Highlighting Black therapists in our communities: Marquet Sutton
In honor of Black History Month, we are highlighting Black therapists and black owned wellness organizations in our communities. According to the American Psychological Association, African Americans account for 5.3% of the psychology workforce. As this number grows we here at AATC want to highlight the amazing Black therapists in Connecticut who are breaking barriers and providing much-needed support for BIPOC communities.
Meet Marquet Sutton, a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPCA) from New Haven, CT with over 12 years experience working in the mental health field from outpatient, intensive in-home services, and residential care. Marquet received his Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Southern Connecticut University. Marquet currently serves as president of the Connecticut Mental Health Counselors Association, division of Connecticut Counseling Association. In his spare time, Marquet enjoys podcasting about sports and current events. Marquet also wants to take up acting classes as he enjoys entertainment and wants to act in movies.
Let's hear from Marquet:
"I love being a Black therapist because I get to connect with people who for so long didn’t have a voice. I also get to use my voice to connect with people who know nothing about being Black. I love helping and educating people about the importance of mental health."
Black therapists exist and are making exceptional progress within this field and within the state of Connecticut.
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