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Greetings, fellow Black people – welcome to our dream come true.

Design your very Black mental health journey here at the Center for Black WellBeing. 

Greetings, fellow Black people – welcome to our dream come true.

Design your very Black mental health journey here at the Center for Black WellBeing.

The Center for Black WellBeing (CBW) is the place where we want to create a home with y’all. Moving past the boundaries of what care often looks like, CBW is a wellness destination that houses several healing lanes specifically for BLACK people. Black-anchored, Black-led, and Black-designed, CBW is where you get to be nurtured by your intrinsic resilience and the collective healing ancestry of our African legacies. 

Meet our squad

Dr. Zuleka Ru-Glo Henderson, LMSW

Founder, Director

CBW was conceived in the heart of a young Black Brooklyn girl whose personal mission to share the possibility of healing with her immediate family evolved into a fierce determination to make certain that all Black folx know that healing is our birthright.

Mx. Sabrina Sarro, LMSW, MFA Candidate, C-DBT, CTP

Dr. Tejal Kaur

Meet our squad

Dr. Zuleka Ru-Glo Henderson, LMSW

Founder, Director

CBW was conceived in the heart of a young Black Brooklyn girl whose personal mission to share the possibility of healing with her immediate family evolved into a fierce determination to make certain that all Black folx know that healing is our birthright.

Mx. Sabrina Sarro, LMSW, MFA Candidate, C-DBT, CTP

Dr. Tejal Kaur

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Honoring your identities

This is a place for you. For us. For Black people everywhere. Where we spin thoughts and ideas and initiatives into magic that work to highlight how extraordinary our abundance is. We invite you to bring your whole self here and are invested in honoring all of your identities. CBW is where we want you to unapologetically take up space and come alive in that space. It’s where we want you to celebrate, grow, stretch, and bend. We are called and committed to holding you throughout this journey. We are so glad you’ve decided to join us for the ride.

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Healing as your birthright

CBW exists to tap into the creative engineering involved in Black imagination and artistic expression. We are here to illuminate the energy-shifting power of fun, joy, and celebration that all Black folx deserve. We are here to emphasize the strength, power, hope, and resistance embedded in our DNA, as well as curate a community that has Black WellBeing as its daily mantra, purpose, and affirmation.

Healing as your birthright

CBW exists to tap into the creative engineering involved in Black imagination and artistic expression. We are here to illuminate the energy-shifting power of fun, joy, and celebration that all Black folx deserve. We are here to emphasize the strength, power, hope, and resistance embedded in our DNA, as well as curate a community that has Black WellBeing as its daily mantra, purpose, and affirmation.

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Centering your voice

We are a healing-centered and culturally-rooted community. This means that CBW is not an entity which we own and control, but rather a space that the community collectively helps to expand and cultivate. This is a place for you. For us. For Black people everywhere. We invite you to check out our established healing lanes and to also bring to the table your ideas in the spirit of co-designing a healing/wellness experience for the community.

Our healing lanes

Meet or connect with a mental health therapist, life coach, reiki practitioner, tarot practitioner, psychiatrist, nursepractitioner, expressive arts therapist, and/or a marriage and family therapist.
Our group offerings include group psychotherapy, hang-out sessions, Black healing modality pop-ups, the Black Elders Initiative, Black Creative Writing, collaborating within the CBW think-space, and more!
Our professional offerings include supporting Black academics, healers, and activists. We also support the growth of Black healing through programs for high school students interested in healing and supporting academic institutions in their training.

FAQs about CBW

What do we stand for?

CBW exists to tap into the creative engineering involved in Black imagination and artistic expression. We are here to illuminate the energy-shifting power of fun, joy, and celebration that all Black folx deserve.

What informs our approach?

We engage community members’ healing wisdom, cultural knowledge, and strengths in service of personal, collective, and intergenerational Black wellbeing. We believe that healing requires a multi-factorial approach – one that not only wholly focuses on the individual, but also integrates their community, workplace, school, spiritual beliefs, and ancestral relationships. Our services meet Black people where they are in all of these contexts.

What informs our services?

Our services are rooted in three things: making sure you can actually access care (however that may look for you), making sure that you know you are as much as part of this center as we are, and making sure that you know no matter what you may be seeking, there is a place and space for you to receive what you are looking for here.

How do you start a healing relationship with a therapist?

Beginning a healing relationship with a therapist is an endeavor that we are intentional about at CBW. Beginning your therapeutic journey can be in a number of ways: we offer consultation calls with therapists you may be interested in developing a relationship with, and our website details several of our other healing lanes that speak to opportunities around how you can begin your therapeutic journey.

How can you be involved in shaping CBW?

CBW welcomes you, your thoughts, your ideas, and your feedback. In addition to having drop-in community conversations where members can come and share their experiences and thoughts, our healing lanes promote your wellness and how you are experiencing our services at any given time. Open lines of communication is always be foundational to the work we do, and we always welcome hearing from you.

How can CBW be held accountable for upholding its mission and spirit?

We prioritize accountability and conflict mediation. We aim to provide a transparent and inviting space where we take ownership for things we have done, harm we have inflicted, or practices that we have promoted that erased, invalidated, or have left an imprint of pain.

Why is collective space important?

Collective space is important because all Black people deserve a space just for them. A place to laugh. A place to cry. A place to explore. Our in-person and virtual spaces are deeply intentional spaces where Black folx can gather, feel safe in their bodies, and actually share space with other Black people. Black people deserve spaces where we can see other people who look like us, where all Black bodies are celebrated, welcome, and centered.

Why is CBW's model private and membership-based?

We believe that in order to provide truly transformative care, our providers must be compensated for their labor, experience, time, and energy. Cost often, though not always, reflects the quality of services rendered, and here at CBW, we pride ourselves on making sure both our members AND providers are receiving care that reflects what they deserve.

How can organizations or corporations benefit from our services?

Part of the work we do here at CBW is to connect and curate space with other dope organizations and corporations. We want to connect and collaborate with you. Other organizations and corporations can benefit from our services as we seek to create mutually beneficial connections that circle back to the main mission of supporting and centering Black wellbeing in all of its manifestations.