Dr. Melissa Blount is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in Evanston, IL. She received her BA from Hampton University, her MA from North Carolina Central University and her PhD in clinical psychology from Western Michigan University. Dr. Blount has spent over twenty years studying human behavior, specifically interested in the way racism and class impact physical and psychological outcomes for communities of color.

She has been a spokesperson for the Southeastern Michigan and Midwestern regional American Heart Association and a featured expert on relationships and wellness in Essence and Ebony magazines. Dr. Blount is known for her straightforward style that combines warmth, humor, and radical truth telling. She has spoken nationally at such venues as Spelman College, Delta Airlines, and Community Action Partnership. and given wellness talks throughout the Midwest.

SPEAKING TOPICS:
social justice
racism
trauma
self-care and wellness
resilience