Dr. Mawiyah Kambon believes it’s time for our people to rise to our traditional greatness and that in order to rise we must heal individually and collectively from the ruptures and intergenerational trauma we have experienced. She also believes that “we as African-centered therapists have the power and responsibility to heal our community, restore our ability to self-determine, and change our collective destiny.”
Dr. Mawiyah Kambon is an internationally acclaimed psychologist, traditional healer, and community elder in service to our community for 30+ years.
Though many call her by her profession title, Dr. Kambon prefers her community names of Nana Efia (bestowed as through her initiation into the Akan traditional spiritual system of Ghana, West Africa) and Mama Mawiyah, a name that generations of younger people in the community affectionately call her. As a community elder, she is passionate about helping children and younger generations. In her practice, she helps children, adults, couples, and families restore themselves mind body and spirit.
More about Dr. Mawiyah Kambon
In the year 2000, Dr. Mawiyah Kambon served as the president of the National Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi). That year she convened the annual professional convention which brought 500 Black psychologists and their families to Ghana, West Africa. The gathering in Ghana was symbolic of spiritual reclamation through traditional healing. As a result, Black and African-centered psychologists were empowered with resources to improve more lives worldwide. Dr. Mawiyah Kambon is a lifetime member of the National Association of Black Psychologists.
Dr. Mawiyah Kambon is a trained traditional healer of the Akan culture and has the title as Nana Efia Nsia Asantewaa. She and her son Dr. Obadele Kwame Kambon take hundreds of individuals annually on a self-discovery African reconnection journey to Ghana on the annual Sankofa Journey. She developed the Sankofa Journey because she recognizes how critical it is to embrace African identify as a foundation for the cultural, spiritual, and psychological healing of Black people.
As the current Director of Onipa Psychological and Consulting Services, she does in-office and online teletherapy counseling. Additionally, she operates an online guided meditation practice that complements her therapy practice. She has specialized in mental health and community outreach for over 30 years.
She is a wedding officiant for couples she counseled and others from the community. All of the couples she has married over the years are still together in loving, grounded marriages. She is happily married for over 40+ years and raised three happy, healthy, and professionally successful adult children.
As a public speaker, Dr. Mawiyah Kambon speaks on issues of African womanhood, Spiritual healing and empowerment, Black psychology, and Black families.
Dr. Mawiyah Kambon is Famous For
- Co-founder of Black Therapy Central
- Nominated and Became a Paragon Leader in 2018
- Year 2000 national president of ABPsi who led the annual convention which brought 500 Black psychologists and their families to Ghana West Africa. The convention was a symbolic mass professional commitment to healing the Black community.
- 1999 Founder of the Sankofa Journey
- Annual Spiritual Healing Conference in Raleigh, NC
- Women’s healing circle facilitator
- Public speaking
- Gender Female
- Degree(s) Ph.D.
- Populations Served All
- Payment Options Self-Pay, Insurance
- Accepting Clients Yes
- Insurance Accepted BCBS, BlueCross BlueShield, Cigna
- Paragon Leader Speakers Yes, Available
- African Centered
- Anxiety Disorders
- Anger Management
- Meditation Therapy
- Intergenerational Trauma
- Child Therapy
- Spiritual Counseling
- Community Psychology
- Crisis Intervention/Trauma
- Ethnicity & Race
- Death & Dying
- Domestic Violence
- Eating Disorders
- Executive Coaching
- Energy Psychology
- Family Therapy
- Marital Therapy
- Mood Disorders
- Psychological/Neurological Testing
- Schizophrenia Spectrum & Other Psychotic Disorders
- Sexual Abuse