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Book 25+ of the best Black / African American therapists in Connecticut

Find the best Black / African American therapist in Connecticut for your need...

Tameika Ivey

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LPC
19 years of experience
Virtual
Hello, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been licensed in the state of Georgia for over 6 years. I also hold licenses in the states of Connecticut, Vermont, and Delaware. In addition, I have Telehealth privileges to practice in the states of South Carolina and Florida. I have over 19 years of experience within the helping field stemming from working in outpatient and mental health facilities, along with community-based practices. My theoretical orientation is Cognitive Behavior Therapy as I will strive to help others become aware of maladaptive behaviors while also developing coping skills to minimize symptoms. In addition, I am well versed in utilizing DBT, ACT, trauma focused, and strength-based practices.

Next available: Apr 24

CT & DE Faith-based Counseing

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CT & DE Faith-based Counseing  profile image
LPC
20 years of experience
Direct
Warm
Virtual
There is hope if you're looking for a way to break free from intrusive thoughts and unhelpful behavioral patterns. I work collaboratively with Believers and other clients struggling with seemingly unending thought disorders contributing to the debilitating quality of life. I believe in the power of collaboration and working together to address challenges and achieve personal growth. I look forward to working collaboratively with you on your journey toward healing and well-being.

Next available: Apr 23

Kim Perkins

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LCSW
19 years of experience
Direct
Authentic
Solution oriented
Virtual
Greetings!! I am a clinical social worker, based out of Georgia. I have been practicing and serving the community for 19 years. I earned my MSW from Florida A & M University in Tallahassee, FL. I am passionate about helping people discover their personal strengths while guiding them in their journey to overcoming their challenges.

Next available: Apr 22

Angelique Ross

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Angelique Ross profile image
LPC
7 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Empowering
Virtual
My passion has always been to work with individuals to increase their overall happiness, build upon their strengths, and encourage them to never give up on their goals. I have worked in the mental health field over the last 6 years. I have worked in community outpatient clinics, and group homes, and have done in-home therapy. I have more of a relaxed and goal-oriented approach to therapy. I'll show up for you how you need to be supported. I will always be honest and challenge you to reach your goals. I am friendly and hold no judgments toward my clients. I am open to feedback and we can have open communication about what works vs what does not work for you.

Next available: Apr 23

Antonia Mahoney

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Antonia Mahoney profile image
LPC
8 years of experience
Solution oriented
Intelligent
Warm
Virtual
In-person
361 Park Rd, We...
21 mi
Hello! I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor based in Connecticut with eight years of experience in the mental health field. My journey in this profession has been driven by a passion for assisting individuals through life changes and empowering them to better manage and cope with the challenges they encounter. Over the course of my career, I've had the privilege of working with diverse populations, each with unique needs and circumstances. My approach is rooted in evidence-based practices, and I frequently draw upon modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

Next available: Apr 22

Melissa Caparitia

Melissa Caparitia profile image
LPC
5 years of experience
Solution oriented
Empowering
Virtual
Ms. Melissa A. Caparitia is a Mental Health Counselor in New York, NY with special training and skill in working with individuals, groups and communities to improve mental health dysfunctions by discussing emotions and experiences, then prescribing custom Trauma -informed, relational and holistic approach. Additionally, specialized working with childhood trauma, victims of domestic violence, mentoring and life and career coaching. I create an empowering atmosphere for individuals to overcome their limitations through a partnership.

Next available: Apr 27

Yeharar Stephen

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Yeharar Stephen profile image
LPC
15 years of experience
Empowering
Open-minded
Authentic
Virtual
Hi, I'm Yeharar Do you find yourself overthinking and analyzing every little detail of life events? Are having trouble relaxing? Are you struggling to find motivation and energy? Do you have a hard time connecting with the people in your life? I support my clients manage day to day stress, anxiety and depression. Together, we can identify what's not working and come up with a plan that can improve your quality of life. We'll use an overall wellness approach addressing the needs of your mind, body and spirit. Using an interactive approach, I am committed to building good rapport, trust, and providing a safe space for clients to have open dialogues about their concerns. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, attachment theory, and person-centered. Whether you're dealing with feelings of being overwhelmed, relationship concerns, cycles of anxiety and depression, I'm here to support your growth. It takes courage to be aware of your needs and to seek out support to change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to partner with you and work towards the change you want.

