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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 fellow Black therapists.

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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 Black 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 suicidal or need more urgent care, visit the Cincinnati Health Department, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, or University Hospital.

Eastern Cincinnati Black Therapists and Counselors

Katlyn Health

Restorative Wellness
Family Therapist, M.S., I.-M.F.T.
Services: eating disorders, anxiety, trauma, marriage counseling, family and individual counseling
2010 Madison Rd., Ste. 200, 45208 (Hyde Park)
513-813-6718

Melnea Paige

Paige One, L.L.C.
Social Worker, M. Ed., M.S.W., L.I.S.W.-S.
Services: depression, anxiety, self-help, L.G.B.T.Q.+, and couple’s therapy
2200 Victory Pkwy., Ste. 602, 45206  (Walnut Hills)
513-993-5919

Latrice R. Smith

LiveWell Group, L.L.C.
Counselor, M.Ed., L.P.C.C.
Services: anxiety, depression, relationships, trauma, parenting, and coping skills
7781 Cooper Rd., Ste. 5, 45242 (Montgomery)
513-399-8993

Rosalind Smith Sistrunk

Rosalind Smith Counseling
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, M.A., L.P.C.C.-S.
Services: adult- spirituality, relationship issues, infidelity
431 Ohio Pike, Ste. 156, 45255 (Cherry Grove)
513- 843-6003

Dwonna D. Thompson-Lenoir

LiveWell Group, L.L.C.
Counselor, Psy.D., L.P.C.C.-S.
Services: life transitions, depression, relationships, addiction, substance abuse, parenting, and trauma
7781 Cooper Rd., Ste. 5, 45242 (Montgomery)
513-399-8998

Rita Thornton-Mercer

LifeSprings Counseling
M.A., L.P.C.C.-S., C.T.R.T.C., C.C.T.P., C.G.C.S., C.I.M.H.P.
Services: trauma, anxiety, depression, and grief
2117 Beechmont Ave., 45230 (Mount Washington)
513-724-4673

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Northern Cincinnati Black Therapists and Specialists

Denise Harris

Clear Outlook Counseling
L.P.C.
Services: trauma, bi-polar disorder, depression, anxiety, cognitive behavioral therapy
6566 Montgomery Rd., Ste. 210, 45213 (Kennedy Heights)
513-201-5440

Valente’D Jackson

Olive Branch Behavioral & Consulting
Therapist, M.S.W., L.S.W., L.I.C.D.C.-C.S.
Services: cognitive behavioral therapy, group therapy, relationships, parenting, family, and marital therapy
6566 Montgomery Rd., Ste. 210, 45213 (Kennedy Heights)
513-270-2418

Rosalyn Brown Beatty

Brown Beatty Counseling & Consulting, L.L.C.
Licensed Professional Counselor, Ph.D., L.P.C., N.C.C.
Services: trauma, grief, empowerment, self-discovery, family, caregiving, self-care, and stress reduction
10999 Reed Hartman Hwy., Ste. #216, 45242 (Blue Ash)
513-616-5096

Candice N. Crowley 

Candicely
Licensed Professional Counselor, L.P.C.
Services: relationships, premarital counseling, self-esteem, Christian counseling, student and co-parenting counseling
4555 Lake Forest Dr., Ste. 650, 45242 (Blue Ash)
513-599-2676

Marcus McNeil

Inclusive Counseling
M.S.W., L.S.W.
Services: anxiety, anger, grief, L.G.B.T.Q.+, abuse, stress management, trauma, and grief
10999 Reed Hartman Hwy., Ste. 207, 45242 (Blue Ash)
513-999-5506

Kristina Murray

Sure Space Therapy, L.L.C.
L.I.S., L.C.S.W.
Services: individual counseling, brain spotting, couples counseling, and athletic counseling
10999 Reed Hartman Hwy., 45242 (Blue Ash)
513-258-4051

Dorasae Rosario

Inclusive Counseling
M.A., L.P.C.
Services: anxiety, depression, couples counseling, anger management, stress, L.G.B.T.Q.+, trauma, and self-esteem
10999 Reed Hartman Hwy., Ste. 207, 45242 (Blue Ash)
513-999-5506

