MAS Social Service Foundation has trained volunteers from various educational and ethnic backgrounds to offer peer counseling. Training was conducted by well known experts and scholars such as Drs. Ekram and Rida Beshir who wrote numerous books on parenting and marriage; Shahina Siddique, President of the “Islamic Social Services Association” of Canada; and Dr. Sameera Ahmad, a clinical psychologist, formerly with Muslim Family Services, Detroit, MI. Monthly training sessions were also conducted where volunteer peer counselors practiced role playing, watched counseling videos, enhanced communication skills, studied ethics code, and listened to guest speakers in the field.
MAS Social Services Foundation is providing a peer counseling service to our community in the following areas:
- Parenting Counseling
- Marriage Counseling
- Teen Counseling
Peer counseling services are offered in English, Arabic, Urdu, Hindi, Fijian, French, Spanish, Somali, Sinhales, Tamel, Farsi, Pashto, and Sign Languages.
Leave a message and a counselor will contact you shortly to assess your needs and make a convenient appointment. Strict confidentiality is maintained and referral to specialists and professionals are used for complex counseling cases.
Fees: $10 per counseling session
MAS Social Service Foundation is also offering a pre-martial course for engaged and/or married couples in their first year of marriage. This one-on-one course, 6 sessions – 2 hour each, deals with:
- Basis of marriage
- Finance and values
Leave a message and a counselor will contact you to schedule the course at your convenience.
Fees: $100 including materials
Long term plans are being developed to include other areas of counseling.