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A new weekly video and audio mental health podcast empowering diverse teens, young adults families and communities.

Couched in Color is a new weekly podcast hosted by Dr. Alfiee M. Breland-Noble (Dr. Alfiee) designed to enlighten and encourage dialogue on the mental health needs of youth, young adults, families and communities of color.  We are a new breed; a video and audio podcast, showcasing the genius of mental health experts, advocates and teens themselves. 

Dr. Alfiee is a pioneering psychologist, scientist, media personality and author who shares the mic weekly gaining wisdom and insights from her rotating panel.  Subscribe, give us a listen and please spread the word.


Aug 6, 2020

(Part 2 of my conversation with the shining light Nikki Webber Allen)

This final episode of the season, part 2 of 2 parts, is particularly powerful and remains relevant for me and the CIC crew.  Nikki Webber Allen is an Emmy award winning producer with a Ted Talk (yes THE TED Talk), currently at 2.3 million views and...

Jul 30, 2020

Earlier this week, I took a moment to reflect on Black women, our mental health, trauma, grief and recovery.  I thought about Megan Thee Stallion and her traumatic experience with gun violence; the horrifying impacts of COVID-19 on Black women caring for children, spouses/partners, aging parents and working in essential...

Jul 23, 2020

Given recent news about Kanye West, his very public concerns related to his bipolar disorder and his family's public battle to support him, this episode could not be more timely. I am joined today by Mr. James Harris, a therapist (with a masters in clinical mental health counseling) a trauma survivor, author and mens...

Jul 16, 2020


Dr. Helen Hsu, a Stanford clinical psychologist, grief expert and expert consultant on the popular Nextflix show "13 Reasons Why" sat down with me to discuss mental health across cultures.  Our conversation ranged from a vivid and enlightening discussion of how grief may look different in (what we know to be a highly...

Jul 9, 2020

This week, I sat down with Dr. Bowen Chung, a psychiatrist at UCLA Harborview Medical Center to discuss psychiatric science, health disparities research, socioeconomic status and their intersections with mental health for people of color (specifically African American and Latinx underserved communities).

Just a note: ...