Black / African-American Therapists in California — Zencare

Black / African-American Therapists in California

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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.

62 Matching Therapists with Availability

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Nicole  Gibson

Nicole Gibson

Therapist
AddictionAutism spectrum disorder Couples counselingPregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental healthSpirituality & religionRacism, oppression, and discrimination
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Woodruff  Johnson

Woodruff Johnson

Therapist
10866 Washington Boulevard
AnxietyDepressionMindfulnessTrauma
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Deeper Than Color: Social Justice & Strength-Based Psychotherapy and Consulting

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

Group practice
Anxiety Depression LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics Life transitions Relationship issuesRacism, oppression, and discrimination
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Charla  Afoa

Charla Afoa

Therapist
Anxiety Adjustment difficulties & disordersAssertivenessChildhood traumaClinical supervisionLife purpose & meaning
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Felicia  Murrell

Felicia Murrell

Therapist
EntertainmentAnxiety Bipolar disorderAssertiveness Depression LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
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Latonya U. d. Sampson

Latonya U. d. Sampson

Therapist
Adolescent mental health Anxiety Couples counseling DepressionLife coachingChildhood trauma

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Tumini  Sekibo

Tumini Sekibo

Therapist
Parenting Trauma Anxiety Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
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Kamisha  Ford

Kamisha Ford

Therapist
Relationship issuesNonmonogamy, polyamory, and kink Sexual health & dysfunction Couples counseling
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The Beverly Hills Therapy Group

The Beverly Hills Therapy Group

Group practice
9014 1/2 Burton Way
AnxietyDepressionMulti-cultural therapyMotherhoodAddictionSex & relationship counseling
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Paper Cranes Counseling

Paper Cranes Counseling

Group practice
Attachment issues Existential crisis & challengesIdentity development Life transitions Relationship issuesMind-body connection
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Jeanine  Johnson

Jeanine Johnson

Therapist
Anxiety DepressionRace & cultural identityWomen's issuesBurnoutSelf-care
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Danielle R. M. Lawton

Danielle R. M. Lawton

Therapist
Adjustment difficulties & disordersFamily issues Life transitionsRace & cultural identity Relationship issuesVeterans' issues
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L.s.  Pearce

L.s. Pearce

Therapist
LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topicsRace & cultural identitySelf-esteem TraumaMood disordersNonmonogamy, polyamory, and kink

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California Women's Therapy

California Women's Therapy

Group practice
12490 West Fielding Circle
AnxietyDepressionWomen's issuesCouples counselingGrief and loss
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Melba Nicholson Sullivan

Melba Nicholson Sullivan

Therapist
TraumaAnxietyDepressionStress managementLoss, grief, and bereavementMedical professionals' mental health
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Uche Okolie Counseling Licensed Clinical Social Worker Inc.

Uche Okolie Counseling Licensed Clinical Social Worker Inc.

Group practice
Attachment issuesPost-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)Race & cultural identity TraumaVeterans' issuesChildhood trauma
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Carissa  Lataillade

Carissa Lataillade

Therapist
Anxiety DepressionIdentity development Life transitions Relationship issuesLoneliness
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Shari  Mosley

Shari Mosley

Therapist
AddictionAnger management Anxiety Couples counseling Depression Trauma
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Thelese Consulting Group

Thelese Consulting Group

Group practice
Anxiety Couples counseling DepressionDomestic violence Stress management Trauma
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Lauren  Ludlow

Lauren Ludlow

Therapist
Anxiety PerfectionismBurnoutImposter syndromeLife purpose & meaning Relationship issues
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Tiffany  Wright

Tiffany Wright

Therapist
Self-esteem Loss, grief, and bereavement Trauma Eating disorders & disordered eatingRace & cultural identityIdentity development
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Jasmynn  Smith

Jasmynn Smith

Therapist
Anxiety Couples counseling Relationship issuesBorderline personality disorder Depression Trauma
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Tomiko D. Mackey

