Black / African-American Therapists in Connecticut

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 Connecticut. 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!

Sankofa Counseling

Sankofa Counseling

1423 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT, 06511

Online Sessions, CT

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Medicaid, Medicare, Magellan Health
Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $75 - $175 per session

Sankofa Counseling is a private therapy practice in New Haven, CT that specializes in providing strength-based, client-centered care to individuals on issues that include depression, trauma, substance use disorders, and anxiety. The providers at Sankofa Counseling welcome individual adults, young adults, and teenagers, as well as parents and senior citizens.

Whitney  Dixon

Whitney Dixon

Online Sessions, CT

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.

Inspired Healing Services

Inspired Healing Services

Online Sessions, CT

Insurances: Aetna, Cigna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $100 - $150 per session

Inspired Healing Services, LLC is a counseling practice with Licensed Counselors and Counselors and Social Workers in training, in West Haven, Connecticut, who specializes in anxiety, trauma, career stress, and internal conflict. We also sees clients for existential challenges, including those due to life transitions and a general confusion about what direction they want their life to head in.

When working with clients for anxiety, our team uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help clients understand how their symptoms are presenting. This often entails unpacking their particular distortions, their beliefs about failing at work, and any generalizations that may be harmful to their perceptions of themselves. Our approach is client-centered, and we really strives to help clients challenge their negative cognitive processes in order to get to a place of greater self-acceptance and empowerment.

We also uses trauma-focused CBT when helping clients navigate trauma. This may entail having clients rewrite their own narratives; we often weave in mindfulness skills. This can help clients get back in touch with their present reality, and reduce the extent to which they feel the past controls their thoughts and memories. We are careful and compassionate when working with trauma, and always open to looking at current triggers and how the trauma response is affecting them.

The Root Therapy NYC

The Root Therapy NYC

Online Sessions, CT

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $50 - $200 per session

Having worked in Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) and traditional addiction treatment, our Founder and Director, Katherine Casey, saw firsthand the benefits of holistic care beyond traditional talk therapy including somatic and arts therapies, providing family support, collaborating with medical providers, and referrals to community resources. Perhaps most importantly, she recognized the value of using personal insight and experiences to help guide clients on their paths to wellness and self-discovery. Today, these lessons are the principles that guide our practice.

At The Root Therapy NYC clients have the opportunity to develop insight and gain new skills while feeling empowered in the therapeutic process. Clients play a key role in developing goals and evaluating progress in the therapeutic process – they decide what they want to get out of therapy and when they have achieved their goals.

The Root Therapy NYC is staffed with therapists with a range of clinical training and expertise to help guide clients through a change process using approaches that research has proven effective. Each therapist is an individual who reflects the group’s guiding principles through ongoing clinical supervision, continuing education, community engagement, and self-care.

Suzanne  Taluy

Suzanne Taluy

101 Merritt 7, Norwalk, CT, 06851

Online Sessions, CT

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Medicaid, Medicare, United Healthcare, Oxford Health Plans, Optum, Anthem Blue Cross
Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 per session

I consider myself to be understanding and empathetic. Someone who is interactive and loves to challenge and present new ideas. I first became interested in becoming a therapist because talking is a powerful tool; it relieves stress, releases negative energy, and helps people better problem solve. This is my mission for the clients that I work with.

I am someone who explores all areas of my client's life in order to get to the root of their problem; I am willing to work just as hard as the client as I believe a strong therapeutic alliance produces the best outcomes. I offer phone consultations as an opportunity to talk about my services and learn more about you. During our initial appointment I will conduct an intake assessment of your background and history, and from there treatment plan to start working towards your therapeutic goals.

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