Black Training and Wellness Consultants
A lot of people ask us "What's next for A4BL?" What's next for A4BL is YOU. It's you advocating to have individuals from your circles and organizations to take our trainings. It's YOU reaching out to our Black training and wellness consultants for EQUITABLY COMPENSATED speaking engagements and workshops about anti-racism and to create Black wellness spaces for Black folx in your organizations.
Below is an ever-growing and evolving list of Black training and wellness consultants as well as information about how to get in contact with them.
Non-Black folx, make sure that you are not reaching out to Black folx and demanding their labor. Kindly ask if they have capacity for your ask and share the available compensation for their work. Value Black folx's time, energy, and peace.
Dr. Della is a healer, scholar, and activist who utilizes Black feminist- and liberation psychology-informed approaches to facilitate survival and wellness for people who experience oppression.
Pearis is a survivor, healer, and scholar. She is also a PhD candidate in Counseling Psychology and the co-founder of A4BL. Pearis is open to speaking about anti-racism (graduate school settings) and curating Black wellness events. Pearis also loves helping people create and develop initiatives to address societal issues in unique ways.
Dr. Carlton E. Green is a licensed professional psychologist, and he has more than 25 years of experience in higher education. He is an independent consultant, coach, and trainer to colleges, universities, churches and spiritual organizations, mental health agencies, and business settings. Dr. Green’s expertise is in diversity, equity, and inclusion with a specific focus on race, racial identity, racism, racial justice, and racial healing.
Dr. Kimberly Burdine is a licensed psychologist and owner of Kimberly Burdine Psychological Services and Consulting, which offers counseling for Queer, Black, Indigenous People of Color and consultation and training for equity and justice in social services and education programs. She also currently serves as Associate Clinical Professor of Counseling Psychology at Texas Woman’s University.
Dr. Victoria McNeil-Young is a therapist, researcher, and professor committed to the liberation of BIPOC individuals and communities. She provides consultations, trainings and workshops on topics related to understanding experiences of oppression and hate as well as justice and liberation among marginalized communities with the goal of increasing BIPOC wellness. Dr. McNeil-Young also serves as the co-director of the BIPOC Libeartion from Psychiatric Harm Project and is an assistant professor.
Dr. Reuben, Licensed Psychologist, provides training, speaking, and consultation services on topics including, but not limited to: mental health advocacy, anti-racism/anti-oppression, Africa/African American/Black wellness, personal and institutional transformation, conflict resolution, and community-/team- building.
Natalie Malone is a social justice and Black sexualities researcher and PhD psychologist-in-training at the University of Kentucky. Her research, clinical, and professional services center pleasure as liberation, sexuality broadly, spirituality, holistic healing, and the celebration of all Black love expressions in the diaspora. Additionally, Natalie is 200-hour registered yoga teacher committed to making yoga anti-racist, affirming of all genders and sexualities, and widely accessible.
Keonna cultivates inviting, creative, and community-centered wellness workshops for Black youth and professionals to tap into their innate power and reclaim their path to wellness. She utilizes a culturally mindful approach, practical wellness tools, and her presence to engage, support, and empower participants. Participants leave her wellness workshops feeling affirmed and prepared to prioritize and practice self-care and collective care in both their personal and public lives.
Déja offers leadership and staff training workshops, individualized coaching, and speaking engagements that center anti-racism, intersectionality, equity, liberation, well-being and sense of belonging. She also provides organizational consulting to build, support, and implement sustainable and meaningful organizational equity plans and supervision frameworks.
Ti Malik Coleman uses art practices - theater, storytelling and improv comedy - to connect people to themselves and their communities. Individual level - Storytelling coaching/healing practice, recovery partnerships. Community practices - theater, storytelling, and improv training, community based art projects, oral history projects. Organizations - professional development in youth development, team building, communication, practical equity training.