Dr. Vivian Okoye is an internationally recognized authority in mental health, trauma-informed care, and parenting education. She is deeply passionate about making mental health support inclusive, individualized, and accessible to all. Additionally, Dr. Okoye is a dedicated researcher of neurodiversity and advocates for the inclusion of neurodiverse individuals from African and ethnic minority communities in the UK.

Dr. Okoye works intimately with individuals and organizations to not only address the impact of trauma and mental health challenges but also to significantly enhance their effectiveness, productivity, and quality of life. She empowers her clients to thrive in their personal lives, relationships, and careers.

With over 12 years of diverse experience, Dr. Okoye has made significant contributions across various sectors. From clinical and community healthcare practice to healthcare practice and regulation in Nigeria, she has been at the forefront of healthcare and mental health policy development and best practice engagement. Dr. Okoye holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Newcastle University and degrees in Health Sciences and Optometry from Nigeria. She has obtained numerous certifications in trauma treatment, addiction treatment, mental health, and neurodiversity in the United Kingdom and the United States of America. She is also a UK-trained facilitator who has been featured in conferences such as the Newcastle University Teaching and Learning Conference and the UK-Nigerian Tech Hub Business Incubation, among others.

Dr. Okoye’s expertise extends beyond providing therapeutic support, mentoring, coaching, and guidance to individuals, children, families, organizations, and communities. Her approach to care is characterized by the integration of evidence-based practices with genuine human connection. Her commitment to patient-centered care transcends the boundaries of traditional healthcare settings, reflecting her unwavering dedication to holistic well-being and inclusivity.

As the founder of Minds and Well-being Network, Dr. Okoye leads an initiative dedicated to providing culturally sensitive mental health education and support to Africans worldwide. She collaborates with schools, churches, and business organizations to deliver her framework for mind healing and optimum performance. Dr. Okoye has been featured on reputable media platforms such as Channels Television Nigeria, the British Broadcasting Corporation, the Christian Broadcasting Network, African Independent Television, various radio stations, podcasts, and national newspapers, including the Guardian Newspaper, Leadership Newspaper, and Daily Trust. Her clients affectionately refer to her as “the mind healer” and “Queen of Calm.” Dr. Okoye is happily married to a supportive husband, and together they are raising two biological children and one adopted child.