Dr. Rosenna Bakari is the author of the new radical book on emotional wellness called, The Healing Journey: Relationships Health and Wellness Guide. Her professional background training preservice teachers and counselors. She is an empowerment expert psychologist with expertise working with trauma survivors.
One of Dr. Bakari’s goals is to support the shift psychology from a focus on mental illness to mental wellness. As an empowerment coach, she works with clients worldwide using online one-on-one and group platforms to support life changes, help resolve trauma, and reset healthy life narratives. She bases her practice on her 8-week empowerment program that restructures power in the help-seeking relationship.
Dr. Bakari graduated from Cornell University in 1984 and went on to earn her Master’s degree from SUNY at the age of 22. She later earned her Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Northern Colorado. Her most recent professional presentation was for the 2021 American Counseling Association Conference, where she presented on Online Advocacy.
She is a Philadelphia native who has lived all over the country and traveled around world. She currently lives in New York where she continues to write, teach, and empower others to live their best lives. In addition to her professional endeavors, she promotes mental wellness through transformational poetry as a spoken word artist.