Marline Francois-Madden, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of New Jersey whom we interviewed for this article. She's the author of a self-help book entitled The State of Black Girls. Francois-Madden works with teens and millennials dealing with anxiety and depression and has training in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy as well as mindfulness-based stress reduction.
Francois-Madden's website: marlinefrancois.com
Francois-Madden's Instagram: @marlinefrancois