1. Eligibility

LEAP is a 12-month training course, which includes weekly training toward the licensure exam, individual supervision, and an opportunity to gain clinical hours toward licensure. At the end of the 12 months, program participants will be well prepared to sit and take the Pennsylvania licensure exam for Marriage & Family Therapy and Professional Counseling. Finally, The Black Brain Campaign covers the cost for training, study materials, supervision, and exam fees.

To participate in BBC LEAP you must have a Master’s Degree in Clinical Counseling or other related field, a minimum of 2500 supervised hours toward licensure, meet the requirement for Pennsylvania licensure for Marriage and Family Therapy or Professional Counseling.

2. Application

We pride ourselves in delivering the best education possible to our students.

If you meet the qualifications, and are interested in participating in our 12 month program, you can complete and submit your application by clicking the link below.

3. Review Process

Our review process has put us in the top 10 schools and colleges in the world.

Once we receive your application and you meet the above mentioned requirements, we will contact you to meet for an interview.

4. Success

You will be welcomed into a thriving student-led learning environment.

Success is incumbent by your willingness to complete our program obligations and complete and pass your licensure exam. The power is in your hands. Success is up to you.


“The Black Brain Campaign is an incredible collaboration that breaks the stigma of mental health. Many times it is easy to discuss illnesses like cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure. However, it is still challenging for people of color to talk about depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder.

The mission of the Black Brain Campaign is to break down the walls and demystify emotional wellness. Through their leadership, m constituents participated in an intimate yet impactful conversation last year. I look forward to staying connected and working with them in the future.”

Joanna McClinton, State Representative 191st Legislative District of Pennsylvania

“According to the US Census, in 2010, African Americans are incarcerated five times more than other ethnic groups. In Pennsylvania 8.9 % of African Americans we incarcerated due to mental illness.

I applaud the Black Brain Campaign and their commitment to helping the black community learn more about the overlooked and often stigmatized issue of mental health. The impact they are making will have a ripple effect far beyond treatment, but helps individuals build a better future for themselves by receiving proper, culturally competent treatment.”

Morgan Cephas, State Representative 192nd Legislative District of Pennsylvania
“I knew Ms Boyer, whom I called Fareedah as a friend before getting into the program.  When first being approached about it, I did not know what to expect.  Looking at the program, it appeared challenging and I must admit I was apprehensive at first.  My first week was hectic, as I was getting adjusted to the schedule.  The 2nd and subsequent weeks after, I enjoyed every minute.  The best part was the supervision and having direct access to the supervisors with questions and concerns and being able to just ” talk” when needed.  I highly recommend this program to anyone that is looking to get their license and be prepared to not only learn but experience growth that will make you a better clinician.”
Sahir Muhammad
“LEAP gave me the opportunity to grow professionally. Because of this program, I was able to pursue my goal of being an Approved Supervisor. LEAP not only provided me with the clinical skills I needed to be an AAMFT Approved Supervisor, it provided mentoring, peer support, and the opportunity to serve the people in my community. I was proud of the work I did in LEAP and the clinical support I provided my trainees.”
Isabelle Gauthier
Working with Leap has been a game changer. I was challenged, I grew and developed . It was a pleasure to be among some wonderful women of color that were experienced therapist. Everyday wasn’t roses but my experience I will forever be grateful!! 
Schante Frazier

Eradicate the stigma of mental health in the black community!

“Removing the stigma of mental health through community education and advocacy.”