PSYCHOTHERAPY and Group services FOR THE BIPOC Community.

Specializing in Anxiety, Depression, Grief & Loss, and Binge Eating.

HELPING YOU COPE WITH Life’s Struggles What to Expect


I provide culturally competent psychotherapy for individuals & families and group workshops specializing in Anxiety, Depression, Grief & Loss, and Binge Eating.


I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in my services. CBT is a psychotherapeutic treatment that helps people learn how to identify and change destructive or disturbing thought patterns that negatively impact their behavior and emotions.


In addition to treatment, I provide supplemental referrals to community resources that futher support clients through their process.

Making a change is often the hardest, necessary step to take when starting a new lifestyle. Healthy Beginnings Psychotherapy is here to help individuals take that first step as they meet life challenges of anxiety or fear, depression, and obesity head-on.

—Ifeyinwa (Ifey) Nzerem


Hello! I'm Ifeyinwa (Ifey) Nzerem.

As a behavioral clinician, I use a practical and theoretical foundation to address clients’ daily challenges and obstacles. I enjoy working with others and have experience treating families from all ethnic backgrounds, including ones with disadvantaged, traumatic, and abusive histories.

In addition to providing individual and family psychotherapy services, I offer group workshops. Previous examples of my group services include: training and seminars for the Bay Area Association of Black Social Workers (BAABSW) and the Black Family Preservation Symposium on Binge Eating Disorder, Mind, Body, Self-Care, and the Success of Exercise. Learn more about my current offerings under Services.

I am registered with the Board of Behavioral Sciences and am a Licensed Clinical Social Work (LCS) in the state of California (license #25252). I hold a Masters in Social Work from San Francisco State University and a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology with a Minor in Education from UC Santa Cruz.

Experience Summary

  • Addictions, co-dependency, crisis work, depression, dual diagnosis, trauma victims, and chronic mental illness populations
  • 20+ years working with African American and Multicultural Families dealing with physical abuse, sexual abuse, and life-threatening traumas
  • Intensive case management and family conferencing for chronically mentally ill adults in SF board and care placements
  • Private practice psychotherapy with adults
  • Instruction and supervision of social work graduate students


Office Hours

My office is open on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Monday & Wednesday: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2nd & 4th Friday of the Month: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Healthy Beginnings Psychotherapy believes therapy is a means to become an even better version of yourself—not just a way to return you to your baseline functioning. We provide the level of care to do just that.