Next available: May 8

Krista Lawrence

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Krista Lawrence profile image
LMFT
10 years of experience
Warm
Solution oriented
Empowering
Virtual
“Together, we will work on strategies that address the root cause of difficulties. We have what we need inside us. Let’s use curiosity and compassion to ask the hard questions. Those answers are the gateway to resolution. Call me and let’s talk.” I believe there are no broken people. Decisions made during difficult, emotional times are influenced by unsettled parts. Through talk therapy, we can address past hurts in a safe and supportive therapeutic space free of judgment. Doing so will begin the healing process. The focus is to empower your quiet voice within to share your truth with first yourself and then others. The goal is to end historic pain by creating a more pleasant present, which allows you to live your best life.

Next available: Apr 22

Tahara DeBarrows

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Tahara DeBarrows profile image
LMFT
6 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Intelligent
Virtual
*My availability is limited, however, I am accepting new clients. Please email me at info@ajourneytohealingcounseling.com Hi there! My name is Tahara, and I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I'm here to help you navigate the sometimes confusing world of emotions with compassion and understanding. My passion is helping people like you build self-confidence, advocate for themselves, and achieve emotional well-being. Let's work together to help you feel your best! Check out my most recent article: "How to Relax without Alcohol: 16 Ways" https://www.choosingtherapy.com/how-to-relax-without-alcohol/ Check out my contributions to the following Grow Therapy blog posts: "What is PMDD? How Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder Affects Mental and Physical Health" https://growtherapy.com/blog/what-is-pmdd/ "6 Anger Management Strategies to Keep You Calm" https://growtherapy.com/blog/how-to-manage-anger/ "Signs of Low Self-Esteem and How to Overcome It" https://growtherapy.com/blog/signs-of-low-self-esteem/ "What is Agoraphobia, Understanding the Causes and Treatments" https://growtherapy.com/blog/what-is-agoraphobia/ "Why We Need to Break the Stigma Surrounding Mental Health and Therapy" https://growtherapy.com/blog/therapy-stigma/ Featured in "Local Therapists discuss Black men and mental health" in the Meriden Record Journal. https://www.myrecordjournal.com/News/Southington/Southington-News/Local-therapists-discuss-black-men-and-mental-health.html

Next available: Apr 25

Sharry Woods

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LCSW
20 years of experience
Virtual
My work as a psychotherapist is rooted in a profound belief that by recognizing and honoring our complex, messy life stories with honesty and gentleness, we lay the foundation to heal the obstacles preventing us from building fulfilling, meaningful lives. Throughout life, we all create narratives about ourselves to help us survive. These narratives are shaped by myriad factors (individual life experiences, relationships, intergenerational legacies, and experiences of oppression/privilege, belonging/rejection, among others). Over time, our narratives and coping mechanisms fall short. We wonder, what went wrong? What's wrong with me?

Next available: Apr 22

Keisha Cox

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LCSW
22 years of experience
Virtual
I am an LCSW with a private practice in NY and CT. I have earned a BA in Psychology and an MSW in Clinical Social Work, both from New York University. I have over 20 years of experience working with children and adults of all ages with a focus on cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, strength based and mindfulness approaches.

Next available: May 3

Elesa Nugent Weaver-Bey

Elesa Nugent Weaver-Bey profile image
LCSW
18 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in the state of CT. I obtained my Masters Degree from the University of Connecticut and have been in the field since 2006. My work experience includes working with family/family resources, child and adolescents/young adults experiencing anger management, peer conflict, mood disorders, coping skills, familial issues to ensure a stress-free life.

Next available: Apr 22

Michelle Louise Bicking

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Michelle Louise Bicking profile image
LCSW
13 years of experience
Virtual
Thank you so much for allowing you to join this phase of your journey. I am a first-generation Bajan (Barbados)/Vincentian (Saint Vincent and Grenadines) queer clinician of color seeking to be of service. I have over 20 years direct care services, including hospice/end of life care, residential services for teens and young adults, inpatient and outpatient care. I am here to meet you where you are, and show you where and who you can be.

Next available: Apr 23

Colette Cassidy

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Colette Cassidy  profile image
LPC
Virtual
HI I am Licensed Mental Health Counselor I received my Master's from Alfred University. Throughout my career I have worked with individuals with severe mental illness helping them identify healthier ways to cope with grief and loss, depression and anxiety. I provide a safe and relax setting that allows people to feel supported. My approach is collaborative and client centered we worked together to see the change you want.

Next available: Apr 22

Christi Ingram

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LCSW
21 years of experience
Virtual
Hello, Pleased to meet you. I have a bachelors of science from Sacred Heart University, Fairfield Connecticut. I earned my masters of social work from Ford University in New York. Since that time I have worked with clients on parole probation and a day, incarceration center, a mental health clinic, Bridges, Milford, Ct. for 18 years I have worked as a school social worker. For the past four years, I have provided individual counseling to adolescents and adults via zoom.

