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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 California from Alameda to Yucaipa or even Montclair, 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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Alysha Thomas
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As a LMFT, I aim to build a trusting relationship, discussing your personal history and current stressors. Our sessions will be flexible, connecting past experiences to present behaviors. I want you to leave our sessions empowered.


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As a LMFT, I aim to build a trusting relationship, discussing your personal history and current stressors. Our sessions will be flexible, connecting past experiences to present behaviors. I want you to leave our sessions empowered.

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As a certified Prepare-Enrich facilitator, I specialize in couples therapy. I use different methods based on your needs, including talk therapy and motivational interviewing. My focus is on your strengths and empowerment.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addictions
  • Addictive Behaviors
  • Anxiety
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • LGBTQ+
  • Mood Disorders
  • Panic Attacks
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationships
  • Social Anxiety
  • Trauma
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Ty'Jalayah Robertson
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work towards increased esteem, improved relationships, and an overall increase in life satisfaction.


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work towards increased esteem, improved relationships, and an overall increase in life satisfaction.

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it’s purposed to provide you with a space to safely identify and express how your thoughts and beliefs are impacting your emotions and behavior; and thus, your life and relationships with loved ones.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Christian Counseling
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Relationship Distress
  • Teenagers
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Patricia Jones
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I work with individuals, and couples that may be struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and communication issues. I work with individuals who struggle with relational issues and day to day life stressors. I am here to help you!


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I work with individuals, and couples that may be struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and communication issues. I work with individuals who struggle with relational issues and day to day life stressors. I am here to help you!

Something to know about my approach is:

I believe in treating every person with dignity and respect, regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, or socioeconomic status. I believe in authenticity and being able to find your true potential self.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addictive Behaviors
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • College Students
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marriage
  • Personality Disorders
  • Relationship Trauma
  • Stress
  • Worrying
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Herbert Lomax Jr
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I am an empowerment therapist. I strive to empower my clients to have the mindset and tools that they need to overcome their present situation and to achieve the life that they so deserve


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I am an empowerment therapist. I strive to empower my clients to have the mindset and tools that they need to overcome their present situation and to achieve the life that they so deserve

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My approach is eclectic. I take each individual, situation, and circumstance and I tailor my approach to what works best with that client

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adult ADHD
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Functional Anxiety
  • Racial Trauma
  • Suicidal Ideation
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Elizabeth Hill
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Therapy will focus on setting boundaries, assertiveness, conflict resolution and recognizing unhealthy relationship patterns. We will also examine intergenerational trauma and messages internalized about skin color/shade, hair texture and body type.


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Therapy will focus on setting boundaries, assertiveness, conflict resolution and recognizing unhealthy relationship patterns. We will also examine intergenerational trauma and messages internalized about skin color/shade, hair texture and body type.

Something to know about my approach is:

Individual therapy techniques include DBT, CBT and healthy relationship skill building. Skill building includes assertiveness training, conflict-resolution, overcoming chronic people pleasing and setting healthy boundaries with others.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Couples
  • Family Conflict
  • Family of Origin
  • Marriage
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Racial Trauma
  • Relationship Conflict
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