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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 Riverside, the suburbs of Riverside, other nearby places such as Berwyn, Hines, 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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Shanequia Seymore
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We will wok through and process those tough and/or not so tough situations you are currently facing during the time of the session. Learn how to spot the patterns that may be present and implement ways to effectively work through them,; and more.


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Together, we will:

We will wok through and process those tough and/or not so tough situations you are currently facing during the time of the session. Learn how to spot the patterns that may be present and implement ways to effectively work through them,; and more.

Something to know about my approach is:

Each intervention is tailored to each individual's needs. Therefore while working together, you will be able to experience comfortability while disclosing your different challenges you're facing. Homework is also sometimes given during session. ​

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjustment issues
  • Anxiety
  • Decision-Making
  • Depression
  • Grief counseling
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Work stress
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Shanequia Seymore remote and phone therapy in Illinois, Texas
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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, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
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Together, we will:

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, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
Picture of Tigist Taylor, therapist in Illinois
Tigist Taylor
Together, we will:

Examine patterns of behavior, thoughts, and beliefs that keep you stuck. We will examine these, untangle or reduce unhelpful belief systems and give concrete skills to move you toward your valued living.


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Together, we will:

Examine patterns of behavior, thoughts, and beliefs that keep you stuck. We will examine these, untangle or reduce unhelpful belief systems and give concrete skills to move you toward your valued living.

Something to know about my approach is:

I utilize evidence-based treatments such as CBT, DBT, ACT, PE and have a very collaborative, compassionate style. Additionally, I incorporate mindfulness and self-compassion work. Treating the whole person is important to my therapeutic engagement.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Racial Trauma
  • Social Anxiety
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Tigist Taylor remote and phone therapy in Illinois
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Merrisa Dawn Santos
Together, we will:

Explore the emotional stress and setbacks that have a tremendous impact on how we view ourselves and our lives. Help you explore, understand, and overcome your obstacles and start living a life filled with promise, hope, and possibility.


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Explore the emotional stress and setbacks that have a tremendous impact on how we view ourselves and our lives. Help you explore, understand, and overcome your obstacles and start living a life filled with promise, hope, and possibility.

Something to know about my approach is:

Using a holistic approach focused on connecting the mind, body, and spirit, I help you connect with your higher purpose and experience life free from emotional pain. I offer compassionate services that help you live a happier more rewarding life.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adult ADHD
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Intergenerational trauma
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexuality
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Merrisa Dawn Santos remote and phone therapy in Illinois
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Lekesha Dean
Together, we will:

Co-create and explore meaning and coping strategies to help you navigate through challenging times and welcome new parts of you with care and excitement.


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Picture of Lekesha Dean, therapist in Illinois
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Together, we will:

Co-create and explore meaning and coping strategies to help you navigate through challenging times and welcome new parts of you with care and excitement.

Something to know about my approach is:

I work with clients from both narrative and systemic lens. I believe that we are all experts when it comes to our own lives. What we need to move forward is not only within us, but around us in our interactions.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjustment issues
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Illness
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Disenfranchised Grief
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Divorce Recovery for Children
  • grief
  • Interpersonal Problems
  • Job related issues/stress
  • Life Balance
  • Parenting Issues
  • Relationship Distress
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self Understanding
  • Self-Worth
  • Weight Release & Healthy Lifestyle
  • Wellness
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Lekesha Dean remote and phone therapy in Illinois