Black and African American Therapists in Philadelphia, PA

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Charles G. Tyson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW, BCD
Verified
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 
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Philadelphia, PA 19104
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Okichie M Davis
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
I use a collaborative, person-centered approach which draws on a Black Liberation Framework, CBT, and other modalities to support clients in understanding the formative & unconscious messages at the root of their emotions and behaviors so that they can break out of unhealthy life cycles.
Do you feel stuck or confused about where your life is headed? Do you find yourself playing out the same unhealthy patterns? Are you at a crossroads in life and wondering what to do next? Are you hesitant to talk to your friends or family about your problems? Are you ready to lead a different life? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then let's talk.
(215) 201-4409 
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Philadelphia, PA 19107
Offers online therapy
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Sankofa Healing Studio - Jacqui Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CCMHC, PMH-C, RYT
Verified
My work centers people within the Black community who’ve been impacted by childhood, racial, and/or generational traumas as well as mass incarceration/systemic traumas.
Social Justice Art, Play, & Hip-Hop Therapist // You are the expert of your life story. My role is to offer guidance when the road gets dark; and remind you that you are not alone. Together, we'll find the best way to approach your individual circumstance. The word "Sankofa" reminds us that it's ok to reflect on the past... in fact, it is one of the bravest things you can do. I incorporate the neurobiology of trauma (brain science) in creative ways to help you write the life story you want. BTW you don't need any art experience in an art therapy session ;-)
(267) 627-6464 
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Philadelphia, PA 19122
Offers online therapy
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Impower Counseling Center
Pastoral Counselor, BA, MDiv
The reality is that in life, sometimes we got off track. Life can be quick to throw curveballs. Impower Counseling Center is here to help you manage and navigate life's curveballs. We specialize in Marital and Pre-Marital Counseling, Relationship Counseling, Individividual and Grief Counseling. With over 30 years in Pastoral Counseling experience, ICC provides Single Mother Counseling and Teen Counseling and specializes in counseling for Black Males. ICC does not discriminate. We provide information, affirmation and education to Impower one to live life victoriously after the curveballs. ICC seeks to come along side and support you.
(267) 489-2047 
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Philadelphia, PA 19147
Offers online therapy
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Daniel Mack
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
From an early age, I have always noticed the need for more mental health resources in my communities. As a queer black man, therapy was never advertised to me or to those who looked and thought as I do. I had to tackle the intersections of my identity on my own and it was never easy. There are a number of reasons why Black , Brown and queer people don't seek mental health services and I am here to break those barriers. For instance, expressing our emotions is human and not something we should see as feminine. My counseling approach is humanistic, always prioritizing comfort and safety.
(215) 717-8908 
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Philadelphia, PA 19109
Offers online therapy
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Amber E Howard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LSW
Verified
During Amber's experience as a direct service provider, prior to pursuing her MSW, she observed that each of her clients had a single commonality - a lengthy history of unresolved trauma dating back to their childhood; this was especially true for those Black & brown folx that also inhabited LGBTQ+ identities. Her professional observations coupled with her personal experience as a Black , mixed, bi/pan/queer woman resulted in a desire to work with and on behalf of this population to mitigate the negative impact early trauma can have on their lives rather than merely providing damage control after the fact.
(215) 563-7863 
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Philadelphia, PA 19103
Offers online therapy
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Allena M Moncrief
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
As an African American woman, I have a grave understanding of the trials and tribulations individuals of color face in today's society.
Greetings, my name is Dr. Allena M. Moncrief and I have been providing therapeutic services to clients in the Philadelphia area since 2010. I obtained my PhD from Drexel University in the field of Couple and Family Therapy in 2017. As a psychotherapist, I understand the decision to enter psychotherapy can be extremely challenging for some individuals. Thus, I strive to meet individuals where they are in the therapeutic process. This process involves helping individuals explore the root of their difficulties/road blocks and assisting them with creating a roadmap that will lead to a more fulfilling and enjoyable life.
