Black / African-American Therapists in Washington DC

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 Washington DC. 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!


Ryan  Robinson

Ryan Robinson

1826 Jefferson Place Northwest, Washington, DC, 20036

Online Sessions, DC

Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $220 per session

I believe the therapeutic relationship is an important factor in the process of reaching your therapeutic goals. This is why a primary focus of mine is to build a strong therapeutic alliance with support, validation and acceptance. It is through building a trusting relationship that we can begin the process of deepening the therapeutic work. I strive to create a safe and warm environment where individuals can begin to identify, challenge and eventually change maladaptive relational patterns.

I also believe that our life and cultural experiences, especially our earliest ones, are fundamental in shaping the way we view ourselves and others. It is essential to understand my patient's cultural identity (i.e., race, gender, gender identity, sexuality, class) and how it has shaped their development. Often negative life experiences can create problematic ways of coping and a skewed perception of who we are in the world. This can lead to a variety of issues related to anxiety, depression, shame, rejection, stress, relationship issues, identity development, grief/loss, and sexual intimacy.


Nicole  Murray

Nicole Murray

Online Sessions, DC

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.


Whitney  Dixon

Whitney Dixon

Online Sessions, VA

Online Sessions, MD

Online Sessions, DC

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.


Emilie B.  Joseph

Emilie B. Joseph

1634 I Street Northwest, Washington, DC, 20006

Online Sessions, DC

Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $200 per session

I currently work with adolescents and adults of all ages in individual therapy and have a special focus in working with clients holding marginalized identities (e.g., racial/ethnic, sexual, and gender minorities). My ideal client is someone who is willing to bring as much of themselves into the room (e.g., social/cultural identities, personal experiences, emotions, cognitions, and behaviors) in order to foster more self-awareness, growth, and make meaningful life changes.

I use a cognitive-behavioral foundation with integration of multicultural and developmental frameworks. My goal is to help you foster a better understanding of yourself as a cultural being. I will encourage you to curiously examine concerns and empower you to define your identities and values for yourself in service of living a personally fulfilling life.

I strongly believe in the healing and transformative power of therapy and it is an honor to join clients in the therapeutic process of growth and self-understanding. I'm excited to join you on your therapeutic journey!


William  Kelly

William Kelly

Online Sessions, MD

Insurances: Tricare, United Healthcare, Optum
Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $80 - $130 per session

If you are struggling with life's inevitable challenges, whether it be due to past or recent trauma, anxiety, depression, or simple difficulty transitioning from one life event to the next, let's work together on a unique plan to embrace these struggles head on by learning new, healthy coping skills. We may have to address some of these past events, however, this can be done while learning new skills. What if we "accept" the inevitable, stop the "struggle" with the thoughts, and "commit" to living a life full of value?

I practice from the idea that we behave according to what we "think" about situations AND how the "fight" against these thoughts causes us suffering.

Look...society tells us in many ways that in order to be successful, we have to be able to "do it all at any cost!" However, the "at any cost" part usually includes poor self-care and issues in our intimate, professional, and social relationships, we find ourselves lost. Let’s work together to discover your ability to start LIVING your life!


Diane  Jones

Diane Jones

Online Sessions, DC

Online Sessions, MD

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicare, United Healthcare
Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 per session

I believe therapy should be a place you feel safe to talk about those things that may have caused you shame in the past or may be stopping you from moving forward with the life you truly deserve!


Amy  Johnson

Amy Johnson

Online Sessions, DC

Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $185 per session

I would be honored to be a source of support for you


Faith  Sproul

Faith Sproul

10 G Street Northeast, Washington, DC, 20002

Online Sessions, DC

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield
Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 - $200 per session

Welcome! I offer services related to psychotherapy, assessment, and consultation. I work with children, adolescents, and adults in a warm and supportive therapeutic relationship. Although I take an eclectic approach to therapy, my primary orientation is cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) with a focus on person-centered care. I also specialize in services related to psychological testing and assessment for children, adolescents and adults.

Change can be challenging. Developing a therapeutic relationship can help you create a space where change can be explored in a safe and supportive environment. Currently I am accepting new clients for therapy and psychological assessments. Please feel free to reach out for a free phone consultation.


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