Black and African American Therapists in Austin, TX

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Marlon Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello. I hope to support individuals managing racial and cultural trauma. I specialize in my work with Black individuals whose ancestry expands the African diaspora, however all are welcome to process. I also seek to work with my Queer and Trans family and the various concerns we face at the intersection of our personal and professional identities. Spirituality is also a facet of my understanding of culture. I'm open to processing whatever energy exists in your search for the sacred. If your goals are to address feelings of anxiety, depression, racial and ethnic trauma, church hurt, or sexual identity issues, I hope to help.
(512) 548-4522
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Austin, TX 78752
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Marvin Hughes
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFT-A, MA
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Being a Black German American provides me with a unique understanding of those cultures in which I intersect.
Hey Y'all I'm Marvin! Some of my passions include working with BIPOC and LGBTQ+ folks. I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families. I have additional training on Emotion Focused Therapy allowing me to connect with attachment needs and help heal through establishing a secure attachment in relationships.
(512) 489-9390
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Austin, TX 78748
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Nicole M. Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I particularly enjoy working with clients of color ( Black and Latinx).
Welcome! If you are sitting at your computer perusing therapy websites, I applaud you for taking the first step and having the courage to consider whether taking a therapeutic journey is the right decision for your life. While taking this journey is not easy, I fully believe that delegating time to work on ourselves allows us to grow in a mindful and self-accepting way. Psychotherapy is not a "one size fits all process." Instead, psychotherapy should be tailored to the client. Psychotherapy is about meeting you where you are at and working towards your goals in order for you to obtain the life you desire.
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Austin, TX 78748
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Laurie Gamble
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hi there! I’m excited that you’ve chosen to add therapy to part of your self-care. I was raised by my Korean immigrant grandmother and Black grandfather. This informs a lot of my therapeutic approach. I believe we have to approach healing through a holistic lens and view each person as a part of many systems including their family, community, culture, religion, society, and others. Intersectionality helps us understand that we are more than one “thing.” At all times we are carrying and accessing multiple parts of our identity that mix to form something beautifully complex– YOU!
(512) 399-3261
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Austin, TX 78759
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Bri Craig
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
Hello and welcome! I'm so glad you've landed on my profile. As a Black queer therapist, I recognize the necessity to provide culturally empowering services. Some of my passions include working with BIPOC, LGBTQ+ folx, neurodivergence, and those looking to process relational trauma. I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families on a number of different presenting concerns.
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Austin, TX 78701
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TTWNT, LLC
MA
TTWNT exist to create a safe and non-judgmental space for Black Christian Women to affirm the significance of their existence, to explore & discover their life's purpose, and to work in partnership to develop a plan for achieving their personal and/or professional goals.
(802) 444-8586
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Austin, TX 78704
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James Greathouse
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Verified
Specialization: therapy for Black men, therapy for artists and creatives, and a safe and judgment-free space for men.
As a therapist, my ideal client is someone who is looking to address both their physical symptoms and emotional struggles. They may be dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, or other concerns, and are looking for a holistic approach to treatment. They understand the importance of addressing their emotions and life experiences in addition to their physical symptoms. They have specific goals in mind, whether it be managing stress more effectively or overcoming past traumas, and are motivated to take action towards achieving them. They want to understand their thoughts, behaviors, and motivations to improve their overall well-being.
(713) 597-5641
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Austin, TX 78729
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Justyn Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Verified
My identity as a Gay Black Man gives me a unique passion as therapist and a deep love in supporting this population with coming out, managing relationships and growing in self-acceptance. I work with a variety of presenting concerns and populations; however, my specialization is working with Gay Men, BIPOC and the LGBTQ+ community. I provide support and a nonjudgmental environment for you to process, explore and talk through your concerns. In counseling you can get tools and skills to make life changes or use the space to let out your thoughts and vocalize your stress.
(254) 274-5683
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Austin, TX 78701
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TherapHe Matters
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
To my black and brown men: Therapy is taboo and those around us have perpetuated the idea that needing help is a sign of weakness. Middle finger to all that. I have created a safe space for you to talk about your things. All the things. We can label the "things" as depression, anxiety, or effects from trauma, but I'm good just calling them "things." The things that keep you up. The things that create doubt. The things that make you feel like an imposter. The things that make you feel less of a man, a husband, a dad, a brother, a friend, an employee, a student, an athlete, a human.
(832) 924-2772
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Austin, TX 78712
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Not accepting new clients
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Joseph Heggins
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
My focus is on trauma, chronic depression, anxiety with panic attacks, mental health of gay and bisexual men, mental health of Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC), person in recovery, and people that struggle to maintain healthy relationships with friends, family, and coworkers.
