Black and African American Therapists in Chattanooga, TN

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Aunge (Andrea) Boyer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPCMHSP
Verified
Verified
As a Black , Queer, and Non-binary therapist, I know how difficult it can be to find places that feel secure and affirming.
Finding a therapist who validates and reflects core aspects of your identity can be difficult. My goal as a therapist is to create a safe space for you to feel accepted, respected, and understood. I appreciate working with a diverse group of clients, especially individuals from marginalized and underserved communities (BIPOC, Trans, Queer, & GNC). My practice is sex positive and ENM-affirming. My approach is intersectional, collaborative, and based in a social justice framework.
(615) 619-1497
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Chattanooga, TN 37405
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TSF Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP, NCC
Verified
Verified
As a queer black woman I sought the space that I have created for you.
We all have a story and a journey filled with highs and lows. Our paths often lead us to challenge ourselves in ways we never imagined. One thought can turn into ruminating doubt, negative self-talk, or trigger past trauma. It is during those times when we deserve a safe space to unpack before continuing on our life's calling. Accept our invitation to heal in the convenience of your own home. We created a virtual healing space for women to grow and heal courageously. Do not allow emotional and subconscious barriers to interfere with living a fulfilling life.
(615) 219-2751
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Chattanooga, TN 37403
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Emu Aragon
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, MHSP, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
While I work with a wide range of clients, I have been intentional about becoming a compassionate and competent safe space for individuals who often experience relational trauma and systemic oppression, such as queer clients (LGBTQIA+); clients of color ( Black , Brown, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian); and Neurodivergent clients (ADHD/ASD).
Clients I see are typically wrestling with experiences that have impacted the way they view themselves, relationships, and the world. The impact of these experiences often takes the form of anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, relationship conflict, and more. My role is to help you navigate your road to healing in a way that honors your unique set of values, beliefs, and cultural identity. I strive to take the time to get to know you in a way that makes you feel seen, heard, and understood.
(423) 592-8163
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Chattanooga, TN 37403
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Dawn Smith Gibbs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
In a world that continues to turn with or without us, we often wonder where we can get off in order to regroup. When we are expected to fulfill all of the everyday roles that we have taken on, we tend to lose touch with ourselves. My purpose is to provide an open, restorative and non-judgmental healing space for you. I am pleased to work with individuals who want help with anxiety, depression, trauma and grief. As well as providing support during life transitions, unexpected changes and personal growth.
(423) 210-4774
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Chattanooga, TN 37421
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Carisa Powell
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPCMHSP, NCC, MPsych
Verified
Verified
I believe mental health is a necessity and should be prioritized in every day life. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. Achieving a substantial balance of mental health and daily living, consists of support and consistency. I pride myself on assisting individuals establish and maintain mental health goals.
(423) 451-8311
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Chattanooga, TN 37416
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Celesta Palmer
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, NCC, LPC-Tem
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
You are probably thinking that something has got to change. You feel stuck, empty, hurt, angry, or just altogether lost in a sea of overwhelming feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. You've been nervous to ask for help, let alone discuss, the difficulties navigating day-to-day struggles of trying to "keep it all together" when things don't feel right at all.
(423) 564-6271
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Chattanooga, TN 37411
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Shawn Winton
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC/MHS
Verified
Verified
Our lives are made up of relationships or connections with ourselves and others. By examining our past we can provide new roads to the future to improve our lives by caring for ourselves which will improve our relationship with others.
(423) 456-9101
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Chattanooga, TN 37421
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MySuspire, INC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Welcome to your safe space. Your one-stop mental health station to achieve clarity, emotional stability, and a better quality of life. We’re a mental health and wellness platform and organization on a mission to de-stigmatize mental health through education, awareness and intervention - in creative and empathetic ways designed to help you achieve your personal best. We provide services to individuals of all racial/ethnic backgrounds, ages, gender preferences, religious ideologies...really, just everyone. Contact us and we'll connect you with one of our trained and professional Therapists that are willing and ready to help!
(423) 482-8497
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Chattanooga, TN 37421
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Jeigh Billingy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Life is complex. There are issues from childhood experiences, major life transitions, mental and physical health, failures, and hopes and dreams that you may face. With these issues, it can be difficult to understand how to get where you're going, or even where you want to go. These issues can impact your life on every level. These levels can be personal, professional, social, emotional, physical, societal, spiritual, cultural or even undefined. Together, let's work to find balance, purpose, intention, clarity, healing, your voice... and even a "game plan" to help you cope with and live your best life.
(423) 621-4249
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Chattanooga, TN 37421
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Cynthia Lu'aune Poole
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW, CTP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Often, we find ourselves traveling through life not trusting to share our challenges, thoughts and feelings with the external world. Together we can explore what you’re facing. Whether you’re experiencing Depression, Anxiety, Attachments and Negative Thinking, you don’t have to make the journey alone. My treatment approach enhances the Wholistic Person. I am someone that will work alongside of you in a safe and trusting environment. “You Only Need a Heart Full of Grace and a Soul Generated by Love" ~ Dr. Martin Luther King "Together We're Better".
