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If you have medical insurance that provides for mental health coverage, an option is to contact your insurance carrier for referrals.  The following provides a listing of other mental health referral options:

Therapy Services

 

Association of Black Psychologists
abpsi.org

Emmada Psychology Center
emmadapsych.com

Association of Black Social Workers
(323) 752-0223

LaTanya Tolan, LCSW
latanyatolan.com

Shelia Harris, LCSW
(562) 448-2032

Therapy and Substance Use Recovery Treatment Services

 

Lynne Friedman-Gell, Ph.D., PSY 22107
(310) 570-0060
recoverypsychology.com

Emergency Hotlines

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
(800) 273-8255

“The child who is not embraced by the village will burn it down to feel its warmth.”


African Proverb

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African Proverb

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”


Dr. Maya Angelou

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Dr. Maya Angelou

“The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.”


Bantu Stephen Biko

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Bantu Stephen Biko

“The more you know of your history, the more liberated you are.”


Dr. Maya Angelou

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Dr. Maya Angelou

“Still, like air, I rise.”


Dr. Maya Angelou

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Dr. Maya Angelou

“…I choose to be courageous in everything I do. My past don’t dictate who I am. I choose to be the best that I can be. I choose to be authentic in everything I do.”


India.Arie

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India.Arie

“We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.”


Dr. Angela Davis

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Dr. Angela Davis

“I do not trust people who don’t love themselves and tell me, ‘I love you.’ There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt.”


Dr. Maya Angelou

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Dr. Maya Angelou

“When ‘i’ is replaced with ‘we’ even illness becomes wellness.”


Malcolm X

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Malcolm X

“Every scar that you have is a reminder not just that you got hurt, but that you survived.”


Michelle Obama

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Michelle Obama

“You’re not selfish for wanting to be treated well.”


Jason Momoa

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Jason Momoa

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”


Harriet Tubman

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Harriet Tubman

“You are not built to shrink down to less but to blossom into more.”


Oprah Winfrey

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Oprah Winfrey

“Never settle for mediocrity.”


Dad

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Dad

“I’ll tell you what freedom is to me – No Fear!”


Nina Simone

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Nina Simone

“Success isn’t about how much money you make, it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.”


Michelle Obama

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Michelle Obama

“Revolution begins with the self, in the self.”


Toni Cade Bambara

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Toni Cade Bambara

“The most common way people give up their POWER is by thinking they don’t have any.”


Alice Walker

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Alice Walker

“I will not be complicit in my oppression.”


– P

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– P

“…compassionate warriors walk through the fire to alleviate the pain and suffering of others…”


Pema Chodron

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Pema Chodron

“I am stronger than fear.”


Malala Yousafzai

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Malala Yousafzai

“Our history did not begin in chains.”


Malcolm X

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Malcolm X

“I’ve learned the people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”


Dr. Maya Angelou

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Dr. Maya Angelou

“Once you know who you are, you don’t have to worry anymore.”


Nikki Giovanni

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Nikki Giovanni

“…With faith I do hear to listen. Two hands that fist. When forced pushes to shove. And your ego won’t submit. I am gifted. I am all of this. And indeed the s_ _ _.”


Jill Scott

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Jill Scott

“Choose people who lift you up.”


Michelle Obama

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Michelle Obama

“In every position that I’ve been in there have been naysayers who don’t believe I’m qualified or who don’t believe I can do the work. And I feel a special responsibility to prove them wrong.”


Justice Sonia Sotomayor

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Justice Sonia Sotomayor

“Follow your passion; it will lead you to your purpose.”


Oprah Winfrey

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Oprah Winfrey

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”


Malcolm X

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Malcolm X

“Be the change you want to see in the world.”


Mahatma Gandhi

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Mahatma Gandhi

“We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.”


Dr. Maya Angelou

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Dr. Maya Angelou

“You’ve got to learn to leave the table when love’s no longer being served.”


Nina Simone

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Nina Simone

“Truth is powerful and it prevails.”


Sojourner Truth

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Sojourner Truth

“Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.”


Buddha

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Buddha

“I want to practice without shackles.”


- S

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- S

“There is no such thing as failure. Failure is just life trying to move us in another direction.”


Oprah Winfrey

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Oprah Winfrey

“I release all things that no longer serve me. I release all things that no longer work for me.”


