Meet Dr. Alexis Davis
Dr. Alexis M. Davis is a clinical psychologist from Kansas City, MO. She obtained her Ph.D. from Jackson State University in 2018. With a combination of education and clinical experience, Dr. Davis has branded herself as a ‘Hip Hopologist’, fusing Mental Health with hip-hop culture and traditional African healing practices. Dr. Davis, or Dr. A’s, focus gives her unique expertise in guiding clients with a culturally uplifting and affirming praxis, empowering them to create their own versions of healing. Her ability to connect hip hop culture to mental wellness also promotes increased opportunities for engaging communities that have historically had limited access and awareness to mental health services and information.
Dr. A’s’ clinical experience, while diverse, has a poignant focus on the black experience. Her research topics have focused on attitudes and perceptions of women in Mississippi on HIV transmission. As a Research Assistant, she compiled data and executed interviews with subjects as well as data analysis. During her participation with this project, Dr. A was affirmed in the need for more specialized engagement strategies for African American women and the ways that dominant culture research practices often distort the voices and perceptions of African Americans.
Dr Reliable Jewel has been trained as a Clinical Psychologist, Reiki Master, Divine Healing, and is currently enrolled in Root Psychology at The Institute of African Centered Thought to be certified as a Root Psychologist. Furthermore, Dr Reliable Jewel has deemed herself as a HipHopologist as she weaves Hip Hop with the liberation of the psyche of Africans in America and across the Diaspora. Dr Reliable Jewel is the founder of BBLVK Jewel. Dr Reliable Jewel is expanding and is now a spiritual coach! Click below to learn more about her spiritual care packages.
Alexis Davis has been trained as a Clinical Psychologist, Reiki Master, Divine Healing. Furthermore, Dr Alexis Davis has deemed herself as a HipHopologist as she weaves Hip Hop with the liberation of the psyche of Africans in America and across the Diaspora. Dr Alexis Davis is the founder of BBLVK Jewel which is a community organization that aims to highlight the jewels in the community serving people of African descent. BBLVK Jewel’s podcast is going into it’s third season. Be sure to go check it out on all streaming platforms (Apple, Spotify, SoundCloud, etc.). Dr Alexis Davis provides professional and personal development training on Cultural Humility, Working with Clients of African Descent, Hip Hop Healing workshops, as well as workshops on transgenerational trauma and healing among people of African descent.
Holiday Blues workshop, as well as recently held the first, “Know Thyself: Black Mental Health Retreat” for Black students at the PWI where she works. Dr. A recently began a Hip-Hop group for Black students and looks forward to expanding this group to a full-research group to inform her developing theory.