Very few studies have examined eating disorders among Black people and those that have been done suggest binge eating disorder occurs with equal or greater frequency for African Americans then their White women counterparts; while anorexia nervosa is rarely found among Black women. The simple fact is that we know Black men and women suffer in silence with eating disorders from overeating to low self-esteem over body imaging, addressing these challenges that are specific to the Black community require specialized efforts. The following leading four Black psychologists and counselors are leading the way in servicing Black Americans in Detroit and Memphis who suffer. If you are in need or know a loved one or family member who needs an ear to listen, please give one of these health professionals a call.
Dr. Sabrina Black
Dr. Sabrina Diana Black is first on the list. Over the course of her more than 20 years of service to the Metro Detroit region, she has seen significant change in people and families, including their being revived, refreshed, refocused, reconciled, restored, and more.
Dr. Black has worked on five different continents, offering victim assistance, crisis counseling, trauma training, and intervention. Eating disorders are one of the difficulties she deals with annd uses a variety of techniques and therapies on her clients, including Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and many more.
Britany Bollng is a counselor that you may consider, particularly if you live close to Memphis, Tennessee. Bolling places her clients’ ability to overcome low self-esteem, lack of confidence, and limiting core beliefs at the center of her approach to therapy. This allows her patients to connect with their highest selves. Bolling makes sure to meet her clients where they are and to support them as they work toward reaching their therapeutic and personal objectives. She has been in practice for about 3 years and has a number of expertise, including eating disorders, mood disorders, self-esteem issues, and PTSD. You may contact her through (901) 350-7054 or visit the website of the counseling center that she works with.
Bria Jackson is a psychologist that focuses on eating disorders who graduated from The University of Memphis with a Master of Science (MS) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Working with people who have eating disorders, depression, anxiety, trauma, behavioral problems, and domestic violence are her specialty.
To meet the needs of each individual client, she employs an eclectic therapeutic approach. She makes sure that she collaborates with clients in order to support them while they travel the path of healing and self-discovery. You may contact her through (901) 329-3899 or visit the website of the counseling center that she works with.
And last on the list is Chanda Bolander. She is a therapist who specializes in assisting adults with eating disorders and body image problems and is a licensed clinical social worker in Chicago. She is highly renowned for her empathy and compassion.
Additionally, she has experience handling a variety of mental health problems, such as anxiety and mood disorders, life transitions, and general pressures. She frequently works with adults, despite having a lot of experience working with college students and recent graduates. She believes that doing this is essential to helping clients reach their goals and experience long-lasting transformation in their lives. You may contact her through (773) 819-6250.