About this speaker
Dr. Mollie Innocent-Cupid is a licensed clinical social worker with a doctorate degree in sociology. Over the past decade, Dr. Mollie has provided mental health treatment to individuals in their community, to children in schools, and to veterans in an outpatient setting. She is particularly passionate about trauma-informed care and has received training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT).
While Mollie fully believes in the power of healing in the role of the therapist, she also strongly believes in a multifaceted and systemic approach to addressing the mental health problem that includes advocacy, social justice initiatives, training on cultural competence and decreasing stigma with mental health awareness. Her research focuses on the intersection between black immigrants and mental health within a racialized society, highlighting opportunities for intergenerational resilience through identity narratives.
Dr. Mollie is the founder of Niche Counseling and Wellness, a whole health practice dedicated to the mental well-being of minority populations. In a world where immigrant, Black, brown and indigenous skin often comes with a presumed bias, this space opens the door for authentic dialogue allowing clients to be seen in a culturally competent manner.