Black and African American Therapists in New York, NY

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Roua Eltayeib
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, MFT-LP
Verified
I cater heavily to both Muslim and Black populations providing therapy with both cultural and religious competency and humility giving space for clients to find their own voices in a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental space.
Therapy is more than just a conversation. It is a guided process of conscious learning and unlearning to actively work in finding the root of your pain. The process may be a difficult one, but I vow to hold space with you as we move through that discomfort into a place of growth and contentment. Utilizing Emotional Focused Therapy & Narrative Therapy, I work with my clients in individual, couples, and/or family therapy to help them find power in their own narrative, identify their deeper emotional experiences, and rewrite their stories.
(646) 798-7561 
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New York, NY 10016
Offers online therapy
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Alethea Glave
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I am dedicated to reaching black and other communities of color in an effort to normalize and decolonize therapy.
Hi. If you’re on this page, you’re likely considering whether or not to try therapy (you should). Or, maybe you’re shopping for the right fit. Congrats on taking that first step. Whether it’s me or someone else, I honor that commitment. I have been in the Mental Health field as a social worker for almost a decade. I have seen countless people suffering and many times, doing so alone. I continue to do my part to change that.
(929) 357-1084 
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New York, NY 10001
Offers online therapy
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Lowell Marissa VanBiene
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
As a queer, Black , disabled & neurodivergent, non-binary femme.
With a background in public service, I have previously served LGBTQIA+ community members, survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual violence, elders experiencing neglect and abuse, and incarcerated people. Areas of special interest include working with people coming to therapy to address anxiety, histories of trauma, navigating adult industries, managing non-monogamous relationships, & destigmatizing sexuality, BDSM, & kink.
(332) 400-1660 
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New York, NY 10014
Offers online therapy
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Pilon Harlem
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, RPT-S
Verified
She also specializes in transracial adoption, especially Black children/White parent(s).
We specialize in treating symptoms of anxiety and depression and multicultural issues. We avoid labeling diagnoses (decolonizing when possible) and work to treat you holistically. We work on communication, focusing, frustration tolerance strategies through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. You will spend time focusing on yourself and your needs. You will try new ways to manage your anxieties, disruptive thoughts, and negative patterns.
(646) 846-8694 
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New York, NY 10031
Offers online therapy
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David Alexander Summerhill
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LPCC, NCC
Verified
I identify as Black or African American .
Please Note: My practice is Virtual Only. Our beliefs and how we see the world are influenced by things we don’t get to choose, like our families or the circumstances we’re born into. Even if we don’t get to choose these things, we have the ability to change in the ways we want to. Therapy can help us become more free. If you want to begin that journey in self discovery, I’m here to walk with you. We will explore the circumstances that shaped you. We will explore the past, present, and imagine the future. I will help serve as a navigator down the path to your answers, your destinations, and ultimately, your truth.
(201) 809-3771 
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New York, NY 10011
Not accepting new clients
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Mary Guillermo
CAT-LP, R-DMT
Verified
I support Black women, Indigenous women, and women of color who are living with depression, anxiety, and trauma. As a registered dance/movement psychotherapist, I address depression, anxiety, and other mental health concerns using a combination of body-based creative expression, mindfulness practices, and evidence-based behavioral techniques (like cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy). My work is informed by my dance practice, which is rooted in Afro-Caribbean culture and ritual.
 
