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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 Oak Park, the suburbs of Oak Park, other nearby places such as Elmhurst, Chicago, 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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Caprice Quinn (The Gentle Caress)
Together, we will:

immediately find a space where you are comfortable sharing, listening and learning. The priority is to get you on the path of mental stability. I want you living confidently in this world without anxieties and ignoring triggers.


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Picture of Caprice Quinn (The Gentle Caress), therapist in California, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, Texas, Wisconsin
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Together, we will:

immediately find a space where you are comfortable sharing, listening and learning. The priority is to get you on the path of mental stability. I want you living confidently in this world without anxieties and ignoring triggers.

Something to know about my approach is:

I am passionate about assisting others, navigate through life challenges and issues through motivation, empowerment and support. I feel my purpose is to help others improve their quality of life.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Child behavior issues
  • Depression
  • Family Therapy
  • grief
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationship Conflict
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Caprice Quinn (The Gentle Caress) remote and phone therapy in California, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, Texas, Wisconsin
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J. Harrison
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Help you to understand yourself in a deeper and more meaningful way. Start to heal from the things that trouble you. This is your space to process your emotions, thoughts, & challenges (old or new). I hope to watch you grow throughout your journey.


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Together, we will:

Help you to understand yourself in a deeper and more meaningful way. Start to heal from the things that trouble you. This is your space to process your emotions, thoughts, & challenges (old or new). I hope to watch you grow throughout your journey.

Something to know about my approach is:

I try to meet each individual where they are at. That may mean challenging some negative thoughts you may have about yourself or the world or helping you build a set of realistic coping skills to get you where you want to be. Non-judgmental is key.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjusting
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Personality Disorders
  • Stress
  • Therapist for other Therapists
  • Trauma
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J. Harrison remote and phone therapy in Illinois, Virginia, Wisconsin
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Cherie Barnes
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Work on areas of concern that you want to explore in a non-judgemental environment.


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Together, we will:

Work on areas of concern that you want to explore in a non-judgemental environment.

Something to know about my approach is:

I provide individualized, collaborative mental health care with my clients. I like to use stress management, mindfulness, and journaling to help create change.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Trauma
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IMARI CHILDS
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My approach is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I am a firm believer in that thoughts and behaviors are interwined and its the most effective approach to healing--especially depression, anxiety, adjustment, among other challenges.


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My approach is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I am a firm believer in that thoughts and behaviors are interwined and its the most effective approach to healing--especially depression, anxiety, adjustment, among other challenges.

Something to know about my approach is:

My engaging style places you front and center, you will learn about your inner workings and what it takes for positive self transformation.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjustment issues
  • Anxiety
  • Black and African American Issues
  • Depression Management
  • Executive Coaching
  • Men's Issues
  • Military Service
  • Racial Trauma
  • Stress Management
  • Veterans / Military Families
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IMARI CHILDS remote and phone therapy in California, Illinois, Pennsylvania
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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