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in bloom



In Bloom Therapeutic is a holistic mental health advocacy space  which predominantly serves BIPOC women and femme-identified individuals. Through plant medicine and mindfulness events, IBT helps clients rebuild confidence, tap into Inner strength, and create the outcomes they desire in Self, love, work/finances, and community, all while maintaining the adaptive essence of their personal culture and values.


Areas Of Focus

Holistic Health & Wellness  | Mindfulness | Plant Medicine | Childhood & Generational Trauma | Culturally-Sensitive Care

Meet Nneka


Hi, I'm Nneka, (she/her)

an artist, author, medicine woman, and owner of In Bloom Therapeutic. I help people (mostly women-identified individuals of color) navigate adversity and process their trauma. Although I have years of experience in  the mental health field, the school of life threw me into this position at a young age. I grew up, a first generation Nigerian-American, playing mediator in a home where my parents were at each other’s throats—literally and figuratively. Through witnessing domestic violence, I learned the healing power of creativity, as I was often alone in my room drawing, painting, and dancing to process my reality (I didn’t know that's what I was doing at the time, though).

I went through tons of situations where my childhood wounds kept showing up. In 2018, I watched my life crumble before my eyes and only then did I realize how much healing I’d denied myself all those years; which led me to Thailand. I didn’t know why at first, but after almost three years of living abroad, a seed I’d planted six years ago in graduate school finally sprouted and well, bloomed. 

I created the space I so desperately needed in my darkest moments, because now, I see other women in need of a unique space which speaks to what they’ve endured, too. I took the dirt and mud life handed me and created beautiful sculptures with it, so, I’m here to help other women of color do the same.


You are your healer. You are your master. You are your guru. I wholeheartedly believe this. I'm not here to tell you what you should feel, or think, or how you should be; the world has done enough of that as it is. What I do is witness, walk alongside you, and guide you. I may have the metal detector, but you have the shovel and you do the digging. We collaborate together to help you reconnect with yourself and rediscover that you've known you all this time.

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Experience and Milestones

  • Antioch University Los Angeles, Master of  Art in Clinical Psychology

Nneka's educational training heavily influences her work as a mental health coach and plant medicine facilitator. Her studies of the science of psychology, deep interest in human behavior, and life experiences contribute to her ability to intuitively connect to clients.

  • 26+ Years in Painting and Creative Expression

Nneka grew up with an inner knowing of how to turn pain into wisdom and process trauma through the body via creative expression.

  • 4+ Years working in Mental Health, 2 Years working in Addiction and Recovery, 4 Years as an Expat in Thailand

Nneka works with clients from all over the world, helping her better understand the cultural nuances of mental health.

Continued Education 

Nneka approaches her work, as well as her life, as a student forever growing and integrating. She lives this by maintaining a mindfulness practice, self-study, seeing her mentor regularly, and attending trainings in formal settings, with elders, and within Indigenous groups. 


The most 'care free' part was that I didn't have to explain from scratch concepts like White capitalist colonialism and how it does impact my mental health as an ex-British colony Chinese diaspora. At the same time she doesn't assume anything and makes sure to ask what these things mean to me...I wanted someone to guide me while I did most of the work in healing my inner child and Nneka was excellent for it."

Y. L., based in Singapore




Mental Health Coaching*
1-on-1 mental health support via mindfulness, movement, and self-exploration
$175 USD/hour 


Reconnect to yourself at our curated retreats 


Private Groups
Group facilitation for your workshops, corporate gatherings, clients, and retreats

500 USD/2 hours

*There are currently 10 sliding scale-fee spots available for those who can show financial need.

Book a Consultation

To schedule a complimentary 30-minute consultation for private coaching, plant medicine ceremonies or retreats, please use the calendar below.


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