Meet our founder.
DMH was found in 2018 by Zolani Metu, a licensed Social Worker & Psychodynamic Psychotherapist.
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He holds a BSW (Social Work & Psychology) with Merits and a Class medal, and a MSocSci (Social Work), Cum Laude from the University of Cape Town. Zolani further specialised in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy through the Institute for Advanced Psychological Studies (IAPS) in the USA. He holds a certificate in Mental Health Crisis Management from the University of Washington, USA and is a certified Clifton Strengths Finder Coach (Associate).
In 2017 Zolani was awarded the Mandela Rhodes Scholarship and got listed on the Mail & Guardian Top 200 Young SA- Health in 2021. Global Citizen also recognised him as one of the 9 Young African Activists to Look Out for in 2022, and is the only South African on the list.
DMH was found in response to a need for services which place experiences of black and queer Africans at the centre of counselling and psychotherapy.
We are driven to solve the challenge of inaccessible and alienating mental healthcare in South Africa and ultimately the world at large.
While also offering clinical services through The DMH Network, at DMH we pride ourselves for being amongst the first South African companies to specialise in providing community and organisation-wide solutions to mental health challenges.
Our model allows us to reach more clients at a reduced cost to us and the client.