NYU Alumni & Friends Connect

May 20, 2022

Life demands so much from us—our careers, our friends, our family— that we can sometimes forget to take care of ourselves. In support of Mental Health Awareness Month, we’re putting the spotlight on NYU alumni-owned businesses that focus on health and wellness. From psychotherapy to nutrition to acupuncture, these alumni entrepreneurs have something for all your mind, body, and spirits’ needs.

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This is not an exhaustive list and only highlights a small number of NYU alumni businesses. Please visit the NYU Alumni-Owned Business Directory for a more comprehensive list or to submit your business. Please note inclusion does not indicate endorsement by NYU.

Coach David B Nutrition Coaching
Founded by David Baldwin (STEINHARDT ’16), David B Nutrition Coaching is a sustainable nutrition and fitness coaching business for busy professionals.  

black girls breathing
black girls breathing® was founded by Jasmine Marie (STERN ’13), providing a safe space for Black women to actively manage their mental health through breathwork and community.

The company uses breathwork, community, and data to address health inequities experienced by women of color. With tech enablement, by 2025 they will impact one million Black women and girls specifically.

Pema Chen Acupuncture
Founded by Pema Chen (STERN ’09), The Center for Harmony and Balance is a holistic wellness center with locations in New York and New Jersey.

City Center Psychotherapy
City Center Psychotherapy is a group private practice in Midtown, New York City. The practice was founded by Dr. Andrew B. Schmidt, PhD, LCSW-R (SSSW ’00), who is a Professor and Director of New York University’s Post-Masters CBT Certificate Program. Dr. Schmidt leads a team of highly skilled clinicians who specialize in the treatment of OCD, Anxiety, Depression, and Trauma, in addition to their own unique areas of expertise. City Center Psychotherapy prioritizes collaborative treatment planning, active problem-solving, and a warm, supportive environment that facilitates change at a pace that feels right for you.

Founder Eniola Kolawole (GLS ’19) offers 1:1 spiritual healing services, special events, and shares the work they create, such as guided meditations, poetry books, online courses, and more.

Exclusive Discount: use code nyualumni and get 20% off website products  

E3 Weight Management Solutions
E3 Weight Management Solutions is founder Glen Tobias’ (GSAS ’01) concept and formula for success as it focuses on three principals: Eating, Exercise and Education.

Exclusive Discount: Free first session for NYU alumni

Doctoroo, founded by Howard Yang (GSM ’98), delivers healthcare directly to you. They are focused on delivering exceptional quality healthcare to patients, in the comfort of their own home and on their schedule. Their mobile urgent care service prides itself on pursuing the Doctoroo mission of creating accessible and affordable care.  

Eye Smile Optometry & Dental Care
Founded by Yvonelle Moreau (DEN ’14), Eye Smile was developed to provide Arlington, Alexandria, and the surrounding region with comprehensive, patient-centered vision and dental services in one convenient location. They provide their patients with the highest quality of care utilizing the newest ophthalmic and dental innovations, offering the latest trends in eyewear and delivering it all with a smile.

Looking for other ways to practice the art of self care? Learn about Mindful NYU, the award-winning meditation, mindfulness, and contemplative life initiative that promotes wisdom, compassion, and well-being on campus — and beyond. Plus, find quick moments of daily mindfulness and calm with the One-Minute Meditation series by NYU Global Spiritual Life’s Melissa Carter.