(267) 314-6694 
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Philadelphia, PA 19147
Offers online therapy
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Akeesha M Washington
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CAADC
Verified
Akeesha M. Washington is the founder of Slay Therapy, a multidisciplinary, online counseling and life coaching services specific to Black , Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC). Slay Therapy seeks to help eradicate the mental health stigma in BIPOC communities and improving access to quality BIPOC therapists and coaches. We do not discriminate and celebrate all identities and abilities in all bodies. We offer individual, couple, and family services to all seeking counseling with a cultural and gender competent, queer affirming, anti-racist and anti-oppressive lens. Today is the day to SLAY: Start Loving All of You.
 
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Philadelphia, PA 19131
Offers online therapy
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Jeanae M. Hopgood
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MEd, PMH-C
Verified
Focus on individuals & families of African descent who identify as black or African American as well as other people of color (POC).
Are you having difficulty in your interpersonal relationships? Struggling to communicate concerns about identity, sexual orientation, gender identity or any intersection of these areas? Are you & your partner(s) in need of support around improved communication? Are you having fertility challenges & need help sorting through options & feelings? Have you experienced perinatal loss? If you are challenged by life's transitions and are looking for help processing & planning, contact me. I am a couple & family therapist specializing in sexuality, relational patterns, and grief & loss in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia.
(484) 334-2961 
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Philadelphia, PA 19128
Offers online therapy
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Full Being Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, DAAETS
Verified
FBS was founded with the ideal that People of Color, specifically Black & Brown people deserve a high quality of care & cultural considerations that often isn't present in other areas.
Whether you are experiencing life transitions, a family crisis, or have a diagnosable mental health concern, the Full Being team is here to support. We provide comprehensive wellness care in a culturally responsive manner. Often time clinicians may just focus on the cognitive, or the emotional. We believe in a holistic concept; working with you to support your growth and address your needs in the mind, body and spirit. Our clinicians have training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Trauma-Focused CBT, Mindfulness, and more. Services offered include individual, family & couples sessions.
(215) 461-3248 
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Philadelphia, PA 19152
Offers online therapy
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Aliyyah Johnson
Pre-Licensed Professional, MFT
Verified
As a queer Black woman, I'm intentional about using an intersectional lens in my work.
At the core, I believe we all want to feel loved, heard, and understood. However, there may be things getting in the way of what we want, such as trauma, family influences, and societal messaging. My goal is to co-create a space with you (and your partner) that is affirming of your unique background and experiences. We can explore where you’re feeling stuck and how to create new opportunities for healing, intimacy, and connection. I work with individuals and couples of all backgrounds but have particular interest and experience in the queer, poly/CNM, and Black communities.
(484) 577-2453 
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Philadelphia, PA 19103
Offers online therapy
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Black Female Therapist, LLC Couples & Individuals
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified
As a Black female or Person of Color, you may be unsure about finding a therapist that understands your needs. I'm here to ease your concerns! I help women become happier and live more authentically to achieve their Relationship Goals with themselves and others. During our session, you will be introduced to techniques to decrease frustration, improve your communication, and discover some things that will help to improve your relationships. Relationships can be challenging to navigate and need a lot of effort, focus, and energy. I work with you to identify problems, formulate solutions, and put relationship dynamics into context.
(267) 729-9192 
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Philadelphia, PA 19106
Offers online therapy
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Nicola Pierre-Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Asking for help can be hard, when help is perceived as a sign of weakness or inadequacy, especially if you identify as Black or Person of Color. Going to therapy is a sign of courage and self-awareness. If you are feeling "stuck", have experienced childhood or recent traumatic events, struggle with anxiety, have difficulty in relationships, or unpleasant mood changes, I can help. Our therapeutic relationship will help you gain awareness for life events and generational patterns that are influencing present day concerns. You will also get to develop new coping skills to strengthen your resilience, to overcome invisible wounds.
(267) 799-1114 
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Philadelphia, PA 19102
Offers online therapy
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Bourne Anew LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA, MSW, LSW
Verified
Clinically, there are no diagnoses or language to effectively communicate the systemic trauma absorbed by Black bodies in America, allowing for common misdiagnosing, over-diagnosing, misunderstanding, and ignoring of lived experiences.
