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When it comes time to choose a therapist, you may prefer a Black therapist over therapists of other races or ethnicities. This is understandable, considering that you may connect best with a Black therapist or therapist who shares a similar racial background as you.

Wherever you are located in Arkansas from Bentonville to Springdale or even Little Rock, or anywhere else nearby, Mental Health Match can help you easily find an experienced therapist or counselor who best meets your needs.

The Benefits of Working with a Black Therapist

There are several reasons why you may choose to work with a Black therapist over someone from another racial background or identity, and they include:

  • You may connect more deeply with a Black therapist or feel that they "just get you."
  • The therapist may be better attuned to culturally rooted issues that affect your life or therapeutic process.
  • You may better trust them or feel more confident in their skills as a therapist.
  • Some mental health issues may stem from racial injustice, bias, or crimes, and an African American therapist may feel safer to you.
  • A Black therapist may better be able to point to the impacts of racial bias and how they affect your life.
  • You may feel more comfortable and be able to let your guard down more with a Black therapist than if you feel like you must be aware of and fight racial stereotypes.

Just as in the rest of your life, having a Black therapist can help you tap into the healing power of Black community on mental health.

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At Mental Health Match, you’ll find licensed Black therapists who can help you work through your mental health concerns and improve your life. To find an experienced therapist in your area, browse the Black experts below or use our free therapist matching tool.

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Melanie Fulton
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I’ll be there to guide you through life’s most complex and difficult matters. Whether you are working towards enlightenment and insight or symptom-relief and improved function, my hope is that we can work together to achieve it.


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Together, we will:

I’ll be there to guide you through life’s most complex and difficult matters. Whether you are working towards enlightenment and insight or symptom-relief and improved function, my hope is that we can work together to achieve it.

Something to know about my approach is:

My focus is to help you heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. I achieve this by providing a neutral environment, listening to your concerns, and customizing a treatment plan.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • grief
  • Relationship Distress
  • Stress Management
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Melanie Fulton remote and phone therapy in Arkansas
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Kirsten Davis
Together, we will:

determine what you need to grow into your best self, and work collaboratively to facilitate that growth.


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Together, we will:

determine what you need to grow into your best self, and work collaboratively to facilitate that growth.

Something to know about my approach is:

I tailor my approach to what you're looking to gain from therapy. Before you leave your first session, we will establish how you want to heal, and how we can develop that together.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Abuse and Neglect
  • Anxiety
  • College Students
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • LGBTQ+
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Sexuality
  • Teenagers
  • Transgender Issues
  • Young Adults
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Kirsten Davis remote and phone therapy in Arkansas
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Alex Garver
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Be honest about what is going well and what could be better in your life. Reframe how to think about problems. Meet important needs more directly. Tap into spiritual resources like inner parents and spirit guides.


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Together, we will:

Be honest about what is going well and what could be better in your life. Reframe how to think about problems. Meet important needs more directly. Tap into spiritual resources like inner parents and spirit guides.

Something to know about my approach is:

I help people who are blocked and weighed down to turn towards past pain and transform it. Clients leave feeling lighter, in touch with a deep peace, and living with more and more joy.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Child Abuse
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Emotion Dysregulation
  • Spiritual Exploration
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Helen Jennings-Hood
Together, we will:

identify what it is that you are struggling with, but I also like to hear about what is going well & what you love about yourself & the life you live. From there, we build skills to reach your personal and life goals.


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Together, we will:

identify what it is that you are struggling with, but I also like to hear about what is going well & what you love about yourself & the life you live. From there, we build skills to reach your personal and life goals.

Something to know about my approach is:

I work with the whole person and their whole life. I focus on using the gifts, strengths, & talents that each person has to build the skills that they need to grow & make change in their lives.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjusting
  • Depression
  • Finding Meaning or Purpose
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • high achieving
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Perfectionism
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Helen Jennings-Hood remote and phone therapy in Arkansas
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Janine Purvis
Together, we will:

You can expect us to discuss, examine, challenge, & re-frame your thoughts. We will explore the use of mindfulness so you can increase your ability to respond rather than react. You will learn skills to quiet your mind, relax, and enjoy life.


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Together, we will:

You can expect us to discuss, examine, challenge, & re-frame your thoughts. We will explore the use of mindfulness so you can increase your ability to respond rather than react. You will learn skills to quiet your mind, relax, and enjoy life.

Something to know about my approach is:

I view the therapeutic relationship as a partnership and will collaborate with you to identify & set goals so you make the changes you desire. I provide a structured yet flexible approach. I now offer EMDR.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addictions
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Partners & Family of Addiction
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Janine Purvis remote and phone therapy in Arkansas, Florida, Indiana