7 Black Therapists You Need to Follow on Social Media
Therapy is becoming trendy which I hope means it is being normalized in our culture. For most, understanding the therapy process and the benefits of therapy is a new revolution. Mental health and wellness is something we all have as human beings. It is our right to take care of our whole selves: physically, spiritually, and emotionally.
These seven therapists are committed to educating and serving the community. They are advocates, educators, and wellness experts and they all have a blossoming platform on social media. They are helping to reduce the stigma about mental health care.
Learn more about them:
She is the Founder of Kaleidoscope Counseling in Charlotte, North Carolina. She helps people who managing or are in unhealthy relationships. She is known for her quotables and infographics on Instagram. You can shop her website for a therapy journal, empowered planner, or goal workbook. To find out more about Nedra, visit nedratwaab.com
Shivonne is an advocate for women’s health and Black maternal mental health and wellness. With her platform, she shares helpful tips and empowers women to live healthier lives. I also enjoy her transparency as she navigates being a private practice owner. She also recently founded a non-profit, Olivia & Imani Wellness Project to provide free and accessible mental health services to women and girls.
You can find out more about Shivonne and her practice at akomacounselingconcepts.com.
Patrice Douglas, LMFT
Founder of Empire Counseling Services, Patrice is certified in Anger Management and Parent-Child Interactions Therapy. Her instagram posts are for the culture. She is sure to have commentary and give helpful insights normalizing mental health in the black community. She offers online workshops and individual sessions. You can find out more about her by following her at patricendouglas.com
Dr. Hodge is my friend and accountability partner. She is a clinical psychologist who is known for helping others to #slayyouranxiety
She is a speaker, workshop facilitator, and down to Earth therapist who helps people to change their internal language from judgment to compassion. You can find more information about her at slayyouranxiety.com
Josie is bicultural therapist and wellness speaker who promotes mental wellness for the diaspora. She helps people unhlesrn unhelpful though patterns, heal past wounds, and discover their authentic selves. Her IGTV videos and quotes will you get you all the way together. She is also a certified yogi and helps people with overall wellness. She’s my Instagram friend who I hope to collab with in the future. You can out more about Josie by visiting her website josierosario.com
Ask Dr Jess, is a platform started by Jessica Clemons, MD- a psychiatrist in New York who encourages people to #bewell
She hosts a weekly Instagram live which covers topics on anxiety, empathy, trauma and she answers your questions. She recently started a monthly series called Be Well Converstions in which she has conversations with celebrities and public figures about mental health and their own self-care. You can find out more about Dr. Jess at Askdrjess
Just Davia is a licensed therapist and yogi who teaches people about trauma and mindfulness. She is the host of the podcast, Affirm, and has a holistic wellness resource for women of color called Redefine Enough. She is the owner of Just Davia Consulting, LLC.
You can find out more about her at her website justdavia.com
One more…It’s me! Krystal J.!
You didn’t think I’d forget to put myself on this list, did ya? Lol.
I support helping professionals as they prioritize self-care and caring for their mental health. I help millennial women as they embark on a healing journey. I am the founder and lead therapist of Simply Being Wellness Counseling. You can learn more about my practice at Simplybeingcounseling.com.
I hope you engage with these dope therapists online and enjoy the information they provide as much as I do. I realize there are no men on this list (I’m working on it) and I will also have a list to come of other therapists who’s content I find helpful on Instagram (where I mostly hang out).
Be sure to follow these therapists and myself on Instagram. As always, keep in touch with me by commenting on this post, sending me a DM, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.