Deran Young, LCSW, is a therapist, co-author of the New York Times best-seller You Are Your Best Thing, a retired military officer, and the founder of Black Therapists Rock — a nonprofit organization of over 30,000 mental health professionals committed to reducing the psychological impact of systemic oppression and intergenerational trauma. During her graduate program, she studied abroad in Ghana, West Africa exploring the link between historical trauma and collective mental health. Deran describes herself as someone who loves to learn from various cultures and she has visited over 37 countries. Her clinical experience spans across four different continents.

Find her book, Black Therapists Rock, here.