BIPOC Therapists in New York, NY

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Veronica Vargas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MHC-LP
Verified
My own cultural values and experiences allow me to understand and recognize the impact of intergenerational trauma on BIPOC communities.
I believe that a client-therapist relationship based on trust, safety, and genuine acceptance is the most important part of the counseling process. I help my clients find the tools within themselves to cope with the hardships of life so that they may not only function, but truly flourish. I do not view therapy as a “one-size-fits-all” process, so I tailor my techniques to fit each person’s individual needs and strengths. My approach is based on the idea that the meaning we give to our experiences influences how we see ourselves and the world.
(332) 900-3744 
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New York, NY 10010
Offers online therapy
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Gerald A Pantoja
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
In a city and society that is often frustrating, challenging and even thwarting at times for all of us, but particularly for those of us who identify as BIPOC , Queer and/or Differently Abled, I commit to offering a space to feel seen, heard, and understood.
Therapy can be daunting. Perhaps you feel uncertain about where to take the first step. Perhaps you've been on this journey for awhile, and you are exhausted or lost. Wherever you might be in your life’s journey and no matter how heavy the burdens you may carry, I am dedicated to meeting you where you are. As your therapist, I will support you, with compassion, understanding, and insight, as you take the risky (and courageous) step of sharing your experiences with me.
(646) 941-7893 
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New York, NY 10018
Not accepting new clients
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Sunanda Jalote
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, EdM
Verified
Currently, I am focused on working with BIPOC identifying as asexual and/or aromantic, and folx with a history of trauma.
It can be hard to be authentic in a world with innumerable pressures and little space which is just focused on you and your needs. This is especially true for people who society consistently marginalizes because of race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability, etc. Therapy can be such a space where you can get to know and understand yourself better, work on being more empowered, while building self-awareness and self-compassion. I believe that choosing to engage in a therapy is a brave act and I want to honor that in my approach, which is to help you help yourself live life to your fullest potential.
(347) 727-1849 
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New York, NY 10025
Offers online therapy
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Sharon Miao
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I integrate a culturally-sensitive approach, especially when working with Asian/Asian-American and other BIPOC individuals.
Hello lovely people, life is short and how can we live the best of it? How can you manage work stress and social anxiety? Do you often doubt yourself, feel lonely or sad, and can't find purpose in life? I believe psychotherapy is not only about curing or resolving pain, but also increasing awareness and understanding and accepting the full range of human emotion. It’s important to feel our different emotions and learn how to express ourselves fully. I am specialized in the treatment of anxiety, depression, intimacy, low self-esteem, trauma, interpersonal relationships, and self-exploration.
(929) 203-5089 
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New York, NY 10010
Offers online therapy
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Julissa Hok
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
In my work as a mental health practitioner, I have been drawn to issues affecting professionals who identify as BIPOC and who are looking for help to better navigate personal and professional relationships. I have worked in a mental health setting for the majority of my social work career, providing comprehensive individual and group psychotherapy using a trauma-informed treatment model. I have also received advanced training in cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic therapies and have presented on my trauma-based work and research throughout my career.
(332) 244-2868 
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New York, NY 10011
Offers online therapy
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Alyssa Vu
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Hi there! My name is Alyssa and I'm a clinical social worker who typically works with individuals who struggle through anxiety, depression, and trauma. I specialize in working with BIPOC communities, especially with Asian-Americans and immigrants and their families. These individuals may be looking to work through their feelings of pressure, familial obligations, guilt, and piety while also navigating different cultures and identities. They want to work on skills to feel more comfortable in their bodies and confident in their sense of self.
(929) 203-3676 
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New York, NY 10163
Offers online therapy
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Chloe Elyse Fasanmi
MA, MHC-LP
Verified
I am a Mental Health Counselor utilizing a humanistic, multicultural and holistic approach drawing from various therapeutic modalities in order to best meet the individualized needs of the client. I work with adults, young adults and older adults experiencing mood disorders, such as anxiety and depression, trauma, sleep issues and sexual problems. I am continually committed to working with BIPOC and members of the LGBTQ+ community, on concerns such as empowerment and identity formation. My goal is to create a space where my clients can feel seen, heard, and encouraged to reach their goals.
