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Curious for those seeing a therapist are you seeing a black woman? Do you feel like race and gender doesn’t add to the comfort of opening up in therapy?

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I’m looking for a therapist now and it’s non-negotiable that it’s a Black woman. I don’t have the energy to explain cultural issues on top of the major stuff I have going on.

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I had a white Italian male as a therapist and I really loved him. He worked for my personality and helping me through my issues and hang ups. I was lucky he was my first therapist but I have a few friends who have had to try a few until they found what works for them.

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For anyone shopping around this site lists black women therapist by state. I even found a faith based one which was an added bonus for me

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I’ve experienced a few different therapists including a black woman when I lived in Houston. I think you have to shop around for them until you find someone who works for you.

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I found mine on psychologytoday and the site has pictures. I suggest speaking to a few and having trial sessions with a couple so you can compare especially if you have never had a therapist. Also if your facing a particular issue like anxiety, breakup, eating disorder find someone who has experience in that area. Also think about the style of therapy you want cognitive, psychodynamic, mindfulness etc.

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I’ve been seeing a black female therapist for 1 year...life changing! She’s like my aunt; she’s real which allows me to be real and authentic! Best decision I’ve ever made. I’ve seen a white female in the past, and she was awesome but when it came to talking about work and microaggressions, she was lost and made me the problem, so I left.

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I have a black therapist & she is awesome. That was a nonnegotiable for me.

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I was seeing a white therapist at first but I couldn’t connect with her. She didn’t seem to really care based on her body language. I later found an older black woman therapist and she has been great. She makes me more comfortable and she understands my struggles. I found her on psychologytoday.com | I hope you find a good one soon

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I have a black man currently. I do online therapy. I have had a black woman before and two white woman. For me, personality is the biggest factor.

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My therapist is Indian and she's amazing. I'm a child of immigrants so that was also an important qualification for me (in addition to being non-white).

I'm seeing a white man. Love him!

It is absolutely necessary to have a culturally competent therapist. Especially in this climate

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