BFT's Top 25 in Mental Health and Wellness: Wellness

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Dr. Chelsea Jackson Roberts is an internationally celebrated Peloton yoga teacher, lululemon global ambassador, and scholar who is highly regarded as a leader in a new generation of yogis who are passionate about expanding the visibility of who is commonly seen as Teacher. Chelsea brings her deep Midwest roots to the mat with a style of yoga that is accessible to all bodies and levels of skill.

Find Dr. Roberts at: @chelsealovesyoga

We are worthy of the space and time it takes to heal.

Dr. Roberts

Crystal, founder of Natural Wonder Wellness, is a certified sound healing practitioner, breath work leader, and holistic weight loss coach. She guides individuals on transformative journeys, merging ancient wisdom with modern wellness. Natural Wonder Wellness emphasizes a holistic approach, addressing mental, emotional, and spiritual health for abundant living through immersive experiences.

Find Crystal at: @nwi_wellness

Mental health and wellness begins and ends with YOU!

Crystal DeBerry

Born and raised on Detroit’s east side, Dr. Standifer knew at a young age she always wanted to become a physician. She attended ML King HS in Detroit, MI where she grew strong academically in mathematics. After graduating ML King HS, she received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Michigan State University; after graduation she took a position at Henry Ford Hospital as a dialysis technician. She was accepted into Michigan State University College of Human Medicine’s. She graduated from MSUCHM on May 18, 2018 and completed her internal medicine residency training at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit Michigan. . After completing her residency training, she completed a chief medical resident position. She then took a position at Ascension Providence Omni Medical where our focus is on bridging the health disparity gap one patient encounter at time.

Find Dr. Standifer at: @the_drstandiferbarrett

We can't pour from an empty cup

Dr. Standifer

Dr. Lauren W. Powell, MD, is a board-certified family medicine physician and culinary medicine specialist on a mission to end generational health issues in the African-American community. She makes healthy eating accessible and enjoyable for all through her social media quick tips, online cooking school, and debut book, “Food Essentials for the Busy Professional.”

Born and raised in Metro-Detroit, Dr. Lauren graduated cum laude from the University of Detroit Mercy with a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry and a minor in business administration. She obtained her Doctor of Medicine degree from the Wayne State University School of Medicine and went on to complete her family medicine residency at Halifax Health in Daytona, FL, where she was bestowed the prestige of Chief Resident.

Find Dr. Powell at: @drlaurenpowell

Pierra is a Chicago-based artist and registered Art Therapist. In 2016, she received her masters from the School of Art Institute.  Pierra has been actively practicing art therapy for the last 7+ years starting in the public school system to currently working clinically. Recently, she has begun providing non-clinical art therapy groups and workshops to various communities in and around the Chicago area.

Find Pierra at: @pierrad.b

I love the current conversations people are having around mental health and wellness, but I hate that for many, that’s all it is, an aesthetic and performative talking point


Dr. Chinyere Okpaleke, affectionately known as Dr. Chi, is a multifaceted family medicine physician who extends her expertise far beyond the confines of the hospital. A former collegiate basketball player at the University of South Florida, Dr. Chi pursued her passion for healthcare while earning her undergraduate degree in biomedical sciences. Following her medical education, Dr. Chi completed her residency training at the University of South Florida and now serves as a dedicated hospitalist physician in Houston, Texas. Dr. Chi's most transformative endeavor has been her advocacy for mental health awareness. Recognizing the profound impact of mental health on overall well-being, she has utilized Reality Speaks, Inc., her non-profit organization, as a platform to provide essential mental health resources to underserved communities

Find Dr. Okpaleke at: @Ask_DrChi

I want to ensure that every individual that I reach, knows that they are not alone and that their mental health struggles are seen and validated

Dr. Chi

Saundra Alexander, founder of Healing Wholesome, a Houston-based wellness collective, is a certified mindfulness and meditation coach. Passionate about holistic well-being, she guides individuals to inner peace through transformative practices. Healing Wholesome offers a mindful community, meditation and yoga sessions, inner child play events, and sound healing for emotional resilience and overall wellness.

Find Saundra at: @lovesaundra

Embracing mindfulness leads to deep self-discovery and fosters a balanced connection with our mental and emotional well-being.

Saundra Alexander

Brialle is committed to helping change makers lead with greater ease and joy. Being guided by Brialle, you can expect to dive deep to release repressed emotions and years of pain held in the body… and moments later be dancing and laughing to reclaim your sovereignty.

Find Brialle at: @brialleringer

Systems of oppression have programmed us to doubt our power and disconnect from our divinity. It’s my job to help you remember the truth: you are whole, worthy, and divine just as you are– nothing to prove.


Find Diamond at: @dimeiswell


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