Black Therapists in Houston and The Dallas-Fort Worth Area

As someone who is in need of therapy… ASAP!  I realize that I’m probably not the best person to write about this topic. Then again maybe I am because I can definitely share why I stopped going to my therapist and other factors that kept me away from my sessions.

In the black community, when it comes to seeking help for our mental health, I’m sure we have all heard one of these statements at least once:

  • “What goes on in this house, stays in this house.”
  • “You don’t need therapy, You need Jesus!”
  • “Black people just don’t go to therapy. It’s for crazy people.”

This negative perception of mental health therapy in the black community is the reason why many of us shy away from it. Many of us, especially black men, are afraid of being vulnerable. Until we tear down these negative constructs that we were raised on, the black community will never learn the beauty and freedom of being vulnerable. 

Personally, I sought out therapy because as a young adult I realized just how dysfunctional my family and I were when it came to expressing our emotions and communicating with each other. Now the factors that held me back from attending my sessions were, like most people, I was just too busy with school and work and I couldn’t find the time to attend my sessions. Eventually, it also became a financial burden, so I just stopped going. What I realized is that when you decide to go to therapy, it requires some research and education. 

I do think that more of the black community is starting to seek therapy, but like I, struggle with the questions of “How will I afford it, How do I find one, or find time to see one?” What most of us don’t realize is that our jobs offer mental health benefits, and that your insurance plan should have information regarding those benefits on their website. I know Cigna not only told me if mental health was covered but also directed me to a group of professionals that accepted my insurance. 

One day on Twitter I came across a tweet from @therapy4bgirls, “Therapy for Black Girls”. Omg, it changed my life. Therapy on social media and they have a podcast! Perfect for my busy life. And If you visit their website, it also directs you to hundreds of professionals by location, type of insurance, and specialty to help fit your needs. So do not be discouraged because there are many ways of receiving therapy, you just have to take the time to research and find what and who works for you. Reach out to those professionals and ask their rates and see if they can work with you, if you don’t think you can afford it. Or consider listening to podcasts or joining a community on Facebook. I think there’s also the misconception that you have to physically talk to someone for it to be considered “therapy” and that’s not the case at all. During the pandemic I listened to podcasts and journaled, that was my therapy. 

Everyone has found ways to make things virtual and accessible from home., especially since the pandemic. The year 2020 was definitely a time for therapy. People were laid off from their jobs, forced to quarantine, and of course the murder of George Floyd. While domestic violence cases were starting to increase, we also saw an influx of black patients seeking help for their mental health. It is so important for the black community to have a safe space, therefore we do need more black counselors, therapists, psychiatrists, and etc. Because only we understand the daily struggles of what it means to live as a Black Man or Woman. 

I would also recommend visiting this website (Mental Health America) because it puts things into perspective when it comes to the mental health of the black community and what factors affect our mental health. It’s very informational and we can start by educating ourselves until we build up the courage to find and support our black-owned therapy organizations. Because Black people DO go to therapy!

BLACK THERAPISTS IN DALLAS-FORT WORTH

ACE T Counseling & Wellness Center | Contact: https://acetcounselors.com

Alford Wade, LPC | Contact: https://authenticcounselingandcoaching.com/our-team/

Alondra Anderson, M.A,. LPC | Contact: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/alondra-anderson-desoto-tx/967119

Alvin Snorton, LPC | Contact: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/alvin-snorton-fort-worth-tx/476564

Amber Anderson, LPC | Contact: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/amber-anderson-dallas-tx/480086

Azure’ Smith Swan, LMSW | Contact: https://meetmonarch.com/therapist/azure-smith-swan-dallas-tx

Blessing Akinladenu, LMSW | Contact: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/blessing-akinladenu-arlington-tx/456472

Bree Hearn, LPC | Contact: https://www.transcendwellnessb.com/therapy

Britje Montgomery, LPC | Contact: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/britje-montgomery-dallas-tx/935915

Brittany Reynolds, M.S., LPC, NCC | Contact: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/brittany-inez-krystal-reynolds-desoto-tx/828452

Carlstene Pryer, M.A., LPC | Contact: https://wandahudson.com/carlstene-pryer

Chinaka Agwu, LPC | Contact: https://thrivehousetherapy.com/chinaka-agwu/

Coach Abby, Inc. Counseling Services | Contact: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/robbie-s-redmon-dallas-tx/45280

