Resmaa Menakem, MSW, LICSW, SEP, Resmaahas served as director of counseling services for the Tubman Family Alliance, as behavioral health director for African American Family Services in Minneapolis, as a domestic violence counselor for Wilder Foundation, as a certified Military and Family Life Consultant for the U.S. Armed Forces, as a trauma consultant for the Minneapolis Public Schools, and as a Cultural Somatics consultant for the Minneapolis Police Department.
As a Community Care Counselor, Resmaa managed the wellness and counseling services for civilians on fifty-three U.S. military bases in Afghanistan. he studied and trained at Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute, as well as with Dr. David Schnarch (author of the bestselling Passionate Marriage).
He currently teaches workshops on Cultural Somatics for audiences of African Americans, European Americans, and police officers. He is also a therapist in private practice and the author of My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies.