Dr. Ahmed received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and holds a M.S. in Biology from Bowling Green State University. Ahmed is the Director of the Family & Youth Institute (FYI), a Clinical Assistant Professor at Wayne State University in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, a scholar at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU), and an associated editor for the Journal of Muslim Mental Health (JMMH).
Dr. Sameera Ahmed is a Licensed Psychologist (L.P.), and has a private clinical practice in Canton, MI. Dr. Ahmed’s areas of interest include risk behaviors and protective factors of Muslim adolescents and young adults, promoting culturally and religiously meaningful psychotherapy, and skills based parenting and marital interventions to strengthen families. She has presented her research in sessions and workshops across the nation in both academic and community settings. Dr. Ahmed has published numerous journal articles, and has recently completed an edited volume of Counseling Muslims: Handbook of Mental Health Issues and Interventions. In addition to her scholarly efforts, Dr. Ahmed has served the Muslim community at both the local and national levels over the past 15 years, and is intricately familiar with the heterogeneity of Muslims in America.