Heba has received her undergraduate degree from UC Irvine in Psychology of Social Science, later earned a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and is currently pursuing her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology. She worked at OMID Multicultural Institute for Development, a mental health institute for 3 years, where she completed her practicum hours and gained a variety of experience working with the Muslim population from different ethnicities and backgrounds. Simultaneously, she worked at the Anaheim Family Justice Center through New Star Family Center in Anaheim with law enforcement, counseling victims of domestic violence and abuse. She also served as a case manager for ICNA’s first Transitional home and shelter for Muslim women in Southern California.
Heba is an affiliate of the Stanford Muslim Mental Health Lab which focuses on providing resources for clinicians, researchers and community leaders working with the Muslim population. Believing that prevention is superior to intervention, Heba has worked on promoting awareness on a wide spectrum of topics ranging from anxiety to anger management through seminars, workshops, and lectures and through her role as a mental health instructor at Kaiser Permanente. She believes that psychoeducation has the ability to empower and transform communities, not just individuals. Heba is part of a group of clinicians and scholars who contributed to publishing a text introducing interventions utilizing the Traditional Islamically Integrated Psychotherapy model (TIIP) to Muslim practitioners nationwide. She perceives learning to be a never-ending process and is continuously seeking to further her self-development in all aspects.