How can I find a mental health provider who is part of or has experience working with the African American/Black community?
Many people find it easier to open up with people who “get” their experiences. While all therapists are trained in empathy, having a therapist who is part of your community, or who has experience working with people from your community, can make a difference.
Here are a few resources for your consideration:
- Association of Black Psychologists provides a “Find a Black Mental Health Professional Directory” that is searchable by location and specialty.
- PsychologyToday offers a “Find a Black and African American Therapist” directory that includes information about providers who offer therapy online.
- Therapy for Black Girls offers a “Find a Therapist” directory that is searchable by location, distance, specialty, type of insurance accepted, and more.
- Therapy for Black Men offers a “Find a Therapist” directory that is searchable by state, specialty, type of therapy, type of insurance accepted and more.
- Innospych offers a “Find Your Therapist of Color” directory that is searchable by state, specialty, type of insurance accepted and more.
- Black Mental Health Alliance provides culturally relevant educational forums, trainings and referral services that support the health and wellbeing of Black people and their communities, Visit their “Connect with a Therapist” webpage for confidential referrals to mental health professionals.
- Find a Black Therapist provides a “Find Black Therapist Near Me” directory that is searchable by location and provides information about providers’ licensure and specialties.
- Melanin and Mental Health offers a therapist directory to connect individuals with culturally competent clinicians committed to serving the mental health needs of the Black community.
Please note that NAMI does not endorse any particular resource provided here. You are encouraged to thoroughly research a provider’s licensure, training, and experience before engaging in treatment.