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 Chief Mental Wealth Officer/Senior Advisor to Charlamagne Tha God’s Mental Wealth Alliance.

A distinguished advocate for mental health, Dr. Alfiee has been tapped as a Melinda French Gates 2024 World Leader, championing innovative solutions to advance the health and wellbeing of women and girls worldwide as lead of a 20-million-dollar fund (part of Melinda’s groundbreaking 1 Billion Dollar philanthropic initiative).

For over 25 years, Dr. Alfiee has been a trailblazer in mental health and suicide prevention for Youth and Young Adults of Color (including LGBTQAI+ and those w/disabilities) along with educating the public about culturally relevant burnout prevention, mindfulness and gratitude practices.

She is a regular media contributor for outlets like The Grio, Today Show, The Breakfast Club and the New York Times. 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 populations, she is a thought leader and passionate advocate for youth and young adult mental health.

An author/co-author of 3 books, 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