Next available: Apr 23

LaSonja Carter

LaSonja Carter profile image
LPC
20 years of experience
Virtual
I have extensive experience in serving adults, adolescents, children, and families by providing mental health counseling, domestic violence prevention, substance use prevention, addiction recovery, career counseling, family support, career coaching and education. I enjoy live theater productions, watching classic movies, reading biographies, listening to music, traveling, and spending time with family. I will look forward to working with you soon.

Next available: Apr 22

Yonzel Burt

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LCSW
8 years of experience
Virtual
Starting the process of participating in the therapeutic relationship takes courage. When beginning any level of therapy, you should feel safe and have a safe and non-judgmental environment that will promote healing, empowerment, and independence. I specialize in building on the strengths of individuals by creating a safe and nurturing environment while assisting in the problem-solving process. I am licensed in Connecticut and have eight years of professional work experience; I am also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage, and I am proud of you for getting started!

Next available: Apr 27

Marva Beckford

Marva Beckford profile image
LCSW
20 years of experience
Virtual
Much of my experience has been working with people who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, LGBTQ+ issues, substance abuse issues and self-esteem issues. You can expect me to walk you through whatever difficulties you re facing and help you learn more abut yourself and the way you interact with the world. This way we can be more open and honest with each other.

Next available: Apr 22

Kendra Toodle-Register

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Kendra Toodle-Register profile image
LCSW
6 years of experience
Virtual
I am an LCSW in the state of CT and LISW in the state of OH. I have over 20 years of experience in the mental health field working with adults in healthcare settings. For the past 6 years I have been developing my professional counseling skills for private practice to meet the needs of my clients. I specialize in person centered approaches rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques which include, mindfulness and strength-based methods. These approaches will allow us to create a safe space to explore your emotions by building a trusting client-therapist partnership and equip you with the tools you need to live healthier and happier lives.

Next available: Apr 22

Lamont Belle

(he/him)

Lamont Belle profile image
LPC
21 years of experience
Empowering
Authentic
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hi! I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) based in Connecticut. I received my Master's from Cambridge College of Massachusetts and have been practicing over 15 years. I help people who struggle with many life problems or mental health disorders become more aware of their issues and assist them with providing healthy clarity.

Next available: Apr 22

Martine Saintilus

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Martine Saintilus profile image
LCSW
7 years of experience
Virtual
There is so much power, and strength in one's voice, and I am here to listen. Imagine being able to release the burden that you have been carrying for years. My goal is to empower those who are struggling with diagnoses such as (but not limited to) depression, anxiety, and PTSD, find effective coping strategies. It is important for me to hear your story, and encourage you to uncover your greatest potential. My passion is to help you to identify your obstacles, while empowering you to find healthy ways to address them. I provide evidence-based therapy, such as Cognitive-Behavoiral Therapy, and Person-Centered Therapy, in order to help one reach their desired goals. I also provide Christian/faith-based Counseling!

Next available: Apr 23

Jeigh Hayes

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Jeigh Hayes profile image
LPC
15 years of experience
Virtual
I am an LPC in Connecticut. I have specialized training in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, Gottman Bringing Baby Home and Accelerated Resolution Therapy. I am working toward certification in Beck Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. “Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) is a unique approach to psychotherapy. ART is unique because the ART Therapist guides the client to replace the negative images in the mind that cause the symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress with positive images of the client’s choosing. And this is done quickly, most often within one session! Once the negative images have been replaced by positive ones, the triggers will be gone.” I am licensed as am LMHC in RI, cash pay clients only in RI.

Next available: May 7

Dr. Vicki Carter

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Dr. Vicki Carter profile image
LPC
22 years of experience
Direct
Solution oriented
Empowering
Virtual
Hi! My name is Dr. Vicki Carter. I earned my doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Capella University, 2008. I specialize in trauma, mood and personality disorders. I have twenty years of integrative counseling experience. Integrative care speaks of treating the whole instead of individual aspects. Therefore this value speaks to exploring the physical and mental health of clients .

Next available: May 12

Cornelius Anyanwu

Cornelius Anyanwu profile image
LPC
12 years of experience
Direct
Intelligent
Virtual
Hello, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Connecticut. I got my Masters degree from Central Connecticut State University. I have been practicing for the past 12 years. I love helping people who are struggling with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, relationship issues, grief, and adjustment issues return to their previous levels of functioning prior to their clinical symptoms becoming a concern.