Tomiko D. Mackey

Therapist
Anxiety Depression TraumaChildhood traumaComplex PTSD (C-PTSD)Shame
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Donald  Byrd

Donald Byrd

Therapist
Addiction Anxiety Couples counseling Depression Life transitionsSelf-esteem
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Denise Marie Williams

Denise Marie Williams

Therapist
Racism, oppression, and discrimination Depression Anxiety TraumaEntrepreneur mental healthSelf-care
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Alexander  Dorsey

Alexander Dorsey

Therapist
Adolescent mental health Anxiety DepressionMen's healthParenting Trauma

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Integrated Psychological Assessment Services

Integrated Psychological Assessment Services

Group practice
Anxiety Depression TraumaRace & cultural identitySubstance abuse
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Veronica  Swink-Williams

Veronica Swink-Williams

Therapist
Couples counseling Life transitionsPremarital counseling Relationship issues TraumaChildhood trauma
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Kesia  Fields

Kesia Fields

Therapist
Anxiety DepressionFamily issuesSpirituality & religion TraumaLife purpose & meaning
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Stephanie  McWoods

Stephanie McWoods

Therapist
Race & cultural identity TraumaSelf-esteem LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topicsWomen's issuesTransition to new parenthood
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FAQs about how to find a therapist in California

How do I find a therapist in California?

Find a therapist near you in California on Zencare. Narrow your search by using filters like insurance, therapy budget specialty, and provider identity. Mental health professionals on Zencare are vetted for their extensive experience treating individual adults, children and adolescents, as well as couples and families. Explore each potential therapist profile to learn more about their specialties, and watch an introductory video to get a sense of their personality. Book a free initial call to find the right therapist for you!

Does insurance cover therapy in California?

Yes, most California health insurance carriers provide mental health benefits that cover therapy. However, the exact amount of coverage will vary based on the plan details and whether the selected provider is in-network or out-of-network with your insurance. If the therapist is in-network with your insurance, you’ll pay only a copay at each session after meeting your annual deductible. If the therapist is out-of-network with your insurance, you may still be able to receive reimbursement after paying the fee at the time of therapy session. If you have a PPO or POS insurance plan, you can likely receive some reimbursement when you see a therapist out-of-network in California. If you have an HMO, EPO, or Medicaid/Medicare plan, you likely cannot receive reimbursement, and would be responsible for the full out-of-network session fee. Note that services designed to treat topics which are not diagnosed mental health conditions, such as couples counseling and life coaching, are not typically covered by health insurance. The potential mental health provider must also be a licensed therapist in your state for the insurance company to cover services.

How do I find an affordable therapist in California?

Many therapists offer a sliding scale, or a range of session fees based on financial need to clients who would not otherwise be able to afford typical therapy rates in California. If you are struggling to pay for therapy, consider asking for a sliding scale, looking for an in-network therapist, or seeking services through a local agency, college counseling center, or hospital.

How can I make an appointment with a therapist in California?

Start your search for an appointment with a therapist in California on Zencare. Many mental health professionals located in California require clients to have an introductory call before booking a full appointment online. In this free call, the prospective therapist will ask about your goals for treatment, and make sure that their skills, specialized training, and scope of private practice are a match for your mental health issues. At the same time, you should assess if you feel comfortable talking with the therapist, as studies show that the most important determinant of successful therapy is the relationship between therapist and client. After an initial call, you’ll typically be given the option to book an appointment with the therapist, or continue your search if it’s not a good fit. At the initial session, you’ll likely discuss the therapeutic process and determine goals for your personal growth. Common therapy goals include learning effective coping strategies to deal with negative feelings, increasing self-awareness, and gaining a deeper understanding and insight into relationship patterns.

How can I find a therapist in California who sees clients after hours?

Find a therapist who sees clients after hours on Zencare. Many therapists in California offer appointments outside of traditional business hours. Simply filter by Office Hours under More Filters to choose the time of day that works best for you, whether that be early morning before work, in the evenings, or even over the weekend. After hours sessions are a good option for busy individuals, couples, and families dealing with hectic schedules and who need a flexible option for their mental health care.