Cori Hill, MS, LPC, LMFT, NCC | Contact: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/cori-hill-dallas-tx/355119

Courtney Moore, LPC | Contact: https://wefixbrains.com/dallas-counseling/counselor/courtney-moore/

DeTrae Warren, LPC | Contact: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/detrae-eugene-warren-bedford-tx/362840

Devyn Walker, LPC, RYT | Contact: https://www.transcendwellnessb.com/devyn

DeWone Bennett Counseling | Contact: https://dbennettcounseling.com/about/

Dr. Curtis Hill, EdD, MS, NCC | Contact: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/curtis-o-hill-richardson-tx/486154

Dr. Edna Chism Nicholas, LCSW-S, LCDC, CPC, PhD | Contact: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/dr-edna-chism-nicholas-fort-worth-tx/217332

Dr. Jantel Jordan, PsyD | Contact: https://greatlifeconsults.com/dr-jordan/

Dr. Jarice Carr, PhD, Psychologist | Contact:  https://greatlifeconsults.com/dr-carr/

Dr. LaFonya Jones-Hines, PsyD, LPC, MA | Contact: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/lafonya-jones-hines-bedford-tx/286981

Dr. LaKeesha Easterling, EdD, MEd, NCC | Contact: https://guidingcreativeminds.org/counseling-services

Dr. Marlene Williams, PhD, Psychologist | Contact: https://empoweredhealingdallas.com/marlene-williams-phd.html#/

Dr. Nichelle Wall, EdD, LPC-S, CST | Contact: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/nichelle-m-wall-bedford-tx/274335

Dr. Reshaunda Strickland, PsyD, LPA, LPC, Psychologist | Contact: https://www.balancebeacon.com/strickland

Dr. Shyann Campana, PsyD | Contact: https://www.dtacare.com/shyann-campana-psyd

Dr. Stacia’ Alexander, LPC-S | Contact: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/stacia-alexander-dallas-tx/67576

Dr. Tiffany Young, PhD, LPC-S | Contact: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/tiffany-l-young-cedar-hill-tx/129665

Dr. Trillion Small, LMFT-S | Contact: https://www.trillionsmall.com/

Dr.Crystal Robinson, Psy. D. LMFT-S | Contact: https://theokratiapsychotherapy.com/about-dr-robinson/

Eternal Bliss Holistic Therapy | Contact: https://www.trueeternalbliss.com/

Genniffer Williams, LPC | Contact: https://www.balancebeacon.com/staff

Graceful Journey Counseling | Contact: https://gracefuljourneycounseling.com/

Infinite Perceptions Counseling & Consulting | Contact: https://www.infiniteperceptionscounseling.com/

Intrinsic Motivation Counseling Services | Contact: https://intrinsicmotivationcs.com/

Jarah Boyce, LMSW | Contact: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/jarah-nichole-boyce-irving-tx/842149

Jasmine Webbs, LCSW, CLC | Contact: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/balance-beacon-euless-tx/887976

Jazmine Hawkins, LPC | Contact: https://www.transcendwellnessb.com/therapy

Kamitra Scott, LMSW, LCDC-I | Contact: https://www.transcendwellnessb.com/kamitra

Katherine Crooms, LCSW | Contact: https://www.thrivecounselingdallas.com/

Kevin Lambert, Psy.D., MBA | Contact: https://greatlifeconsults.com/dr-lambert/

Lakeita Roberts Cook, LPC | Contact: https://www.dallashealinghouse.com/lakeita-roberts

Latasha S. Davis, Psychotherapist, LCSW | Contact: https://www.asteriapi.com/our-team

LaTreece Ross, M.Ed., LPC | Contact: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/latreece-ross-desoto-tx/799122

Litza Bodden, LPC-S | Contact: https://providers.therapyforblackgirls.com/listing/litza-bodden-lpc-s/

Lonnie R. Neal , MA, LPC, LPHA, QMHP-CS, QIDP | Contact: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/lonnie-r-neal-fort-worth-tx/393724

Melodi Parker, M.Ed., LPC-S, NCC | Contact: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/melodi-parker-desoto-tx/168922

Michael Anthony Johnson Sr., MSW, LMSW | Contact: https://allcounseling.com/listing/michael-anthony-johnson-sr/

