Naimah is a licensed mental health clinician (decolonial therapist), yoga instructor, doula, healing justice practitioner, and community activist. Within her work she applies a radically integrated therapeutic approach that is informed by activism, esotericism, liberation psychology, and ancestral wisdom. She provides trauma-focused counseling through her private practice and in community-based settings, with a dedicated focus on the trauma of oppression. Naimah has done extensive work with Black Women's Blueprint, supporting survivors of sexual violence. She's a member of the healing justice collective, Harriet's Apothecar, and founder of the Survivor-Led Healing Justice Movement #FreeToo. Naimah also works collaboratively with organizations and institutions providing liberation-based training and facilitating community healing spaces.
Her wide range of experience has helped her create interventions, which include clinical theory, intuitive practice, sacred ritual, and politicized activism. Naimah works intensively with those who've experienced trauma, as a result of being under-resourced, marginalized and oppressed. This includes work with individuals exposed to institutionalized oppression, sexual violence, intimate partner violence, state violence, as well as race & gender-based violence. She also integrates aspects of the yogic tradition & mindfulness within her work, as she believes in the union of all aspects of being (mind, body, spirit), as central to healing. Naimah believes in healing as an act of resistance and revolution, that is essential to our liberation.
“To search for power within myself means
I must be willing to move through being afraid to whatever lies beyond. Nothing I accept about myself can be used against me to diminish me. I am who I am, doing what I came to do, acting upon you like a drug or a chisel to remind you of your me-ness, as I discover you in myself.”