Day 1 Opening Keynote
Together as One | Black Business Success
Simone Saunders is a seasoned and compassionate Registered Social Worker, therapist, content creator, and speaker dedicated to fostering mental health awareness and destigmatizing mental health issues within BIPOC communities. With a wealth of experience in the field, Simone has emerged as a trusted advocate and educator, committed to breaking down barriers surrounding mental health.
As the founder and director of The Cognitive Corner, Simone has established a culturally responsive and trauma-informed group psychological practice. Through this innovative venture, Simone ensures that mental health services are not only accessible but also tailored to the unique needs of individuals within BIPOC communities. The Cognitive Corner stands as a testament to Simone’s commitment to providing inclusive and effective mental health support.
Simone’s unique and empathetic clinical approach prioritizes culturally responsive interventions. As a transparent advocate, she openly shares her experiences with therapy, mental health, and navigating ADHD as a Black woman and entrepreneur. Through engaging content creation and compelling speaking engagements, Simone strives to make mental health information accessible and relatable.
Beyond her practice, Simone actively engages in advocacy, promoting inclusivity and representation in mental health spaces. A trailblazer in the field, she bridges the gap between clinical expertise and relatable, real-life experiences, shaping a more inclusive and compassionate landscape for mental health discussions. Simone ensures that everyone, regardless of background, feels seen, heard, and supported.