Black Mental Health Providers List

Our mission at Postpartum Progress is to ensure that every woman is able to get the help she needs. Research shows people often feel more comfortable seeking help from someone who looks like them or is from a similar cultural background. This is why we have assembled a specific list of more than 100 female black mental health providers around the U.S. This list does not endorse any specific treatment program or healthcare provider, but is meant to help you find them more easily.

If you’d like to download a copy of our New Mom Mental Health Get Help Checklist for the Black/African Diaspora population, click the link and fill out the form to download a clean copy. You can use the checklist to start a conversation with your healthcare provider about how you are feeling.

Please note: These are all mental health specialists who have indicated they have a focus on women’s issues. Only a few of them, however, are perinatal mood and anxiety disorder specialists. Postpartum Progress will soon be announcing a scholarship program to offer small scholarships to providers of color to help increase the number of minority perinatal mood and anxiety disorder specialists.

If you are interested in being added to this list, please let us know at katherine@postpartumprogress.org. You must have a website to be listed, you must be a licensed mental health professional, and you must have a focus area on women’s issues (if the focus of your practice is on divorce and couples counseling, or adolescent mental health, or professional development and career coaching, for instance, you are not a fit for this list).

 

ALABAMA

Huntsville – Monretta Vega LPC

Madison – Lindsay Sheckles

 

ARKANSAS

Conway – Anita Martin MA LPC

Little Rock – Linda Brewer PhD

 

ARIZONA

Mesa – Celeste Cheatham LPC

Phoenix – Claudette Waite 

Tempe – Rochelle Trotman Normal

 

CALIFORNIA

Beverly Hills – LaDonna Parker MA

Claremont – Marissa Long PsyD

Culver City – Adrena McGroarty PNMHP

Los Angeles – Tanya Brown PhD

Los Angeles – Wendy Talley LCSW

Los Angeles – Alexis Earkman LCSW

Los Angeles – Michelle Cauley LCSW

Los Angeles – Lisa Bolden PsyD

North Hollywood – Ilita Beckham LMFT

Oakland – Leah Kimble Price LMFT

Pleasant Hill – Erica Bell LCSW

Sacramento – Tiffany Mims PhD

Sacrament0 – Emily Macdougall MFT

Sacramento – Alondra Thompson

San Diego – Patricia Evans MA LMFT

San Francisco – Tiffany McLain

San Francisco – Lauren Bock MA

San Pedro – Miyume McKinley LCSW

Stockton – Sharmaine Barnes LMFT

West Los Angeles – Margena Carter

Woodland Hills – Jacqueline Williams PsyD

 

COLORADO

Denver – Jasmine Crane MA

Westminster – Robyn Mourning MS

 

CONNECTICUT

New Haven – Venice Garner, LCSW

Stamford – Carolyn Kagan MA LCSW

 

FLORIDA

Ft. Lauderdale – Elizabeth David LMFT

Tampa – Keesha Sullivan

Tampa – Angie Speller LMHC

 

GEORGIA

Atlanta – Chantea Williams PhD

Atlanta – Sarah Vinson MD

Atlanta – Erica James

Atlanta – Natalie Grubbs LPC

Dacula – Shirley Boone Sanford PhD

Decatur – Andreka Peat PsyD

Decatur – Ayanna Abrams PsyD

Douglasville – LaShawn Faison-Bradley LPC

Roswell – Bianca Hughes

Suwanee – Natasha Thomas MD

 

ILLINOIS

Chicago – Yulinda Rahman

Chicago – Nikia Thompson PhD

Chicago – Anne Marie Nicholas PsyD

Chicago – Danielle Simmons PhD

Chicago – Marion Malcome LCSW

Chicago – Chantelle Bittings LCPC

Evanston – Melissa Blount PhD

Naperville – Yvonne Patterson PsyD

 

INDIANA

Carmel – Karen Henry Smith MSW

Indianapolis – Kimberly Johnson PsyD

 

KENTUCKY

Lexington – Lauren Downey LPCC

Louisville – V Nikki Jones LCSW

Louisville – La Shonda Sims LPC

 

