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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.

Whether you are located in downtown Fort Smith, the suburbs of Fort Smith, other nearby places such as Rogers, Bentonville, or anywhere else in Arkansas, 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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Janine Purvis
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identify, examine, challenge, & re-frame your thoughts and core beliefs. 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:

identify, examine, challenge, & re-frame your thoughts and core beliefs. 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
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Keesha Parker
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My super powers are being able to remember everything you ever tell me as well as being an excellent dot connector. Life experiences teach us everything we know about the world. Together we will get to the root of your struggles.


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Picture of Keesha Parker, therapist in Arkansas, Florida, Texas
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Together, we will:

My super powers are being able to remember everything you ever tell me as well as being an excellent dot connector. Life experiences teach us everything we know about the world. Together we will get to the root of your struggles.

Something to know about my approach is:

Our work will not be your typical sessions where you emotionally vomit out your story while someone sits across the room nodding their head and taking notes. I will be on the edge of my chair listening to every word and feeling it with you.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Abuse and Neglect
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Child Abuse
  • Childhood Emotional Neglect
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)
  • Emotion Dysregulation
  • Family Conflict
  • Perfectionism
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Stress
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Keesha Parker remote and phone therapy in Arkansas, Florida, Texas
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Ivy Le
Together, we will:

Whether you are going through major life changes or simply handling life events and needing a safe, non- judgemental place to vent and process, this is the place for you. Let's start!


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Together, we will:

Whether you are going through major life changes or simply handling life events and needing a safe, non- judgemental place to vent and process, this is the place for you. Let's start!

Something to know about my approach is:

I have employ play therapy, EMDR, AutPlay, CAMS and many more interventions that I have seek and been trained in to better serve you and your family needs. Trauma focus CBT and other evident-based interventions also play a big role in each individual

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • grief
  • Mood Disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Suicidality
  • Trauma
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Ivy Le 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
Picture of Heather Srncik, therapist in Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Iowa
Heather Srncik
Together, we will:

Build on your unique strengths and attain the personal growth you desire.


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Picture of Heather Srncik, therapist in Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Iowa
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Together, we will:

Build on your unique strengths and attain the personal growth you desire.

Something to know about my approach is:

My approach encompasses a variety of techniques based on your individual needs. We will work collaboratively on your goals, identify the roots of your symptoms, and develop tools to overcome your current challenges

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Couples Counseling
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Overwhelmed
  • Panic
  • Perfectionism
  • Social Anxiety
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress Management
  • Test/Performance Anxiety
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Heather Srncik remote and phone therapy in Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Iowa