Black and African American Therapists in Rochester, NY

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Path Of Discovery Counseling Services, LCSW, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MPA
Verified
Verified
The mission of Path of Discovery Counseling Services is to guide millennial women of color on a path of discovery, healing, and self-reflection by examining, envisioning, and exploring how they can live a more authentic and peaceful life. You may be booked and busy, find that you put other peoples needs over your own, labeled as a "Strong Black woman," or all three! Together we will take a holistic view of your life, and identify patterns that may contribute to your current state. From there I guide you through unlearning what isn't healthy and learn a new way of being that feels authentic to you.
(585) 440-7213
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Rochester, NY 14624
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Samantha G Stringer
Counselor, MS, LMHC, NCC
Verified
Verified
On life’s journey we are constantly growing and developing. Whether young or old, life is a journey that usually entail efforts of trying to understand divine will. We often question our purpose in life, especially during challenging times. To keep it real, in many cultures/communities, such as the African American ( Black ) community, we might have been taught to either “pray” about our situations, issues, and emotions or “suck it up and keep it moving.” This can create negative energies such as anxiety, depression, anger, guilt, and other mental health issues that need to be addressed in a healthy manner.
(585) 382-1596
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Rochester, NY 14624
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Brandee Portwood
MHC-LP
Verified
Verified
I was born and raised in Queens New York. I currently reside in Brooklyn. I’m not really a fan of the term African American because my lineage is a bit more complex than that. So I will say I’m an Afro-Native American and extremely proud of it. I attended Queens Borough Community College where I earned an Associates Degree in Science with a concentration in Preforming Arts to pursue a career as a Music Therapist. I then attended Long Island University Brooklyn and earned a Bachelors Degree In Psychology with a Minor In Sociology and Anthropology. I received my Masters in Mental Health Counseling at Alfred University.
(718) 307-1180
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Rochester, NY 14621
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Cheney Brockington
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Counseling can seem ‘scary’ at first, as it allows you to share the inmost parts of yourself that others may not see. It takes a leap of faith, especially if you have existed within a support system or culture that hasn't always acknowledged healthy coping & self-care. As a Black woman, I also recognize the lack of representation BIPOC often see as it relates to mental wellness…past & present. I hope to serve as a small vessel to bridge that gap, and offer a channel for self-care, self-love, exploration, & healing.
(716) 456-8669
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Rochester, NY 14607
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Not accepting new clients
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Jason L Cunningham
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified
Verified
Esoterics Counseling was founded by a Black male therapist to provide quality mental health care by credentialed practitioners who recognize the unique challenges, transitions, and actualities of navigating life as a marginalized individual. We provide mental health support through a decidedly anti-racist and queer -friendly perspective while embedding cultural humility, awareness, and responsiveness into our practice. We strive to build a therapeutic alliance based less on diagnosis and more on uncovering effective strategies to assist with clarity, agency, and purpose.
(585) 460-4277
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Rochester, NY 14618
Not accepting new clients
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Amira R Martin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
We understand the need and call for Black and Brown, professional mental health practitioners and we are here to meet that need.
Make your goals come true in 2023 start now. We ARE accepting new clients. All sessions are online. Call our group practice today to be matched to your ideal therapist. We all need sources of strength and support to navigate all of these recent changes that are effecting every single one of us. Most of our clients are regular people navigating difficult challenges in life. Whether you are dealing Depression, Anxiety, relationship challenges, workplace issues- we can help. We are a group private practice and can see insurance clients with Aetna, Oxford, United Health Care, Oscar and Cigna plans and cash payments. Call or email us!
(646) 755-9294
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Rochester, NY 14604
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Carl Binger
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Depression can be a dreadful condition to have, even in its mildest form. On top of this, there are many barriers and stigmas attached to this disorder, some that comes internally from the individual, and some that comes externally from those outside. I am here to help those who are depressed, navigate this challenging time in their lives. I am here to let you know you are not alone and there is help available. In addition, I also enjoy helping couples. I am a happily married husband since 2013 with experience with couples since 2016. For private pay, I offer help for both the married and couples seeking premarital counseling.
(585) 468-4735
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Rochester, NY 14625
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Shawn James
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I believe the therapeutic process is about relationship and connection. I love supporting people through the difficulties of life. In doing so, I love to laugh, joke, connect, be real, and down to earth. I have an audacious and thought provoking approach to treatment. My approach allows me to directly connect with clients in a manner that is comfortable and authentic. Through treatment I provide my clients with healthy challenges, and autonomy in guiding their own treatment. My goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment for clients.
(585) 304-1720
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Rochester, NY 14607
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Ivan A Matthew
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Greetings, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience helping individuals and families overcome life challenges. My goal is to assist individuals to explore choices for making changes in life that will enhance relationships and improve the overall quality of their lives. When working with clients, I utilize a comprehensive approach that focuses on interpersonal aspects of their lives. I specifically utilize strength-based and cognitive behavior therapies while integrating specific techniques tailored to the unique needs of the individual.
(585) 986-5350
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Rochester, NY 14619
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Demetric L. Pentelton
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I provide a warm, safe, nonjudgmental space for clients to feel at ease talking about their distress. As a result, they gain more insights into their thoughts, feelings and behaviors allowing them to see their situation from a different perspective and make necessary changes. While I do not interfere with the process of self-discovery, I believe in challenging problematic thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors that contribute to distress and help find healthier more productive ones.
(585) 332-5396
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Rochester, NY 14618
