Black / African-American Therapists in New Jersey

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 New Jersey. 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!


Kelly  Dobbs

Kelly Dobbs

Online Sessions, NJ

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, 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

As your therapist, I supply unique, creative, and culturally sensitive services to individuals, couples, and families. My approach is empathically pragmatic, honest, direct, and supportive to illuminate the power of your choices that will unlock the healing process. That is why as a team, you and I will develop a solid foundation from which to explore healing and recovery strategies particular to your issues. We will dissect your internal struggles and apply evidenced based solutions, without judgement, for your healthy growth and development. I love helping people create their life goals and supporting them while they work towards them, remember You are your best thing.


Nicole  Murray

Nicole Murray

Online Sessions, NJ

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

My practice is focused on assisting people in overcoming obstacles that get in the way of their relationships and emotional and occupational functioning. The therapy I conduct is done via videoconferencing and provided over a secure network. The groups I run are small in nature and while they do provide some support, these groups are skills based and intended to teach you new ways in tackling everyday stressors, cognitive symptoms, and communication issues.


Christiana  Ibilola Awosan

Christiana Ibilola Awosan

2130 Millburn Avenue, Maplewood, NJ, 07040

Online Sessions, NJ

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

On the fence about going to therapy? We hear you! And you being on the fence makes total sense to us. You don't want your 'business' out to a stranger. At Ibisanmi Relational Health, we know that this thought can stop you from moving towards your healing. We're glad that you're still reading even with this thought in mind. We understand it's difficult to start on the therapy path even if you know it's important to your healing process. This is why we're committed to taking this critical journey with you. We're here to understand you and the issues you're dealing with, help you move towards your healing, and reclaim your wholeness.


United Paths

United Paths

Online Sessions, NJ

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.


The Root Therapy NYC

The Root Therapy NYC

Online Sessions, NJ

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.


Anees  Benferhat

Anees Benferhat

Online Sessions, NJ

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $250 - $400 per session

I welcome you as you are. You may be seeking to shift a pattern of thinking or behavior, to heal trauma from your past, or to just stop feeling so lousy. We will partner together to understand your strengths, stuck points, and goals, and we will tailor our work to meet your specific needs. I will help you create the life that you want and deserve, one step at a time, at your pace, and without judgment.

Reach out to discuss the possibility of working together. We will have a brief phone call to discuss what you are seeking help for, and whether I am the right person to work with you. I welcome the privilege of working with people of all races, ethnicities, spiritualities, genders, and orientations. There are no boxes here, only people.


Alyssa  Simmonds

Alyssa Simmonds

500 Morris Avenue, Springfield Township, NJ, 07081

Online Sessions, NJ

Insurances: Beacon Health Options, United Healthcare
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $115 - $270 per session

My mission is to provide therapeutic and wellness services to children and families that help bring them to a place of awareness in which true healing, integration, and self-discovery is present. I believe that everyone has the power and capability within themselves to discover the resources, supports, and tools that best meet their needs; I act as a guide and partner along your journey.


Jeanette  Williams

Jeanette Williams

1510 Park Avenue, South Plainfield, NJ, 07080

Online Sessions, NJ

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, United Healthcare
Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $125 - $225 per session

One of the many things that clients often share with me after sessions is how quickly they feel their issues are addressed. In a busy and stressed out world, with demands of careers, relationships, and family, you may need an alternative perspective; someone to focus strictly on you, someone to assist in expanding your views, feelings of hopelessness, or if you are just feeling stuck. In a nonjudgmental space, we will explore together the issues that you feel may be bogging you down and search for solutions for improved functioning.


Ednesha  Saulsbury

Ednesha Saulsbury

Online Sessions, NJ

Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $125 per session

I am a facilitator, trainer and therapist with Be Well Psychotherapy a women led group psychotherapy practice.
I have several years of experience specializing in getting my client’s unstuck in order to clear emotional pathways to growth. I have experience working with adolescents, adults, couples and families but especially takes tremendous pride in helping woman figure out who they are by helping them cope with feelings of anxiety, depression, and self-destruction.
Through this work, my clients are able to effectively communicate and feel close and secure in their relationships. I am focused on supporting my clients in understanding and utilizing all their feelings in new and expressive ways
Direct and warm, I take tremendous pride in helping my clients figure out who they are. I will collaborate by offering firm yet gentle support and direction in a client-centric approach. In addition, It is my strong desire to help people of color build up self-esteem and self-worth, through facing fears and coping with what's trapping them. I will sit with your deepest thoughts and pain and help you to make sense of them and move forward. I look forward to supporting you through the ebb and flow of life.
In addition to providing therapy, I facilitate workshops on boundary setting, healthy communication, managing anxiety, and women empowerment.
I am privileged to have the opportunity to be with client's as they arrive at the birthplace of change.


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