Psychology Extern at New York City Children's Center Queens Day Treatment Program
Sarah is a doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology program at Teachers College, Columbia University. She received her bachelor’s degree from Sarah Lawrence College in child development and nonfiction writing. After working with survivors of domestic violence at the Arab American Family Support Center, Sarah began her master's degree in Mental Health Counseling from Teachers College, Columbia University. Her interest in cultural diversity and identity lead her to work in multiple nonprofit organizations where she had the opportunity to work with racial and ethnic minorities, survivors of domestic violence, and incarSarah Alsaidicerated individuals.
Through these experiences, Sarah first began to develop her research interest in stigmatization, prejudice and discrimination among racial and ethnic minority groups, as well as her interest in the influences of culture and religion on mental health stigma and help seeking behavior. Sarah is the co-founder of the Mental Health Awareness Conference at Teachers College, dedicated to learning about barriers to help-seeking and multicultural competencies among ethnic and racial minorities.
Sarah’s current role at the Arab American Family Center is as both a consultant to several programing and services provided by the center and a coordinator of the women’s empowerment initiative. In her free time, Sarah enjoys non-fiction writing, photography, and quality time with family over a cup of Yemeni tea.