Battle Cry

I love Black people!  I try to love all people, but I especially LOVE Black people.  So much so, that I have dedicated my life to loving on, and teaching us to love on each other and ourselves.  One of the things I’ve learned in my work is that we are all basically living the same existence.  Though the names and events may be different, the experiences are shared.  Not one of us is exempt from the tests of life.  As African Americans, we all share a common history, and from that history a common struggle.  Not separated by sexuality, gender, economic status, political party, education level, marital status, age, weight class, or religion.  One.  Inherent in this struggle one thing connects us all; we are human… magnificently human.  Abundantly able, fantastically flawed, and effortlessly elegant, we Black people have a responsibility to own our humanity and a right to be happy.  Every one of us plays an integral role in the cycle of life, and it is our responsibility to not only acknowledge our own greatness, but to employ it to create a better world for our seeds.  If every Black person in this world knew and understood how amazing they really are, oh what a world it would be.  We’ve spent enough time assisting in the manifestation of other people’s dreams.  It’s time to start on our own.  Taking ownership of our lives and walking in the immensity of the possibilities is the only way to ensure that we are living a life fulfilled. When it comes down to it, isn’t that what we all really want?

It is clear to me what my purpose is in this life.  Each person who reads my words, hears my voice, and sits on my couch participates in the manifestation of my journey.   It is my hope, that during the time in which I have your attention, I would have participated in yours.  Be great.  Be amazing.  Believe in your enormity and take no prisoners.  There’s no time like the present.


Be well.

Latrice Sampson is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, and CEO of Sampson Therapeutic Services, LLC. In addition to her clinical work, Latrice extends her services to the wider community in the form of workshops, podcasts, and digital media publications. Her work aims to reduce the stigmas associated with mental and emotional health treatment in African American and minority communities; while promoting positive life skills geared toward fulfillment of true happiness and life satisfaction. Through this site,, she aims to foster a movement of healing, self-acceptance, and collective growth. Latrice has traveled the world spreading knowledge, inspiration, and healing. Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, Latrice holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Child and Family Studies from the University of Louisiana—Lafayette as well as a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Louisiana State University in Shreveport. She is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. Latrice is a transformational speaker and uses her gifts to enhance the lives of others, which she believes is her calling.

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