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New York, NY 10001
Offers online therapy
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Gabbie Green
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
I specialize in helping Black and Brown women and femme identifying people and members of the LGBTQ community.
I am passionate about supporting my clients in creating a stronger sense of self. You may find that your choices or behaviors aren't in accordance with your goals and you often feel regret, shame, and worry. Even when you’ve taken the time to sift through societal messages and make decisions based on what feels most authentic, it can still be difficult to stand firm in this while navigating family, relationships, and careers. My work is to validate, affirm, and guide you in gaining deeper understanding of what you value and radiating who you are through action and being.
(347) 621-6855 
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New York, NY 10005
Offers online therapy
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Andra Brown
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
In my practice, I center the healing of Black people & those who identify with the African diaspora.
When you live in a society that actively oppresses the people that look like you, it is very easy to experience low self-esteem & negative self-talk fueled by anxiety, guilt & shame. You may also feel like you have to work twice as hard to please everyone around you, which leads to constant exhaustion & burnout. There are probably a lack of appropriate boundaries in many of your relationships, which can cause feelings of deep resentment, anger & rage. In short, you get caught up in unsustainable patterns that take you further away from living a fulfilled life. If you struggle with any of these issues then you are not alone.
(347) 621-7440 
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New York, NY 10016
Offers online therapy
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Alison Carr
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified
I am dedicated to connecting Black , Indigenous, People of Color, immigrant communities and LGBTQIA+ folks to healing spaces.
Understanding who we are as individuals and what has led us to this point in our lives is an important part of each person’s journey. Often, we go through the motions of our daily routines without stopping to consider what we actually feel or how we want to live. Engaging in therapy allows you the space to pause in full awareness of yourself and take a breath. It is a space for witnessing yourself, for speaking your truth, for recognizing your needs and for honoring your journey up to this point.
(347) 343-8313 
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New York, NY 10012
Offers online therapy
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Steven P Welch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, ACSW, CASAC, CCTP
Verified
OPENINGS FOR THE WOMEN OF COLOR AND BLACK GAY MEN TALKING GROUPS (limited openings). Congratulations, you have found a compassionate and affirming therapist. I will work with you to assist in your understanding of the COVID, cultural, social and spiritual factors impacting your self image and sense of worth. I provide services to individuals, couples and families. I specialize in the following areas: depression, anxiety, LGBTQ issues, addictions, codependency (divorce/separation) and bereavement.
(914) 861-5952 
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New York, NY 10001
Not accepting new clients
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Minnelly Vasquez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
I specialize in the mental health needs of the BIPOC ( Black Indigenous People of Color) community. My therapeutic philosophy is grounded in mindfulness, social justice and trauma healing. I view therapy as a collaborative process in which we will work together to establish goals, identify your strengths and challenges, acquire skills, and improve your quality of life. My virtual office is a BIPOC & LGBTQIA+ affirming space.
(347) 353-9564 
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New York, NY 10019
Offers online therapy
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Janina Tauro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
With training in TF-CBT, DBT, EMDR, and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, along with continued dedication to reading works by black and brown queer leaders from all of over the world- I offer a therapeutic journey that is affirming, trauma-informed, and anti-bias/anti-racist! A relationship that is trusting, comprehensive, and radical, for your journey!.
I am dedicated to supporting you in your unraveling. As a clinical social worker with over 15 years of experience, my foundational + professional experience has focused on recognizing how trauma affects the body, along with how it affects your relationship to your self + your relationships with others + the world around you. My passion lies at the intersection of trauma/post traumatic stress and maternal mental health, and the spectrum of challenges that lie in between. Most often, symptoms manifest as anxiety and depression, and we will work together to reduce them!
(914) 483-5939 
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New York, NY 10017
Offers online therapy
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Marcus Leaks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I am a LGBTQ+ affirming therapist and particularly enjoy working with Black , Brown, Indigenous, and POC clients.
Searching for a therapist can be overwhelming, even more so when you are going through life challenges and have limited energy to spare. Therapy can provide a space for healing, clarity, and growth, and the relationship between therapist and client has been found to be the most important ingredient in that process. I approach my work with flexibility, compassion, and a deep respect for self-determination. I firmly believe you are the expert in your experience.
 
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New York, NY 10016
Offers online therapy
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Selena Brown
MFT-LP
Verified
A biracial, queer Black woman born of a multicultural family, one of Sel's proudest achievements was when she became the first person in her family to earn a university degree.
Sel (Selena Brown, MFT-LP, she/her) specializes in working with teens, young adults, BIPOC & LGBTQIA+ communities, those moving through life transitions, first-generation undergraduate & graduate students, academics, artists, writers, Black Americans living in Latin America, intersectional identities, multicultural and interracial families and partnerships, and transcultural adoption.
 