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Natasha Dezonie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Welcome! My virtual teletherapy space supports teens (ages 13-18) and their families who reside in New York. Teens today face unique challenges. With pressures from social media, friendship, exponentially high adolescent suicide rates, relationship issues, and academic stressors, youth need safe, non-judgmental support and care to feel confident. During these formative years, it’s so important to learn healthy coping skills and build positive relationships with oneself, family, and peers to achieve lasting bonds and tremendous connections.
(585) 476-1891
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Rochester, NY 14607
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Collins and Collins Counseling - Shameka Collins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS! Are you feeling deep pain, but there's no one who really understands? Are your emotions so powerful that you are beginning to feel like they're in control? Are you feeling unsure about your purpose and unclear about your identity? Are you feeling stuck and unsure how to become free? I am here for you! I understand that beginning therapy can be anxiety-provoking. My goal is to create a safe place for you to explore your emotions, experience healing and grow in understanding your purpose and identity. You can expect to gain perspective and feel empowered after each session.
(585) 302-2439
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Rochester, NY 14618
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GreaterLife Enrichment Center
Pastoral Counselor, MDiv, MACE
I share experiences with the least, the lost, the last, the left out and the left behind. I lived experiences with diverse groups and am well-traveled so I understand many cultures and ethnicities. I am a survivor of many forms of abuse including domestic violence, verbal, emotional, physical and sexual, and I believe in speaking truth to power. I am a Christian Pastoral Counseling therapist and I believe in building your faith system in order to cope with pressures that society places upon us on a daily basis. I believe that hurt people hurt people but healed people can help heal others and that is my goal in therapy.
(585) 308-9883
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Rochester, NY 14621
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Not accepting new clients
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Mercede Robinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Mercede Robinson, LCSW-C, has over 15 years experience helping those that struggle with anxiety, depression and life transition issues. Throughout that experience Mercede has developed the skills necessary to teach clients how to lessen anxious and depressive thoughts by developing supportive and healthy coping skills. I am passionate about assisting People of Color who face adversity and structural inequalities that can create feelings of pain and often undiagnosed trauma.
(585) 229-6929
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Rochester, NY 14621
Not accepting new clients
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Ashley Pinkeney
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Expected, even positive life transitions tend to cause some level of stress and resistance as well as a desire to feel in control. Are you finding that making changes or big decisions is accompanied by intense feelings of uncertainty, fear or regret? Are your personal relationships not giving you the satisfaction you desire? Is your relationship with food becoming increasingly erratic as you try to find control? Whether you’re looking for support/guidance through a particularly difficult time, or are open to a real change, the need for therapy can be a product of these transitions.
(585) 460-2630
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Rochester, NY 14607
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Waitlist for new clients
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Tryceena Marie Gordon
Counselor, LMHC, NCC, CASAC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Do you ever feel overwhelmed? Tired of feeling like you have a lack of control over your life? Troubled by life’s circumstances, anxiety and depression? Struggling with past and current trauma? Finding yourself coping with life stressors by using substances and in other unhealthy ways? The beauty of these struggles is that they provide an opportunity to learn, grow, and focus on how to be intentional with our lives. We can work together to identify the skills, tools, and resources necessary to overcome these struggles.
(585) 844-5341
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Rochester, NY 14618
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Waitlist for new clients
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Jini Figueroa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Jini Figueroa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who enjoys nurturing youth, living, thriving through adversity within the community of Rochester. Jini gained significant experience working with individuals with Developmental Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Suicidal Ideation, Anxiety and Depression. Jini works with individuals to assist them in understanding their internal strengths.
(585) 454-8338
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Rochester, NY 14604
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Felicia R Reed-Watt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
Verified
"When I talk with Felicia, I leave feeling good about myself and others". Change occurs when people feel supported and comfortable enough to become aware, recognize their strengths and learn effective ways to deal with life's challenges. Now that you have made the first step let's work together to learn new life affirming skills, dispel negative beliefs, resolve painful issues and deepen your spiritual connection
(585) 454-9334
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Rochester, NY 14607
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Nina Ruffin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW-R
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Dr. Nina is currently at capacity and not accepting new clients at this time. Dr. Nina's private practice group - Life Strategies Counseling Services - is growing and currently accepting clients using Fidelis, MVP and Private Pay. Visit the Life Strategies Counseling Services profile page on Psychology Today OR the website at www.lifestrategiescounselingservices.com for more info and to book a therapy intake session.
(585) 415-3760
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Rochester, NY 14624
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Carle Sue Boseman-Newton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
Verified
Sometimes it is hard to stop worrying? Things feel difficult to manage and overwhelming at times. Things might not be working out or you might not be where you want to be in life. You might start to wonder “what am I missing?” Maybe something worked for you in the past but, doesn’t work anymore. You don’t have to struggle alone. Therapy can help you gain additional perspective and skills to manage these challenges.
(585) 572-7383
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Rochester, NY 14609
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What type of Rochester mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

If you are unsure about choosing the right therapist or psychologist, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.

How to find a therapist or counselor in Rochester?
When looking to find a therapist, start by considering training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

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. 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.

How to use my insurance?
Understanding cost and insurance coverage is an important concern for many people. With some basic research and conversations with prospective therapists, you should be able to have a good understanding of the best way to afford therapy.