Black / African-American Therapists in Los Angeles

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 Los Angeles. 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!


Linda  Dorsey

Linda Dorsey

5700 Hannum Avenue, Culver City, CA, 90230

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $175 per session

We all embark on the journey of life at the same starting point. We all travel down the road before us, trying to carve out a path that will lead us to the kind of life that will bring us joy, peace, and happiness. However, there are times when that path leads us off the course of happiness and fulfillment, and into some dark corners where we become stuck.

Whether you’re stuck in the woods of depression, anxiety, or any other less-than-ideal detour, it is possible to get out of the dark places and back into the bright light of life. As a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, I work with individuals, families, and couples to overcome obstacles that they encounter on the path of life.


Shané Petite Teran

Shané Petite Teran

900 North Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90012

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $200 - $227 per session

I truly understand what it's like to try to do everything well despite everyday frustrations and running on fumes between work and home. I urge you...take that one crucial step forward and give me a call. Let's partner up, build you up and reignite your purpose in life so you can continue doing what you do best!! I'm here with you on this life-long journey to healing.

To give a disclaimer, getting help isn't easy...neither is doing the work to feel and be better. The great news is that I've dedicated my life's work to helping people like us come out of that dark place and begin to see that sliver of hope amidst the storm clouds. Let's do it together and enjoy the transformation.


LaKendria  Ellis

LaKendria Ellis

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $100 per session

Greetings! My name is LaKendria Ellis, M.Ed, LPC. I am a licensed professional clinical and mental health counselor who Kares. My personal background revolves around the process I took to uncover and navigate through my own hurt and trauma, while utilizing kounseling to connect the dots. I was hurt and needed help to heal. Kounseling was the key! I truly enjoy the process that is healing work and I would love to be apart of your therapeutic journey. I see each client as an individual and make it my priority to see each person for who they are. My services are individualized, filled with work and enjoyment. The process may be difficult, but the end result is worth it.


Woodruff  Johnson

Woodruff Johnson

10866 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA, 90232

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 - $200 per session

In this time of social, political, economic, and ecological challenges; the myriad things that can disrupt your life and send you into mental and emotional turmoil that negatively affects everything in your space is coming from just about every direction. This is the definition of highly stressful living which translates to debilitating anxiety, overwhelming depression and a suite of other medical problems related to the deeply harmful effects of large amounts of inflammation being dumped into and around highly sensitive parts of your body. I am Dr. Woody, Licensed Psychologist. and I am poised and ready to lend you the hand that you need to help you climb out of that abyss and into the light of an anxiety and depression contained space. I am here to help you not only feel better through a number of very powerful but safe interventions; but also to become the family member, business partner and friend that others love to be around and who is a joy to work with. I use some of the latest neuroscientific tools as well to help settle your brain waves like sound frequencies that have been proven.


Camille  Tenerife

Camille Tenerife

Online Sessions, CA

3415 South Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90034

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $180 - $250 per session

There is importance in understanding someone’s experience and part of the BIPOC community. Raced based trauma affects our functioning, I’m happy to help you work through your trauma.


Whitney  Dixon

Whitney Dixon

Online Sessions, CA

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.


Kailah Joy DeJurnett

Kailah Joy DeJurnett

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $110 per session

Congratulations for taking the first step towards change! I utilize many methods with clients during sessions (art therapy, narrative therapy, trauma focused therapy, positive psychology, videos, worksheets, etc.) Change does take work but it can happen! I sometimes give homework to help my clients achieve their goals. I mainly work with adults and adolescents (13+) as individuals and as couples (couples counseling includes a guardian/parent and adolescent minor, adolescent or adult siblings, or intimate partnerships). Whether it's depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, or a mixture of things, I look forward to working with you!

I specialize in trauma, depression, and anxiety with adults and adolescents. If you are seeking couples counseling, I can assist you and your partner with intimacy and communication during whatever stage of your relationship (pre-marital/unmarried, newly weds, married for years).

Change and healing happens when we are honest and express our authentic selves. We all carry the power and strength inside of us to revolutionize our lives. Let's discover your genuine self together to help you live a fulfilling life! You hold the keys to a better you. I look forward to helping you find those keys and unlocking your purposeful future.


The Blue Clinic

The Blue Clinic

Online Sessions, CA

633 West 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90071

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $250 per session

The Blue Clinic was founded in 2015 with the mission of providing care that is smart, warm, and pays careful attention to cultural markers. The complex aspects of your identity impact how the world responds to you, your experiences, and your symptoms. Your treatment should be carefully crafted to address your unique needs.

The Blue Clinic is committed to offering quality therapy and each clinician is carefully vetted. Our mental health clinicians graduate from board accredited training institutions, have extensive clinical experience, and share our founding ethos. Our clinicians employ their respective expertise to carefully and respectfully help you develop insight around unconscious processes, past patterns, relationship trends, and current behaviors through individual therapy, couples therapy, group therapy and assessment.

The weight of emotional pain can be unbearable and lonely. It is difficult, impossible even, to envision feeling better, feeling fulfilled, feeling connected or just feeling like yourself again. The Blue Clinic understands how daunting this first step can be and we provide a safe, warm space to help you make your way through this. It is in this process that you begin to feel better, feel more fulfilled, more connected, feel like yourself. We strive to help you lead a more fulfilling life. We welcome you to get to know our practice.


J. Ann  Clayton

J. Ann Clayton

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $90 - $150 per session

Life is beautiful; but it can take some unexpected turns. Whether you address the obstacles when it's presented or avoid it by suppressing it, conflict is normal for everyone to experience. We experience internal conflict within ourselves and external conflict from our environment. By processing conflicting feelings within and adapting to constant change in our environment, we develop new ways to connect to our inner self and our loved ones while building on our new asylum. It's important to receive support in a healing, restorative environment that is a safe space for you.


Myeisha  Brooks

Myeisha Brooks

18075 Ventura Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 91316

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 per session

The space that you are in no longer brings you comfort. Fulfillment that you longed for leaves you feeling empty inside. Success only brings about more self doubt. You have everything you need, yet you feel so empty and impostor syndrome has taken over. Thoughts of self doubt, not feeling good enough, and feeling like a disappointment are running rampant in your mind. Exhaustion has taken over and you are simply tired and are struggling to find solutions that seem to work. Freedom is what you want. A voice to be heard is what you need. You're hoping to break free from the pain you hold and find someone who truly understands you.

As your therapist I come with years of experience in helping individuals find their voice. My collaborative approach to your healing helps you to feel more balanced and connected in Mind, Body, and Soul. Improved self-worth, well-being, and overall satisfaction in life can be gained. I work with your strengths, empowering you to be the best you can be.


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