Dr. Shawan Worsley is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. She holds a Ph.D. in American Studies, an M.A. in Counseling Psychology and a B.A. in African American Studies. In her former role as an Assistant Professor, she taught college courses, conducted scholarly research, presented her work at conferences throughout the country and published journal articles and a full length academic book with Routledge Press. As a therapist, she has worked extensively in communities of color providing therapy, as well as case management and clinical training. Dr. Worsley has combined her academic passion for social identity issues with her clinical expertise in addressing the mental health needs of culturally diverse communities. Her vocational goal is to help eradicate mental health disparities based on social and cultural factors.