Find The Right Therapist For You
Finding the right therapist can often be a lengthy and challenging process, and some people may not know where to begin. Determining what kind of therapist is best suited for treating a particular issue is not the easiest of tasks.
TherapyForBlackMen.org is a directory to help men of color in their search for a therapist. Using the directory, men can search by therapist location and specialization. Searching by location, the results will include the therapists near you and will display their credentials, location, and the issues they treat.
At TherapyForBlackMen.org, men will also find a wide range of resources aimed at helping them in their search for a multiculturally-competent therapist.
Wishing you the best in your search for the right therapist.
Mission and Vision
In partnership with licensed mental health professionals and coaches in private practice throughout the fifty states, TherapyForBlackMen.org provides proactive, multiculturally competent care to men of color.
TherapyForBlackMen.org makes it easy for clients and therapists and coaches to connect with each other.
What Black Men Are Saying About Therapy
Therapy has help me look at the things I have done and why I receive certain results. It has also made me more conscious of how interact people.
Coming to the conclusion that therapy may be good for me was an extremely humbling one. As black men, we are taught and expected to be nothing but strong - for our women, our children, and in the face of white society. We shield our emotions and mistake this for true masculinity. If anything, not speaking about my personal issues, my fears, my deep desires to be loved, wanted, successful, etc. has set me back. However, therapy may have been one of the biggest blessings in my life. Vladimire is the first and only therapist I have seen. She has been a true angel, challenging me to see different perspectives on my life - from my romantic relationship, to how my childhood and expectations from others have molded my own views of who I am. She has been instrumental in aiding the change of my mindset, and shifting how I view everyday situations. One of the most important components in my opinion is how her belief in God / spirituality has shown through her advisement. Always so kind, welcoming, warm. She leads passionately, but with a calm hand and purposeful tongue. I am truly grateful for her guidance. My hope is that more black men experience the benefit of therapy, and how it can help deliver us from our internal demons and release, “it’s ok to feel. It’s ok to express.” This is how we grow and become who we want to be.
I was always told “If something isn’t broken, don’t try to fix it”. That’s not always the case! You can always enhance and improve yourself. Given the right tools, you can discover that people, places and things are not always what they seem. Engaging in therapy with Vladimire has definitely empowered me with the insight to recognize, scrutinize and have a better understanding on life’s tricky moments.
Going to therapy as a black man has been a freeing experience. I didn’t grow up in the typical household where therapy was frowned upon. Going as a family, in HS and as an adult was seemingly something I was supposed to do. As I got more into my adult life, I began to realize how therapy was looked at in the black community and for black men. I personally am glad I was not told to “suck it up” and ignore my emotions. My dad was a proponent of it which helped shape my introspective ability.
I am a middle-aged black man. Like many of us who grew up in the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s, therapy had never been in the forefront of my emotional development. After having gone through infidelity, on my part, and realizing just how that was a manifestation of deeper and underlying emotional frailties current and past, I fully support therapy as a healthy route to developing a more comprehensive understanding of myself. I love my development and perpetual growth I am experiencing and I could only have reached where I am by going through what I have been exposed to in my personal life and in my therapy sessions. My simple philosophy is that I am in a tunnel and am simply passing through, no matter the speed I am not stuck. I am moving in the most positive direction for me.
Seeking outside counsel to help me become a better man and husband to my wife was the best decision I have made in my adulthood. It takes a sincere person and an individual who can perceive your problems through a lens that is culturally sensitive in order to provide constructive feedback. Luckily my wife and I were able to find all that and more in Vladimire. She has been with us at every step of our marriage and I still hear her words echo throughout my relationship with my wife and for that, I will be forever grateful for having someone so committed to our success.
As a Black man, I was taught that therapy was for weak people. As I matured I realized that line of thinking was asinine and getting your feelings sorted out was one of the best things you can do. I love to workout and I think of therapy as a workout of the mind. Working out strengthens the body and keep it fresh and active. Therapy works out the mind. Keeping things bottled up isn’t a healthy way to live. I’m very open about going to therapy. Women are much more accepting than men but hopefully, one day, we as Black men will be as comfortable doing therapy sessions as we are going to watch the game.
Therapy for Black man is mostly looked at as a form of being weak. Me telling my peers that I attend therapy might even be laughed at with some of my immature friends. But those that are a bit more well rounded would agree that it’s needed to balance a very demanding lifestyle filled with daily pressures. Pressures like, being a black man in the workforce, being a black father, how we are perceived by the female gender and just being a black man in America can all lead to moments where we tend to act out of character. I did this often. I would let the weight of the world get so insurmountable that it would send me into spiraling depressive state or have me explode in rage. With therapy, I can now say that communication is KEY. It holds the key to the gate that either unleashes my anger or holds it in place. I possess that key now more than ever by talking out my challenges and constantly evaluating what makes me tick and why I feel the way I do when I do. It’s also helped me dive into family dynamics that I never thought even existed to that level. I love my sessions now and even though they are rough at moments I am better for them.
Recently Added Therapists
We would like to welcome the following therapists to TherapyForBlackMen.org.
As a marriage & family therapist, my work centers on helping couples and individuals navigate relationship issues. Whether you are single, dating, married, or in between….it’s important to heal from past wounds to experience yourself and your relationships in more positive ways. We all have baggage….baggage from our childhood…baggage from past relationships….. we will unpack Read more [...]
Efosa Airuehia, MD, DABAM, DipABLM, FAPA Dr. Airuehia is fondly referred to by his patients and colleagues as Dr. Air. He is a passionate, empathic physician who believes in a holistic evidence-based approach to treatment. Dr. Airuehia is quadruple board certified in General Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Addictions Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine. His psychiatry Read more [...]
As a black man, I too have suffered from a great deal of mental health challenges in my past that I did not know how to navigate through… but there is HELP! I am a Mental Health Therapist in the Los Angeles, Inland Empire, and Lake Arrowhead Areas in Southern California specializing in Adolescent, Young Read more [...]