Deeper Than Color: Social Justice & Strength-Based Psychotherapy and Consulting
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Deeper Than Color: Social Justice & Strength-Based Psychotherapy and Consulting

Culturally Responsive Therapy That Affirms All Intersecting Identities.
Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California Accepting Online
Civic Center Not Accepting In-person
Updated September 8, 2023

Deeper Than Color is a group practice that offers online therapy for Black people and other people of color who want to explore their identities, experiences, and goals in a supportive and affirming environment. Our therapists are trained in various modalities, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, trauma-informed care, and multicultural counseling. We work with clients of all ages, genders, sexualities, and backgrounds, and we tailor our approach to meet your unique needs and preferences.

At Deeper Than Color, we believe that therapy is more than just talking. It is a collaborative process that involves building trust, understanding yourself and others, and creating positive change. We also recognize that therapy is not one-size-fits-all. That’s why we offer a free consultation to help you find the best therapist for you. Whether you are looking for individual, couples, family, or group therapy, we are here to help you heal, grow, and thrive.

If you are ready to take the next step in your journey of self-discovery and empowerment, contact us today to schedule your free consultation. We look forward to hearing from you and working with you.


What services does your practice offer?

At Deeper Than Color, we offer a range of online therapy services to help you address your concerns and achieve your goals. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, relationship issues, identity issues, or any other challenge, we have a therapist who can help you. We offer individual therapy for adults and adolescents, romantic partner therapy for couples and polyamorous partners who want to improve their communication and intimacy, family therapy for families who want to resolve conflicts and strengthen their bonds, and group therapy for clients who want to connect with others who share similar experiences and challenges. All of our services are confidential, convenient, and affordable. We provide direct billing for many insurance plans and offer sliding scale fees for clients who need financial assistance. To learn more about our services and how we can help you, please visit our website or contact us today.

What are your practice's specialties?

At Deeper Than Color, we specialize in providing culturally responsive and affirming therapy for Black people and other people of color. We understand the unique challenges and opportunities that come with living in a diverse and complex society. We also recognize the impact of racism, oppression, and discrimination on your mental health and well-being. That’s why we offer therapy that is sensitive to your cultural background, identity, and values. We help you explore how your race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, religion, and other aspects of your identity affect your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. We also help you cope with the stressors and traumas that you may face as a person of color in a predominantly white society. We empower you to celebrate your strengths, embrace your differences, and find your voice. We also help you connect with your community and culture, and find meaning and purpose in your life.

Why should I choose your practice?

At Deeper Than Color, we believe that you deserve a safe and empowering space to explore your identity and culture in therapy. We understand how racism, oppression, and discrimination can affect your mental health and well-being in profound and lasting ways. We also recognize that your differences are not flaws to be hidden, but assets to be proud of. We help you celebrate your strengths and embrace your full self. We are passionate about helping you achieve your goals and live authentically.


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Racism, oppression, and discrimination - Exploring how racism, oppression, and discrimination impacts one’s life, including relationships, work life, and self-esteem; growing self-care practices to combat the negative emotions that arise when faced with identity-based adverse experiences


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients


  • Lyra Health

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $150 - $200
  • Family sessions: $225 (50min)
  • Individual sessions ($250): $250 (50min)
  • Individual sessions ($300): $300 (50min)
  • Relationship Session (diadic or triadic): $225 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

Psychotherapy & Counseling Fees:

$200 - $300 per individual 45-50 minute session

$50 - $80 per group 45-50 minute session

$225 - $325 per family or couples 45-50 minute session

We currently only accept credit cards and some HSA for payment. We do not accept insurance.

We can provide an invoice or superbill for services so you can seek reimbursement through your insurance.

We also offer a service that allows you to only pay your co-insurance if your insurance reinburses for out-of-network providers. We charge a fee of $15 convenience fee for this service, but we can waive that fee if you meet certain financial criteria.

Dr. Palmer and Dr. Benson also accept clients from Lyra Health.

Payment is expected at the time of service.


Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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Civic Center practice
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Head of Practice's Licensure

California: 28058