Nonhle-Avele Nhlapho is an aspiring clinical psychologist and an advocate for improving mental health and healthcare services in Africa. She champions action-based research and employs a multidisciplinary, Afrocentric approach to psychology and psychosocial services, ensuring that her work resonates deeply within the African context. Her research journey covers critical topics, with a special emphasis on addressing pressing social issues. As an HPCSA-student registered counsellor, she is committed to community development; evident through her active involvement in both community and student leadership roles. She completed an honours degree in Psychology at the University of Pretoria and is currently pursuing a postgraduate diploma in psychological counselling at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.