My name is Muntaha Alhindi. I’m the Director of Women’s Mental Health Support. I dreamed of becoming a social worker ever since I was little girl in Palestine. After arriving to the US in 1999 I immediately start thinking about pursing my dream. I started with ESL classes in 2009 at Wright college, then I continued in pursuing my associate degree. I graduated in 2012 with associates in art. And then I transferred to Northeastern University, where I graduated in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in social work. I followed graduation with an internship at Metropolitan Family Service. With strong recommendation from my professors in Northeastern University I was accepted at UIC for the advanced standing master’s degree program. I completed my master’s degree in 9 months, full time intensive program and full time work internship. I graduated from UIC with a master’s degree in social work (Child and Family concentration) in 2015. I did my internship with Arab American Family Service, followed by accepting a position at MIRA (Middle Eastern Immigrant and Refugee Alliance). A part time position as an IWC case manager in 2018, then after 2 months I was promoted to adult education program manager. By 2022 I became a Family consultant and community counselor. I start providing individual therapy as well. As of 2023 I became the Mental Health Counselor /Crisis Management advocate. I provide general counseling in different areas, individual therapy, and crisis management services. I love working with the Arab community. It has been my passion to help refugees and immigrants specifically from the Middle East and as well the rest of the world. My strength skills are being open mind to different cultures, good listener, problem solver, talkative, good at building connections, good at empowering and providing emotional support to my clients. I am also eager to learn new skills and techniques by joining different professional development training.
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