Writer/Editor, Licensed Psychotherapist, Social Entrepreneur.
Fannie LeFlore, MS, LPC, SAC, EAP, started her micro business, LeFlore Communications, in August 2005. She has 30 years of combined professional experience in the fields of Writing/Editing/Corporate Communications, Education/Health/Social Services and Business/Social Entrepreneurship. Her subject areas of expertise include crisis intervention, suicide intervention, violence prevention, dynamics of narcissistic abuse and toxic relationships, personality disorders, conflict resolution, communications skills, the impact of racism and sexism and cultural diversity issues, with emphasis on healing and personal growth.
Fannie, who grew up in Chicago, has a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism (1985) from the University of Iowa and a Master’s degree in Education/Community Mental Health Counseling (1993) from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. She became a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in 1995 and Substance Abuse Counselor in 2005, and worked for 10 years in human services with diverse populations across the lifespan.
Fannie is affiliated with several national Provider Networks for Special Projects communications, counseling and consulting, and has provided trainings for business and non-profit organizations, governmental agencies, and military personnel and their families. Fannie has done extensive research to write about the psychology of racism, and developed Healing From Racism (HFR) Workshops to support healing efforts for diverse populations, in addition to providing individual counseling/coaching sessions.
A former, award-winning journalist (10 years in mainstream media), Fannie still engages in ongoing freelance writing/editing projects. A major role involved Co-Writer/Editor of “The Road Less Traveled and Beyond” (1997), a book by the late psychiatrist and author, M. Scott Peck, MD. She also periodically taught writing and counseling courses for college-level students over the years.