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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 Bolingbrook, the suburbs of Bolingbrook, other nearby places such as Naperville, Wheaton, 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.

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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Dr. QuaVaundra Perry
Together, we will:

Explore the nature and quality of your past/current relationships. Identify limiting thoughts that prevent you from showing up as your best self. Discuss ways your faith helps/hurts your current situation (if requested).


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Picture of Dr. QuaVaundra Perry, therapist in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin
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Together, we will:

Explore the nature and quality of your past/current relationships. Identify limiting thoughts that prevent you from showing up as your best self. Discuss ways your faith helps/hurts your current situation (if requested).

Something to know about my approach is:

I work from a psychodynamic and interpersonal perspective, which simply means I believe childhood and early relationships can impact our current mood and the way we interact with others.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Caregiver Stress
  • Depression
  • Faith and Spirituality
  • grief
  • High-Functioning Depression
  • Interpersonal Problems
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Relationship Distress
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Dr. QuaVaundra Perry 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, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin
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Jacqueline Shelton-Espinosa
Together, we will:

We are on a journey together, one that includes tears and laughter. Authenticity in terms of my own experience and journey, along with the use of humor, allows me to create warm, safe space in order to develop a strong therapeutic bond.


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Picture of Jacqueline Shelton-Espinosa, therapist in Illinois
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Together, we will:

We are on a journey together, one that includes tears and laughter. Authenticity in terms of my own experience and journey, along with the use of humor, allows me to create warm, safe space in order to develop a strong therapeutic bond.

Something to know about my approach is:

I believe that we are all seeking radical acceptance and radical belonging. The goal is to create a connection and from that connection build a bridge to healing and recovery. I utilize approaches and interventions that fit YOU!

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Racial Trauma
  • Women's Issues
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Jacqueline Shelton-Espinosa remote and phone therapy in Illinois
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Sydney James
Together, we will:

Dive into your experiences and the source(s) of your distress. Next, we will collaborate on your goals together because it’s important that you have a voice in your care! We'll begin by easing your distress and empowering you with tools to succeed.


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Together, we will:

Dive into your experiences and the source(s) of your distress. Next, we will collaborate on your goals together because it’s important that you have a voice in your care! We'll begin by easing your distress and empowering you with tools to succeed.

Something to know about my approach is:

Regardless of the therapy strategy we engage in (I will always be transparent and explain what it is and how it will help!) my approach will always include pulling out the strengths you already have to help you adjust to lifes inevitable transitions.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Wounds
  • Boundaries
  • Coping Skills
  • Highly Sensitive People
  • Immigration evaluations
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Racial or Ethnic Identity
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma Recovery
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Sydney James remote and phone therapy in Florida, Illinois
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Dawn Harris
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.


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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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Erin Starkey
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.


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Picture of Erin Starkey, therapist in Illinois, Washington
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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