(332) 877-9399 
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New York, NY 10001
Offers online therapy
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Myosha Tane
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
My expertise is in working with Complex Trauma, BIPOC and LGBTQIA communities.
I pride myself in curating a safe, honest, empathetic and trusting therapeutic relationship with my clients. I try to make my clients feel as if every part of them is welcome into the room. I also work in tandem with my clients to ensure we create healthy boundaries within our therapeutic relationship.
(347) 632-8626 
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New York, NY 10016
Offers online therapy
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Phoenix A. Muhammad
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Greetings! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist providing psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families with ten years’ service in this very rewarding work. Our team works with everyone including BIPOC , the LGBTQ+ Community, all religions and backgrounds, ages 5 to 95. I also provide group therapy to address Domestic Violence and Self-Esteem in addition to Parenting with Purpose, classes for those with ACS involvement and mandated to a parenting program by the court. I have significant experience addressing the effects of racism, chronic illness, depression, anxiety, grief and bereavement, family conflict and more.
(929) 296-8704 
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New York, NY 10001
Offers online therapy
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Ric Mathews
Counselor, LMHC, CYT-500, MSEd
Verified
The biggest turning point in my life was when I fully understood what it meant to be present. Healing practices such as meditation and yoga helped me to stop overthinking and silence the inner critic that had been running my life. By integrating these teachings into therapy, I want to help you do the same. Unresolved grief, trauma, feelings of abandonment, shame, and anger can trap us in our past. Similarly, if left unchecked, anxiety, fear, and worry about the future can stop us from living fully in the present. For BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ individuals, fear of violence and injustice adds more stress to the weight of these hardships.
(646) 860-0869 
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New York, NY 10001
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Shaé Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
***********NOTE: NOW BOOKING FOR HEALING AND LIBERATION GROUP FOR BIPOC SURVIVORS— SEE INFORMATION BELOW***********FOR ALL INQUIRIES, PLEASE EMAIL*********** The energy of transition and healing is in the air for a lot of us. Even so, undergoing the initial steps towards healing can be difficult. Thank you for leaning into this process and exploring some of the ways we may be able to work and move in partnership towards a space of spiritual, emotional, and mental wellness.
(646) 374-4261 
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New York, NY 10011
Offers online therapy
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Rozahira Pena
MA, MHC-LP
Verified
I support diverse communities including women, trauma survivors, first-generation Americans, neurodivergent, LGBTQ* and BIPOC .
Whether this is your first time, or you are revisiting the idea of therapy, be proud of yourself for taking this positive step towards self-improvement. My goal is to create a safe and non-judgmental space for my clients. I approach all my clients with empathy, understanding, and encouragement. I view therapy as a collaborative effort, our relationship and trust will help facilitate the change you envision within your life. We will work together on exploring behavioral patterns, emotions, and thoughts. Although I will be guiding our sessions, it is ultimately you that decides the pace.
(646) 828-1446 
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New York, NY 10036
Offers online therapy
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David Jeffries
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I also have advanced training and clinical competence in working with people from LGBTQ & BIPOC communities.
Exploring your personal well-being is courageous and deliberate work. Like all work, it is worthy of a safe space. As a therapist, I strive to honor, respect, and cultivate that safety in our time together. I specialize in anxiety, depression, stress, grief, trauma, anger, and relationship conflict. I have years of experience working with entrepreneurs, researchers, educators, & first responders.
(347) 329-3387 
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New York, NY 10014
Offers online therapy
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Pallavi Ankolekar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP
Verified
5 gen immigrant, I am passionate about helping BIPOC navigate their journey with warmth and compassion because we all deserve the opportunity to thrive and not just survive.
Life, at times, can feel heavy and you don’t need to carry the burden of your struggles or experiences alone. It can be challenging to find a space to open up about all the different areas of your life that make you who you are, past and present, and your hope for the future. Whether you are experiencing anxiety, depression, symptoms of trauma, 1st gen family or cultural conflicts, coping with life transitions, relationship issues, identifying & setting healthy boundaries, or the myriad challenges that can arise, I am here to support you in finding your peace.
(631) 201-5578 
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New York, NY 10001
Offers online therapy
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Maria Bautista
