The Black Brain Campaign is a non profit 501c3 organization created to eradicate the stigma against mental health in the Black community by providing a holistic approach to therapy treatment. Our services include free individual and family counseling, training courses for therapists, supervision, and community resources.

The Black Brain Campaign was founded in 2016 by Farida E. Boyer and Jaynay C. Johnson. Farida is currently the Executive Director of BBC LEAP. Farida’s vision is to increase the number of Black Licensed therapists by providing an opportunity for training, supervision and clinical experience. Farida continues to advocate for mental health and encourages other to seek mental health treatment.

The Black Brain Campaign helps the community learn more about mental health and advocates to ensure therapy treatment includes cultural humility. Since its inception, BBC has hosted and have been partners of over 50 events. Currently, BBC is providing free therapy treatment and assisting Black clinicians in completing Pennsylvania’s licensure requirements for Marriage & Family Therapy, and Professional Counseling as well as assisting Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in becoming Approved Supervisors with the American Association of Marriage & Family Therapist.

“Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.”

“Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.”


“The Black Brain Campaign is an incredible collaboration that breaks the stigma of mental health. Many times it is easy to discuss illnesses like cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure. However, it is still challenging for people of color to talk about depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder.

The mission of the Black Brain Campaign is to break down the walls and demystify emotional wellness. Through their leadership, m constituents participated in an intimate yet impactful conversation last year. I look forward to staying connected and working with them in the future.”

Joanna McClinton, State Representative 191st Legislative District of Pennsylvania

“According to the US Census, in 2010, African Americans are incarcerated five times more than other ethnic groups. In Pennsylvania 8.9 % of African Americans we incarcerated due to mental illness.

I applaud the Black Brain Campaign and their commitment to helping the black community learn more about the overlooked and often stigmatized issue of mental health. The impact they are making will have a ripple effect far beyond treatment, but helps individuals build a better future for themselves by receiving proper, culturally competent treatment.”

Morgan Cephas, State Representative 192nd Legislative District of Pennsylvania
“I knew Ms Boyer, whom I called Fareedah as a friend before getting into the program.  When first being approached about it, I did not know what to expect.  Looking at the program, it appeared challenging and I must admit I was apprehensive at first.  My first week was hectic, as I was getting adjusted to the schedule.  The 2nd and subsequent weeks after, I enjoyed every minute.  The best part was the supervision and having direct access to the supervisors with questions and concerns and being able to just ” talk” when needed.  I highly recommend this program to anyone that is looking to get their license and be prepared to not only learn but experience growth that will make you a better clinician.”
Sahir Muhammad
“LEAP gave me the opportunity to grow professionally. Because of this program, I was able to pursue my goal of being an Approved Supervisor. LEAP not only provided me with the clinical skills I needed to be an AAMFT Approved Supervisor, it provided mentoring, peer support, and the opportunity to serve the people in my community. I was proud of the work I did in LEAP and the clinical support I provided my trainees.”
Isabelle Gauthier
Working with Leap has been a game changer. I was challenged, I grew and developed . It was a pleasure to be among some wonderful women of color that were experienced therapist. Everyday wasn’t roses but my experience I will forever be grateful!! 
Schante Frazier

Eradicate the stigma of mental health in the black community!

“Removing the stigma of mental health through community education and advocacy.”