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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 Springfield, the suburbs of Springfield, other nearby places such as Florissant, Peoria, 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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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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Iona Redmon
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Collaborate together to create a unique blueprint that works to restore balance in your life. Everyone needs balance and I truly believe that my purpose in life is to help my clients find that unique blue print for themselves.


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Together, we will:

Collaborate together to create a unique blueprint that works to restore balance in your life. Everyone needs balance and I truly believe that my purpose in life is to help my clients find that unique blue print for themselves.

Something to know about my approach is:

My approach is holistic, meaning I help support the whole person not just mentally. This support will bridge the gap mentally , physically, socially and spiritually.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Couples Therapy
  • Depression
  • Healthy Sexuality
  • Men's Issues
  • Parenting Children with ADHD
  • Perinatal Mood/Anxiety Disorders
  • Racial Trauma
  • Trauma
  • Woman struggling with different states of life issues
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Iona Redmon remote and phone therapy in Illinois, New Jersey
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Tammi Walker
Together, we will:

go down a journey of discovery and understanding how you think and what has led you to this way of being. It is not about being right or wrong but about having tools for coping with unique situations.


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Together, we will:

go down a journey of discovery and understanding how you think and what has led you to this way of being. It is not about being right or wrong but about having tools for coping with unique situations.

Something to know about my approach is:

that while working with me, you will enjoy the homework assignments and goals that you will set as you work through your challenges.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Cancer Journey
  • Couples Therapy
  • Domestic Violence
  • grief
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • Major Depressive Disorder
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Tammi Walker remote and phone therapy in Illinois
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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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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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Picture of Abayomi Nichols, therapist in Illinois, Indiana
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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