About Us

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ABRAR

TRAUMA AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES 

ABRAR Trauma and Mental Health Services is a for profit organization dedicated to providing affordable, trauma informed, art based, and culturally sensitive mental support for diverse newcomers and immigrant populations. Services are carried out through professionals with lived experiences, who prioritize the creation of safe and comfortable environments. We resonate with our people, and respect diversity, vulnerability, resilience, new ideas, and passion. 

 

Our Mission

ABRAR Trauma and Mental Health Services is a for profit organization dedicated to providing affordable, trauma informed, art based, and culturally sensitive mental support for diverse newcomers and immigrant populations. Services are carried out through professionals with lived experiences, who prioritize the creation of safe and comfortable environments. We resonate with our people, and respect diversity, vulnerability, resilience, new ideas, and passion. 

Our Vision  

Our vision is to create client-centred and culturally appropriate safe spaces that ensure healing and growth out of trauma, specifically through the use of trauma-informed and art-based early intervention approaches for newcomers and immigrants, so that they may thrive.

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Abrar Mechmechia

Founder & CEO

Abrar is a mental health counsellor and a member with CCPA (Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association) with a passion for empowering marginalized youth and women. Abrar was born in Hamilton and raised in Aleppo, Syria. When the civil war broke out, Abrar remained in Syria to volunteer and work with SOS, UNICEF, and UNHCR to provide children with trauma-informed mental health care. She is the Founder of ABRAR Trauma and Mental Health Services. 

Meet The Team

PROFESSIONAL TEAM
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Abrar Mechmechia

Mental Health Counsellor

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Ghada Almojarkich

Family Life Educator and Advisor

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Amira
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Youth Counsellor

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IN TRAINING

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Amira Youssef

Team Member

 
CORE TEAM
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Rabia Ahmed

Research Leader

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Hel Kevorkian

Project Designer & Accessibility Advocate

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Shabnam

Project Leader

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Janat Akbar

Admin Coordinator

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Fatima Ahmed

Admin Coordinator

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ADVISORY TEAM
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Wendy Miller

Strategic Advisor

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Irwin Elman

Strategic Advisor

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Dr. Farah Islam

Research and Content Advisor

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Ayah Mostafa

Business Advisor

Our Certification

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