about Dr. Alfiee

Dr. Alfiee: Pioneering psychologist, author, founder of mental health nonprofit The AAKOMA Project, and host of the mental health podcast “Couched in Color with Dr. Alfiee.”

Dr. Alfiee Breland-Noble (known professionally as Dr. Alfiee) is a is a pioneering psychologist, scientist, author, mental health correspondent, and founder of the innovative nonprofit, The AAKOMA Project. She is also the Chief Mental Wealth Officer/senior advisor to Charlamagne Tha God’s foundation, the Mental Wealth Alliance.

A thought leader in her field, Dr. Alfiee focuses on mental health and suicide prevention (for intersectional Youth and Young Adults of Color, including LGBTQAI+ youth and those with disabilities) along with educating the public about culturally relevant burnout prevention, mindfulness and gratitude practices.

Dr. Alfiee is a regular media contributor for outlets like The Grio, Today Show, The Breakfast Club, the New York Times, and others. She co-hosts the Audacy Radio suicide prevention special I’m Listening with Carson Daly and Katie Neal, and co-hosted the Born This Way Foundation’s World Kindness Day short film The Power of Kindness, with Lady Gaga. Mixing rigorous science, popular culture and thoughtfulness about diverse population, she is a thought leader and passionate advocate for youth and young adult mental health.  Dr. Alfiee recently had the honor of moderating a National Governors’ Association forum on adolescent mental health with 19th and 21st U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy and Governor Phil Murphy (NJ).

An author/co-author of 3 books: The Handbook of Mental Health in African American Youth, Community Mental Health Engagement with Racially Diverse Populations and I want to See You Shining: The Guide (co-authored with Grammy award winning producer Mark ‘King’ Batson) she is respected for her ability to capture audiences and inspire and for embodying her belief that there is enough love and light (informed by good culturally relevant science) to help everyone achieve #optimalmentalhealth.


Dr. Alfiee is recognized as a gifted keynote speaker receiving high praise for her expertise. Audiences describe her as engaging, thought-provoking, insightful, and inspiring.

Keynote Addresses

Dr. Alfiee’s teachings are designed to help people find their love, light and achieve optimal mental health. Allow her to share her unique, scientific insights with you or your organization. Past keynote topics include:

  • Mental Health for ALL Young People
  • Innovative Suicide Prevention and Awareness
  • The Future of Mental Health for People of Color and Under-Served Youth
  • Faith Based Mental Health Promotion for Disparities Reduction

Dr. Alfiee works closely with her clients to customize all workshops to meet their specific needs. Past workshops include:

  • Self Care 3.0
  • Involved Families of Color
  • Building a Positive Campus Climate
  • The Kids are Alright