Black Therapists Rock - Science and Nonduality (SAND)
Recorded February 21, 2023

Black Therapists Rock

A village of compassion, forgiveness and connection

An Online Community Conversation With Deran Young

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Thoughts of the black community often conjure up an ongoing saga of reliance, incredible strength, and perseverance, in spite of a brutally harsh past. However, the obvious connection between mental health and racial oppression, health disparities, cultural differences, poverty, and reduced quality of life often goes unspoken. Black Therapists Rock is a movement that is passionate about speaking the varied truths to begin the healing of emotional wounds that are multiple generations deep. Join us in discussion with Black Therapists Rock founder Deran Young, whose philosophy of service leadership is based on her lived experiences with poverty, military service and travels to West Africa. Deran is driven by a passion for diversity and dedication to unity, which has led to her own healing and that of others.

How does it help to hold a village mentality? What is the role of forgiveness? And how does vulnerability help with healing?


Deran Young

Deran Young is a licensed therapist specializing in racial trauma and legacy burdens. She is also a Co-Author of the New York Times Best Seller, You Are Your Best Thing, a retired military officer, & founder of Black Therapists Rock. Black Therapists Rock is a non profit organization with a network of over 30,000 mental health professionals committed to reducing the psychological impact of systemic oppression and intergenerational trauma. She obtained her social work degree from University of Texas, where she studied abroad in Ghana, West Africa for two semesters creating a high school counseling center for under-resourced students. Deran has visited over 37 different countries and her clinical experience spans across four different continents. Her passion for culture and people has led her to become a highly sought after diversity and inclusion consultant working with companies like BBERG, Facebook, Linked In, and YWCA. She resides in the Washington DC area with her 10 year old son.

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