CEO, Gracious Space
About this speaker
Shanequa Thomas is a daughter, friend, woman of God, mental health professional, and podcast host who is full of personality. She is the owner of Gracious Space, a community space that serves BIPOC youth and families. She is a podcast host of Spacious Podcast that integrates faith and mental health as one unit. Shanequa withholds a B.A. in Criminal Justice Studies from Johnson & Wales University and a M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northwestern University. Pain to purpose is the journey that led Shanequa to the field of mental health back in 2019. Unknowingly battling childhood depression while living in a single parent household opened her eyes to see that mental health was a silent elephant that trolled the black community and people of color. Her goal and future endeavors is to bring the village back to our communities by addressing issues in the home to help our youth of today strive. She has served on many panels, facilitated workshops for youth, women, and ministries. She serves and sticks by her personal motto to change one heart that impacts millions.