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New York, NY 10011
Offers online therapy
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Dave Cazeau
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I am invested in working with the Black /African diaspora community, and individuals struggling with racialized trauma.
I work with clients to help them navigate multiple life stressors, specifically around relationship issues, intimacy, struggles with identity, and career goals. I hold degrees in social work (which focused on a better understanding of social context and it’s impact on various communities) as well as counseling psychology (which looks more specifically at human development and individual process). This makes for a well rounded foundation in connecting with the stories of others, in addition to 19 years working with elders, adults, youth, individuals with disabilities, as well as victims of crisis and trauma.
(646) 791-1911 
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New York, NY 10001
Offers online therapy
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Terrance Martin
Counselor, LMHC, CASAC
Verified
Have you been stressed and/or anxious from the daily grind? Do you find yourself in arguments and confrontations that are becoming contentious and emotionally taxing? Have you noticed an increase in drinks or personal remedies used to “take off some steam”, or decisions that warrant your concern upon reflection? If any of this sounds familiar, you’ve come to the right place! As a Black man, I understand and empathize with the unique stressors POC may experience such as imposter syndrome, alienation, and feeling overwhelmed while navigating the professional, often hostile, landscape, and vicarious trauma.
(646) 956-2254 
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New York, NY 10026
Offers online therapy
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Sabrina Sarro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, C-DBT, CCTP, SIFI
Verified
As a Black /Haitian Mixed Race Queer, Disabled, Intersex, and Trans Therapist, I hold a special container for the communities with whom I myself identify with.
I feel you: exhausted from a world in which your identities are targeted, depleted from trying to stay safe in a world insistent on erasing you, and utterly emptied by a society well-fed on racism and systemic violence. I see you: struggling to feel connected in your relationships, yearning for sanctuary in your body, and really, truly- just trying to authentically exist. I work with you in finding rootedness in the disarray. I support you in naming your goals and fully witnessing you in making them feel more possible. Together, we create a relationship that is grounded and nurtured in what you need and how you need it.
(646) 956-1277 
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New York, NY 10010
Offers online therapy
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Better Life Associates LLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Hi, I’m Dr. Rachel Fenton. As a graduate of GWU’s Psychology Doctoral program, my treatment approach tends to be psychodynamic using an integrative lens. My training includes both inpatient and outpatient work as well within an addiction treatment center. I have particular success working with individuals with complex trauma and/or racial trauma and provide compassionate care to Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC). For all of my patients, I believe in treatment that is tailored to the specific needs of the individual while at the same time providing a space that is conducive for the utmost vulnerability and authenticity.
(646) 736-4588 
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New York, NY 10024
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Tamara Singh
MA
Verified
I am also co-founder of a collective of Black Mental health practitioners based in Paris and continue to promote Art therapy/ecotherapy through other NGO work.
My clients are postcolonial, queer, subaltern, disabled, invisibilised survivors of everyday microagressions or complex trauma. Like my clients I am polycultural, multilingual, queer and attuned to queries on acculturation, multiple social identities, identity shifting, parenting minority or neuroatypical children, intercultural couples, as well as accidental, disabling or climacteric transitions. My clients want to come to terms with their complexities — those invalidated because of primary or secondary socialisation. Exploring symbolic language allows for production of new knowledge of self and self-(re)actualisation. Paris based.
(201) 809-3463 
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New York, NY 10028
Offers online therapy
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Camille Lester
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, MHC, NCC
Verified
I help emotionally exhausted Black millennials do relationships better! Are you ready to deepen emotional intimacy + communication? Stop feeling stuck when attempting to understand or center your needs? Begin breaking down what it means to “break generational curses” and actually start breaking them? Rest assured, you are in the right place. Feeling better does not have to be I hold a deeply dynamic view of the human condition. I practice primarily from a jungian, psychodynamic, and narrative framework. I am fascinated with unpacking the root systems of the beliefs, narratives, definitions we hold close.
(646) 906-8038 
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New York, NY 10001
Offers online therapy


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Black and African American Therapists
If you're looking for African American therapy in New York or for a New York African American therapist these professionals provide therapy, psychotherapy and counseling that's sensitive to African American cultural issues. They include African American therapists, African American psychologists, African American marriage counselors and African American counselors. Sometimes we refer to them as black therapists in New York or New York black psychologists, black marriage counselors or black counselors in New York. They provide African American counseling in New York or black counseling in New York and are sensitive to black couples and black marriages in New York.

Note: This term is sometimes spelled as 'African-American'.