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

IN TRAINING

PROFESSIONAL TEAM
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Amira Abutaa

Team Member

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Nisrin Adi

Team Member

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Amira Youssef

Team Member

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Bayan Masalati

Team Member

 
CORE TEAM
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Ammani Hanafe

Research Leader

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Rabia Ahmed

Research Leader

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Aya Saeed

Workshops Coordinator

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CORE TEAM

PROJECT LEADERS

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Mustafa Ghashim

Project Designer & Facilitation Leader

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Hel Kevorkian

Project Designer & Research Assistant

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Jude Ibrahim

Project Designer & Student Art therapist in Training

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Hadi Althib

Project Designer & Content Developer

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Sandy El Bitar

Project Designer & Drama therapist

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Kinana Issa

Project Designer & Research Assistant

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Shabnam 

Project Leader

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ADVISORY TEAM
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Dr. Farah Islam

Research and Content Advisor

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Irwin Elman

Strategic Advisor

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Ayah Mostafa

Business Advisor

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ADMIN TEAM
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Janat Akbar

Admin Coordinator

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Fatima Ahmed

Admin Coordinator

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Siba Najjar

Admin Coordinator

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MARTKETING TEAM
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Dunia Rabaa

Social Media Coordinator

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Alia Alhammoud

Graphic Designer

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Fadi khouri

Marketing Team Leader

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Rawd Almasoud

Video Editor

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Wafaa Dahous

Graphic Designer

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Our Certification

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