CCO & Co-founder
Dalia is Yemeni-Canadian with a diverse background. She was raised between Jordan and the U.A.E. till she immigrated to Canada 8 years ago. Dalia has always been passionate about using her strong cultural sensitivity in working with a diverse clientele in addressing interrelated dimensions of human identity.
She is completing a PhD in education at Canada's leading academic institution (University of Toronto) in Counselling and Psychotherapy, with a focus on cross-cultural integrations for psychotherapeutic interventions for eliminating inequities of mental health care.
Dalia executed a variety of research projects exploring numerous cognitive processes and the barriers that refugees and newcomers face when coming to Canada. Additionally, she was also heavily involved in research on serious mental illnesses, effects of poly-substance use, and trauma-informed care and practices, at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton's Forensic Psychiatry department. Dalia also delivered a variety of various programs for the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) for vulnerable populations. Dalia leverages her intersection of expertise in both research and adult education to create programs that target mental health in diverse populations.
She has gained her clinical training in Canada's leading hospital for mental health, the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health (CAMH). Her clinical expertise lies in integrating numerous therapeutic approaches (CBT, DBT, EFT, ACT, psychoanalytic psychotherapy) as well as adapting interventions to diverse demographics. At Mind-Easy, Dalia leads the clinical strategy, oversees partnerships with culturally-focused as well as clinically-based research institutions, and manages our student cultural-competence development program.