Black / African-American Therapists in Boston Area

Finding a Black therapist can be one of the most important factors that Black therapy seekers look for in a provider. Therapy seekers may find that they feel more comfortable seeing Black therapists who understand their unique societal, personal, familial, and professional experiences, and that they have a greater shared foundation with Black therapists on which to discuss intimate topics in therapy.

Below are Black and African-American therapists in Boston Area. They specialize in a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self-esteem, trauma, and multicultural therapy. All therapists have been vetted by the Zencare team to ensure they offer high quality, clinically rigorous care.

Find a therapist who matches what you are looking for, watch their introductory video, and book a free initial consultation to find a great fit!


Chiké  Nwankwo

Chiké Nwankwo

1842 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA, 02445

Online Sessions, MA

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $450 per session

I try to be really respectful of people. It’s no small thing to come into therapy, nobody ever comes into therapy on their best day, its often their worst. I really try to keep that in mind. I really try to meet people where they’re at. I want to help people get the most out of their lives.


Whitney  Dixon

Whitney Dixon

Online Sessions, MA

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO), United Healthcare, FIT Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Oxford Health Plans, Aetna Student Health Insurance, United Healthcare Student Health Plan, Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Boston College Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), MIT Student and Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna), New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $130 - $175 per session

I find that being able to come to therapy as you are, where you are and who you are is truly the foundation of your journey, of healing. I offer a nonjudgmental space, where empathy and compassion is given effortlessly. I encourage my clients to be truthful and accountable with themselves, in order to reach their full potential. I believe that we all deserve to be proud of the person that we are and live a life that is full of happiness and purpose.


Brandon  Jones

Brandon Jones

300 West Main Street, Northborough, MA, 01532

Online Sessions, MA

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Boston College Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), MIT Student and Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA PPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA HMO
Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 per session

Ever since that awful event, do you hate being touched by your partner? Do you feel misunderstood and you’re worried that your partner is starting to resent you? Have you felt distant or disconnected because you can’t get disturbing images out of your head? These are common reactions to awful or overwhelming experiences. The good news is that they can improve with the right support. I help teens and young adults learn the skills needed to turn down the volume on overwhelming emotions and reconnect with their loved ones.


Annet  Kabuusu

Annet Kabuusu

256 Franklin Street, Boston, MA, 02110

303 Wyman Street, Waltham, MA, 02451

Online Sessions, MA

Insurances: Aetna, Cigna, United Healthcare, Optum, Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Boston College Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), MIT Student and Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Tufts Health Plan (Commercial Plans, not via Mass Health or Navigator), Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA PPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA HMO
Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $120 per session

I values a holistic approach, which combines evidence-based practices to client care, including therapeutic communication, patient-centered care and shared decision making to help each individual’s specific need and values to achieve an overall sense of well being through psychoeducation, collaboration and client advocacy. I have specialized interest in children and adolescents, and I treat adults, also.


Through The Forest Counseling

Through The Forest Counseling

100 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA, 02114

Online Sessions, MA

859 Willard Street, Quincy, MA, 02169

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Harvard Pilgrim, United Healthcare, Optum, Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Boston College Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), MIT Student and Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Tufts Health Plan (Commercial Plans, not via Mass Health or Navigator), Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA PPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA HMO
Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $90 - $125 per session

Through the Forest Counseling is a full-service psychotherapy practice in the Boston area that offers, individual, couples, and group counseling.

They see teens, adults across the lifespan, including young adults and college students, parents, couples, and families. In addition the English, some of their clinicians are fluent in Spanish and Hatian Creole.


United Paths

United Paths

Online Sessions, MA

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Beacon Health Options, Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Cigna, First Health, Harvard Pilgrim, Medicaid, Medicaid (through Tufts), Medicaid (through United Health), Medicare, Medicare (through Blue Cross Blue Shield), Medicare (through United Health), Tricare, Tufts Health Plan, United Healthcare, Providence College Student Health Insurance (Cigna), Johnson and Wales University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), University of Rhode Island (URI) Student Insurance (United Healthcare), RISD Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), United Healthcare Student Health Plan
Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $90 - $120 per session

United Paths is a boutique clinical practice that provides services to children, teenagers (13-18), young adults/college students, adults, parents, couples, families, and older adults.
Clinicians at United Paths utilize a number of treatment options, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), mindfulness practices, and more.


Bianca  Busch

Bianca Busch

Online Sessions, MA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $400 per session

Hello! It is an honor to witness, and keep confident, the stories of my patients while working with them on their healing journeys. I have world-renowned training in evidence-based management of common psychiatric illnesses, which include the use of lifestyle modifications, therapy, and medications. Let’s work together to elevate your life!


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