Oona-Ifé Olaiya Wright (she/her) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate (LCSWA). She earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Soon after, Oona-Ifé discovered that her true passion lies in mental health and reproductive justice - a movement that seeks to end the conditions that produce reproductive health disparities, particularly for Black, Indigenous, and Brown families, working-class, queer, and trans folks, and those at the intersections. This passion led her to pursue her Master's degree in Social Work at UNC-Chapel Hill with a focus on maternal and infant health, at which time she also completed training to become a full-spectrum doula.
The journey to and through parenthood is challenging; Oona-Ifé believes that all parents deserve a safe and supportive space to express themselves fully and aims to support the wellness of parents so they are able to show up as their best selves for their children, and themselves. Her approach to therapy is rooted in trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, and systems frameworks, and she works to cultivate an environment that centers client's autonomy, is free of judgment and shame, and affirms that every part of every client is worthy and welcome. She utilizes a strength-based approach while incorporating a number of evidence-based modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Psychodynamic Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).
Oona-Ifé moved to the Triangle in 2019, and she and her husband recently welcomed their first child in early 2022. She finds balance by spending time outside with her friends, family, and energetic dog, watching movies, laughing, traveling, and gently moving her body through yoga or walking. .