Mawiyah Kambon

Mawiyah Kambon

Psychologist, healer, community elder, speaker

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Dr. Mawiyah Kambon is an internationally acclaimed psychologist & traditional healer passionate about helping children and younger generations. She 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.”

In the year 2000, Dr. Mawiyah Kambon was 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 also trained as a traditional healer of the Akan culture as Nana Efia Nsia Asantewaa She and her son Dr. Obadele Kwame Kambon have taken individuals to Ghana on the annual Sankofa Journey for over two decades. She developed the Sankofa Journey because she recognizes how critical it is to embrace African identify as a foundation for 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 has counseled. All of the couples she has married over the years are still together in loving, grounded marriages. She, herself has been happily married for over 40+ years and raised three happy, healthy, and professionally successful adult children.

As a public speaker, she speaks on issues of African womanhood, Spiritual healing and empowerment, Black psychology, and Black families.

Famous For

* Founder of the Sankofa Journey

* Year 2000 national president of ABPsi who lead 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.

* Annual Spiritual Healing Conference in Raleigh, NC

*Women’s healing circle facilitator

* Public speaking


Wife of Dr. Kamau Kambon (Husband)
Mother of Dr. Obadele Kambon (Son) and Nataki Kambon (Daughter)

Often associated with

Dr. James Small, Dr. Francis Cress Welsing, Wade Nobles, Patricia Newton, Kobi Kambon (no relation), and Niam Akbar,