Dr. Niama T. Malachi

I hold a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, am a Scholar, and Author who has dedicated my life to defying statistics in order to serve as an inspiration to those in underprivileged, underserved, and unspoken for communities.

In 2003, I as a struggling teenage/single mother decided that I would use education to transform my life and the lives of others. Since, I have achieved a Master’s degree with a concentration in Forensic Psychology, and a Doctorate in Applied Clinical Psychology. In addition, I joined the ranks of women in the National service organization, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, where I served as the Social Action Co-Chair and Co-Chair of the award-winning State of Black male, female relationships conference, for the Pomona Valley Alumnae Chapter.

Relative to mental health, by the age of 28, I earned the title of Director of Performance Improvement/Risk Management at a 108-bed psychiatric hospital, under the umbrella of a Fortune 500 company. Currently, I act as the Chief Safety Officer, Patient Advocate and Director of Risk and Quality at a 146-bed inpatient psychiatric hospital. In 2014, I launched ServingtheUnder Served, LLC. a psychological consultation and research firm. The first publication from the firm was a novel entitled, “A Hip Hop State of Mind”, which explored the Social Psychological impact of Hip Hop on the Black Community. I am the Co-Founder of D.O.P.E. (Determined to Obtain Pure Excellence) Youth Development Program, a ten-week program that serves adolescents from under-served and under-represented communities. I am passionate about public speaking and have appeared on television as well as radio.

I have experience teaching research methods as well as African American history and culture at a postgraduate level.

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The Process at WCRX 88.1 FM AND Wcrx.com interviews Dr. Niama T. Malachi. Discussing mental illness and how it correlates to Chicago violence in underserved black neighborhoods.

Community Engagement

  • COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO-WCRX FM 88.1-THE PROCESS Mental Health Consultant-“Gun Violence and Mental Health” (2016)
  • D.O.P.E. SUMMER YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM Co-Creator & Program Developer Honored and Recognized by California Assembly (2015)
  • LIFE SKILLS FAIR AND CONFERENCE Workshop Presenter/Panielist-“Leading with Integrity” (2015)
  • CRN DIGITAL TALK RADIO On Air Guest “Hip Hop as a Catalyst for Social Change” (2015)
  • MY13LA On Air Guest“Psychology and the African American Community (2015)
  • ORANGE COUNTY CHRISTMAS IN JULY Public Speaker-“Moving Forward” (2014)
  • BEHIND THE MACHINE MUSIC PANEL Panelist-“Hip Hop and the Black Community” (2014)
  • 2ND ANNUAL STATE OF BLACK MALE/FEMALE RELATIONSHIPS CONFERENCE Event Co-Chair, Panel/Workshop Director, Panel Moderator
  • National Program Award Winner- Delta Sigma Theta (2013)
  • THE STATE OF BLACK MALE/FEMALE RELATIONSHIPS CONFERENCE Event Co-Chair, Panel/Workshop Director, Panel Moderator (2012)
  • DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INCORPORATED Social Action Co-Chair and Executive Recording Secretary (PVAC) (2011-2013)
  • IT TAKES A VILLAGE Key Note Speaker“The Truth of the Matter” (2011)

Writing Snippets and Samples

We’re supposed to have it all in our 30s, aren’t we?

And by “it all”, we mean the fantastic career, the financial stability, the kids, the dog, and of course, the husband to keep us warm at night. Every day, more and more women challenge what a successful life looks like and that goes double for the love lives we choose to lead. Just in case you’re feeling a little left behind as a single woman approaching 30 or in her 30s, below are 10 reasons that being single and ready to mingle in your 30s isn’t the romantic kiss of death we once feared it was.


Why I Stopped Talking About Injustice and Started Fighting It

On November 24th, I decided that I could no longer sit idle and do or say nothing about injustice.

I refused to play the same role as the eight officers who failed to respond when Laquan McDonald was executed in the street. As I watched the year-old video of the 17-year-old being shot 16 times within 15 seconds by Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke while walking away from the police (contradicting Van Dyke’s earlier statement of being an act of self-defense), I was not only shocked and appalled, I was moved into action.


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