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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 Knoxville, the suburbs of Knoxville, other nearby places such as Kingsport, Johnson City, or anywhere else in Tennessee, 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.

Begin Therapy with an African American Therapist Now!

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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esau mcmorris
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We will address fears ,trauma,relationship issues, relapse prevention,stages of change,overcoming addiction,overcoming cravings, dealing with relapse, dual diagnosis, and handling detoxification


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We will address fears ,trauma,relationship issues, relapse prevention,stages of change,overcoming addiction,overcoming cravings, dealing with relapse, dual diagnosis, and handling detoxification

Something to know about my approach is:

I help people uncover blind spots and to find strength to move forward. I am also able to help people visualize themselves being clean and sober and how to find purpose to live. I am able to help them see recovery is more than not using drugs.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addiction Counseling
  • Drug Abuse Center
  • Drug Use
  • Rehabilitation Drug Addiction
  • Substance Abuse
  • Substance Addiction Programs
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esau mcmorris remote and phone therapy in Tennessee
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Dr. Britney Alford
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Believe that you are capable of helping yourself. Empower you to transform into the Best version of yourself. Strive for you to live your Best life. Teach you how to thrive in the face of adversity.


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Together, we will:

Believe that you are capable of helping yourself. Empower you to transform into the Best version of yourself. Strive for you to live your Best life. Teach you how to thrive in the face of adversity.

Something to know about my approach is:

I thoroughly enjoy facilitating individual, couples, and family therapy, and the passion for my craft is evident during every session. I truly believe that without discomfort, there is no growth!

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Families
  • Mood Disorders
  • Partners & Family of Addiction
  • Racial or Ethnic Identity
  • Relationships
  • Stress Management
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Dr. Britney  Alford remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia
Picture of Dr. Speshal  Walker Gautier , therapist in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia
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, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia
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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, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia
Picture of Brittany Woodley, therapist in Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas
Brittany Woodley
Together, we will:

gain insight in making the changes to take back control of your life, tame the chaos that presents itself in the mind and body s, uncover strengths and rewire the thought process to create resilience. We can't wait to empower you!


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Picture of Brittany Woodley, therapist in Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas
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Together, we will:

gain insight in making the changes to take back control of your life, tame the chaos that presents itself in the mind and body s, uncover strengths and rewire the thought process to create resilience. We can't wait to empower you!

Something to know about my approach is:

We believe in an “Empowerment Approach." Although you may not realize it, you have many strengths and skills that we will build upon to assist you in reaching your goals.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship Distress
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma EMDR
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Brittany Woodley remote and phone therapy in Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas
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Nakia Thomas
Together, we will:

Discover yourself and your relationship in new ways and discover healing and restoration. This is the first step on your journey. My therapeutic style is eclectic, personal, and supportive, addressing a variety of concerns and issues.


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Picture of Nakia Thomas, therapist in Tennessee
VIEW PROFILE
Together, we will:

Discover yourself and your relationship in new ways and discover healing and restoration. This is the first step on your journey. My therapeutic style is eclectic, personal, and supportive, addressing a variety of concerns and issues.

Something to know about my approach is:

My approach is direct, relational and intimacy driven, walking with you on your journey to live life on purpose. Blending theories, practice, experience, and beliefs. Relationships are my passion, beginning with the relationship one has with self.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addictive behaviors
  • Anxiety
  • Blended Families
  • Couples Therapy
  • Depression
  • Families
  • Marriage
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships
  • Trauma
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Nakia Thomas remote and phone therapy in Tennessee