Navigating Mental Health: Essential Directories for Finding Black Therapists Written By Reynelda Jones, LCSW Picture By Canva

By | Jan 25, 2024

One of the challenges I frequently hear from many of my clients, particularly those who identify as African American, is the difficulty in finding a therapist who truly represents their culture. Representation encompasses a wide range of aspects including spirituality, nationality, beliefs, and more. As we celebrate Black History Month, it’s crucial to ensure that those seeking support from Black MentalHealth Providers are aware of where to look for the representation they desire and deserve.

Clinicians of Color Directory

The Clinicians of Color Directory is an online Mental Health Directory to help the public find BIPOC therapists.

Therapy For Black Girls

Therapy for Black Girls is an online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls.

My Therapist is Black

Their directory is full of clinicians of various racial and ethnic backgrounds, as well as training and treatment styles.

Therapy for Black Men

The primary aim of this directory is to effectively break the stigma within the black male community, which often portrays seeking assistance as a display of vulnerability.

Black Female Therapist

Not only is this a place to connect but also a safe place for black women to discuss their mental health and wellness journey and learn new strategies to live a better life.

Inclusive Therapist

Inclusive Therapists offer a safer, simpler way to find a culturally responsive, LGBTQ+ affirming, social justice-oriented therapist.

DMHS: Deconstructing The Mental Health System

The DMHS directory provides mental health and cultural awareness professionals who are Black, Indigenous, People of Color and QTPOC & LGBTQIA+ & affirming providers serving our community.

If you are seeking mental health providers in the state of Michigan: Mental Health Clinicians of Color in Grand Rapids

MHCOCGR, as indicated on their LinkedIn page, is dedicated to making mental health services accessible for communities of color. Their mission is striving to bridge the gap in accmental health

Not quite prepared to seek counseling just yet? No worries at all! You can simply start by following their Instagram accounts, where they regularly post valuable content that could potentially resonate with you.

DISCLAIMER: It is important to note that while following social media accounts can offer valuable insights and support, it should not be considered a substitute for professional assistance or therapy. It can be a helpful supplement to other forms of support, but not a replacement for them.

Note: Some descriptions were from Google.

About the Author

Reynelda Jones is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist, and Certified Integrative Mental Health Professional. She currently has a private practice called A Solution B in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she specializes in working with women leaders and female entrepreneurs struggling with stress, anxiety and PTSD. Ms. Jones utilizes traditional talk therapy with a fusion of evidence-based holistic care which incorporates nutritional wellness and environmental exploration to promote emotional wellness and whole-body wellness. You can follow Ms. Jones on Facebook: @A Solution B, Instagram: @a_solution_b Youtube: Reynelda Jones

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