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Starting Therapy for Black men & women

What is Therapy for Black men and women?

Therapy for the treatment of Black men and women is a person-centered, individualized type of psychotherapeutic care that takes into account the emotional and mental impact of being a black person of color in today’s society. Thriveworks Peachtree City therapists use traditional therapy techniques implemented through an anti-racist lens, addressing issues like racism, colorism, toxic masculinity/misogyny, and others. This type of therapy is meant to create a safe space for black individuals to express their emotions and alleviate their stress in an environment that caters to their unique experiences.

How does Therapy for Black men and women work?

Therapy for Black men and women is much like standard psychotherapy in that Thriveworks Peachtree City therapists will use a variety of approaches depending on each client’s needs. However, it will also heavily incorporate person-centered therapy, which means that every client’s individual experiences, goals, and needs will be at the forefront of treatment.

Is Therapy for Black men and women conducted in person or online?

Therapy for Black men and women at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Therapy for Black men and women last?

Therapy for Black women and men will last as long as necessary to achieve the client’s therapeutic goals, whether that be a few months or years. Generally, though, true progress will often take at least five months. Thriveworks therapists in Peachtree City, GA will continue to provide care for as long as necessary to help clients meet their therapeutic needs.

Need more help deciding?

Beginning therapy is often the right choice, but it is rarely the easy choice. Social stigmas can make reaching out for mental health care more difficult than it should be, and some feel that stigma more than others. For example, African Americans receive therapy for their mental health needs at half the rate as Caucasian Americans, according to a 2010 study. Many dynamics factor into this disparity. Accessibility is a big contributor—many African Americans do not have physical or economic access to mental health care. Quality of care is another contributor. For example, in a radio interview, Psychologist William Lawson recounted how he was taught that African Americans do not become depressed—a gross fabrication. Dr. Lawson went on to explain, “Part of it is that many professionals simply don’t know how to diagnose properly African-Americans.” However, many are noting that a cultural shift is occurring. Mental health professionals are seeing where their profession has failed African Americans in the past and are working to improve the quality of care offer, and many within the African American community are responding and receiving the therapy they deserve.

Take Jinneh’s story as an example. Her journey was chronicled in a 2013 article published in The Washington Post called, “Therapists say African Americans are increasingly seeking help for mental illness.” In high school, Jinneh suffered from depression when a doctor prescribed an antidepressant for her. She never filled that prescription. Skeptical of its purpose, Jinneh’s family and friends talked her out of it. Years later, Jinneh was in college and still depressed when her roommate encouraged her to try again. With treatment, her depression, and now Jinneh works in the mental health profession. Jinneh is not the only one—she is one of many African Americans who are reaching out and receiving mental health care.

The counselors at Thriveworks Peachtree City offer therapy that accounts for our clients’ cultural context. We offer accessible and quality care to our African American clients.

A Community Effort for Mental Health Care

For many African Americans, their community provides a rich and wonderful support system. Religious leaders offer guidance. Family and friends play a vital role in an individual’s well-being. The mental health profession has not always respected the value that community support can offer. Too often, these support systems have been set in opposition to mental health care. The best-case scenario for mental health is that an individual’s support systems—in all its forms—are integrated and working toward the same goal. When, this happens, people often flourish. At Thriveworks Peachtree City, we work hard to ensure that our clients’ family, community, friends, and religious leaders are all pulling toward the same target.

Religious leaders can often offer support in a way that family and friends and therapists cannot. Family can often offer support in a way that religious leaders and friends and therapists cannot. Friends can offer support in a way that religious leaders and family and therapists cannot. Therapists can often offer support in a way that religious leaders and family and friends cannot. Each is important. Each has a role.

The Importance of Trust for Mental Health Care

Trust between a client and a therapist is of utmost importance. Trust can be built before the therapeutic relationship event begins. At Thriveworks Peachtree City, we are transparent about what future clients can expect from their counseling sessions. Transparency goes a long way in building trust. This is what it looks like to go to therapy at Thriveworks Peachtree City…

Our clients receive personalized care. Therapists are guides, not task-masters. In many ways, clients set the pace of counseling. They also set the goals. Each client’s situation is unique. The counselor’s goal is to make a space where their clients feel safe. When clients trust their therapist and when they feel safe, they often feel free to name their strengths, weaknesses, joys, traumas, challenges, stories, and wounds with honesty. Our therapists encourage their clients to also speak freely about their context—including their ethnicity and culture. People are whole people, and their context matters. Our professionals reject a “colorblind” approach that minimizes the importance of people’s context. Instead, we emphasize understanding and empathy.

