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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 Santa Barbara, the suburbs of Santa Barbara, other nearby places such as Ventura, Lompoc, or anywhere else in California, 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.

Begin Therapy with an African American Therapist Now!

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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LaToya Cheathon
Together, we will:

Discuss various areas of your relationship, identify the goals for therapy, and create a safe space for both partners to talk openly.


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Together, we will:

Discuss various areas of your relationship, identify the goals for therapy, and create a safe space for both partners to talk openly.

Something to know about my approach is:

I use a combination of Emotionally Focused Therapy and the Gottman method when working with couples.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Faith and Spirituality
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Marriage
  • Sex Therapy
  • Stress
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LaToya Cheathon remote and phone therapy in California, Georgia, North Carolina
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Nia Meadors
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Together we will develop a treatment plan that help achieve desired goals. Modalities available to you include CBT, DBT, ACT, EMDR, narrative therapy, solution-focused and psychoeducation.


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Together, we will:

Together we will develop a treatment plan that help achieve desired goals. Modalities available to you include CBT, DBT, ACT, EMDR, narrative therapy, solution-focused and psychoeducation.

Something to know about my approach is:

I believe in a working partnership with clients and create interventions to match the specific needs of each unique individual.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjustment issues
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
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Nia Meadors remote and phone therapy in California
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Dr.Zerri Gross
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Dr. Z has a passion for supporting driven adults (professionals, providers of service/care, creatives) experiencing stress, anxiety, ADHD, and trauma impacting professional and/or personal transitions in life.


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Dr. Z has a passion for supporting driven adults (professionals, providers of service/care, creatives) experiencing stress, anxiety, ADHD, and trauma impacting professional and/or personal transitions in life.

Something to know about my approach is:

Dr.Z uses a collective approach to include: CBT, EMDR, Reality therapy, yoga, alternative healing modalities to help the person as a whole to increase self-confidence, manage stressful situations, focus and attention to support a work/life balance.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adult ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Career Transitions
  • Cultural Issues
  • Healthcare workers
  • high achieving
  • High anxiety
  • High-Functioning Depression
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Stress Management
  • Therapist for other Therapists
  • time management
  • Working Professionals
  • Work-Life Balance
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Dr.Zerri Gross remote and phone therapy in California
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Alexis Lee
Together, we will:

Discuss how to rebuild your future and equip you with the tools to cope with the past and current struggles.


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Together, we will:

Discuss how to rebuild your future and equip you with the tools to cope with the past and current struggles.

Something to know about my approach is:

I will empower you to be kind to yourself through self-compassion and self-care and remind you that YOU are resilient.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addictions
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • grief
  • High anxiety
  • Insomnia and Sleep Problems
  • Mental and emotional health awareness
  • Microaggressions
  • Racial Trauma
  • Relationship Conflict
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Alexis Lee remote and phone therapy in California
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Jeanna-Marie Pollard
Together, we will:

Explore ways to improve yourself and your relationships to find joy. Let go of old habits and baggage that affect you and your life.


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Picture of Jeanna-Marie Pollard, therapist in California
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Together, we will:

Explore ways to improve yourself and your relationships to find joy. Let go of old habits and baggage that affect you and your life.

Something to know about my approach is:

I understand how to unpack and change a habit that does not serve your adulthood and your life. My approach is unique to you and how you want your life to be. As a result, you will notice a change in how you think and respond at every session.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Clinician Supervision
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Individual Issues
  • Interpersonal effectiveness
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Relationships
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Jeanna-Marie Pollard remote and phone therapy in California