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The MMHI Care Program aims to serve the Stanford Muslim community’s mental health needs by connecting current students to local Muslim-identifying therapists. Through our partnership with Maristan, we plan to offer drop-in consultation hours, support groups, and workshops, as needed. Our hope is that through these services, the Care Program will respond to mental health stigma and bridge resources to the Muslim community on campus.


MMHI Mental Health Consultations

Muslim-identifying counselors from Maristan will be providing drop-in consultation hours for students to easily book 30-minute or 60-minute video or phone appointments online. These sessions are free resources for undergraduate and graduate students.

MMHI Community Care Groups

Maristan therapists will provide two group sessions per quarter on themes that are important to and are affecting students based on requested topics. Through these sessions, students will be able to find comfort confronting difficult issues with the support of their community members.


Meet the Therapists

Zahra Murtaza

Dr. Zahra Murtaza received her BA from University of California, Berkeley and PhD in Clinical-Community Psychology at Georgia State University. She currently works at Children’s Health Council (CHC) in Palo Alto as a Licensed Staff Psychologist (License No. PSY 32913) and primarily serves children, teens, and young adults. She has specialized training in trauma psychology and comprehensive dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). She is currently working with Maristan for MMHI

Yusuf Martin

Yusuf Martin received his MA in Counseling from Regis University and has worked as an associate professional clinical counselor, national certified counselor, board certified coach and social worker. He also serves as a muslim mental health therapist in the Bay Area, having worked with organizations such as Khalil Center and the Muslim Community Association. He is currently working with Maristan for MMHI.

Questions? Contact the MMHI Leadership Team