As respect is shown and trust is built, African American clients often begin to explore topics such as…

  • Discrimination
  • Grief counseling
  • Career advancement
  • Racial trauma
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Divorce
  • Sexual identity issues
  • Child therapy
  • Obsessive-compulsive tendencies
  • Substance use
  • Anger management
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Eating disorders
  • Suspected abuse of a child
  • Psychiatric testing
  • Infidelity
  • Addiction
  • Job loss
  • Couples and marriage counseling
  • Executive coaching

Making an Appointment for Therapy at Thriveworks Peachtree City

As you read through this list of challenges that can be discussed in therapy, did you recognize anything? Many people will. Know that you are not alone. Many people will not. Mental health challenges do not always fit into a neat label. Know that you are not alone either. Mental health professionals are Thriveworks Peachtree City are ready to help. We have appointments available.

When you contact our office, a real person will answer your call and help you make an appointment. Your first session may be the following day because many new clients have their first appointment within 24 hours of their first call. We offer evening and weekend sessions, but we do not put our clients on a waitlist. Our therapists are able to accept many forms of insurance as well. Call today for an appointment.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Peachtree City therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Peachtree City
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

4.9 Learn about verified reviews
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I had a fantastic experience with Thomas from Thriveworks. He was exactly what I needed! Guiding me at just the right pace with encouragement and confidence! I cant speak highly enough about him!!!!
Read more I had a fantastic experience with Thomas from Thriveworks. He was exactly what I needed! Guiding me at just the right pace with encouragement and confidence! I cant speak highly enough about him!!!!
Craig Jan 2024
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★★★★★
I have known Kathy for several years both professionally and personally and I can honestly say I have never known anyone more dedicated. She is warm, caring and compassionate. Her friendly smile alone will brighten your day!!
Read more I have known Kathy for several years both professionally and personally and I can honestly say I have never known anyone more dedicated. She is warm, caring and compassionate. Her friendly smile alone will brighten your day!!
Peachtree City Dec 2021
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★★★★★
Theresa is one of the most caring, empathetic, good listener, compassionate, and nonjudgmental to name a few. She is over all a wonderful person and to have as an counselor. I have seen her work and the many lives she has changed for better. I recommend Teressa highly for sessions.
Read more Theresa is one of the most caring, empathetic, good listener, compassionate, and nonjudgmental to name a few. She is over all a wonderful person and to have as an counselor. I have seen her work and the many lives she has changed for better. I recommend Teressa highly for sessions.
Peachtree Jul 2020
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★★★★★
Teressa Mathurin is awesome! She knows how to get to the core of the matter. She listens, validates, challenges, and motivates. She is everything that you want in a clinician.
Read more Teressa Mathurin is awesome! She knows how to get to the core of the matter. She listens, validates, challenges, and motivates. She is everything that you want in a clinician.
Peachtree Jul 2020
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★★★★★
I have known Naomi for over 10 years. I admire her strength and determination. She is very passionate about helping others. I would definitely recommend her to my friends and family.
Read more I have known Naomi for over 10 years. I admire her strength and determination. She is very passionate about helping others. I would definitely recommend her to my friends and family.
Peachtree Jun 2020
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★★★★★
I have known Naomi for over 10 years. I admire her strength and determination. She is very passionate about helping others. I would definitely recommend her to my friends and family.
Read more I have known Naomi for over 10 years. I admire her strength and determination. She is very passionate about helping others. I would definitely recommend her to my friends and family.
Peachtree Jun 2020
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★★★★★
I have known Naomi for over 10 years. I admire her strength and determination. She is very passionate about helping others. I would definitely recommend her to my friends and family.
Read more I have known Naomi for over 10 years. I admire her strength and determination. She is very passionate about helping others. I would definitely recommend her to my friends and family.
Peachtree Jun 2020
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★★★★★
I have known Stephanie for over six years and worked side by side with her in a mental health center for part of that time. What comes across first and foremost is her caring and concern for her clients and her determination to see that their needs are met. She brings to her work a wide range of experience and training along with confidence that is reassuring and a comfort to those in distress. She can deal calmly with the most severe issues as well as with problems of daily living. In the time that I've known her, she has been licensed in three different states to practice in a variety of settings. If you come to her in a time of need, in a time of emotional upheaval or difficult questions, I don't think you will find a more competent or more caring therapist.
Read more I have known Stephanie for over six years and worked side by side with her in a mental health center for part of that time. What comes across first and foremost is her caring and concern for her clients and her determination to see that their needs are met. She brings to her work a wide range of experience and training along with confidence that is reassuring and a comfort to those in distress. She can deal calmly with the most severe issues as well as with problems of daily living. In the time that I've known her, she has been licensed in three different states to practice in a variety of settings. If you come to her in a time of need, in a time of emotional upheaval or difficult questions, I don't think you will find a more competent or more caring therapist.
Peachtree Mar 2020
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Peachtree City is located off Westpark Drive, behind Westpark Walk Shopping Centre. We currently share the building with Renaissance Skin Care and Homebridge mortgage lender, among other businesses. Within 1 mile of Hwy 54/ Floy Farr Pkwy and Northlake Dr intersection.

Phone number

(678) 679-9796

Languages spoken by GA providers

  • English
Tuesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 9:00pm
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Tuesday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Wednesday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Thursday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Friday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Saturday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Monday 7:00am - 9:30pm

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