Naimah Saleem, LGPC, R-DMT, PMH-C, joined the Developing Brain Institute in June 2022 as a Perinatal Behavioral Health Specialist on the Mommy&Me team. Naimah is a Washington, D.C., native, a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor and a Registered Dance/Movement Therapist with over eight years of experience in the behavioral health field. She has received extensive and advanced maternal mental health training and has Perinatal Mental Health Certification from Postpartum Support International. Naimah received her Master of Science from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, in Dance/Movement Therapy and Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling and Wellness from New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. She has worked in clinical positions facilitating individual and group therapy. Naimah has worked with children, adolescents, adults, geriatrics and perinatal populations as well as with individuals experiencing acute mental health illnesses, complex trauma and developmental disorders. Her professional career has included working in schools, in-patient and outpatient psychiatry, and Washington, D.C.- and New York-based behavioral health agencies and hospitals. Naimah is passionate about fostering healing and ending the stigma associated with mental health in the African American community. She is honored to continue empowering, educating and supporting the perinatal population in her role on the Mommy&Me team.