African American Therapists in Illinois

Nyela Malone

Nyela Malone is a licensed clinical professional counselor who works with clients to help them work through issues in their lives. She utilizes coaching, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical, eclectic and humanistic approaches as therapy modalities.

She has more than 10 years of professional experience with people from all walks of life. She believes that life can be tough and people can feel overwhelmed by it at times. She seeks to help people through challenging times by providing a safe environment to discuss their problems.

She aims to empower her clients and strengthen them with the skills and strategies they need to attain peace and happiness in their lives.

Ms. Malone has a strong belief in the mind body connection. She believes in a holistic approach to therapy, addressing physical, emotional and mental health. She specializes in divorce, depression and coping skills. She also helps her clients overcome challenges such as adjustment issues, career problems, grief and anxiety.

She is experienced in dealing with family conflict, marital and premarital counseling, women’s issues and domestic abuse and practices in Chicago, IL.

Diana Jean-Louis


Diana Jean-Louis is a clinical social worker and therapist who graduated from Loyola University Chicago in 2008. She is a member of the National Association of Social Work since 2011. Ms. Jean-Louis practices in Chicago, IL.

She has been practicing for more than 10 years and her specialties include relationship issues, trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder, as well as family conflict resolution. She does not believe that clients must commit to a rigid long-term therapy regimen.

She understands that sometimes people need to talk things over with an understanding and professionally qualified therapist for the short term and may seek therapy on their own terms. She provides a flexible, transparent, and conversational therapy environment to her clients.

Ms. Jean-Louis utilizes personal therapy with time and conversation as the key components as a means of conflict resolution. She has experience in dealing with diverse problems such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues and family conflict.

She is compassionate, honest, approachable, and friendly with her clients. She believes in the power of listening and takes great pride in helping her clients regain control of their lives.

Leslie Holley

Leslie Holley works with couples and individuals in Chicago, IL struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family conflict, divorce, and infidelity.

She runs a women’s walking group, a postpartum group, and a depression and anxiety group to help people cope better with their problems.

Ms. Holley specializes in individuals dealing with overwhelming life changes or seeking personal growth. She has a special interest in cognitive behavioral therapy. Leslie is a volunteer and works with young adults exhibiting anger, abuse and neglect, giving her a deep understanding of the human mind.

Ms. Holley is a licensed clinical professional counselor and has a master’s degree in community counseling from DePaul University, and she retains a connection to academics by teaching counseling courses to graduate students at her alma mater. Her speciality is trauma and its affect on behavior in African American men.