Beautiful Chorus

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Beautiful Chorus

“If you hear the dogs, keep going. If you see the torches in the woods, keep going. If there’s shouting after you, keep going. Don’t ever stop. Keep going. If you want a taste of freedom, keep going.”


Harriet Tubman

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Harriet Tubman

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”


Dr. Maya Angelou

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Dr. Maya Angelou

“Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.”


Bruce Lee

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Bruce Lee

“Pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you.”


Dr. Maya Angelou

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Dr. Maya Angelou

“Your crown has been bought and paid for. Put it on your head and wear it.”


James Baldwin

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James Baldwin

“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.”


Dr. Maya Angelou

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Dr. Maya Angelou

“Do not ever let anyone make you feel like you don’t matter or like you don’t have a place in our American story – because you do. And you have a right to be exactly who you are.”


Michelle Obama

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Michelle Obama

“No one is your friend who demands your silence or denies your right to grow.”


Alice Walker

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Alice Walker

“To ignore evil is to become accomplice to it.”


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“Love doesn’t hurt…ever, ever, ever. Love. Doesn’t. Hurt.”


Oprah Winfrey

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Oprah Winfrey

“Being oppressed means the absence of choices.”


bell hooks

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bell hooks

“True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it’s the presence of justice.”


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“When people show you who they are, believe them the first time.”


Dr. Maya Angelou

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Dr. Maya Angelou

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“Preservation of one’s own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other cultures.”


Cesar Chavez

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Cesar Chavez

“Without community there is no liberation…but community must not mean a shedding of our difference nor the pathetic premise that these differences do not exist.”


Audre Lorde

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Audre Lorde

“Thinking critically is at the heart of anybody transforming their life.”


bell hooks

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bell hooks

“If you don’t like the way the world is, you have an obligation to change it. Just do it one step at a time.”


Marian Wright Edelman

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Marian Wright Edelman

“Self-care is also not arguing with people who are committed to misunderstanding you.”


Ayishat A. Akanbi

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Ayishat A. Akanbi

“When children attend schools that place greater value on discipline and security than on knowledge and intellectual development, they are attending prep school for prison.”


Dr. Angela Davis

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Dr. Angela Davis

“There is nothing worse than betraying yourself.”


Oprah Winfrey

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Oprah Winfrey

“If you’re afraid to use your voice, give up your seat at the table.”


Michelle Obama

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Michelle Obama

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”


Dr. Maya Angelou

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Dr. Maya Angelou

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation and that is an act of political warfare.”


Audre Lorde

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Audre Lorde

“Because of them, I can now live the dream. I am the seed of the free, and I know it. I intend to bear great fruit.”


Sojourner Truth

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Sojourner Truth

“You can’t eat beauty, it doesn’t sustain you. What is fundamentally beautiful is compassion, for yourself and those around you. That kind of beauty enflames the heart and enchants the soul.”


Lupita Nyong’o

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Lupita Nyong’o

“Sometimes people try to destroy you, precisely because they recognize your power – not because they don’t see it, but because they see it and they don’t want it to exist.”


bell hooks

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bell hooks

“The kind of beauty I want most is the hard to get kind that comes from within – strength, courage, dignity.”


Ruby Dee

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Ruby Dee

“If you think education is expensive, wait until you see how much ignorance costs.”


President Barack Obama

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President Barack Obama

“What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we have.”


Oprah Winfrey

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Oprah Winfrey

“I love my age. Old enough to know better. Young enough not to care. Experienced enough to do it right.”


Angela Bassett

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Angela Bassett

“When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.”


Audre Lorde

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Audre Lorde

“If you focus on the hurt, you will continue to suffer. If you focus on the lesson, you will continue to grow.”


Buddha Daily

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Buddha Daily

“What I know for sure is that what you give comes back to you.”


Oprah Winfrey

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Oprah Winfrey

“If you don’t understand yourself you don’t understand anybody else.”


Nikki Giovanni

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Nikki Giovanni

“If you want the cooperation of humans around you, you must make them feel they are important and you do that by being genuine and humble.”


Nelson Mandela

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Nelson Mandela

“Ignore people who threaten your joy. Literally, ignore them. Say nothing. Don’t invite any parts of them into your space.”


Alex Elle

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Alex Elle

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”


President Barack Obama

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President Barack Obama

“You cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress people who are not afraid anymore.”


Cesar Chavez

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Cesar Chavez

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