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African American Therapists and Mental Health Professionals in Cincinnati


African Americans needing counseling or therapy often seek African American social workers and mental health professionals. Black-owned mental health providers employ these clinicians, counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists, and therapists.


Services include help with mental illnesses, post-traumatic and other stress disorders, cognitive behavioral therapy, traumatic experiences, and substance abuse. Mental health treatment from Black therapists, clinicians, counselors, and psychologists is delivered via outpatient and telehealth sessions.


Whether it’s therapy for adolescents, young adults, or older adults, these therapists are licensed and accept new clients. Individual, couple, family, and group therapy sessions are available for improved mental and behavioral health and well-being.


If you or a loved one are experiencing thoughts of suicide or need more urgent care, visit the Cincinnati Health Department, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, or University Hospital.


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Black Therapists in Cincinnati


Tamera Anderson

The Road to Endurance Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Services: Counseling, trauma, relationships, coping skills


Rosalyn Y Brown Beatty

Brown Beatty Counseling & Consulting, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, Ph.D., LPC, NCC
Services: Trauma, grief, empowerment, self-discovery, family, caregiving, self-care, and stress reduction
10999 Reed Hartman Highway, 45242 (Blue Ash)


Jeralyn T. Boyd

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LISW-S
Services: Dual diagnosis, substance abuse, and behavioral issues
1118 Pendleton Street, Suite 440, 45202 (Pendleton)


Toni Cargile-Hadley

Collaborative Counseling Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Services: Individuals, couples, and families
1100 Eaton Avenue, 45013 (Hamilton)


Courtney Carroll

Poppy’s Therapeutic Corner, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Services: Anxiety disorders, stress management, low self-esteem, depression, relationships, and adjustments to transitions
7373 Brookcrest Drive, Suite 305, 45237 (Roselawn)


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Aarin K. Cox

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LISW
Services: Anxiety, depression, relationships, trauma


Schiviena Crawley

Life Imagined Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, Med, LPC
Services: Grief, couples, Christians, and women in businesses


Rachael E. DuBose

Be the Light Clinical Supervision & Consulting, LLC
Counselor, MSEd, LPCC-S
Services: Coping mechanisms, processing traumas, and identifying goals for living a life of improved mental wellness
10925 Reed Hartman Highway, Suite 310F, 45242 (Blue Ash)


Orienta Nicole Eison

Emerging Spirit Counseling Services
Services: Individual and family therapy for women and children
1882 Roosevelt Avenue, 45240 (Mt Healthy)


Whayne Herriford

Flourish Psychotherapy
Counselor, MS, LPCA
Services: Individual, couples, LGBTQ group therapy, and group therapy
125 East Court Street, 45202 (Downtown)


Eric J. Hollie

Speak Life Counseling Services, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-S
Services: Counseling, support, and faith-based services
260 Northland Boulevard, 45246 (Springdale)



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Joycelyn Johnson

True Calling Counseling & Consulting Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CCTS-I
Services: Trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, and relationships
891 West North Bend Road, 45224 (Winton Hills)


Lisa R. Leace

Lisa R. Leace Counseling Services, LLC
Therapist, LISW-S, LCSW
Services: Depression, anxiety, and relationships
270 Northland Boulevard, Suite 211, 45246 (Springdale)


Caroline M. Sanders

Sanders Counseling Solutions, LLC
Counselor, MA, LPC, CCTP, EMDR
Services: Mindfulness and trauma for individuals


Shawn Scott

Inner Vision Counseling & Wellness
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Services: Grief, trauma, depression, anxiety, stress, relationships, abuse, career, and abandonment
9420 Towne Square Avenue, Suite 17, 45242 (Blue Ash)


Latrice R. Smith

LiveWell Group, LLC
Counselor, MEd, LPCC
Services: Anxiety, depression, relationships, trauma, parenting, and coping skills
7781 Cooper Road, Suite 5, 45242 (Montgomery)


Rosalind Smith Sistrunk

Rosalind Smith Counseling
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC-S
Services: Adults – Spirituality, Relationship Issues, Infidelity
431 Ohio Pike, Suite 156S, 45255 (Cherry Grove)
513- 843-6003



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Shantel Thomas

A Sound Mind Counseling
Services: Adult, teen, and child counseling
203 East Galbraith Road, 45216 (Hartwell)


Dwonna D. Thompson-Lenoir

LiveWell Group, LLC
Counselor, PsyD, LPCC-S
Services: Life transitions, depression, relationships, addiction, substance abuse, parenting, and trauma
7781 Cooper Road, Suite 5, 45242 (Montgomery)


Porchae Whitaker

Inspired Wellness Pathways LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Services: Evidence-based, solution-focused, dialectical, cognitive, reality, supportive, and behavioral therapy for youth


Dara Williams

Manifest Hope Counseling
Counselor, MA, LPCC, NCC, BC-TMH
Services: Anxiety, depression, bipolar illness, stress, chronic illness, relationships, families, grief, loss, and anger
11427 Reed Hartman Highway, Suite 105, 45241 (Blue Ash)


Johnny Williams

5H Counseling & Consulting Services
Counselor, MA, LPCC, LICDC
Services: Substance abuse, grief, family, anxiety, depression, psychotic disorders, trauma, and anger management
260 Northland Boulevard, Suite 209, 45246 (Springdale)


Ashley Duke

Elite Supportive Living Services
Licensed Independent Social Worker with Supervision, MSW, LISW-S
Services: Solution-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, and cognitive behavioral therapy
954 W North Bend Road, Suite 304b, 45224 (Finneytown)


Insurance and Mental Health


Some insurances require a referral from a primary care doctor to schedule a mental health session. Others may require referrals for psychiatric, psychosocial, or bipolar disorders.


When engaging with a therapist, not in your insurance’s network, ask about a superbill that allows patients to be reimbursed for services. Superbills can relieve some of the panic and distress you have about being unable to afford critical mental health care.


A therapy session without insurance can range from $65 to over $250. The amount owed depends on several factors, including the type of treatment and where you receive therapy. Uninsured Cincinnatians may be eligible for free or low-cost mental health services.




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Mental illness and traumatic stress should no longer be ignored. Seeking a psychologist, psychiatrist, social worker, clinician, or other mental health professional is the first step to improved mental health and well-being. These Black doctors in Cincinnati are accepting new patients and may be able to assist you.



Written by: Crystal Kendrick


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