Shawn Scott

Inner Vision Counseling & Wellness
Licensed Professional Counselor, M.A., L.P.C.
Services: grief, trauma, depression, anxiety, stress, relationships, abuse, career, and abandonment
9420 Towne Square Ave., Ste. 17, 45242 (Blue Ash)
513-788-1318

Central Cincinnati Black Therapists and Mental Health Providers

Aarin K. Cox

Lifestance Health
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, M.A., M.S.W., L.I.S.W.
Services: anxiety, depression, relationships, trauma
2135 Dana Ave., Ste. 220, 45207 (Evanston)
513-995-1133

Jeralyn T. Boyd

JR. GATT, L.L.C.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, M.A., L.I.S.W.-S.
Services: dual diagnosis, substance abuse, and behavioral issues
1118 Pendleton St., Ste. 412, 45202 (Over-the-Rhine)
513-802-9652

Tamara M. Campbell

Cincinnati Center for Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis, Inc.
Psychiatry Specialist, M.d., Psy. D.
Services: P.T.S.D., anxiety disorders, and bipolar disorders
3001 Highland Ave., 45219 (Corryville)
513-961-8846

Shanaetris Edwards

Cincinnati Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Licensed Social Worker, L.S.W.
Services: counseling, relationships, and anxiety
3200 Vine St., 45220 (Corryville)
513-861-3100

Whayne Herriford

Flourish Psychotherapy
Counselor, MS, L.P.C.C.
Services: individual, couples, L.G.B.T.Q.+ group therapy, and group therapy
125 E. Court St., Ste. 350, 45202 (Central Business Distinct)
859-951-6162

Daryl Ringwood

Central Clinic Behavioral Health
L.I.S.W.
Services: L.G.B.T.Q.+
311 Albert Sabin Way, 45229 (Corryville)
513-558-5823

Western Cincinnati Black Therapists and Mental Health Providers

Brianna Collins

Serenity Therapy Services, L.L.C.
Licensed Social Worker, Therapist, M.S.W., L.S.W.
Services: trauma, relationships, trauma, depression, and anxiety
2300 Montana Ave., 45211 (West Wood)
513-202-4095

Tahlisha Dorsey

Serenity Therapy Services
Therapist, L.S.W.-S., M.S.W., E.M.D.R., T.F.-C.B.T., P.S.I.
Services: anxiety, depression, trauma, anger management, maternal mental health, and substance abuse
2300 Montana Ave., 4211 (West Wood)
513-202-4095

Ashley Duke

Elite Supportive Living Services
Licensed Independent Social Worker with Supervision, M.S.W., L.I.S.W.-S.
Services: solution-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, and cognitive behavioral therapy
954 W. North Bend Rd., Ste. 304b, 45224 (Finneytown)
513-607-0384

Orienta Nicole Eison

Emerging Spirit Counseling Services
Services: Individual and family therapy for women and children
1882 Roosevelt Ave., 45240 (Springfield Township)
513-788-1766

Ivye Gardner- Julius

Honor With Class
M.S.W., L.S.W.
Services: academic counseling, substance abuse, group therapy, anxiety, depression, and family counseling.
432 Ray Norrish Dr., 45246 (Springdale)
513-802-5080

Joycelyn Johnson

True Calling Counseling & Consulting Services, L.L.C.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, L.P.C., C.C.T.S.-I.
Services: trauma, P.T.S.D., depression, anxiety, and relationships
891 W. North Bend Road, Second Floor, 45224 (Finneytown)
513-242-0076

Chantel Riser

Blue Skyy Therapeutic
M.S.W., L.S.W.
Services: substance abuse, depression, and cognitive behavioral therapy
10190 Springfield Pike, 45215 (Woodlawn)
513-351-1402

Karen D. Rumsey

Blue Skyy Therapeutic
M.S.W., L.I.S.W.-S.
Services: couples therapy, relationships, depression, and family therapy
10190 Springfield Pike, 45215 (Woodlawn)
513-351-1402

