Providers of Color (POC) Therapists in New York

Find vetted therapists of color in NYC below. Visit their profiles to watch an introductory video or book a free initial call to find a good fit!


Calla  Jo

Calla Jo

24 5th Avenue, New York, NY, 10011

31 East 12th Street, New York, NY, 10003

Out-of-pocket-fees: $125 - $250 per session

Therapeutic progress is hard to define and can seem like alchemy. I hope you find the help you need and will consider giving me a call. I treat everyone with the tools I have worked on honing for decades: respect, attention, empathy, and humor, when it's called for. Although I think in-person sessions are ideal, I will work via phone call or audio conference.


Debaki  Chakrabarti

Debaki Chakrabarti

New York, NY, 10001

Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 - $250 per session

I aim to create a safe and comfortable space for you to talk about the things that are important to you and to help guide you towards a meaningful life.


Charlene  Chan

Charlene Chan

225 West 35th Street, New York, NY, 10001

108-18 Queens Boulevard, Forest Hills, NY, 11375

Insurances: Cigna
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 - $200 per session

If you're taking the time to review prospective therapists' profiles, you're taking that next step in prioritizing you. There might be something difficult going on in your life recently, or you may be struggling with something for a while now. Having a place where you can unload all these things you are carrying and share it with someone you feel connected with can help you to feel lighter – within your body and your mind.

The therapeutic relationship is so unique because it's where you can just focus on you and know that it remains within the room. This compassionate support can be reparative in improving or accepting other relational aspects in your life, while you also work towards gaining insight in yourself. I invite you to schedule a consultation to see if I am the right fit for you.


Shama  Goklani

Shama Goklani

90 Broad Street, New York, NY, 10004

Insurances: Cigna NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO)
Out-of-pocket-fees: $125 - $200 per session

It can be difficult to feel secure and make connections with others while feeling bogged down from past experiences and relationships. I work together with my clients, you are the experts in their life, you feel what they feel and it's not for me to invalidate that. Instead I try to hear your story, and work with you on changing your narrative to be the story that you want to have. I believe that we all have this need to connect and we are affected by our past experiences that impact how we react to things, but that we can gain insights on how to make changes for ourselves.


Zi  Wang

Zi Wang

109 West 27th Street, New York, NY, 10001

New York, NY, 10001

Out-of-pocket-fees: $null - $200 per session

If you are reading this, chances are, you’ve tried just about everything and still feel angry, depressed, lonely, and overwhelmed.

My therapeutic style is dynamic, genuine, and straight forward. My aim is to help you set realistic goals, identify unhealthy patterns, and understand the underlying causes of your thoughts, feelings, and actions. Many of my clients have reported reduced panic attacks, diminished desire to use alcohol or food to numb their emotional pain, as well as learning crucial skills to identify “red flags” when dating. We can replace unhealthy coping mechanisms with peace, and genuine joy in your life.

With hard work, and a strong desire to heal and grow, you can become a truly confident person, possessing the belief that your needs and presence matter.

I am a licensed psychotherapist in New York and hold Master's degrees in Sport & Performance Psychology and Counseling Psychology.


Pei-Han  Cheng

Pei-Han Cheng

6 East 39th Street, New York, NY, 10016

Out-of-pocket-fees: $275 per session

It’s very empowering to recognize what you need and actively solve the problems. Through the journey of discovering yourself, breaking from unhelpful patterns, and practicing new skills or new ways of relating to people, you can thrive and enjoy life better. My clients set off for this journey in the warm, supportive space I provide.


Joel  Sanchez

Joel Sanchez

New York, NY, 10001

Out-of-pocket-fees: $60 - $120 per session

Seeking therapeutic help is an act of courage. Recognizing that you need help, and taking steps to get help in order to address the overwhelming circumstances of your specific situation is also an act of faith and hope. Thank you for choosing me as your therapist and giving me the honor of working with you towards healing.


Lama  Khouri

Lama Khouri

303 5th Avenue, New York, NY, 10016

Out-of-pocket-fees: $175 - $250 per session

Psychotherapy is a clearing in a world that often overwhelms us and brings us pain and anguish, as well as joy and happy memories. Your psychotherapist's office is a safe place where you can stop, take your time, look, listen to yourself. A place to go when you feel stuck.
All of us humans have a problem to solve. It could be specific–a relationship, a job, a tormenting thought that won’t go away, trouble with food or drink, a death, a marriage. Or it could be more enigmatic – a vague feeling something is wrong, a heaviness of spirit, a blank in the mind. Or perhaps it is as simple, and as complex and universal, as the need to make sense of life.
But even when are clear about our problems, solutions are often illusive and harder to hold. Solutions cannot be ‘one-size-fits-all.’ Traversing life impasses requires, compassionate attention, steadfast effort, and care. Psychotherapy would give you a chance to delve into your complexity and depth and sufferings in the presence of another person—a professional in your corner, a witness whose presence makes your struggle bearable..
Psychotherapy is often open-ended: it may be short, long, or in-between. It is a process, a set of procedures, in which two people work hard together to understand the inner life of one of them. Think of psychotherapy as a particular kind of know-how–a knowing how to know yourself – that you can make your own and, when you are ready to go it alone, take along with you into the world.


Mallory  Sprague

Mallory Sprague

New York, NY, 10010

Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 per session

Together in therapy we will figure out what is keeping you from feeling fulfillment, and develop tools to help break down those barriers and find more contentment each day. As a clinician, I collaboratively identify a person’s inherent strengths, empowering them to enact positive changes within themselves and their relationships. My approach is person-centered, strengths-based, and trauma-informed. Curiosity, compassion, and humor enable a safe and engaging atmosphere in which to do individualized work.

Integrating various therapeutic modalities will allow our sessions to best suit you and your needs. I have worked in the U.S. and abroad with people of all ages and experiences including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, self-doubt, substance use, and personal and inherited trauma. My worldview has been further shaped by my time as a Peace Corps Volunteer and member of the Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians. My lens is ever-growing and nonjudgmental, allowing me to bring nuance and understanding to my practice.


Wen  Gu

Wen Gu

18 East 16th Street, New York, NY, 10003

Out-of-pocket-fees: $null - $350 per session

Existing in a world in which you can't be yourself is painful. My job as a therapist is to show you who you are through a collaborative review of your thoughts and actions, which allows us to assess whether how you see yourself matches how you show yourself. By better understanding yourself, you have the freedom to exercise choice and decide whether you'd like to continue being this way.