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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 Washington DC, Anacostia, Ballston, Bluemont, or even Brentwood, 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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Dr. Lenora Ivy
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Define your specific therapeutic goals/areas for support, and begin the journey toward helping you find solutions to your concerns, learn healthy coping strategies, and evolve into an elevated version of yourself.


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Define your specific therapeutic goals/areas for support, and begin the journey toward helping you find solutions to your concerns, learn healthy coping strategies, and evolve into an elevated version of yourself.

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I prioritize creating safe, nonjudgmental spaces by respecting your journey, highlighting your personal strengths, incorporating your interests in treatment, and being authentic.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Burnout
  • College Students
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Insomnia and Sleep Problems
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Adjustment
  • Life Changes
  • Loneliness
  • Relationships
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
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Dr. Lenora Ivy remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Nor...
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M. Antoinette Walker
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Explore your background and how or if it relates to your present day. We will discover how you express emotion and determine your awareness of your identity. Further, we will take a look at how you set boundaries with yourself and others.


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Explore your background and how or if it relates to your present day. We will discover how you express emotion and determine your awareness of your identity. Further, we will take a look at how you set boundaries with yourself and others.

Something to know about my approach is:

I use an eclectic approach that is individualized to what you need. I like to create a warm and inviting therapeutic environment. I am passionate about helping clients reach their goals and learn things about themselves along the way.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Boundaries
  • Burnout
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Trauma
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Lila Carthens
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We will work together to explore your unique subjective experiences, beliefs, and lifestyle preferences. We'll work to help reframe your perceptions and develop a more constructive worldview, focusing on what you might need to create positive change.


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We will work together to explore your unique subjective experiences, beliefs, and lifestyle preferences. We'll work to help reframe your perceptions and develop a more constructive worldview, focusing on what you might need to create positive change.

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My mission is to help create a space in which individuals are proud of who they are, embrace their sexuality, communicate openly, and build lasting, satisfying relationships.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Attachment Issues
  • Body Acceptance
  • Couples
  • Developing Secure Attachment
  • Sexual Health
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Margot Charkow-Ross
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Identity what is working for you in your life and what you are wanting to change. We will make a plan on what is the best way to change the things that are undesirable. We will take the small steps in order to create big change.


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Identity what is working for you in your life and what you are wanting to change. We will make a plan on what is the best way to change the things that are undesirable. We will take the small steps in order to create big change.

Something to know about my approach is:

I work from where you are and where you want to be. I want to help you figure out what the best solution is for the issues you are experiencing and I cheer you on every step of the way.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Career Change
  • Coaching
  • Depression
  • Feeling Stuck
  • Life Changes
  • Mood Disorders
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
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Margot Charkow-Ross remote and phone therapy in California, Utah, Washington
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Zoe Wade (formally Johnson)
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Help you disrupt thinking patterns that lead to distress in your relationships Aid you in assessing your motivation for change Identify solutions for persistent personal and professional relationships Teach you how to implement mindfulness strategies


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Help you disrupt thinking patterns that lead to distress in your relationships Aid you in assessing your motivation for change Identify solutions for persistent personal and professional relationships Teach you how to implement mindfulness strategies

Something to know about my approach is:

I enjoy debunking irrational thoughts and giving tangible tools each session. I really look forward to identifying and seeing the changes you want, manifest while you are working with me.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Age 20s & 30s
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Change
  • Confidence
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Racial Trauma
  • Relationship Distress
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Trauma
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Zoe Wade (formally Johnson) remote and phone therapy in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Washington