Sameera Ahmed, is the Director of The Family and Youth Institute. She holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology, a Master’s in Biology. She also serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Muslim Mental Health and has a private clinical practice in Canton, MI.
Her areas of interest include: risk behaviors and protective factors of Muslim adolescents and young adults; promoting culturally and religiously meaningful psychotherapy; and skills based parenting and marital interventions to strengthen families. Dr. Ahmed has published numerous journal articles, book chapters, and is the Co-editor of the book, “Counseling Muslims: Handbook of Mental Health Issues and Interventions.” She speaks nationally and has been invited as a subject matter expert, to events organized by the White House, Health and Human Services (HHS), Substance Abuse Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA), and Department of Education (DOE).
Dr. Ahmed has also been a community organizer at both the grassroots and national levels for more than 30 years, primarily focusing her energies around American Muslim youth development, marriage preparation, and parenting.