Unaiza Malik completed her Master’s from the University of South Florida in the field of Mental Health Counseling with a focus on Marriage and Family Therapy. Utilizing evidence-based approaches, Unaiza provides therapeutic services to individuals, couples, and families from diverse backgrounds treating a wide range of emotional, behavioral, and adjustment problems such as anxiety, stress, depression, and relationship issues. With the aim of promoting positive mental health at the communal level, she has conducted psycho-educational workshops on a range of topics including anger management, positive parenting, and establishing healthy marriages. As a trainer with the Peaceful Families Project, she has worked to address domestic violence in Muslim families through the Islamic perspective.
Unaiza has pursued her Islamic education at the hands of male and female scholars both locally and abroad. She completed a year of study at Zaytuna College in Berkeley, California, and spent multiple summers studying at the illustrious Dar al Zahra in Tarim, Yemen. She is currently pursuing studies in both Arabic and Islamic Sciences at Al Maqasid Seminary in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Outside of the work setting, Unaiza can be found offering religious instruction to young women in the community and organizing knowledge and spirituality-based programs for both youth and adults. She has taught a women’s halaqa at the local university for the past nine years.
Individual (Adolescents & Adults)