Miriam Boateng, LPC | Contact: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/miriam-boateng-dallas-tx/900441

Najja Cummings, MA, LMHC, LPC | Contact: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/najja-cummings-dallas-tx/892912

Nathalia Osby, M.A, LPC | Contact: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/nathalia-osby-fort-worth-tx/707864

New Pathways Counseling, PLLC | Contact: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/monica-m-simpson-grand-prairie-tx/102798

NRSH Wellness | Contact: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/nrsh-wellness-taylor-williams–dallas-tx/462162?sid=628199c90aabf&ref=C011YG000B000300

Nykitia Ledbetter, LPC | Contact: https://lifeworkscc.com/our-therapists/nykitia-ledbetter/

Patricia L. McGrew, MAPC, LPC | Contact: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/patricia-l-mcgrew-grand-prairie-tx/768617

Rod Warner Counseling | Contact: https://rod-warner.com/

Sage Therapy Group, PLLC | Contact: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/sage-therapy-group-pllc-dallas-tx/333184

Scott Davis Counseling Services | Contact: https://www.scottdavislpc.com/

Sedrick W Jackson, LCSW, ACC | Contact: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/sedrick-w-jackson-arlington-tx/112516

Shatoya Young Counseling | Contact: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/shatoya-young-fort-worth-tx/153445

Stacey Appiah-Opoku, M.A., LPC, NCC | Contact: https://empoweredhealingdallas.com/stacey-appiah-opoku-ma-lpc-ncc.html#/

Tabatha Gunn, M.A., LPC-Supervisor | Contact: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/tabatha-gunn-dallas-tx/199092

Taran McGowen, MA, LPC | Contact: https://thrivehousetherapy.com/taran-mcgowen/

Taylor Williams, LPC | Contact: http://nrshwellness.com/how-nrsh-works/meet-the-nrshr/

The Homegirl Therapist | Contact: https://linktr.ee/thehomegirltherapist

Theresa Bayley, MSW, LCSW | Contact: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/theresa-bayley-arlington-tx/415230

Theresa Moody, MA, LPC | Contact: https://www.theresamoodylpc.com/

Tiana Frazier | You & Me + Therapy | Contact: https://www.youandmeplustherapy.com/aboutme

Tiwana Bell, LCSW | Contact: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/tiwana-bell-fort-worth-tx/90482

Transitions Counseling Associates DFW | Contact: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/transitions-counseling-associates-grand-prairie-tx/33525

Tyler Clarke, M.S., LPC | Contact: https://taylorcounselinggroup.com/team/tyler-clarke-m-a-lpc/

Vicki Smith-Lockhart, M.Ed., LPC | Contact: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/vicki-smith-lockhart-dallas-tx/723807

Von Eaglin, M.Ed., LPC-S | Contact: https://prestonplacecounseling.com/?page_id=1410

Wanda Hudson, M.Ed., LPC | Contact: https://wandahudson.com/meet-wanda

Your sista on the sofa | Contact: https://sistasonthesofa.com/

BLACK THERAPISTS IN HOUSTON

Alicia Gilpin, M.A., LPC | Contact: https://www.heritagebehavioral.com/index.php?page=staff-alicia-gilpin

Ameerah Ali M.A., LPC | Contact: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/ameerah-ali-houston-tx/853263

Andranique Goodman, M.A., LPC | Contact: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/andranique-l-goodman-katy-tx/287849

Andrea Addie, LCSW | Contact: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/andrea-addie-houston-tx/915925

April Davis, M.A., LPC | Contact: https://fingerprintscounseling.clientsecure.me/?fbclid=IwAR004FxUAF8OwUbL2BgqhudJ0DrTK83i7wvyzQOlOAhkt7KRM_ZsoWTDHkU

Ariel Glaze, LPC | Contact: https://heightsanxietyanddepressioncenter.com/ariel-glaze/

Bijul Psychotherapy, PLLC | Contact: https://bijulpsychotherapy.com/

Brandon L King, M.A., LPC | Contact: https://man2mancounseling.com/staff/staff-2/

Briana Eagleton, LCSW | Contact: https://familyhouston.org/houston-counseling/team/attachment/updated-briana-a-eagleton/

Brittany Harrell, MA, LPC | Contact: https://heightsanxietyanddepressioncenter.com/brittany-harrell/

