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Black therapist directory: Culturally-Competent Mental Health Resources in the Philadelphia Region

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November 3, 2023 Category: Health Posted by:

The range of issues the Black mental health professionals on this list focus on include: general anxiety, reproductive anxiety/depression, anger, stress, grief, depression, sexual abuse, self-esteem, ADHD, family, couples, immigrants, seniors, women’s issues, men’s issues, substance abuse, PTSD, education, children/youth, personality disorders, life transitions, LBGT+ and religious trauma.

They also specifically seek to provide safe spaces and holistic care for the African Diaspora, including therapy for racial trauma/justice using a variety of approaches.

Most provide virtual and in-person sessions. Some provide free phone consultations.

Black Men Heal – Provides limited FREE mental health service to Black men. [email protected]

Bourne ANEW LLC/ Kenneth Bourne II – Offers a healing-centered approach to therapy for Black men and boys. 215-913-8529 [email protected].

Clinicians of Color – Nationwide listings.

Delaware Valley Association of Black Psychologists (DVABPsi) 267-282-1062 [email protected].

Dr. Alvin Turner, PhD – General Psychiatry/Psychology 302-777-3202

Dr. Chioma L. Iheagwara – General Psychiatry. 215-787-4380

Dr. Francien Chenoweth Richardson, PsyD and Associates — Immigration evaluations and cross cultural, child/adolescent, depression. Founder of Diaspora Women for Change. 610-647-4400 ext. 3433 or 215-922-2050 [email protected]

Dr. Uche Ukuku – General Psychology. Established “TalkNaija” to destigmatize mental health in the Nigerian community and The Ada Group, a mixed psychoeducational and processing therapy group for first daughters. -267-281-9839 [email protected]

Endeavoring Wellness/ Okichie Davis — Provides immigration evaluations. Trans experience and gender expansiveness. Traditional individual therapy. 215-469-1356 [email protected]

Evolution Consulting, LLC/ Dr. James Wadley, PhD, LPC – Sex therapy. Scholar/practitioner. Chair of the Counseling and Human Services Department at Lincoln University. Director of the Sex Therapy Program at Council for Relationships. Founder/principal of the Association of Black Sexologists and Clinicians. Editor of the Journal of Black Sexuality and Relationships. 267-249-9452 [email protected]

Greater Philadelphia Health Action, Inc. – Black-owned health care centers with behavioral health division. Several behavioral health locations. 1-888-296-GPHA

Going Inward Wellness, LLC/ Shesheena A. Bray, M.S.Ed — Mental and emotional wellness practice. 215-839-8258 [email protected]

Ibisanmi Relational Health/ Dr. Christiana Ibilola Awosan — Culturally affirming psychotherapy for individuals, couples and families of color. Free phone consultation. 917-310-2662

Kenneth Thomas – Therapy for Black men and boys. 786-244-7477

Latrice R. Lewis, LLC — Specialized training in Accelerated Resolution Therapy with a special focus on those who suffer from any form of anxiety and trauma. 215-687-7050 [email protected]

Life First Therapy/ Dr. Holly Sawyer, PhD, LPC – Therapy for Black women. Free consultation. 267-598-5433 [email protected]

Ma’at Therapeutic Services/ Nzingha Ma’at, MS, LPC — Therapy focusing on practices that emphasize the mind/body/spirit connection. Group healing circles available. 267-602-1064 [email protected]

Melanated Women’s Health, LLC — Culturally affirming and anti-oppressive therapy services for women. 215-720-1456 [email protected]

Mental In Mind/Rayshawn Ledet — Therapy for Black men and boys. 609-285-8717 [email protected]

Oshun Family Center – Mental and reproductive health. 267-808-2329 [email protected]

Philadelphia Black Women’s Health Alliance – Sister Circle, Girl Circle, mental wellness focus groups, substance abuse/opiods, gambling addiction. 215-225-0394 [email protected]

Sankofa Healing Studio – Social justice informed therapy supporting marginalized youth and adults who are trauma-impacted and system-involved. 215-802-3533 [email protected]

Synchronicity BeWell/ Shaakira Gillette, LCSW — Holistic Therapy which supports the alignment of mind body, emotional and spiritual. 215-475-5638 [email protected]

The Black Brain Campaign — Provides free therapy treatment and assisting Black clinicians in completing Pennsylvania’s licensure requirements for Marriage & Family Therapy. 215-531-3377 [email protected]

The Consortium, Inc. – John White, Jr. CEO. A family-oriented, nonprofit Community Mental Health Center including residential rehabilitation services. [email protected]

The Ladipo Group – A Black-owned company founded to increase access to Black therapists and decrease the stigma of mental health treatment. Coaching and wellness for Black employees and more. 267-908-6363 ext.1 [email protected]

The Loveland Foundation – Provides financial assistance for Black women and girls seeking therapy.

Therapy for Black Girls –– An online resource space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls. National listing of Black therapists. [email protected]

Therapy for Black Men — An online resource space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black men and boys. National listing of Black therapists. 646-780-8278 [email protected]

WES Health System –– Named after Dr. Warren E. Smith, a prominent African American psychiatrist who was committed to providing quality behavioral health care to the underserved. Locations in Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware. 215-455-3900 [email protected]

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