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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 Savannah 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 Savannah 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 Savannah, GA will continue to provide care for as long as necessary to help clients meet their therapeutic needs.

Need more help deciding?

Despite the leaps and bounds mental health has experienced in becoming completely accepted, we still have a way to go until all stigma around caring for your mental health is eradicated. For many, the fear of being seen as crazy or weak for going to counseling is all too real.

Facing destructive thoughts, emotions, and habits is already a huge testament to your strength and courage. Add on top of it the monster of social construct and opinions, and Thriveworks Savannah truly believes you should be proud of taking the small steps toward a happier, healthier you. It’s far from easy after all!

As widespread as the stigma of mental health counseling is, it bears heavier on some people over others. A research study found that “54.3 percent of adult Black/African-Americans with a major depressive episode received treatment in 2011, compared with 73.1 percent of adult white Americans.”

Fighting the Stigma by Cultivating Trust

What causes this disparity? And what can be done to improve it? It’s a result of many different factors and will of course be different for every person! For one, many African Americans have a strong cultural base in family, friends, and faith. These are overwhelmingly positive traits. But they can get in the way of seeking care by cultivating the belief that all problems can be solved by talking with family and community, or maybe going to church and participating in a religion.

It’s a grounded thought—after all, why would you pay a stranger to talk about your personal struggles when you have people who care for you at home?

There’s a lot of worth in having an unbiased, outside, empathetic outside perspective that is on your side. Talking to someone a little bit removed from the situation can take away some inhabitations and fear of breaking family or community norms.

Also, some issues go deeper than being able to just talk through them. When true mental illness takes hold, getting professional help fast can better the prognosis by leaps and bounds. The final piece is quite simply that the medical (both for physical and mental health) communities haven’t earned the respect from many African Americans. There’s a lot of history that understandably plants mistrust, which is why Thriveworks Savannah’s first goal is to always establish a basis of trust.

Thriveworks Savannah counselors believe in a holistic therapy model that reaches beyond just the counseling room. It’s important for us to integrate important aspects of your life in the healing and growth process. If family, community, or faith is a big part of your life, we want it to be a big part of counseling too! The most effective counseling will create a home environment where you feel you can thrive, long after you stop seeing a Thriveworks Savannah counselor.

Many of our counselors also offer spiritual and religion-based counseling. If you are interested in incorporating aspects of your faith in counseling, we are more than happy to meet with you.

Finally, Thriveworks Savannah always practices a judgment free and completely confidential counseling practice. We are a safe spot where anyone can come and work on techniques, heal from the past, and prepare for the future.

What Does Counseling for African Americans Look Like?

In some ways, it’s very similar to counseling across all ethnic groups. And in some ways, it’s very different.

Thriveworks Savannah understands the importance culture and ethnicity can play in your life, and it’s important for us to value that in a counseling session. Research has even pointed towards and upward of 60% of your personality and psych comes from the environment you grew up in and the one you surround yourself with now. Culture and heritage don’t go away when you step into a counseling session.

Thriveworks Savannah is here to address anything you want to. It can be wide and ever-changing, or maybe you have one specific issue you want to work though. There is never a too-small or too-big reason. If it turns out you will have more growth elsewhere, we can help you get there.

Some of the more common topics addressed with a Thriveworks Savannah counselor includes:

  • Discrimination, Racial Trauma
  • Grief counseling
  • Career counseling
  • Child and adolescent therapy
  • Anger management
  • Couples and marriage counseling
  • Divorce
  • Substance use and abuse
  • Obsessive-compulsive tendencies
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life coaching
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

It’s not easy to seek out professional help, and it may be even harder for the African American community. But Thriveworks Savannah believes that the courage and strength you demonstrated by reaching out is just the tip of the iceberg and will be what takes you to a healthy, fulfilling life

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 Savannah therapists and counselors accept 22 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 Savannah
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

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★★★★★
Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
Read more Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
Anonymous Thriveworks Client
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Savannah is located on East Broad Street between East State Street and East President Street. We share a building with the Frayed Knot yarn store and Ritual Holistic Studio. We are located one block away from Greene Square Park.

Phone number

(912) 623-4320

Languages spoken by GA providers

  • Spanish
  • English
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