Roselyn Aker-Black


Roselyn Aker-Black (affectionately known as Dr. Roz) received a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Fisk University and completed a doctoral degree in clinical psychology at the American Schools of Professional Psychology.

Aker-Black has more than ten years of experience in providing psychological services to children, families, and couples in the nonprofit, government, and private industry sectors. She also serves as a psychology professor at local universities in the DC area. As a consultant, she serves as a subject matter mental health expert supporting the Juvenile and Family Residential Management Unit (JFRMU) Office of Detention and Removal (DRO) of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and as an expert panel member in the development of the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Bright Futures for Women’s Health and Wellness Initiative (BFWHW) Healthy Relationships tool domain.

Aker-Black’s media experience includes psychological consults with the Anderson Cooper talk show, the OWN reality show Unfaithful, Fox 5 DC; and she is a regular guest on WHUR radio station as a relationship expert. She is a sought-out keynote speaker and columnist for her advice on practical relationship functioning, human trafficking, sexual trauma, intimate partner violence, and organizational behavior and management with international publications. She is the co-owner of Marriage Exposed, a company that is dedicated to saving marriages, as she has dedicated her life to help people function properly in relationships.