CMHCs Can Help Black Clients Through Pain and Suffering
Napoleon Harrington, LPC, NCC, is the founder and therapist of the Ambassador Counseling & Resource Group (ACRG), a counseling organization dedicated to providing people with proficient assessment, counseling, and training services. An award-winning adjunct faculty member, he has been recognized for his academic and professional contributions to colleagues and undergraduates. In addition to being regularly invited by media outlets to discuss mental health, wellness, and psychology-related topics, his community involvement won him induction into the “Elite 40 under 40 of Oakland County,” and he is the immediate past-president of the Michigan Mental Health Counselors Association.
“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” – James Baldwin
Whether fast asleep at home or out jogging in their residential neighborhood, Black people are more vulnerable to experience unparalleled bias and social dangers in American society. The intensity of racism, privilege, and power in our society and its systems has created an undercurrent of prejudice and discrimination as a daily experience.
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