Bourne ANEW, a consultation service founded by Kenn Bourne, a Philadelphia-based social worker, provides curated interventions and valuable skills to Black boys and young men, so they may have a fair shot to lead the purposeful lives we all need them to. Black bodies are complicated and intersect many systems. Until now, this overlooked population has been forced to seek healing in therapeutic spaces that have not yet adapted to intersecting modalities of healing.
(267) 356-4920 
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Philadelphia, PA 19102
Offers online therapy
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Sankofa Healing Studio- Selina Stanford
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd, RYT
Verified
Selina is a graduate of Temple University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise and Movement and Master’s in Counseling Psychology at Temple. She is a huge proponent of all things wellness. Selina has a deeply rooted love for her community and the mental health of Black people.
(267) 459-4284 x2 
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Philadelphia, PA 19122
Offers online therapy
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The Therapy Loft Collective
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CAADC, NCC, SAP
Verified
TLC is a 100% online group therapy practice where therapists provide quality teletherapy throughout Pennsylvania. Clients like you are able to attend therapy and heal from home! TLC specializes in, but is not limited to therapy for Black , Native-American Indian, Hispanic and Latino adults and teens (14-19 y/o).
(215) 273-3505 
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Philadelphia, PA 19138
Offers online therapy
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Oshun Family Center
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, MFT
Verified
The core mission of Oshun Family Center is to provide racially concordant care to members of the Black community that are struggling to cope with life transitions. Especially those impacted by postpartum mood changes, birth, and racial trauma. It is our goal to center the experiences of Black people and create a welcoming space for healing and refuge. CEO Saleemah McNeil is a Reproductive Psychotherapist, Certified Lactation Consultant, professionally trained Birth Doula, and a traumatic birth survivor. Saleemah has dedicated her work to helping families of color heal from traumatic birth experiences and transition into parenthood.
(267) 318-4144 
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Philadelphia, PA 19141
Offers online therapy
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Jen Major
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD
Verified
As a Black individual or Person of Color, this may or not be your first experience with therapy. You may feel overwhelmed by stress, life transitions, and past unhealed wounds and are unsure of what to do. Or you might be curious about the roots of your distress and pain. Or you might feel burned out from the ongoing fight against social injustice. Or you might struggle to find emotional balance as you pursue a degree in higher education. If any of these describe you, know that you are not alone and there is hope.
(484) 285-5036 
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Philadelphia, PA 19102
Offers online therapy
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Dathan C. Landon-Freeman
Psychologist, PhD, LP, LPC
Verified
If you are experiencing sadness, worry or stress due to difficult life experiences, you are not alone. My name is Dr. Landon-Freeman, I am a Black male psychologist, and I am excited to offer you compassionate, skilled, and effective therapy. I help those managing anxiety and trauma. So if you have a fear of persons, situations, and life events that restricts your well-being and quality of life, get in touch with me. I will assist you in becoming more confident in overcoming these concerns in hopes of easing your journey to recovery. I also offer psychological evaluations for trauma, ADHD, autism, and learning challenges.
(215) 883-9048 
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Philadelphia, PA 19104
Offers online therapy
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Yolo Therapy LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
As a practice, we are committed to Black excellence and helping clients address the impacts of generational, historical, societal, and/or employment-related experiences relative to their unique ethnic personhood. Our focus is to help our clients address their needs and overcome challenges associated with the Black lived experience. We believe in creating the safest space possible while also helping clients utilize their strengths to cultivate personal growth and change. By using an interdisciplinary therapy-coaching model, we are able to guide our clients through a holistic approach to improvement and empowerment.
(678) 971-2407 
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Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Black and African American Therapists
If you're looking for African American therapy in Philadelphia or for a Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia or Philadelphia black psychologists, black marriage counselors or black counselors in Philadelphia. They provide African American counseling in Philadelphia or black counseling in Philadelphia and are sensitive to black couples and black marriages in Philadelphia.

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