Dr. Laird holds a Doctorate of Psychology with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy, a Master’s in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy and Master’s in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management. She has further specializations and training in Trauma-informed therapies, Energy Psychology and Sex Therapy, Grief and Loss, Body Image and Eating disorders and EMDR. She hosts Muslims and Mental Health on YouTube, and MH90 on several podcast platforms. In 2020, she has returned to teach the Minority Fellows of SAMHSA and AAMFT MFP. She was a 2015–2016 AAMFT Doctoral Fellow of the Minority Fellowship Program, and a 2016–2017 Albert Schweitzer Fellow. She has been awarded the Global Psychology Award (2015 & 2016) and the Community Partnerships Award (2016) She received the Community Changemaker award from MPAC in (2017). She has received a commendation from Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti for her work in Mental Health (2018), and also an award from Los Angeles City Council for her contribution to the Muslim community in Muslim Mental Health (2019). She was listed as in a bill of the House of Representatives in the United States Congress for historical contributions in her work in mental health (2019). She has published works in local journals such as LA Psychologist, and most recently finished an invited chapter for the AAMFT Ethics Textbook on Psychotherapy, Spirituality and Ethics. She presents regularly at the national and international conferences.
PsyD, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, CA
MFT in Marriage and Family Therapy, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, CA
MPA, Eastern Michigan University, MI
BA in Political Science and Arabic, Indiana University Bloomington, IN
Beacon Health Options, Inc.
United Behavioral Health