elevating mental wellness in the diversity, equity, and inclusion space
+ MENTAL WELLNESS
Are you looking to improve trust within your organization?
Promote a vision for mental wellness that advances inclusion, equity, and social justice in life, at work, and within society.
Increase awareness and understanding of inclusion-based principles using a combination of mental wellness techniques, evidence-based therapies, and psychological practices.
Demystify bias and unpack its causative and correlative relationship with mental health, wellness, and hygiene.
Deliver psychoeducation via talks, training, consulting, and healing spaces that cultivate mindfulness, inclusivity, and acceptance.
MEET OUR FOUNDER
“Mental wellness is the linchpin of IDEAS work.
Without it, there can be no individual growth, organizational change, or true systemic evolution.”
YMANI HAWKINS, MSW, ADC
Ymani Hawkins (she/her) is a trained diversity and mental wellness coach who marries mental health techniques, psychological principles, and evidenced-based therapies with DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) best practices.
As founder of DEEP-ish, Hawkins addresses implicit bias, microaggressions, racial trauma, racial battle fatigue, and psychological unsafety via self-care awareness, emotional intelligence strategies, and mindfulness techniques.
Hawkins delivers talks, training, and coaching to business, arts, and media sectors as well as religious institutions, nonprofits, educational systems, and environmental agencies. Prior to that, she worked as a psychotherapist specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy. In that role, she treated patients of all ages with anxiety disorders, depression, and other cognitive and behavioral diagnoses. She also delivered outpatient treatment services to adults experiencing severe mental illness such as dissociative disorders, psychosis, schizoaffective disorders, and schizophrenia.
Hawkins holds a Master of Social Work (MSW) from the Silver School of Social Work at New York University (NYU); a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Interpersonal Communication Studies from Kean University; is a trained International Coaching Federation Associate Diversity Coach (ADC); has performed ethnographic research in Siargao, Philippines, and studied communications in Athens, Greece. She possesses certifications in cultural awareness, suicide prevention, crisis response, applied suicide intervention, mental health first aid, and PsychoHairapy, and is currently exploring Integrative Somatic Parts Work.
DEEP-ish offers personalized and confidential professional development through virtual one-on-one coaching programs. Our coaching services create a safe space to unpack cultural tensions and seeks to shed light on how to manage stress, anxiety and trauma-related responses. We specialize in tackling issues such as racial battle fatigue, microaggressions, emotional labor, regression, racial politics, race-lighting, identity politics, and psychological safety.
TRUSTED PARTNERS & CLIENTS
Big thanks to Unqork Chocolatey ERSG™️ for hosting a powerful guest speaker. She is a highly requested psychotherapist specializing in mental health and spoke about disparity in mental health and shared excellent tips for us to practice.
It (the training) was so good! Grateful to have walked away with a little more self-awareness and a few clear action ideas.
"Ymani is a powerful and thoughtful facilitator that seamlessly embeds mental health and wellness practices in her DEI work. Her facilitation of weekly healing sessions has been transformative for our community and organization.