Calm and Care Counseling, PLLC | Contact: https://www.calmandcarecounseling.com/

Chrismathe Lindsay, Ed.S, LPC, NCC | Contact: https://www.pearlandcounselingcenter.com/chrismathe-lindsay-ed-s-lpc-ncc

Christopher Crawford Jr, M.A., LPC | Contact: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/christopher-a-crawford-jr-houston-tx/952704

Complete New Care LLC | Contact: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/complete-new-care-llc-spring-tx/729629

Cosha Joseph, NCC, LPC | Contact: https://safeplacecounseling.org/our-team/

Courtney Bradley-Ajiodo, MA, LPC, LCDC | Contact: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/courtney-bradley-ajiodo-houston-tx/188368

Dr. Angela Jones, PhD, LPC, CST-C | Contact: https://www.angelajonesphd.com/

Dr. Ashlie Llorens, PhD, LSSP, Psychologist | Contact: https://www.anew-psychological.com/dr-ashlie-llorens-psychologist

Dr. Bernadette Smith, LPC-S, NCC | Contact: https://www.aspencw.com/team

Dr. Brandon Sylvester | Contact: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/dr-brandon-sylvester-richmond-tx/311401

Dr. Cashuna Huddleston, PHD | Contact: https://www.newwaypsych.com/

Dr. D Ivan Young, MCC, NBC-HWC | Contact: https://drdivanyoung.com/

Dr. Jasmine Boone Ed.D, LPC | Contact: https://heritagebehavioral.com/index.php?page=staff-jasmine-boone

Dr. Renata Nero, PhD, Psychologist | Contact: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/renata-nero-sugar-land-tx/443742

Dr. Sheila Jenkins, PHD | Contact: https://www.healthgrades.com/providers/sheila-jenkins-xhxgb

Dr. TaTanisha Parker, LPC-S, NCC, CSC | Contact: https://www.majesticcounselingandconsulting.com/

Eboni Harris, MA, LPC, LMFT | Contact: https://heyhealthclinics.com/09454211/Eboni_Harris,_MA,_LPC,_LMFT

Ekow Kwakye, LPC | Contact: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/ekow-kwakye-houston-tx/324076

Elisa Beagle, LPC | Contact: https://www.kbtcounseling.com/meet-elisa-beagle-lpc

Eliza Boquin, MA, LMF | Contact: https://flowandeasehealing.com/

Freedom Psychotherapy & Wellness Services, PLLC | Contact: https://freedompsychotherapy.net/

Gardner Counseling Services | Contact: https://thecounselingservice.com/

Gladys A Wilson, MS, NCC, LPC | Contact: https://thesolacecentersienna.com/gladys-wilson

Glenda Demas, MA, LPC, ACTP | Contact: https://www.pearlsofchange.com/

Hazel Camilla Hill, LPC, MA | Contact: https://parkspalace.wixsite.com/sources

Houston Therapy for Women | Contact: https://www.houstontherapyforwomen.com/

Inga K. Pinson, MA, LPC-S, LMFT-S | Contact: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/inga-k-pinson-houston-tx/89111

Inherent Wellness, PLLC | Contact: https://inherentwellnesspllc.com/

Jasmin James, LPC, LCDC, NCC | Contact: https://www.kbtcounseling.com/meet-jasmin-james-lpc-lcdc-ncc

Jessica E Guillory, LPC | Contact: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/jessica-e-guillory-houston-tx/756454

Jessica Walden-Glass, LPC, LCDC | Contact: https://www.rightmentalitypllc.com/jessicawalden-glass

Joseph Ekwere, LMFT | Contact: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/joseph-ekwere-houston-tx/824477

Juliette Eki, LMSW | Contact: https://www.kbtcounseling.com/meet-juliette-eki-lmsw

Justice Payne-Tyson, MS, LPC, CART | Contact: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/justice-payne-tyson-houston-tx/713207

K’Breaun Watkins, LCSW | Contact: https://www.kbtcounseling.com/meet-lcsw

Kamau Richard, LPC | Contact: https://allcounseling.com/listing/kamau-richard/

Kamilah Thomas, MSW, LCSW-S | Contact: https://www.kbtcounseling.com/meet-kamilah

Kashara Payne, M.S., LPC | Contact: https://www.rightmentalitypllc.com/kasharapayne