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, LCSW, LCSW-C, LICSW, SIFI
Verified
I specialize in working with Latinos/LatinX/Latine, millennials, BIPOC , and LGBTQIA+ communities.
I'm Maria, a bilingual psychotherapist (Spanish). I provide online therapy to people located in NY, PA, MA, MD & FL. My approach is creative and collaborative to accommodate your unique experiences, needs, and strengths. I work with adults and couples seeking to build connections and transform their lives. I specialize in interpersonal/relationship issues, anxiety, depression, trauma and attachment issues. Visit my website, www.concordiatherapy.com for more details.
(646) 791-2728 
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New York, NY 10011
Not accepting new clients
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Allison Toussant
MHC-LP
Verified
I support clients going through a wide range of presenting issues and problems including major life transitions, relationship problems, depression, anxiety, and daily stress. I invite clients to approach therapy with an open mind and a willingness for self-exploration. I am a BIPOC , LGBTQIA+ allied professional who offers support, compassion, and validation to your lived experience. I work with individuals, couples and families.
(332) 877-9191 
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New York, NY 10007
Offers online therapy
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Emily Davenport, Davenport Creative Arts Therapy
Art Therapist, RYT, ATR-BC, LCAT
Verified
BIPOC therapists on staff.
You can’t always “talk” your way into feeling better. That's why my team and I offer more than talk therapy. We're a highly-specialized practice of Licensed & Boar Cert. Art Therapists who support clients from childhood through adulthood by enriching verbal therapy with creativity. We use cutting-edge integrative methods to address the root of anxiety, self-esteem, limiting beliefs, mood swings, unhelpful behavioral patterns, and Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Our diverse team of therapists offers accessible therapy for all. Click our website link to get your free consult. In-person & teletherapy offered!
(646) 849-2879 
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New York, NY 10017
Offers online therapy
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Berta Alicia Garcia Bustamante
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
I treat trauma, including the trauma of marginalization and abuse, PTSD, chronic stress, relationship issues, midlife issues, quarter life issues, BIPOC issues, women’s issues, co-dependency, imposter syndrome and the unique stress endured by people who are divorcing, in child custody battles or recovering from an abusive relationship.
Together, we will safely and gently process emotions that connect your past to the here & now so you can increase your capacity to improve your life, on your terms. Imagine what it would be like to discover and amplify what’s already there—an inborn wellness and inherent strength with roots that are spiritual, cultural and unconditional!! It’s such an honor to take this walk toward whole-self wellness with the people I serve.
(347) 479-1349 
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New York, NY 10012
Offers online therapy
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Dr. Mercedes J. Okosi - Growth Work Psychology
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I am especially aware of and sensitive to marginalized communities including BIPOC and LGBTQIA+, and understand how experiences of oppression also impact mental health and healing.
If you find yourself unable to cope with difficult emotions, distressing thoughts, and tension in your relationships, psychotherapy may be the next step toward wellness. As a licensed (bilingual English/Spanish) clinical psychologist specializing in trauma, I have made it my life’s mission to decrease stigma related to the spectrum of mental health and promote healing and empowerment for the individuals and communities I serve. As a trauma specialist, my goal is to help you feel more empowered and in control of your life by gaining insight on the past and building toward a sense of safety, authenticity, and balance in your future.
(347) 252-9908 
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New York, NY 10001
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Yessenia Lajara
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, TCTST-F
Verified
If you view your life as a hamster wheel repeating the same toxic relationships, the same problem showing up at work , lack of boundaries that lead to the same problems over and over again, keeping you stuck and in self sabotage mode. My expertise as a therapist is to help you start your journey of healing. By helping you learn ways to overcome low self worth, emotional baggage, childhood trauma. I help you break the pattern of toxic relationships through inner child healing so you can attract and create the relationships and lifestyle of your dreams. . I am extremely passionate about working with BIPOC and first generation.
(914) 685-5818 
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New York, NY 10025
Offers online therapy


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What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in New York are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.

Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in New York then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.

Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.

How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in New York, or Child Psychologists in New York.

Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like New York psychologists specializing in EMDR.

What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in New York specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

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