Huffington Post Article
Recently, the Huffington Post article about the “10 Black Female Therapists You Should Know” sparked so much interest in the mental health community, so it was only right to have the male edition. According to the Center of Workforce Research, only 8% of male social workers are African-American. In addition, only 5.3% of active psychologists are African-Americans (Source: Racial/Ethnic Composition of Active Psychologists, 2013 ACS files from U.S. Census Bureau)
There has been a lot of awareness on mental health in the African American community which is also prompting the engagement of African American men seeking mental health treatment without experiencing the shame and judgement.
Juan Moore is 2009 graduate of T.W. Josey High School in Augusta, GA. Juan went on to receive his undergraduate degree from Georgia Southern University in 2013 with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology. He then attended Savannah State University where he graduated with Honors and received a Master’s of in Clinical Social Work in May of 2015. Juan is a member of the Omicron Phi Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi. He is currently working as a School Social Worker for Clayton County Public Schools and as a professional in individual counseling at the Walk of Life Counseling Center. Brother Moore is also the HR Manager and Compliance Officer for Project Inspire, Inc.
Juan is dedicated to impacting the lives of today’s youth through many initiatives. He is the Co- founder of K.I.N.G.S. Character Development Program hosted at Pointe South Middle and Elementary School in Clayton County Public Schools. He has a quote that he tries to live by, “Change is Progression and Progression is Growth”. Which simply means with the recognition that change must occur in life, you will progress towards your dreams and goals. While embarking on this process of change and progression, you will grow as an individual. Juan has experienced many trials and tribulations, but he has dedicated to let his past, present, and future be an inspiration to those younger and older than him. Juan hopes to achieve this through creating a movement titled “Change.Progression.Growth”, which will involve many service events, books, speaking engagements, and much more to push the message out to the world.