Black / African-American Therapists in New York

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 York. 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!


Christopher  Stevenson

Christopher Stevenson

Online Sessions, NY

271 Cadman Plaza East, Brooklyn, NY, 11202

Insurances: United Healthcare, FIT Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Oscar Health, Oxford Health Plans, United Healthcare Student Health Plan, New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $90 - $150 per session

Therapy can be a powerful force for good, so long as we never lose sight of the paramountcy of human connection and avoid retreating into narcissism. So many of us desire to feel more connected, less anxious, and less alienated, but we simply do not know how to achieve this reality. This is especially true for some of us who have experienced attachment disruptions, or even more severe forms of trauma. Or, perhaps we see a path forward, but that path vanishes suddenly without warning and is replaced by malaise and renewed uncertainty, or, even worse, despair. Our work together will focus on developing that path in such a way where it will endure even in the face of adversity and the intrusion of the past into the present.


Shani  Gardner

Shani Gardner

116 West 23rd Street, New York, NY, 10011

Online Sessions, NY

Insurances: United Healthcare, FIT Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Oscar Health, Oxford Health Plans, United Healthcare Student Health Plan, New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $100 - $150 per session

Life has a way of breaking us down. Oftentimes, our past traumas, discrimination, anxiety and depression have a way of convincing us that we are weak, not good enough or that there is something wrong with us. Therapy can be a place to freely talk about how life stressors have impacted you and discover ways to cope with those stressors.

My goal as a therapist is to help you discover and enhance your strengths, while encouraging you to use them to your advantage. You are the expert in your own life and happiness; my job is to help you uncover what that means for you.

I am passionate about providing a warm, non judgmental, empathetic space for you to safely explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviors in a way that encourages growth, healing and improved quality of life. I can offer a new perspective, help build insight and find tools to help you move throughout the world.

During our time together, you will be the one leading, and I will be alongside you, providing encouragement and support through the process.


Gerri  Cadet Mareus

Gerri Cadet Mareus

208 Washington Park, Brooklyn, NY, 11205

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $120 - $200 per session

My approach to therapy is one of mutual collaboration and fostering a therapeutic alliance that facilitates change. You will be able to express yourself within our supportive, nonjudgmental therapeutic space. I engage young children in play therapy, in close partnership with their caregivers. I also work with adolescents and adults.


NYC Affirmative Psychotherapy

NYC Affirmative Psychotherapy

19 West 34th Street, New York, NY, 10001

Online Sessions, NY

Insurances: Aetna, Wellfleet Student (formerly Consolidated Health Plans), NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO), Aetna Student Health Insurance, Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna)
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $58 - $105 per session

We are a community focused sustainable sliding scale mental health practice in midtown Manhattan providing treatment to individual adults and couples ages 18+. Our mission is simple: provide affirmative psychotherapy in a sustainable way to the community. We have a special commitment to serving queer communities of color.


Nanika  Coor

Nanika Coor

Brooklyn, NY, 11218

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $270 per session

Did you promise yourself that you’d never behave or react the way your own parents did once you had children?
Do you often regret the way you handled a parenting situation, then wonder: Why wasn’t I able to stop myself from doing that?
Are you wondering how to calm the chaos in your home and create more connection?
You desire and deserve a connected relationship with your child and peace in your home - but your emotions get the best of you, and stop you from responding from a place of calm understanding. It’s even harder when you’re trying to raise your child in a different way than you were raised - because all of those old feelings are still with you, and keep springing up on you when you get stressed out.
I’m a clinical psychologist, and I specialize in working therapeutically with parents who actively want to strengthen the emotional bond with their infants, toddlers, school-aged children/tweens, adolescents or adult children. The parents I see want to figure out what's getting in the way of being the conscious, peaceful and positive parents they really want to be. With a strong focus on mindfulness and self-compassion, I’ll help you gain control of your emotions and reactions in the heat of conflicts with your children, so that you can respond with unconditional acceptance.
If you’re feeling emotionally overwhelmed when your child is resistant or melting down, or like something is ‘off’ in your parent-child relationship, it's time to get some support in unpacking your triggers that show up when your child is behaving in ways you wish they wouldn’t.


Aja   Evans

Aja Evans

Online Sessions, NY

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

Your therapy journey is a deeply personal process. I strive to help my clients move past what is no longer serving them and towards a place of healing, positivity, and strength. You do not have to work alone in your efforts to feel your best. Through our therapeutic alliance, I hope to work with you to find the root of what may be holding you back. I am here to help you continue your journey to your ideal self.


Quincy  Adams

Quincy Adams

208 Washington Park, Brooklyn, NY, 11205

Online Sessions, NY

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

Feeling stuck, unfulfilled, and or overwhelmed can be very debilitating, isolating and feel permanent. These challenges can come up in relationships (love, friendships and family) and in your work or school. You may have tried just about everything you can think of to address your concerns but still don't know how to move forward and resolve things.
I can help you find relief. I have a calm, gentle and nonjudgmental presence that is perceived by many to be nurturing and growth-promoting.
I primarily work from a resilience and strengths-based perspective where I support your inborn ability to thrive and achieve a more fulfilling life. I strongly believe that we all have a natural propensity to move towards personal health and fulfillment but many of us have experienced events (past or present) or have mindsets that get in the way. Together, we will discover how you can tap into your inborn healing capacities to create the change you are seeking.
I have an insight-oriented, emotion-focused, mindfulness and body-centered approach that can help you gain added depth in understanding your thoughts, choices, feelings and behavioral patterns. This deepened understanding can help you make better choices and live a more fulfilling life.
In addition, I bring my gifts and expertise in working with young children, adolescents, as well as parents. I am able to tune into their playful and imaginative minds in order to get them back to a place of where they can experience fulfilling relationships with peers and families.


Rogue Spirit

Rogue Spirit

Online Sessions, NY

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $80 - $200 per session

At Rogue Spirit, we believe that for true healing to occur, one must attend to mind-body-spirit, and develop a deep, attuned, and loving relationship with oneself. Psychotherapy combined with our integrative offerings aim to support you in doing just that. We offer psychotherapy and counseling for adults, adolescents and couples with compassion, empathy and non-judgment, in a safe space for guided reflection and healing. Our ultimate goal is to assist you in finding peace and fulfillment in your life through strengthening your self-awareness and esteem and to provide you with tools you can carry with you for life, aiding you to cope with stressors.

We offer additional modalities intended to complement the psychotherapeutic work, which can support and enhance your healing journey through an integrative, holistic approach founded on the belief that with intention, we are all capable of transformation.

Each therapist who has been invited to join Rogue Spirit values a mind-body-spirit approach to healing and is experienced in treating trauma and committed to recognizing the impact that race, culture and gender have on our mental health and well-being.


Juan  Williams

Juan Williams

Online Sessions, NY

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

Therapy can be a uncomfortable and unfamiliar process. These are natural feelings and are perfectly normal to have when contemplating therapy. Building the courage to seek emotional support for yourself and/or family members is a courageous step and as a clinician, I commend you for taking that first step! In practice, I am seen as a supportive, personable and relatable therapist who can support and normalize emotional responses to a multitude of challenges including relationships dynamics, family conflicts, LGBTQ, gender identity and Trans attractions, depression, anxiety and issues concerning race relations.


Nicole  Murray

Nicole Murray

Online Sessions, NY

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.


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