CCO & Co-founder
Dalia is Yemeni-Canadian with a rich and diverse background, having been raised between Jordan and the U.A.E. until she immigrated to Canada in 2013. Drawing upon her unique cultural experiences, Dalia is deeply committed to utilizing her strong cultural sensitivity to serve a diverse clientele, addressing the interconnected dimensions of human identity within the realm of mental health.
Currently on the path to completing her PhD in education at the University of Toronto, Dalia specializes in Counseling and Psychotherapy. Her research focuses on cross-cultural integrations for psychotherapeutic interventions, with the aim of eliminating inequities in mental healthcare. Through her extensive research projects, Dalia has delved into various cognitive processes and identified the barriers that refugees and newcomers encounter upon arriving in Canada. Furthermore, she has played a pivotal role in conducting one of the first ACE studies in Canada, investigating serious mental illnesses, the effects of poly-substance use, and trauma-informed care and practices at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton's Forensic Psychiatry department. In addition, Dalia has delivered a diverse range of programs tailored to support vulnerable populations with the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). Leveraging her expertise in research and adult education, Dalia crafts programs that specifically target mental health concerns among diverse populations.
Dalia has honed her clinical skills at the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health (CAMH), Canada's leading institution for mental health. Her clinical proficiency lies in seamlessly integrating multiple therapeutic approaches, including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
As the driving force behind the clinical strategy at Mind-Easy, Dalia oversees partnerships with culturally-focused organizations and clinically-based research institutions. Additionally, she manages the Mind-Easy student cultural-competence development program, ensuring that the team remains at the forefront of providing culturally-sensitive mental health solutions.