LOUISIANA

Baton Rouge – Lakeitha Poole LPC

Baton Rouge – Shamyra Howard LCSW

Metairie – Mylischa Lewis LCSW

Monroe – Beatrice Tatem PhD

New Orleans – Tammy Wilborn

New Orleans – Gwyn Meredith LPC

 

MARYLAND

Baltimore – Desiree Israel

Bethesda – Ajita Robinson LCPC

Catonsville – Shawna Murray-Browne LCSW-C 

College Park – Avalaura Gaither Beharry

Frederick – Erica Burns LCSW

Largo – Lauri Preston

Lutherville – Safiyyah Rahman MD

Odenton – Angela Hill LCPC

 

MASSACHUSETTS

Arlington – Jocelyn St. Cyr LICSW

Boston – Requina Barnes LICSW

Boston – Astrid Derosiers MD

Cambridge – Aimee Lin Miller MSW LICSW

Dorchester – Codman Square

 

MICHIGAN

Ann Arbor – Joy Saniya PhD

Kalamazoo – Ciji C. Gamble, MA, LPC

Southfield – Shawn White LPC

Southfield – Jennifer Matthews LPC

 

MINNESOTA

Minneapolis – Reba Peeples MD

Minneapolis – Renita Wilson LCSW

 

MISSOURI

Ferguson – Shauna Aningo LPC

St. Charles – Kayla Burton MA

St. Louis – Yvette Hawkins MA LPC

 

NEVADA

Las Vegas – Adrienne O’Neal MFT

 

NEW JERSEY

Montclair – Charlena Sears PsyD

Montclair – Erika Kendrick

Maplewood – Natasha Manning Gibbs PhD

Sicklerville – Angela Clack PsyD LPC

 

NEW MEXICO

Albuquerque – N. Phoenix Anderson PhD

 

NEW YORK

Bronx – Naimah Johnson 

Croton on Hudson – Agathe Pierre Louis PsyD

Melville – Monique Griffith PhD

New York City – Lesia Ruglass PhD

New York City – Deanna Richards LMHC

New York City – Michele Wiltshire PsyD

New York City – Linda Cedeno PhD

 

NORTH CAROLINA

Chapel Hill – April Parker MSW LCSW

Charlotte – Shawntal Isaiah LCSW

Charlotte – Cheryl Richardson LPC

Charlotte – Christi Neal LPC

Charlotte – Melissa Tate LPC

Durham – Elisa Davis MA LPC

High Point – Enjonae Anderson LPC

Matthews – Shante Vines LCSW

 

OHIO

Gahanna – Calisa Nickelsen MA

Cincinnati – Dwonna Thompson Lenoir PsyD

Cleveland – Gwenette James LISW

 

OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma City – Ashley Bryant LPC

Oklahoma City – LaDonna White MA

 

OREGON

Portland – Ime Kerlee LPC

 

PENNSYLVANIA

Philadelphia – Tonya Ladipo LCSW

Philadelphia – Monica Thompson Campbell PhD

Philadelphia – Hanna Afua Obeng

Philadelphia – Alanna Gardner MFT

Philadelphia – Jazmin Lewis MS

 

SOUTH CAROLINA

Columbia – Niya Calderon LPC

 

TENNESSEE

Mufreesboro – La Vonne Johnson

Memphis – Quinn Gee MS

 

TEXAS

Arlington – Siobhan Flowers LPC

Austin – Patty Evers LPC

Bellaire – Jasmine Burton PhD

Irving – Katrina Caldwell MA

San Antonio – Kesha Martin

 

VIRGINIA

Alexandria – Melissa Gordon Pitts LCSW

Charlottesville – Eboni Bugg LCSW

Hampton – Ameka Lee-Graham LCSW

Haymarket – Esther Boykin

Newport News – Tamika Lord MA

Richmond – Jessica Young Brown PhD

Virginia Beach – Angela Settle LPC

Woodbridge – Nichelle Mason PhD

 

WASHINGTON

Green Lake – Ehioze Osadiaye

Seattle – Kyeisha Hodge

Tacoma – Phebe Braka Owusu LMFT

Vancouver – Summer Brown LMFT

 

WASHINGTON DC

DC – Samantha Sweeney PhD 

DC – Xanthia Johnson LPC

DC – Candace Taylor Mukendi

 

WISCONSIN

Milwaukee – Lydia Johnson LPC