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Getting Started with Therapy

Scheduling an appointment with one of our Black Girl Doctors is easy as sweet potato pie (notice I didn't say cobbler--

the crust on that cobbler is complicated)! 

If you are experiencing feelings of sadness, feeling overwhelmed with stress, struggling with past trauma, feeling challenged by relationships, having a hard time processing grief, unsure of your purpose in life, grappling with racial trauma, or simply feeling like something is holding you back from reaching your full potential, we'd love to talk with you.  


How It Works
Do you yearn for love or close friendships but struggle with loneliness or painful relationships? If so, I’d love to talk with you.
-Dr. Akilah
Licensed Psychologist

We have an easy 3 step process to get you started on your healing journey. 

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Select one of our Black Girl Doctors and schedule a New Client Consult


During this 20 minute video chat, you will get to know your therapist and talk about the changes you would like to see in your life. If you are a good fit for virtual therapy and you decide to move forward, you will be able to schedule an intake assessment right away.

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Complete your paperwork & attend your intake assessment appointment


An intake assessment is a 50 minute appointment where your therapist will delve deep into your presenting concerns and background. Together you will set goals for treatment and agree to how frequently you will meet for therapy sessions. 

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Attend your therapy sessions and start healing


Therapy sessions are 50 minute appointments where you will work with your therapist on the goals you outlined and frequently check in to assess your progress. Therapy is active and you will be expected to continue working on your goals between sessions. 

And that's it...  sweet potato pie! 

I have questions (call us at 510-250-2805)


Pricing & Insurance


We are not contracted with any insurance panels at this time and would be considered an out of network provider. If you plan to seek reimbursement, you will need to contact your insurance provider to discuss how your plan compensates you for out of network mental health coverage. We will happily provide any required documentation.

Employee Assistance Programs

We accept Lyra Health and Modern Health employer sponsored benefit plans. You may search for our providers on your benefit dashboard or book with us directly to initiate care.

Private Pay Rates

We accept all major credit cards and you may also be able to pay for services with your pre-tax Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA) cards.

New Client Consult​  |  FREE


There is no charge for your consult however, a valid credit card is required to book. You can cancel or reschedule up until 24 hours before your appointment. There is a $50 fee for no-shows or late cancellations

Intake Assessment  |  $250

Individual Therapy Session  |  $250

Couples/Relationship Therapy Session  |  $300

Unresolved or unaddressed grief and conflict can rob us of the ability to live life fully.  I can help you find inner peace while weathering the storm and adapting to the uncertainty of life. 
-Dr. Dom  
Licensed Psychologist


Haven't found what you're looking for? Try these additional resources.

Therapist Directories 

Looking for something specific? Try searching these directories for the right fit. 


Financial Support 

​If you are experiencing a financial hardship and need assistance paying for therapy, these resources may be able to offer support.


Crisis Response 

If you are in crisis and need to talk to someone right away, you can get FREE support 24/7 from anywhere in the US by phone or text at one of these resources:

Other Resources
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