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Wealthy Sistas® Dr. Angela Neal-Barnett, Rise Sally Rise®, Inc.

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Dr. Angela Neal-Barnett is a national award winning psychologist, professor, author, and leading expert on anxiety disorders among African Americans. Currently a tenured member of the psychology faculty at Kent State University, she directs the Program for Research on Anxiety Disorders among African Americans. Dr. Neal-Barnett is also Founder and CEO of Rise Sally Rise®, a company dedicated to empowering women with the information, resources, and tools necessary to transition from a life filled with fear, into a life free of limitation.
Dr. Neal-Barnett is the author of a best-selling book entitled Soothe Your Nerves: The Black Woman’s Guide to Understanding and Overcoming Anxiety, Panic, and Fear (Simon & Schuster) and creator of the interactive CD-ROM, Believe and Succeed: Navigating the Road to Graduate School for Psychology Students of Color. Her work has also been featured in national media outlets including The New York Times, Essence, Upscale, Working Mother, Psychology Today, the Chicago Tribune, Heart and Soul, Today’s Black Woman, CNN, BET, and NPR.
A finalist for Inside Business Magazine’s Athena International’s Athena Award, she has been named as one of the 500 Most Influential Women in Northern Ohio. Dr. Neal-Barnett has also been recognized as a finalist for Kent State University Alumni Association’s Distinguished Teaching Award, acknowledged as an Outstanding American, and been listed with distinction in seven Who’s Who publications including Who’s Who in America, and Who’s Who in Medicine and Health.
Dr. Neal-Barnett resides in Tallmadge, Ohio with her family and Labrador retriever.