Next available: Apr 22

Lee R Chambers

Lee R Chambers profile image
LCSW
14 years of experience
Warm
Intelligent
Authentic
Virtual
Mr. Chambers is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Master Addiction Counselor, Psychotherapist, Certified Clinical Supervisor, Master Level Registered Addiction Specialist, and Owner of Community Psychotherapy and Addiction Counseling, LLC (DBA Community Psychotherapy), a former Affiliate of Coffee Regional Medical Center, Douglas, Georgia, from 2017-2019. He is licensed by the Georgia Composite Board (License #CSW005857) and the Connecticut Department of Public Health (License #008277) to conduct psychosocial evaluations, diagnose mental health disorders, and provide evidence-based behavioral and mental health treatment to individuals, couples, families, and groups. He also provides consultation, mental health diagnoses, and NEXUS letters for military Veterans to support VA service-connected disability claims. Mr. Chambers is a graduate of the University of Southern California Suzann Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, Master of Social Work, where he attended the Orange County Academic Center in Irvine, CA, the USC University Park Campus in Los Angeles, CA, and participated in the Military and Veterans Programs at the Military Academic Center in San Diego, CA. He is also a graduate of Troy University with a Master of Science in Criminal Justice; Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor of Science with honors, Magna Cum Laude; and Arizona Western College with an Associate of Science with honors, Academic Distinction. Mr. Chambers has over a decade of experience working as a psychotherapist, clinical supervisor, and Program Director for the Veterans Health Administration, the Department of Defense, State and Local Governments, Public Health, Non-Profit Organizations, and Private Practice. I look forward to hearing from you.

Next available: May 13

De'Andrea Dillard

(she/her)

De'Andrea Dillard profile image
LCSW
13 years of experience
Empowering
Authentic
Solution oriented
Virtual
Have you experienced a traumatic event that impacts the way that you life your life? Have you struggled to cope with challenges associated with domestic violence, sexual assault, or community violence ? Are you recovering from homelessness, substance use, or an illness? Are you a veteran readjusting to civilian life or an active duty military personnel returning home from deployment? Are you looking for someone who will understand your needs? My name is De'Andrea Dillard, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My background includes intimate partner violence, trauma, and a specialization in Alcohol and Substance Use Counseling. As the child of a soldier, I have spent many years traveling and being immersed in diverse cultures and situations. I am an advocate for clients and their needs for themselves and within the community. I meet clients where they are to assist with goal planning and overcoming barriers. I integrate my enthusiasm, dedication, and passion for people into my practice. Asking for help is hard, but you have already taken the first step. Let's work together to establish goals that will help you restore your life to a higher level of functioning.

Next available: Apr 26

Andrecia Spaulding

(she/her)

Andrecia Spaulding  profile image
LCSW
14 years of experience
Empowering
Direct
Intelligent
Virtual
Hi! I'm Andrecia a licensed psychotherapist  with over 14 years of experience  working with children, teens, tweens, parents, and adults to reach their personal best despite challenges they may face. I am a graduate of Fordham University and hold a Master’s of Social Work. I am to licensed to practice in the State of  Connecticut and New York as a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). Starting therapy can be scary, but with the right therapist, it will feel just right. I provide a safe secure environment where you can be yourself and talk about life's challenges and stressors without fear of judgement.

Next available: Apr 23

Kimberly Taylor

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Kimberly Taylor profile image
LPC
12 years of experience
Direct
Open-minded
Authentic
Virtual
Hello, My name is Kimberly. I am a heart-centered therapist who is dedicated to helping my clients to find balance and purpose in their lives. When we open ourselves to the question of "What would love have me do for myself and others?" we begin healing our hearts. When we heal our hearts, we clear out the darkness caused by trauma, limited beliefs, circumstances of birth and the stressors of post-modern living. If given the opportunity, I'd like to be a guide on your journey. As a teaching counselor, I've worked in a variety of settings ranging from community mental health, residential settings, agencies, schools, refugee camps and private practice. I have 12 years of experience counseling teens and adults who are struggling with trauma, OCD, depression, anxiety, codependency, women’s issues, domestic violence, and more. I am also fluent in Spanish. I utilize EMDR, ERP, DBT, Mindfulness, CBT, IFS and holistic practices to create a unique healing experience for you. If you feel drawn to who I am and what I do, please reach out and contact me.

