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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 Utica, the suburbs of Utica, other nearby places such as Schenectady, Binghamton, or anywhere else in New York, 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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Clarissa Brown
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We can help you feel better by finding the proper treatment approach that works for you.


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We can help you feel better by finding the proper treatment approach that works for you.

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My specialization include depression, anxiety, bipolar and PTSD.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adult ADHD
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bisexuality
  • Coping Skills
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • grief
  • Insomnia and Sleep Problems
  • Lesbian Identity
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Medication Management
  • Mood Disorders
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
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Tiffany Griffin
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Together we will tackle symptoms of self abandonment including people pleasing, perfectionism, hiding parts of yourself, self-criticism and co dependency, to foster self-exploration, and growth so that you can embrace your most authentic self.


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Together we will tackle symptoms of self abandonment including people pleasing, perfectionism, hiding parts of yourself, self-criticism and co dependency, to foster self-exploration, and growth so that you can embrace your most authentic self.

Something to know about my approach is:

Using a liberation based healing approach to open the door to healing by offering a safe space to engage in transparent, non-judgmental and honest communication to begin to reduce symptoms, while remaining culturally sensitive and trauma informed.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Emotional regulation
  • People Pleasing
  • Perfectionism
  • Professional Women
  • Racial or Ethnic Identity
  • Relationship Struggles
  • self-doubt
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Stress
  • superwoman persona
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Tiffany Griffin remote and phone therapy in New York
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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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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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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
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Shelbi Simmons (she/her/hers)
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Establish a pace that is fitting for you in the therapy process of healing for meaningful change and growth. We will engage in therapeutic approaches to help you develop healthier ways of thinking and long-term coping skills to achieve your goals.


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Establish a pace that is fitting for you in the therapy process of healing for meaningful change and growth. We will engage in therapeutic approaches to help you develop healthier ways of thinking and long-term coping skills to achieve your goals.

Something to know about my approach is:

I support a therapy that is nonjudgmental and client-centered out of respect for your specific needs and goals. The path to optimal mental wellness is, at times, not a walk in the park, and I look forward to supporting you on this journey.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjustment issues
  • Adults
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Domestic Violence
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • grief
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Loss
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Negative Self-Talk
  • Overeating
  • Perfectionism
  • Persistant Depressive Disorder
  • Physician burnout
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Distress
  • Self-Worth
  • Stress Management
  • Test/Performance Anxiety
  • time management
  • Work-Life Balance
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Shelbi Simmons (she/her/hers) remote and phone therapy in New York
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Joseph Melendez
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Together we can work on areas we all struggle with such as: depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, work/life balance stressors, life transitions, substance use, family conflict, parent-child conflict, stress, and other areas.


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Together, we will:

Together we can work on areas we all struggle with such as: depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, work/life balance stressors, life transitions, substance use, family conflict, parent-child conflict, stress, and other areas.

Something to know about my approach is:

I am a holistic and integrative therapist and my core principles are compassion, collaboration, and transparency. I am committed to helping clients feel their best and believe clients are the experts in their journey.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Co-parenting
  • Depression Management
  • Financial Anxiety
  • Parent-Child Relationship
  • Teen issues
  • Workplace Issues
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Joseph Melendez remote and phone therapy in District Of Columbia, Florida, New York, Virginia