You get to choose the right therapist for you.

In the same way that the right pair of shoes fit your style, purpose and foot size, your therapist and their therapeutic approach should be compatible with your lifestyle, goals and culture. A poor fit can leave you with a painful blister while a good fit can help you reach new paths. South Seattle Counseling recognizes that finding a well-matched therapist can take some work but can lead to the results you want. Here are some places to help your search:

  • The Washington Counselors of Color Network lists therapists of color in Washington state. Find a compatible therapist now.

  • Therapy for Black Girls, made famous by the popular podcast of the same name, provides a national directory that connects Black women with African-American therapists. Learn more here.

  • Open Path Psychotherapy Collective is a non-profit that helps people find affordable quality mental healthcare starting from just $30 a session. Fun fact: Neshia was one of Open Path’s first interns!

  • Psychology Today offers one of the most used therapist search engines in the country. Explore your options here.

Neshia also hosts a monthly clinical consult group for female-identifying mental health professionals of color who practice in the Seattle area. Interested in joining a vibrant and supportive community? Email Neshia ( for more information.

You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”
— Maya Angelou