. Sometimes our thoughts, emotions, and past experiences can make it difficult for us to experience peace and live life how we desire. What if you could find relief and learn healthy and helpful ways of coping during difficult moments? I believe that everyone possesses positive, innate tools that can help them conquer life’s challenges, gain personal growth, and experience healing. I support individuals experiencing personal challenges related to stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem/self-worth, postpartum, and other life transitions.
(314) 648-8457 View (314) 648-8457

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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.