On Racial Ambiguity and Mental Health

Research shows people of mixed race – particularly those dealing with the issue of not being Black enough – are more likely to report a mental health illness


Tammy Lewis Wilborn is a retired licensed professional counselor, clinical supervisor and counselor educator with 20 years of experience as a clinician. “Playing a New Game” is her inaugural book. Through personal anecdotes, narratives from participants in her doctoral research and other resources, Wilborn shares her knowledge of the impact of racial discrimination in the […]

Clinical Entrepreneurship

Grad school didn’t prepare you to build a successful private practice. Here are 3 tips for the new clinicians among us.

‘What Happened To You?’

In “What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience and Healing,” Oprah Winfrey teams up with Dr. Bruce D. Perry, a child trauma specialist, to ask practitioners to make a switch. Instead of focusing on what’s wrong with clients, they suggest the question should be, “What happened to you?”  While seemingly simple, the shift is […]

Ensuring That History Doesn’t Repeat Itself

The psychiatric care industry’s injustices against Black people are no secret. Efforts to amend those wrongs – plus the emergence of Black practitioners and targeted education – are a welcome change

Black Fatigue: How Racism Erodes The Mind, Body and Spirit’

Mary-Frances Winters has a litany of accolades spanning almost four decades of her career, giving credence to monikers labeling her as a diversity pioneer.  She is the founder and CEO of The Winters Group, a consulting firm that temporarily partners with organizations to help their staff shift attitudes, activities and approaches (of individuals and the […]

SOS For Mental Health Professionals

Increased demand for practitioners of color takes a toll. As one provider says, ‘You’re traumatized every day by other people’s trauma’