(901) 460-3447
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Chattanooga, TN 37402
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Naynette Kennett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Are you unhappy? Are you feeling sad? Are you feeling stressed out? Do you worry often and unable to focus? Are you experiencing some challenges that have become too overwhelming? One of the hardest things to do is accept that you are struggling and need help. I know it can be hard to ask for help sometimes. Therapy is a safe space to explore and understand how to cope during these difficult times.
(678) 841-8607
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Chattanooga, TN 37421
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Daneille Gray
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Life’s challenges and breached relationships often leave us feeling weighed down. Layers of experiences leave us wondering if there is potential to feel something other than “stuck” or “lost”. It is easily overwhelming to wade through relational issues, life transitions or traumatic experiences. My hope and focus is to provide a safe environment that empowers you to a place of knowing that you already have the tools needed to begin to lift the weight. I collaborate with clients with a peaceful, authentic, and nonjudgmental approach as we seek to journey through these numerous concerns.
(423) 380-1403
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Chattanooga, TN 37416
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DERONEASHA Smartt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
Hello and welcome to the start of this therapy journey. If you are someone who has struggled with anxiety, depression, motivation, family issues, friendships or general relationship struggles then I may be a good therapist for you. Are you contemplating your next steps in life, struggling with career decisions and feel that you are stuck? Do you find it difficult to deal with your past and find yourself fearful of your future?
(423) 205-7638
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Chattanooga, TN 37404
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Sarah D Thomas
LMSW
2 Endorsed
2 Endorsed
Sometimes life comes at you fast. You give it your best, but occasionally, you still struggle. You put on a brave face and constantly show up for others but neglect your own needs. You struggle with knowing exactly what your needs are. You might even feel that you don’t know who you are, outside of what you do, anymore. Let me walk alongside you, as you move forward in your journey, learning to identify: what drives and motivates you, your needs, how to healthily acknowledge and process your emotions, and how to develop healthy coping skills.
(423) 564-4013
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Chattanooga, TN 37421
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Jay L Armstrong
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, S/T
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
It's not very often that males are encouraged to seek help when dealing with the challenges of life. As a result, we resort to age-old adages that tell us to ignore the pain, 'man up', and soldier through it. But the fact of the matter is that we feel, we suffer, and we hurt and it has nothing to do with being a man and everything to do with being a human being. Men want healthy relationships, we want to be happy, we want to feel in control of our lives and be fulfilled. Taking the step towards mental health is an integral part of this process.
(423) 380-1259
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Chattanooga, TN 37421
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Tiffinea Reid-Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD
Verified
Verified
Tiffinea Reid-Johnson provides a range of psychotherapy services to address the needs of adults. It takes courage to seek for assistance to face your problems and cope with feelings that may not be easily recognized or understood. Unresolved hurts of the past, trouble with significant relationships, and an inability to communicate effectively can lead to negative coping.
(931) 650-3445
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Chattanooga, TN 37408
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Raekenya Walker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
Have you ever been told you are "too much" but you constantly feel like you aren't enough? Or have you ever been depressed but felt guilty because outside looking in you "have it all together"? I've been there and I know how it feels. As a therapist, I offer empathy and help you develop healthy strategies to mute those negative thoughts. I give you the tools to ask for what you need in personal and professional relationships. I remind you that anxiety, depression, and past traumas do not make you broken or flawed. Your brain just works differently and I show you ways to manage that. I believe in you!
(615) 392-6593
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Chattanooga, TN 37411
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Shemika Hullom
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP, NCC
Verified
Verified
You're hanging on by a thread. You just can't seem to shake this hustle and bustle mindset, and the truth is that you're stretching yourself too thin yet again. Unfortunately, others still expect you to give 100% as usual, but you're mentally exhausted and physically drained. There's an optimistic desire to keep moving forward, but you're stuck in place- full of frustration, anger, and burnout. The worst part is that every time you feel like you are making headway anxiety and depression rear their ugly heads. You have tried all you can think of to find balance and peace, but it hasn't worked. You need help- now.
(901) 668-8739
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Chattanooga, TN 37421
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Patricia Barr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you seeking a safe space where you can be heard,.. be honest,.. be encouraged and empowered? Are you ready to tackle unresolved issues past and present? Now is the time. My goal is to help you gain insight and develop skills for growth and balance.
(931) 283-2985
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Chattanooga, TN 37402
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Kate Rustand
MEd, CMHC
Hi! I’m Kate. If you’re here, you’re already brave. It takes tremendous bravery and courage to seek professional help, to sit with and process some feelings of hurt. I believe it to be an incredible privilege to work as a counselor. To be trusted with some of the most vulnerable places in an individual’s life is an honor and I will uphold your story with integrity. I believe in the concept of wellness, in healing the whole person rather than a diagnosis or a problem. I consider counseling to be beneficial for all people, regardless of what may bring someone into my space. I would love to work together towards a journey of healing!
(423) 933-2628 x10
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Chattanooga, TN 37408
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What type of Chattanooga 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 Chattanooga?
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.