Minaa B

Psychologist and mental health educator, New York, US
Work Experience: 5+ years in psychotherapy

“I’m committed to teaching individuals how to advocate for themselves to support their mental health and bring forth healing. Specifically, I aim to inspire others to cultivate self-care through the lens of boundary setting and caring for the community.”

Career Highlights 

  • Therapist, New York City, NY
  • Contributing writer for Well+Good
  • Co-host of the podcast, Because Life with Sydel Curry-Lee
  • Featured in a number of media outlets, such as The Today Show, BBC, Essence, and more


  • Master’s degree in social work from New York University, 2012–2014
  • Bachelor of Business Administration from Briarcliffe College, New York, 2008–2010

Featured Publications

  • Rivers Are Coming: Essays and Poems on Healing. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2016.

My Journey in Psychology

I’m a mental health professional, wellness coach, writer, and educator with a passion for emotional wellness and social justice. I teach that the relationships we build with ourselves are fundamental to shaping those we cultivate with others. To support well-being, I focus on building self-care practices and forming meaningful connections with others, as I believe these are vital to thriving. Interdependence over independence, that’s my motto. 

Following my own experiences navigating mental health, I found my passion for the field of psychology and my drive to help others on their personal journeys. In my clinical practice, I helped those struggling with depression and anxiety as well as childhood and racial trauma. I also enjoy providing free mental health education on my Instagram account to a community of 180,000 people — you can find me at @minaa_b. Additionally, I facilitate workshops, provide corporate coaching, and present at speaking engagements on the topics of self-care and mental well-being.

I love to share my knowledge and support others through my writing and regularly contribute to the wellness page Well+Good and Flo! My goal is to reach as many people as possible with empowering information about their mental health so they know that they aren’t alone in whatever they’re going through.   

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