Dr. Sameera Ahmed is the Director of the Family & Youth Institute (www.thefyi.org). The Family and Youth Institute (The FYI) is a non-profit organization that strengthens and empowers individual, families, and communities through research and education efforts. These efforts are tailored to the needs of the American Muslim community and focus on promoting positive youth development, healthy marriages, effective parenting, and improving mental health. She holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and specializes in American Muslim youth and Muslim Mental health. She also serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Muslim Mental Health (JMMH) and is a Board certified Licensed Psychologist in Ohio and Michigan. Dr. Ahmed has published numerous journal articles, book chapters, reports, and is the Co-editor of Counseling Muslims: Handbook of Mental Health Issues and Interventions. She speaks nationally at academic conferences and has been invited to speak at the White House, Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse Mental Health Service Administration, and the Department of Education. She has been quoted by media outlets such as The Washington Post, New York Times, and Huffington Post for her expertise. In addition, she has been an organizer within the American Muslim community for more than 25 years and is regularly invited to mosques and conferences across the nation.