Working with a Black Therapist in Houston

Are you looking for a Black Therapist in Houston? At Grief Recovery Center, we recognize the lack of therapist diversity and the challenges that Black clients often face in finding culturally competent care. We understand the importance of representation and believe everyone deserves access to therapists who truly understand and support them.

Our practice is committed to improving access to Black therapists and creating a safe, inclusive, and non-judgmental environment for all clients. With our dedication and expertise, we aim to provide culturally sensitive care to Black individuals in Houston to achieve healing, growth, and empowerment.

Why work with a Black Therapist?

Working with a Black Therapist can offer numerous advantages, especially in a diverse city like Houston. A shared cultural background and lived experiences create an instant connection and understanding between the therapist and the client.

Black therapists are intimately familiar with racial challenges and systemic inequalities, allowing clients to feel seen, heard, and validated without having to educate their therapist about their struggles. They bring unique perspectives to address mental health needs within the Black community, tailoring interventions that consider cultural, historical, and sociopolitical factors.

Working with a Black Therapist also brings increased comfort and trust, enabling open dialogue, vulnerability, and a safe space for exploration and healing. They achieve a deeper exploration of emotional trauma through effective communication and rapport-building.

Our Black Therapists in Houston

Daishia HollandDaishaia Counselor

Daishia Holland is an experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She values cultural competence and creates a welcoming space for clients from diverse backgrounds. Daishia tailors her therapeutic approach to meet the diverse needs of her clients, incorporating evidence-based techniques such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), John Gottman’s relationship counseling strategies, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.

She strives to create a therapeutic environment that fosters respect, sensitivity, and compassion. Daishia offers both in-person and telehealth sessions. For more information about Daishia, please visit her bio.

Tashawn D. HowardTashawn therapist

Tashawn D. Howard is an experienced Licensed Professional Counselor with over 7 years of expertise in mental health services and additional certifications and training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM).

He adopts person-centered approaches and provides understanding, respect, and a strong commitment to supporting his clients. Tashawn believes in cultivating an open and empathetic space that embraces diversity and acknowledges each client’s cultural context. With personal experience with grief and loss, Tashawn is known to approach each interaction with a profound understanding and compassion. For more information, please visit his bio.

Victoria MillerVictoria Miller

Greetings to you, I’m so happy you are here! I have been serving my community as a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2017. After completing training in 2010 at The University of Houston – Victoria, I began practicing Professional Counseling in the Private Practice setting.

In addition to caring for clients through private practice, I have experience practicing in the Inpatient Hospital setting, within the school setting, Local Mental Health Authority Clinics, Residential Treatment Centers, and within the juvenile and adult Justice System. I tend to gravitate toward Reality Therapy, Motivation Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy, but I truly believe that you are the expert in your life and that it is my job to help you discover this self-realization. For more information about Victoria, please visit her bio.

Carla Jenkins-PrattCarla Jenkins-Pratt

Hello and welcome! Thank you for visiting on your way to mental wellness. I am Carla Jenkins-Pratt, a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor in Texas and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in California. As a certified teacher, therapist, and veteran, I enjoy connecting with people from diverse backgrounds and gaining insights from their unique perspectives, which enriches my life.

Throughout my career, I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and elderly individuals in various mental health settings, including residential treatment centers, K-12, college, private practice, mental health hospitals, outpatient facilities, and the military. For more information about Carla, please visit her bio.

Areas of Expertise

Our therapists approach individual experiences with sensitivity, empathy, and a keen awareness of racial dynamics. Their areas of expertise include:

  • Grief, loss, and heartache.
  • Stress, anxiety, and depression.
  • Anger management.
  • Relationship dynamics and conflicts.
  • Trauma and abuse, including racial trauma and discrimination.
  • Bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
  • Motivation and constant distractions.
  • Dwindling hope, self-esteem, and confidence.
  • Uncertainty and navigating life’s transitions.
  • Imposter syndrome.

Our Black Therapists also recognize that challenges such as depression, anxiety, grief, discrimination, and racial trauma can be more prevalent in the Black community. This is why we offer tailored and culturally competent support based on each individual’s background.

What to Expect When Working With Our Black Therapists

When working with our Black therapists, you can expect a therapeutic process focused on your unique needs and experiences. During your sessions, our therapists utilize various modalities like talk therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and mindfulness techniques to promote self-reflection and personal growth.

Our Black counselors also use a technique called narrative, which focuses on understanding and deconstructing the stories and narratives we tell ourselves about our lives and experiences that are often shaped by cultural and social contexts. The goal of narrative therapy is to help individuals rewrite or reframe these stories to create more empowering meanings and perspectives (alternative narratives).

While your therapist may employ different modalities during your sessions, the aim is to help uncover and understand any underlying thought patterns, emotions, or behaviors that may be impacting your mental health. Through open, compassionate conversation, our therapists will guide you toward gaining insights and developing effective coping strategies.

Appointments and Location

At Grief Recovery Center in Houston, TX, we offer in-person appointments at 2000 North Loop West, Suite 100, Houston, TX 77018, and virtual or online counseling. If you don’t feel comfortable talking to a counselor in a face-to-face setting, our licensed therapists are also available for online counseling services or telehealth. Alternatively, you can access our services from the comfort of whatever location you choose, even your own home. Online counseling involves either telephone calls or online video counseling services.

Please note that we are in-network with Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Cigna, Humana, Magellan, and United Healthcare/Optum. Clients are welcome to use their out-of-network benefits. Benefits will need to be verified before the initial appointment.


Here is what some of our clients had to say about working with some of our Black therapists.

About Daishia Holland

“Daishia Holland is phenomenal at what she does. Truly an amazing therapist. I would recommend her to anyone.”

“Daishia ensures that she is using therapeutic techniques in order to meet the client where they are. Daishia is extremely professional & is very passionate with her love for social work.”

“I highly recommend connecting with Daishia Holland, LCSW, for therapy! Daishia is very knowledgeable, compassionate, and personable! Her ability to work with postpartum women’s health and healing is unmatched.”

“Daishia is phenomenal!! If you are looking for someone who is compassionate & knowledgeable, then I highly recommend her services.”

About Tashawn Howard

“I recently had the privilege of working with Tashawn Howard, and I cannot express enough the positive impact they had on my healing process. From the first session, they created a safe and comfortable environment where I felt heard, understood, and supported.

Not only did Tashawn have an exceptional ability to empathize, but their extensive knowledge and expertise in grief counseling allowed them valuable insights and guidance throughout our time together. He skillfully tailored his approach to my specific needs, ensuring our sessions were productive and meaningful.

What truly sets Tashawn apart is his genuine compassion and dedication to me and my family. He walked alongside me every step of the way, offering unwavering support. His consistent availability and willingness to go above and beyond to accommodate my schedule were highly appreciated.

Thanks to Tashawn’s expertise and guidance, I experienced significant growth and healing during our time together. He provided me with essential coping and tools to navigate the complex emotions associated with grief. I also gained a deeper understanding of myself and my loss, which has been crucial in my journey towards acceptance and moving forward.

In addition to his exceptional professionalism and expertise, Tashawn also possesses outstanding communication skills. He effortlessly conveyed complex concepts in a clear and relatable manner, making it easy for me to understand and apply the techniques discussed in sessions.

I am immensely grateful for the positive impact that Tashawn has had on my life. His genuine care for me and my family and his ability to create an environment of trust and understanding is truly remarkable. I highly recommend Tashawn to anyone in need of grief counseling. He is outstanding and can help guide you through even the most difficult times with compassion, empathy, and expertise.”

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