Naimah Efia

Therapist and Activist in Brooklyn, New York

Naimah Efia is a NYS Licensed Social Worker, and liberation-based change agent, immersed in healing and social justice initiatives for marginalized communities. 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.

Naimah is a healer, activist, and intra-psychic liberator. She currently provides trauma-focused therapy through her private practice and in community-based settings. She works with Black Women's Blueprint, supporting survivors of sexual assault & intimate partner violence. She was a long-standing member of the village of healers with Harriet's Apothecary, and 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.

Clinical Specialties:


Eating & Body Image



Foster-Care/Juvenile Justice

Anti-Oppressive Work

Sexual Violence/Intimate Partner Violence

Maternal Health/Reproductive Rights

Yoga & Embodied Healing

Therapeutic Approach:


Feminist Relational Psychotherapy

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Systems Theory



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