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Why Melanin Mommy Therapy?

I founded Melanin Mommy Therapy with Black Women at the forefront. As a Black Women, we often identify with the feeling of failing when in reality, we are dealing with stress, anxiety, depression and so much more. Many people may look at the Black Woman and automatically place her at the bottom of the totem pole and I say that is because we as Black Women are the foundation of so much. We carry so much on our shoulders while being told to be strong and pray on it. 

I founded Melanin Mommy Therapy because I wanted to provide a safe space for Black Women. Many times, when Black Women seek out support, they end up becoming the educators and unable to truly process their feelings.

Since opening my practice, I’ve helped BIPOC women face life’s challenges by helping them understand their own emotional patterns and direct them towards making the right choices. With the right tools, there can be a better outlook on any issues that life brings your way. Don’t know where to start? Give me a call or write me to schedule your first appointment.

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Karina Bailey, LPC

Owner, Psychotherapist

Karina graduated from West Chester University with a BA in Psychology, going on to obtain her master’s degree in counseling psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, DC Campus. Karina has worked in many different areas such as family-based therapy, outpatient, and partial hospitalization. Karina left her clinical supervisor job at a partial hospitalization program, to open her own private practice full time, In 2021.


Karina Is a certified clinical trauma professional. She utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy, holistic therapy, art and music to help you work through depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, parenting, maternal health, and postpartum. Karina provides education around puberty, getting your period, and sexual education.

Zybrea Knight

Master's Level Intern

Zybrea Knight, Graduate Student Clinician, is an Alumna of Bennett College and is a Clinical Mental Health Counseling Master’s Level student at Neumann University. At Bennett College, Zybrea obtained her bachelor’s in psychology and minor in Africana Women’s Studies.

Some of her experiences include working with teenagers, young adults, and women with diverse challenges such as addictions, personality and mood disorder, PTSD, marriage and family, racial trauma, anxiety, spirituality, depression, eating disorders, self-esteem, stress and more.

Our Services

Clinical Supervision

At Melanin Mommy Therapy, I offer clinical supervision to pre licensed clinicians who are looking to become licensed. Together we will review and assess clinical cases, provide insight and guidance on the topics of mental health and counseling, and help you to develop the skills needed to become a licensed clinician. Let's get started on your journey to becoming a licensed clinician today.

Individual Therapy

At Melanin Mommy Therapy, I offer individual therapy sessions on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. Each session is tailored to meet your needs and provide a safe and supportive environment for you to explore issues, gain insight and clarity, and develop strategies to reach your goals. I strive to provide a warm, compassionate, and non-judgmental space for growth and healing.

Group Therapy

Groups Offered: Momma's Safe Space - a group for mothers (new, experienced, and pregnant). This space is designed for you to open up about the loves and struggles of being a mother. More groups coming soon.

A place for black women to feel heard, understood, and appreciated. Let's break generational silence together!


Is insurance accepted?

Some insurances and EAPs are accepted. Aetna, Cigna, Optum, United health care, Curalinc, Compsych, BHS, Carebridge, Unum. Your insurance card will be needed prior to your first session to verify benefits.

How long is each session?
Sessions are held for either 50 or 90 minutes.  

What forms of payment are accepted?
Portal payments are preferred as it is HIPAA and confidential. Vouchers are accepted upon verification. 

How are sessions held?

Sessions are completely virtual and held through a HIPAA site. 

Sessions are held on either a weekly or bi-weekly basis. Frequency of sessions is determined during your initial intake appointment. 

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