About Me

Hi there! I'm glad that you're here. I'd like to offer my support on your journey to stabilize and navigate your current challenges. After reading my profile to see if you think we're a good fit, we can chat about your therapy objectives and create a plan to achieve your goals.

I am a licensed clinical social worker in California. While being attentive, affirming, and positive has always been my personality, counseling wasn't my profession. I have degrees in music performance and research that allowed me the opportunities to explore myself and others in various settings and contexts. As a result, I have experience working with people from all different ethnic, racial, socioeconomic, religious, national, and other backgrounds. Most of my professional life, I have worked with people who experience depression, anxiety, trauma, 2SLGBTQIA+ issues, substance use, parenting complexities, justice-involvement, sex work, homelessness, and chronic pain. New clients quickly learn that I am open to feedback, accepting, curious, and honest. Together, we practice skills that increase confidence to manage present and future challenges.

Since everyone interacts and learns differently, let me know what works best for you to schedule sessions via telehealth or telephone. I am available via text, including most evenings and weekends. If you feel that we are not a good fit, I hope you find a therapist with whom you can grow and develop into the healthiest person you can be!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • LGBT
  • Relationship issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 9

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #101344 (Expires: 2023-04-30)


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Rashida Black. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by A.N. on Apr 19, 2022 after therapy with Rashida for 7 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Rashida is a beautiful, soulful, understanding person with a very professional manner that makes you feel like you are talking to a dear friend but you know that they are am expert in their field with constant advice on how you can try to understand yourself better. I 100% recommend Rashida if you want someone to hear you and genuinely respond to your situation without judgement. She is helping me immensely.

Written by P.A. on Feb 11, 2022 after therapy with Rashida for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Rashida is an amazing therapist. She’s so skilled at her ability to read between the lines and assess the root of an issue. I have had so many unlocks with her which I wasn’t sure if I could really achieve in virtual therapy. I look forward to my conversations with her every week and feel a gap on weeks we haven’t.

I share gems she’s provided for my personal story with friends/colleagues, and many have asked who is she and is she taking clients?! Highly recommend Rashida- she’s professional, she’s objective, and she’s empathetic with action- she helps push through difficult emotions with reframing and personal accountability.

Written by C.Y. on Sep 10, 2021 after therapy with Rashida for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

With Rashida, I always feel heard and understood. She pays close attention to my feelings and helps me address them in a pragmatic manner. I really look forward to our sessions together.

Written by F.E. on Sep 07, 2021 after therapy with Rashida for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coaching, an

Ms Rashida Black is an extremely kind and empathetic counselor who listens well but offer helpful/healthy advice! She is always there whenever I need and responds in very timely manners! Her delightful demeanor and encouraging words make my day!

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