Deran Young, LCSW
Licensed therapist and founder of Black Therapists Rock
Deran Young, LCSW is a licensed therapist specializing in racial trauma and legacy burdens. Ms. Young contributed an essay to the New York Times best seller You Are Your Best Thing, is a retired military officer, and is the founder of Black Therapists Rock. Black Therapists Rock is a nonprofit organization with a network of over 30,000 mental health professionals committed to reducing the psychological impact of systemic oppression and intergenerational trauma.
Ms. Young 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. She 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, LinkedIn, and the YWCA.