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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 Rockford, the suburbs of Rockford, other nearby places such as DeKalb, Beloit, 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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J. Harrison
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.


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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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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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Picture of Ebony Harris, therapist in Illinois
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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
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Michelle Murray
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I focus on helping clients achieve a more centered, balanced life by giving them the tools needed to grow within life's challenges. I remain present with clients to do the healing work with them as they journey to having a vibrant life.


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Together, we will:

I focus on helping clients achieve a more centered, balanced life by giving them the tools needed to grow within life's challenges. I remain present with clients to do the healing work with them as they journey to having a vibrant life.

Something to know about my approach is:

My counseling style is client-centered as determined by the needs of the client by focusing on strength-based approaches. I utilize a holistic approach to address the functional, emotional, and psychosocial health of the client.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Caregiver Stress
  • Depression
  • Faith and Spirituality
  • grief
  • Life Stress
  • Money Stress
  • Relationship Distress
  • Stress
  • Stress Management
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Michelle  Murray remote and phone therapy in Illinois
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Karen Wright
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Explore how your current/past experiences (which can sometimes be traumatic) impact your life. We will "unpack" the baggage that's keeping you from moving forward and give you simple, effective tools to reduce stress and improve your outlook on life.


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Together, we will:

Explore how your current/past experiences (which can sometimes be traumatic) impact your life. We will "unpack" the baggage that's keeping you from moving forward and give you simple, effective tools to reduce stress and improve your outlook on life.

Something to know about my approach is:

Please know that you are NOT alone and there is hope! We can work through this together in a supportive, non-judgment space where issues are slowly confronted with empathy to inspire healing and growth. You can OWN your story, heal, and move forward

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Trauma
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Karen Wright remote and phone therapy in Illinois
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Cherie Barnes
Together, we will:

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


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Picture of Cherie  Barnes , therapist in Illinois
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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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Cherie  Barnes  remote and phone therapy in Illinois