Holistic Health Practitioner and Liberation-Based Change Agent
Naimah Efia is a liberation-based change agent, immersed in healing and social justice initiatives for marginalized communities. Practicing as a holistic health counselor Naimah offers integrative services and experiences for Black, Indigenous and People of Color.
She's a graduate of The Women’s Therapy Centre Institute's Post Graduate Training, a 2013 fellow with NYU's Institute for Psychoanalytic Education, and certified yoga instructor. She's also studied with Ancient Song Doula Services to become a doula, whose birthwork centers perinatal mental health.
Naimah is committed to the activation of psychic emancipation and currently provides trauma-focused counseling through her private practice and in community-based settings. They've worked extensively with Black Women's Blueprint, supporting survivors of sexual assault & intimate partner violence. Their work also draws on their long-standing membership within the village of healers with Harriet's Apothecary.
Naimah works collaboratively with grassroots organizations, providing training and facilitating community healing spaces. Her wide range of experience has informed integrated interventions, which include clinical theory, community organizing tenets, advocacy and politicized activism.
Naimah's clinical focus addresses the trauma experienced by those who are under-resourced, marginalized and oppressed. This has developed through her work with individuals in the foster care and juvenile justice system, exposed to sexual assault, domestic violence, as well as race & gender-based violence.
Naimah believes deeply in interventions that link marginalized populations to community organizing, activism, spiritual and grassroots supports. She brings a great deal of passion and commitment to her work, centering social justice and community building in the growth and development of under-served populations.
Eating & Body Image
Sexual Violence/Intimate Partner Violence
Maternal Health/Reproductive Rights
Yoga & Embodied Healing
Feminist Relational Psychotherapy
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)