Shantel Thomas

A Sound Mind Counseling
Ph.D., P.C.C.-S., L.S.W.
Services: adult, teen, and child counseling
203 E. Galbraith Road, 45216 (Hartwell)
513-948-0023

Karla Tolbert

Living Hope Counseling Services
Counselor, Ph.D., L.P.C.C.S.
Services: anxiety, depression, relationships, stress, and parenting
1538 Groesbeck Rd., 45224 (College Hill)
513-371-5135

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Butler County Black Mental Health Providers

Toni Cargile-Hadley

Collaborative Counseling Services, L.L.C.
Licensed Professional Counselor, M.A., L.P.C.
Services: individuals, couples, and families
1100 Eaton Ave., 45013 (Hamilton)
513-801-7278

Courtney Carroll

Poppy’s Therapeutic Corner, L.L.C.
Licensed Professional Counselor, M.A.
Services: anxiety disorders, stress management, low self-esteem, depression, relationships, and adjustments to transitions
415 Glensprings Dr., Ste. 10, 45246 (Springdale)
513-570-4068

Dennis Davis

Sojourner Recovery
Licensed Social Worker, L.S.W., M.S.W.
Services: depression, anger management, grief, substance abuse, and trauma
515 Dayton St., 45011 (Hamilton)
513-868-7654

Karen Durgans

Mindfully
Licensed Professional Counselor, M.A., M.S., L.P.C.
Services: abuse, trauma, A.D.H.D., anxiety, grief, depression, relationships, and stress management
8040 Hosbrook Rd., Ste. 320, 45014 (Kenwood)
888-830-0347

Ladrina Eves 

Uniquely Centered Therapeutic Services, L.L.C.
L.P.C.
Services: depression, anxiety, self-expression, relationships, family, and couples counseling
1329 E. Kemper Road, Ste. 4, 45246 (Springdale)
513-223-3068

Mariah Goodwin

Cincinnati Therapy Center
L.P.C.C., P.C.I.T., M.S.
Services: anxiety, autism, depression, trauma, grief, A.D.H.D., and relationships
4000 Executive Park Dr., Ste. 100, 45241 (Sharonville)
513-274-2744

Kellee Haslon

Your Priority Healthcare
Family Nurse Practitioner, A.P.R.N.
Services: anxiety, substance abuse, mood disorder, depression, and postpartum depression
1100 Eaton Ave., 45013 (Hamilton)
513-807-8886

Eric J. Hollie

Speak Life Counseling Services, L.L.C.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, M.S.W., L.I.S.W.-S.
Services: counseling, support, and faith-based services
260 Northland Blvd., Ste. 305B, 45246 (Springdale)
513-341-7036

Lisa R. Leace

Lisa R. Leace Counseling Services, L.L.C.
Therapist, L.I.S.W.-S., L.C.S.W.
Services: depression, anxiety, and relationships
270 Northland Blvd., Ste. 211, 45246 (Springdale)
513-657-4288

Ebony Peak

Poppy’s Therapeutic Corner, L.L.C.
L.S.W.
Services: couples therapy, anxiety, relationships, depression, and family therapy,
415 Glensprings Dr., Ste. 301, 45246 (Springdale)
513-570-4068

Tracy Rawls

Exclusive Services Integrated Health Care
M.S.W., L.I.C.D.C
Services: addiction and behavioral therapy
11134 Luschek Dr., 45241 (Blue Ash)
513-827-9273

Vernon Rawls

Exclusive Services Integrated Health Care
B.S., C.D.C.A.
Services: substance abuse, relationships, and counseling
11134 Luschek Dr., 45241 (Blue Ash)
513-827-9273

Latoya Robinson

Poppy’s Therapeutic Corner, L.L.C.
L.S.W., M.S.W.
Services: anxiety, emotional disorders, depression, relationships, and self-esteem
415 Glensprings Dr., Ste. 301, 45246 (Springdale)
513-570-4068

Kayla Smith

Primary Health Solutions
M.S.
Services: ecological counseling, play/art therapy, A.D.H.D., trauma, and family therapy
211 Donald Dr., Ste. B, 45014 (Fairfield)
513-454-1111

