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 diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) in life, at work, and within society.
Increase psychological safety using a combination of mental wellness techniques, Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) best practices, and evidence-based therapies.
Redefine professionalism by uncovering the correlative relationship between DEIB and mental health, strengthen employee relations through interpersonal communication, and foster trust through cultural awareness.
Deliver psychoeducation, via talks, training, consulting, and healing spaces that cultivate emotional intelligence, expand inclusive language, and embed DEIB as a foundational element to drive sustainability .
MEET OUR FOUNDER
“Mental wellness is the linchpin of equity, inclusion, and social justice 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 certified diversity and mental wellness coach who marries mental health techniques, psychological principles, and evidenced-based therapies with DEIB (diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging) best practices.
As founder of DEEP-ish, Hawkins addresses implicit bias, cultural humility, racial trauma, Trauma-Informed Care (TIC), and psychological safety 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 social worker specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy. In that role, she assisted 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 psychological safety, 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.
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NETTA JENKINS, UNQORK
"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."