With eight years of clinical practice, Minaa B. (She/Her) is a well trained licensed psychotherapist who specializes in treating childhood and racial trauma, depression, anxiety. She is also an expert on teaching self-care. As a wellness coach, Minaa uses clinical insight to guide people on their wellness journeys by providing them with tools for increasing their mental health management skills. In 2016, she debuted her first book, Rivers Are Coming: A Collection of Essays And Poems On Healing From Depression and Trauma. Minaa earned her graduate degree in social work from New York University, which led her to cultivate a deep commitment to mental health advocacy. Based in New York City, Minaa is a speaker, writer and workshop facilitator who uses practices such as creative arts, literacy and storytelling to help people manage their mental health and cultivate healing.