Dara Williams

Manifest Hope Counseling
Counselor, M.A., L.P.C.C., N.C.C., B.C.-T.M.H.
Services: anxiety, depression, bipolar illness, stress, chronic illness, relationships, families, grief, loss, and anger
11427 Reed Hartman Hwy., Ste. 105, 45241 (Blue Ash)
513-833-6683

Johnny Williams

5H Counseling & Consulting Services
Counselor, M.A., L.P.C.C., L.I.C.D.C.
Services: substance abuse, grief, family, anxiety, depression, psychotic disorders, trauma, and anger management
260 Northland Blvd., Ste.209, 45246 (Springdale)
216-849-5711

Black Mental Health Providers Strictly Telehealth or Cincinnati Children’s

Brandon Brown

Inclusive Counseling
Licensed Social Worker, M.S.W., L.S.W.
Services: grief, trauma, Christian mentorship, and anxiety
3416 Clifton Ave., 45220 (Blue Ash)
513-204-9295

Rachael E. DuBose

Be the Light Clinical Supervision & Consulting, L.L.C.
Counselor, M.A.Ed., L.P.C.C.-S.
Services: coping mechanisms, processing traumas, and identifying goals for living a life of improved mental wellness
10925 Reed Hartman Hwy., Ste. 310F, 45242 (Blue Ash)
513-400-3231

Ursula Robinson

A Better You Counseling L.L.C.
L.P.C.C.-S.
Services: depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, and counseling for new mothers
1375 Kemper Meadows Dr., Ste. 12, 45240 (Forest Park)
513-294-8330

Grace Shelby

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Psychologist, Ph.D.
Services: anxiety, parenting, depression, O.C.D., and A.D.H.D.
5899 Harrison Ave., 45248 (Dent)
513-636-4336

Crishna Wilburn

Clinical Social Worker & Therapist, MSW, LISW-S
Services: Depression, Anxiety, and Relationship Issues
Cincinnati, OH 45237
513-995-6207

Kentucky Black Mental Health Providers

Zoe Cook

Shattered 2 Restored
Counselor, M.A., L.P.C.A.
Services: family therapy, trauma, group therapy, and anxiety
1511 Calvary Dr., Ste. 201, 41042 (Florence)
859-869-0041

Victoria Kabungulu

Elle Mental Health
Therapist, L.P.C.A, M.A.
Services: L.G.B.T.Q.+, substance abuse, anxiety, mood disorders, grief, trauma, and relationships
350 Thomas More Pkwy., Ste. 160, 41017 (Crestview Hills)
859-600-6990

Chenel Stewart

Shattered 2 Restored
Professional Life Couch, M.A., L.P.C.C.
Services: anxiety, trauma, depression, couples’ conflict, and spiritual confusion
1511 Calvary Dr., Ste. 201, 41042 (Florence)
859-869-0041

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Black Providers of Strictly Virtual Services

Tamera Anderson

The Road to Endurance Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, L.I.S.W.-S.
Services: counseling, trauma, relationships, coping skills
Virtual
513-802-9582

Schiviena Crawley

Life Imagined Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, Med, L.P.C.
Services: grief, couples, Christians, and women in businesses
Virtual
513-843-3600

Brandi Rahim

Clinical Social Work/ Therapist, M.S.W., L.I.S.W.
Services: trauma, anxiety, parenting, self-image, and depression
513-640-9485

Caroline M. Sanders

Sanders Counseling Solutions, L.L.C.
Counselor, M.A., L.P.C., C.C.T.P., E.M.D.R.
Services: mindfulness and trauma for individuals
Virtual
513-280-8169

Porschae Whitaker

Inspired Wellness Pathways L.L.C.
Licensed Professional Counselor, M.A., L.P.C.
Services: evidence-based, solution-focused, dialectical, cognitive, reality, supportive, and behavioral therapy for youth
Virtual
513-549-1574

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Insurance and Mental Health

Some insurance companies 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. These allow 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 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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