Antonio J. Wheeler Jr., LCSW, CADC received his bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Chicago State University. In 2017 he received his Master of Arts degree from The University of Chicago (SSA). His diverse experiences include counseling victims of gun violence, substance abuse counseling and working with perpetrators of domestic violence. He has worked as a counselor at the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice, Cook County Hospital, Haymarket, Gateway and PCC Community Wellness Center. As a Chicago native, he has spent over a decade working in different capacities to address trauma. As a PhD student, his interests include the impact of vicarious trauma on Black males.