The Pursuit of Peace

At MIITRA we want to highlight the significance of caring for yourself. We find it particularly important to promote wellness amongst the Black community. We believe living a satisfying and fulfilling life can only truly be achieved by doing the work. We encourage you to make an investment in your mental health and prioritize the healing of your spirit. 

To support our community, below we have provided a list of resources you can utilize to begin or continue your path to a more peaceful life. This list contains a range of Black psychologists, therapists, and organizations that can assist you on your mental and spiritual health journey. Please reach out and inquire about their services.


Joan Muir, Ph.D

Licensed Clinical Psychologist


Lesia Ruglass, Ph.D

Licensed Clinical Psychologist


Shenell Evans, Ph.D

Licensed Clinical Psychologist


Adjoa Osei, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist


Harrald Magny, Ph.D

Licensed Clinical Psychologist



Therapy for Black Girls

A community that provides mental health advocacy, discusses relevant topics, and supports Black women and girls through podcasts and events. Therapy for Black Girls has an extensive directory you can use to find a licensed therapist in your area.


Therapy for Black Men

A resource for Black men and boys that provides mental health guidance, support, and coaching. Therapy for Black men has a directory of licensed professionals you can use to find a therapist in your area.


Black Female Therapists

A resource providing mental health support and wellness for Black Women. Black Female Therapists has an extensive directory you can use to find a Black or Brown, female licensed therapist in your area. They also have a specific directory on their page dedicated to helping you find a Black male therapist.


The Loveland Foundation

The Loveland Therapy Fund is a resource that provides financial assistance to Black women and girl nationwide who are seeking therapy. Recipients will receive comprehensive mental health support through The Loveland Foundation’s partnerships. Visit their site to apply for support.


National Queer and Trans Therapy of Color Network

This organization exists to provide mental health aid, support and healing resources to Queer and Trans People of Color (QTPoC). It provides a directory of licensed professionals who identify as queer, trans, nonbinary, gender non-conforming, genderqueer, bisexual, lesbian and/or gay persons of color committed to helping the QTPoC community.


New York Association of Black Psychologists

A resource you can use to find additional licensed Black psychologists practicing in New York State.


Sunshine Behavioral Health

The article below gives an in depth description of the mental health issues facing the Black community, as well as the importance of receiving culturally competent care. The article ends with an extensive list of mental health providers and resources specific to the Black community. 



*Disclaimer: All of the information contained on this page exists simply as a list of professionals and organizations and no recommendations or guarantees are made regarding the quality of services you might expect from those listed. MIITRA has not reviewed, investigated, or evaluated the authenticity, accuracy, or completeness of the information contained herein. MIITRA will not be held responsible for any dissatisfaction of services rendered by any individual or organization listed. As with any service, consumers are encouraged to do their research and consult any providers before you begin working with them to ensure they are an appropriate fit.