How do I find a therapist in California who offers in-person sessions?

Find a therapist who offers in-person sessions on Zencare. Many therapists in California have resumed offering in-person sessions; you can filter by “In-Person” to find a provider who is accepting new clients for in-office sessions. You can also search by map to find providers in California near you. While some clients prefer in-person sessions because they offer a safe, neutral ground for the session to take place, for the widest range of therapist options, consider expanding your search to also include providers licensed in your state who offer telehealth, or therapy sessions via remote video call.

How do I find a therapist in California who offers online sessions?

Find a therapist who offers online sessions on Zencare. Most therapists in California continue to offer appointments online; you can filter by “Online” to find a provider who is accepting new clients for teletherapy sessions. In order to see a therapist, they must be licensed to provide online sessions to clients living in your state. Online therapy is different from text therapy, or asynchronous therapy; online therapy offers the same consistent relationship with a local California therapist that an in-person session would, with sessions taking place via phone or a video sessions through a secure teletherapy platform. Online therapy sessions are a convenient way to find a therapist near California without leaving the comfort of your home or office.

Where can I get mental health therapy in California?

Start your search for mental health therapy in California on Zencare. All therapists are quality-vetted for excellence in clinical care. When you’re struggling with your mental health, it might be time to seek professional support in the form of counseling services, couples therapy, or psychiatric medication management. There are a wide range of private practice therapists to choose from in California; consider narrowing your search by criteria like insurance carrier, therapy budget, specialty, or provider identity to find a great fit!

How can I start therapy in California?

Start your search for a great therapist in California on Zencare. First, consider any logistic limitations, like how far you are willing to travel outside of California or if you are open to online sessions with a local provider. Also consider how much your therapy budget is, and when you are available for therapy. Then, make a list of priorities for your ideal therapist: do they match your identity, or have expertise in a specific area like anxiety or depression? There is no one reason to start therapy; many individuals in California go see a therapist when they need help to move forward through a difficult time, cope with symptoms of a mental illness such as a mood disorder, navigate life transitions, process relationship difficulties or improve their behavioral health. Use your priorities to filter on Zencare by insurance, speciality, and availability. Look through a few provider profiles to find the therapist you might click with, watch their introductory videos, and book a free call to find a great personal fit!

What kinds of mental health providers are available in California?

There are many different kinds of mental health providers available in California, including psychologists, clinical social workers, and mental health counselors. As long as the provider is licensed in your state, the factor that matters most to therapy outcomes is the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship you build with your therapist. Common types of therapy provided in California include cognitive therapies, like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and insight-oriented therapies like psychodynamic therapy. Other providers offer a blend of techniques for a more interpersonal, holistic approach. Some mental health therapists in California also offer specialized treatment services, like couples therapy, premarital counseling, and family therapy. While most California providers are qualified to treat general challenges, like depression, anxiety disorders, trauma, relationship difficulties, and low self-esteem, for concerns such as substance abuse, personality disorders, and eating disorders, consider seeking expert care. Together with your therapist, you’ll build a treatment plan that addresses your reasons for seeking therapy and monitor progress toward your wellness goals and overall well being.

How does paying for therapy work in California?

There are several options for paying for therapy in California. For many people, the most affordable way to seek mental health services is to look for a provider who is in-network with your insurance. Due to high demand and low availability, in-network providers often have long waitlists; to widen your options and start therapy sooner, you might also consider looking for an out-of-network provider. When you see an out-of-network therapist in California, you can ask for a sliding scale if you are unable to afford their typical session fees, or seek reimbursement from your insurance company if you have a PPO or POS plan. For clients who have an insurance plan with a high deductible and low medical costs, therapy costs are often comparable when you see a therapist in- or out-of-network. While paying for therapy can be a substantial investment, it’s also a great way to improve relationships, boost self-esteem, address symptoms of mental illness, and ultimately live a happier, more self-directed life.