about Dr. Alfiee
Dr. Alfiee M. Breland-Noble: 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 pioneering psychologist, scientist, author, mental health correspondent, and the founder of the million-dollar nonprofit, The AAKOMA Project.
An expert in her field, Dr. Alfiee focuses on mental health and suicide prevention for intersectional youth and young adults (including LGBTQ and youth with disabilities). She is a regular media contributor for outlets including the Washington Post, SELF, CNN, Peacock, INSIDER, Fortune, the New York Times, and more. She was instrumental as a mentor and advisor to the first ever MTV Youth Mental Health Action Forum held in May 2022.
Frequently representing her nonprofit The AAKOMA Project, Dr. Alfiee has engaged with global superstars to uplift discussions on mental health for diverse young people. She was co-host to Lady Gaga on the short film The Power of Kindness, produced by the Born This Way Foundation; she joined Red Table Talk with Jade Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith and Adrienne “Gammy” Norris discussing suicide and women’s mental health and she joined Charlamagne Tha God on the Hoda and Jenna hour of the Today show to discuss mental health in the Black community.
With over 25 years of experience and widely recognized for her ability to draw in audiences and inspire, she embodies her belief that there is enough love and light, informed by strong 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.
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