Counseling & Therapy

African Americans and Psychotherapy

African Americans share the same mental health issues as the rest of the population, with arguably even greater stressors due to racism, prejudice, and economic disparities. Meanwhile, many wonder why African Americans shy away from psychotherapy as a potential solution to challenges such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, marriage problems, and parenting issues. Many Black psychologists, say it is troublesome that so many African Americans are reluctant to make use of psychology’s solutions to emotional hurdles. Here are a list of Professionals that support BMX-DC and BMX-DC’s mission. Click here for more information.

Dr. Roosevelt Martin Johnson
Years in Practice: 20+ Years
School: Saint Louis University
Year Graduated: 1970
License No. and State: PRC176 District of Columbia
(301) 852-5405

Karen Perkins Curtis
Years in Practice: 6 Years
School: Wake Forest University
Year Graduated: 2006
License No. and State: PRC13936 District of Columbia
(202) 455-6987

Sean LeSane
Years in Practice: 15 Years
1330 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Suite 114
Washington, DC 20036
phone: 202.549.0288
License No. and State: (LC3000731) District of Columbia

Octavia Carlos
Years in Practice: 20+ Years
School: Howard University
Year Graduated: 1977
License No. and State: 05995 Maryland and call 301-322-3016

Jan Summers, LCSW
Clinical social worker, Marital and Family therapist
5600 Columbia Pike
Falls Church, VA 22041
Please call 800-203-6029 or 202-352-0507