Next available: Apr 23

Janet Guthrie

(she/her)

Janet Guthrie profile image
LCSW
8 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Solution oriented
Virtual
Greetings! Are you feeling overwhelmed by day- to day issues? Are you struggling in your relationships, or having difficulties communicating with others? Do you just need a safe space to vent? These are all normal daily occurrences. This may be where you'll begin in therapy. However, the goal is to increase coping skills and decrease adverse symptoms as time progresses. My goal is to connect with you and truly understand your needs and goals. Expect an environment free of judgment where you can speak freely and show up as your authentic self. My approach is person-centered while utilizing appropriate evidence-based methods such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. I help support young adults, individuals, and couples that may be dealing with a range of challenges in their lives related to trauma, anxiety, and depression. Let's work together to identify solutions that can improve functioning and increase life satisfaction.

Next available: Apr 30

David Archibald

(he/him)

David Archibald profile image
LCSW
15 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! My name is David and I’m a licensed clinical social worker with over 15 years of experience providing services to various populations in a variety of settings. Just a little about me: I hold both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in social work, and have had the opportunity of treating different age groups in a multiple settings including outpatient, inpatient, in-home, residential, and emergency rooms. I know that seeking therapy is a difficult step, and I am glad that you reached out, as I am here to help guide you along that path to healing. Together, we can make a difference.

Next available: May 4

Kedeisha Fountain

Kedeisha Fountain profile image
LPC
1 year of experience
Empowering
Solution oriented
Intelligent
Virtual
In-person
90 Church Stree...
8 mi
Hello, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who believe that healing and growth are possible for everyone, regardless of their circumstances. My goal as a counselor is to create a safe, non-judgmental space where clients can explore their thoughts, emotions, and experiences. Through active listening, empathy, and unconditional positive regard, I aim to foster a strong therapeutic relationship that promotes trust and openness. I integrate spiritual principles and practices into the therapeutic process in my faith-based counseling approach. Faith can provide comfort, guidance, and hope during difficult times. By incorporating clients' beliefs and values into therapy, I help them explore their spirituality as a source of strength and resilience. I also recognize the importance of addressing the mind-body connection in therapy. Our physical health and well-being are closely tied to our mental and emotional well-being. I encourage clients to engage in self-care practices, such as exercise, proper nutrition, and adequate sleep, to support their overall well-being. As an experienced counselor, I have worked with a diverse range of clients and have experience in addressing various mental health challenges. Whether it's anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, or relationship issues, I am committed to providing personalized support tailored to each individual's needs. Outside of my professional life, I find fulfillment in spending time with my family, attending church, going on vacations, listening to gospel music, cooking, and reading. These experiences bring me joy and inform and inspire my counseling approach. I look forward to working with you on your journey toward healing, growth, and a renewed sense of purpose. Together, we can navigate your challenges and empower you to live a healthier and more fulfilling life.

Next available: Apr 24

Ryan Poole

(he/him)

Ryan Poole profile image
LPC
4 years of experience
Virtual
Hello, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor based in Connecticut. I obtained my masters in clinical Mental Health Counseling from St John's University. I have been working in the field for about 4 years at this time. Currently I work alongside a team in community mental health. I now want to take what I have learned and apply it to a larger crowd. I work to help clients with anxiety, depression and life stress.

Next available: Apr 22

Dr. Olushola Bakare, LMFT, EdD

(she/her)

Dr. Olushola Bakare, LMFT, EdD profile image
LMFT
16 years of experience
Empowering
Authentic
Intelligent
Virtual
My name is Dr. Olushola Bakare, and I’m a board-certified Psychotherapist. I attended St Joseph College. I’m happy to help you today with any of your concerns. I enjoy empowering people and digging out their strengths. I don't ask fish to fly, neither do I ask birds to swim. I respect everyone's strengths and help my client recognize them. I love to highlight my client's strengths. I offer a safe, warm, therapeutic, judgment-free space for Adults (18+) and Older Adults (65+). I am sorry, but I do not accept clients who pay in cash. Also, every late cancellation or no-show accrues a late charge fee. It is my ethical duty to officially terminate our therapeutic relationship when it is reasonably clear that the client is no longer beneficent, services are no longer required, counseling no longer serves the client's needs and/or interests or Dr. Olushola Bakare, LMFT limits do not allow the provision of further counseling services. It is the policy of Dr. Olushola Bakare, LMFT, that our professional relationship will be terminated after a one-month consistent lapse of meeting with a client. Dr. Olushola Bakare, LMFT, will attempt to notify you of this change in status as soon as possible after one month. My ethical duty is to identify, be available, and care for current clients. It could feel awkward for our relationship to end, yet it is not meant to be discourteous in any way.

Next available: Apr 25

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