Dr. Tyreese R. McAllister is a Therapist, Best-Selling Author, and an Anti-Gun Violence Advocate. She has over 25 years of experience in emergency mental health and crisis intervention. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and is heavily credentialed in her field. Dr. McAllister was voted 2021 Mental Health Advocate of the Year. She is a recipient of an Honorary Doctorate in Leadership and a Humanitarian Award for her work in the gun violence arena.