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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 Aurora, the suburbs of Aurora, other nearby places such as Naperville, Bolingbrook, or anywhere else in Illinois, 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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Monica Winbush McCombs
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Every person has the tools to lead a fulfilling life, but those tools are at times temporarily inaccessible due to emotional, situational, and cognitive influences. I want to lead you through the process of identifying such influences removing them.


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Every person has the tools to lead a fulfilling life, but those tools are at times temporarily inaccessible due to emotional, situational, and cognitive influences. I want to lead you through the process of identifying such influences removing them.

Something to know about my approach is:

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Indiana and a National Certified Counselor (NCC) intensively trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I also use a Trauma Focused approach.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Communication Issues
  • Depression
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Illness Anxiety Disorder
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-love
  • Self-Worth
  • Social Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Trauma Recovery
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Monica Winbush McCombs remote and phone therapy in Illinois, Indiana
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Ebony Harris
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Collaborate and identify stressors while utilizing both new and existing strengths and coping to help them to unleash one's inner power.


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Together, we will:

Collaborate and identify stressors while utilizing both new and existing strengths and coping to help them to unleash one's inner power.

Something to know about my approach is:

My philosophy as a therapist is that I am in the passenger seat, helping navigate while my clients control the wheel. Utilizing a strengths-based, solution focused approach, I will work with you to identify your strengths and positive coping skills.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Complex Trauma
  • Cultural Trauma
  • Depression
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Racial or Ethnic Identity
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Ebony Harris remote and phone therapy in Illinois
Picture of Dr. Speshal  Walker Gautier , therapist in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia
Dr. Speshal Walker Gautier
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Address the issues preventing you from becoming the best version of yourself. People seek therapy for a range of issues, but the common goal is reducing and addressing barriers that get in the way of living a fulfilling life.


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Picture of Dr. Speshal  Walker Gautier , therapist in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia
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Address the issues preventing you from becoming the best version of yourself. People seek therapy for a range of issues, but the common goal is reducing and addressing barriers that get in the way of living a fulfilling life.

Something to know about my approach is:

Therapy is about change. During our work, I will support you and assist you in identifying and changing the patterns that are not serving you. I approach therapy with an integrative approach, combining relational and cognitive-behavioral techniques.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Gender Identity and Affirmation
  • LGBTQ+
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Racial or Ethnic Identity
  • Racial Trauma
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma
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Dr. Speshal  Walker Gautier  remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia
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Erin Matthews
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My motto is this: I will meet you where you are and take you where you want to be. There is hope. Getting out of bed can feel good again. I know personally how it feels to struggle with anxiety and insecurity. You are not alone.


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My motto is this: I will meet you where you are and take you where you want to be. There is hope. Getting out of bed can feel good again. I know personally how it feels to struggle with anxiety and insecurity. You are not alone.

Something to know about my approach is:

My style is open, affirming and empowering. When we need to look at something painful, I strive to do so with empathy and courage. I utilize a strength based approach to find solutions rather than problems. I lead with compassion to empower clients

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • grief
  • Job related issues/stress
  • Life Transitions
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Trauma
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Erin Matthews remote and phone therapy in Illinois
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Tiffany Green
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Together, we will work together to identify the root causes of high functioning anxiety and depression. We will explore relational and intergenerational trauma, which might be contributing to feelings of overwhelm and isolation.


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Together, we will:

Together, we will work together to identify the root causes of high functioning anxiety and depression. We will explore relational and intergenerational trauma, which might be contributing to feelings of overwhelm and isolation.

Something to know about my approach is:

I believe integrating influences of culture, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation contribute to a client's feeling of wholeness. My approach utilizes psychodynamic, CBT, mindfulness, somatic, attachment, spiritual and coaching interventions.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Early childhood trauma and its adult manifestations
  • Gay Identity
  • High-Functioning Depression
  • Intergenerational trauma
  • LGBTQ+
  • Racial or Ethnic Identity
  • Racial Trauma
  • Religious Trauma
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Tiffany Green remote and phone therapy in Illinois