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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 Berkeley, the suburbs of Berkeley, other nearby places such as Elmhurst, Bellwood, 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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Jalinia Logan
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Together we work on: Mental health management, Healthy coping skills, Confidence development


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Picture of Jalinia Logan, therapist in Georgia, Illinois
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Together, we will:

Together we work on: Mental health management, Healthy coping skills, Confidence development

Something to know about my approach is:

I believe in meeting people where they are and I implement a strengths based approach while supporting people with managing their thinking.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression Management
  • grief
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma
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Erin Starkey
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​I won't promise a magic wand that can make things better overnight. Change takes time and a lot of work. However it's easier when you don't have to do it alone. Working with me you will have someone who will cheer you on, listen, and support you.


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Together, we will:

​I won't promise a magic wand that can make things better overnight. Change takes time and a lot of work. However it's easier when you don't have to do it alone. Working with me you will have someone who will cheer you on, listen, and support you.

Something to know about my approach is:

My approach to therapy is holistic, strengths-based, client-focused, and culturally responsive. I am passionate about helping people thrive in their everyday life by harnessing their strengths, learning new tools or developing boundaries.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Athletes
  • Body Acceptance
  • Body Image
  • career burnout
  • Career Counseling
  • Career Transitions
  • Coaching
  • Compassion Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Former Athletes
  • grief
  • Intuitive Eating
  • Lack of energy
  • Life Balance
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Problems
  • Life Stress
  • Mind Body Issues
  • Mindfulness
  • Mindfulness meditation and spirituality
  • Moving and Relocation
  • quarter life crisis
  • Racism-related stress
  • remote work stress
  • Sadness
  • Sport counseling
  • Stress Eating
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Work stress
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Erin Starkey remote and phone therapy in Illinois, Washington
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Aretha Steele
Together, we will:

I partner with you to develop skills to manage your emotions, set better boundaries, create and maintain meaningful relationships, and live the life you want to live.


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Picture of Aretha Steele, therapist in Illinois
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Together, we will:

I partner with you to develop skills to manage your emotions, set better boundaries, create and maintain meaningful relationships, and live the life you want to live.

Something to know about my approach is:

I have an exclusively telehealth practice, rooted in providing compassionate, affirming and trauma-informed care. I believe people are resilient, but sometimes need help remembering how to access their strengths and find their joy.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Complex Trauma
  • Couples Therapy
  • Depression
  • Insomnia and Sleep Problems
  • Intergenerational trauma
  • Perinatal Mood/Anxiety Disorders
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Women's Issues
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Aretha Steele remote and phone therapy in Illinois
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Dawn Harris
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I encourage clients to gain a deeper understanding of their internal thoughts in order to develop healthy coping skills needed to pursue their life goals.


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Together, we will:

I encourage clients to gain a deeper understanding of their internal thoughts in order to develop healthy coping skills needed to pursue their life goals.

Something to know about my approach is:

I use evidence-based treatments including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectal Behavior Therapy, and Emotion Focused Therapy. I strive to provide interventions that are non-judgmental and culturally competent.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Attachment Issues
  • Depression
  • Identity Development
  • Life Transitions
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Trauma
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Dawn Harris remote and phone therapy in Illinois
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Abayomi Nichols
Together, we will:

identify unhealthy thinking and beliefs, practice new skills, learn new skills, learn to be an expert listener, learn new conflict resolution skills, process pain and trauma in a way that leads to healing and feeling better, learn how to grieve.


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Together, we will:

identify unhealthy thinking and beliefs, practice new skills, learn new skills, learn to be an expert listener, learn new conflict resolution skills, process pain and trauma in a way that leads to healing and feeling better, learn how to grieve.

Something to know about my approach is:

I am heavy on moving towards solution ( solution focused) and strongly believe that your thinking leads to your actions and feelings. I take an education approach, mixed with listening and making connections between history, patterns and the present

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adoption
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Relationship issues
  • Veterans / Military Families
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Abayomi Nichols remote and phone therapy in Illinois, Indiana