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About Dr. Raven K. Cokley

Dr. Raven K. Cokley (she/her) is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), researcher, educator, advocate, consultant, and speaker.


She earned her Ph.D. in Counseling and Student Personnel Services and M.Ed. in Professional Counseling from the University of Georgia. Prior to this, she earned her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Central Florida.


Dr. Cokley has clinical expertise in school-based clinical mental health counseling, Sista Circle group counseling practices with Black girls and women, and individual counseling practices with minoritized clients. Her research agenda includes: 1) exploring the socioemotional and sociocultural experiences of Black girls and women and 2) anti-racist counselor education and training.


Dr. Cokley is an active member of several counseling associations, including: the American Counseling Association (ACA), Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES), Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD), and Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW). She is a proud 2018 NBCC Minority Doctoral Fellow and co-founder of the Sista Scholar Counselor Educator Network and #FirstGenDocs.

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