Dr. Yasmine Safinya-Davies has provided mental health consulting services to organizations and institutions since 2010. She assists paraprofessionals in “helping roles” to better understand the psychological significance of the behaviors presented by their clients. This approach allows clients to receive humanistic services and providers to increase their satisfaction of working with individuals experiencing life’s challenges. Her practice focuses in the areas of trauma, severe/chronic psychological conditions, and substance abuse.
Dr. Safinya-Davies has a demonstrated record of effectiveness working with diverse populations, where she explores the significance of the individual’s identity (ethnicity, sexuality, gender, disability, etc.) as a way to build upon their strengths. She has extensive and varied work experiences in behavioral health, medical and educational settings, which continue to influence her goal of supporting the development the “whole person.”
A former Peace Corps volunteer in Suriname, Yasmine also assisted in the establishment of the country’s initial Habitat for Humanity chapter. Fluent in English and Farsi (Persian), she has worked extensively with African American, Afghan, Indian, Chinese, and Latino communities.