Kendra Scott, LPC | Contact: https://www.kbtcounseling.com/meet-kendra-scott-lpc

Kenyon T. Arthur LPC, LSOTP | Contact: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/kenyon-t-arthur-kingwood-tx/403846

Kervil Durand, LCSW, LCDC, CGSS, CART | Contact: https://www.griefrecoveryhouston.com/kervil-durand/

Lakeisha A. Williams, MA, LPC | Contact: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/lakeisha-a-williams-pearland-tx/425912

LaKendria Ellis, M.Ed, LPC | Contact: https://www.kenkounsels.com/

Larry R. Bell Jr., LCMFT | Contact: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/larry-r-bell-jr-houston-tx/950561

Latrice Wynne, M.Ed, LPC | Contact: https://wynnecounseling.com/about-us/

LiaSon Counseling Services | Contact: https://liasoncounselingservice.com/

Lindsey Cotton, LCSW-S | Contact: https://www.kbtcounseling.com/meet-lindsey-cotton-lcsw

Michelle Mitchell, MA, LMFT | Contact: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/michelle-mitchell-sugar-land-tx/435556

Misty Rivon, LCSW | Contact: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/misty-rivon-houston-tx/413002

Monalisa Bryant, LPC | Contact: https://masterpeacewellness.org/monalisa-bryant%2C-lpc

Morganne Brownlee, LPC | Contact: https://heightsanxietyanddepressioncenter.com/morganne-brownlee/

Nakita Bowman, MS, LPC | Contact: https://nbowman.clientsecure.me/

Nkem Chinwah, MS., LMFT, LPC | Contact: https://minecounseling.com/

Oasis of Life Counseling | Contact: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/oasis-of-life-counseling-houston-tx/493183

Omar A Sesay, MEd, LPC-S, NCC | Contact: https://www.toplevelcounseling.com/omar-a-sesay-m-ed-lpc-s-ncc

Pinnacle of Purpose Counseling, PLLC | Contact: https://www.pinnacleofpurposecounseling.com/

Rae Garr, LPC-S | Contact: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/rae-garr-sugar-land-tx/71904

Robert King, LCSW | Contact: https://www.rightmentalitypllc.com/robertkinglcsw

Sabastan Moore, MA, LPC | Contact: https://progress2purpose.com/meet-the-team/

Seigon Consulting PLLC | Contact: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/seigon-consulting-pllc-houston-tx/273051

Selenia Torres–Pellerin, M.A., LPC-S | Contact: https://heritagebehavioral.com/index.php?page=staff-selenia-pellerin

Sharvalla Hinton, MS, LPC | Contact: https://heightsanxietyanddepressioncenter.com/sharvalla-hinton/

Sherod B. Coleman, MA, LPC | Contact: https://sherodbcoleman.com/about/

Sisily Rainey LPC, NCC | Contact: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/sisily-rainey-houston-tx/925898

Sonia L. Fields-de Pass MEd, LPC | Contact: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/sonia-l-fields-de-pass-sugar-land-tx/310792

Tea Time Therapy, PLLC Shandelynn Hillard, LMFT | Contact: https://www.teatimetherapy.org/

Terri Adeshola, LPC | Contact: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/terri-adeshola-houston-tx/898668

The Murphy Wellness Retreat | Contact: https://providers.therapyforblackgirls.com/listing/the-murphy-wellness-retreat/

Theresa McKeel, MA, LPC, NCC | Contact: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/theresa-mckeel-houston-tx/881312

Tiffany M. Saunders, LPC | Contact: https://mydistrictcounseling.com/tiffany-saunders-black-therapist-houston

Torrenzo Moore, MA, LPC | Contact: https://betterdayscounselingandwellness.com/about

TRACI TURNER MA, LPC | Contact: https://elevationhouston.com/clinicians

Trevor Young-Simon, MS, LPC | Contact: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/trevor-young-simon-pearland-tx/841770

Valerie Kuykendall-Rogers, MA, LPC-S | Contact: https://www.ascentpsychotherapycenter.com/therapists-staff

Yolanda Brown, MA, LPC-S, LSOTP | Contact: https://www.caredash.com/doctors/yolanda-brown-ma-lpc-houston-tx

Yvonne Oke, LMFT | Contact: https://www.mymoderntherapy.com/yvonne-oke

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