(281) 502-4825
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Office is near:
Austin, TX 78732
Not accepting new clients
Yolo Therapy LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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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Austin, TX 78746
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Natika Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MEd, LPC, LCDC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hey there! I'm Natika Johnson, owner and lead therapist of Higher Vibrations Counseling Services -the premier private therapy practice in Texas specializing in helping Black & Brown women heal and experience greater personal power, clarity, peace, and joy. Feeling emotionally drained? Anxious? Stressed? Depressed? Consumed with self-doubt? It's no coincidence that you found me. I am here for YOU! I'm committed to partnering with you to unlock solutions and help you develop skills to increase your self-confidence, overcome anxiety and perfectionism, improve your mood, and finally get unstuck. This is the essence of vibrating higher!
(281) 609-3737
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Austin, TX 78702
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Kiandra Daniels
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Color Wheel Therapy, PLLC believes that everyone is capable of acquiring necessary change for better lives. Our goal is to provide a safe, empathetic space to open the door for improved lives and empower individuals to strive for autonomy. Color Wheel Therapy, PLLC strives to provide a down-to-earth therapeutic environment to decrease the stigma of mental illness in the Black community and to normalize conversations about mental wellness through a structured, honest, and empathic therapy process. If you are new to therapy, this is just the place to get that comforting experience that you are hoping for!
(469) 564-4035
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Austin, TX 78708
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Waitlist for new clients
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Ashley Richardson Minnitt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified
Verified
If you feel like “others don’t get me”, feel you have difficulty connecting with others, or just feel you are unable to handle the many stressors of life, I may be able to help. Clients often reach out when they feel what they have been doing is not working. All of our brains are wired differently & sometimes that requires us to use different approaches to address the challenges in our lives. My goal is to help individuals learn concrete tools & empower them to gain confidence in using their strengths to overcome challenges and reach their goals. My name is Ashley; I identify as a cis-gendered, African American & Neurotypical.
(512) 240-2094
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Austin, TX 78705
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Alyssa Arredondo
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
My beliefs align with affirming the LGBTQIA+ community & individuals from all ethnic backgrounds, including the Black Lives Matter movement.
I am currently accepting clients at this time as of 01/23/2023. Selecting a therapist can be intimidating. I understand it is a great privilege to be a part of a client’s journey to heal and manage life stressors. My goal for you is to feel heard and understood as we will work collaboratively to tackle any challenges you may be facing. I am goal-oriented and work from a solution-focused perspective. Therapy is not a one-size-fits-all experience, and together, we will navigate treatment to serve you best. Please check your spam/junk folder for my email reply.
(214) 919-3746
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Austin, TX 78731
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Tameka Thompson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As we try to concur life's ups and downs and attempt to figure out who we are. We run into roadblocks. Life is about struggles, barriers, and journeys, and sometimes we face things that seem too hard to overcome. Just know, you don't have to do this alone, part of being strong is asking for help or guidance. People deal with depression, anxiety, and trauma, which makes us who we are. The biggest part of the struggle is fighting our own internal demons. It's time to take hold of what you want and fight for yourself.
(512) 842-4225
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Austin, TX 78731
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Authentic & Intentional Minds, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Making the decision to engage in therapy can be a difficult one. Many times stressful life events lead us to seeking help. My goal is to help you acquire the skills you need to create the life you want, even in the midst of crisis. We welcome adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, identity, mood disorders, relationship stressors, & adjustment to life changes.
(817) 765-6298
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Austin, TX 78750
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Waitlist for new clients
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LaDawnya Hooks Gonzalez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
As a BIPOC woman, do you feel isolated, scrutinized, and uncomfortable in your own skin? Does it take monumental effort to get through everyday tasks? Do personal issues come between you and your professional goals? Have you experienced traumatic events that continue to weigh heavily on your mind long after the event has passed? You are not lazy, unmotivated, or unfocused. These may be symptoms of anxiety, depression, and trauma-induced disfunctions, including those caused by the repeated micro-aggressions experienced by sexual, gender, racial, and ethnic minorities. Therapy can help.
(512) 883-7274
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Austin, TX 78738
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Overland Children and Family Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Defeat the bad behavior not the kid. Play is the natural language of the child. Rules without relationship equals REBELLION- are terms I have used throughout my clinical career. Parents, remember the behaviors didn't take overnight to appear, nor will they disappear overnight. But with empathy, compassion, consistency equals CHANGE. OCFS specializes in children from 3 to 13 yo. Mobile-Office-Telehealth services available. OCFS is also a proud provider of Medicaid (BCBS, UHC, Dells Children).
(210) 405-7257
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Austin, TX 78754
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Alice Kelly
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Are you facing challenges in your personal life that's impacting your relationships? Do you often feel these challenges leave you feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, or confused? I work collaboratively with clients, to help identify and achieve their goals. I sincerely strive to be a source of strength, hope, and empowerment for my clients. I have experience and enjoy working with a broad and diverse group of people; children, adolescents, individual adults, couples, and families. Issues I am passionate about are; trauma, grief, family/romantic relationships, anxiety, effective communication skills, depression, and life transitions.
(737) 204-5592
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Austin, TX 78759
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What type of Austin 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 Austin?
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?
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