We had the good fortune of connecting with Arron Muller and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Arron, let’s talk legacy – what do you want yours to be?
I want my legacy to be that I shifted the narrative about mental health stigma in the Black community. Also that I created a lane to encourage men of color to pursue a career as a Therapist. I also want to leave a legacy for my children. Leaving a lasting impact financially, spiritually, socially and emotionally.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My role is a Therapist is to assist and support my clients in working on their issues or concerns. Using evidenced based practices and active listening. What set me apart from others I believe is my style of therapy and how I relate. I am most proud of my ability to shift the narrative and make an impact in the lives of the clients I provide services for. My initiative ” Black Kings Need Therapy Too”(BKNTT) was developed to recognize the importance of black men seeking therapy. It has been an exciting journey as I receive pictures from men and women who supported the “BKNTT” movement. I found with hardwork and determination I was able to increase my audience by being seen and heard on media outlets in my area. Being featured on NY’s radio station HOT 97, News 12 Brooklyn and Bronx and Cosmopolitan Magazine are one of my most proud accomplishments. I have learned along the way that you must continue even if you think people are not listening or watching. I want the world to know that Arron Muller is for the empowerment of the mental wellness of Black people.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would pick Manhattan where there are great restaurants and attractions to visit. I would begin with dinner at STK Midtown and visit Times Square. Depending on the weather and time of year we can visit the Pier. There are museums, monuments and street fairs.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would like to dedicate my shoutout to my mother Lorraine Kerr, my father Asinto Muller. My wife Trudy-Ann and my children Hudson and Harley. My grandparents, aunts, uncles, godparents, cousins. They have all be influential and supportive.

Instagram: @theblack_therapist

Image Credits
Photo Credit- Castell J.R. Barnes