Muslim Wellbeing Practitioner
Languages: English and Arabic
Tēnā koutou katoa
Ka tū au ki te tuku mihi ki a koutou.
Ko koeko tōku maunga
Ko Naera tōku awa
Nō Ihipa ahau
Kei Ōtautahi tōku kāinga ināianei
Ko Makarious tōku Whānau
Ko Milad tōku matua
Ko Feby tōku whaea
Ko Dena tōku ingoa
Nō reira tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa
Salaam, my name is Dena Makarious.
I was born in Egypt and spent the first eight years of my life living in Cairo until my family, and I moved to Ōtautahi, Aoteoroa, where I have spent most
of my life.
I am a registered Intern Psychologist, currently in the final year of my Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology at the University of Canterbury. I have completed my master's thesis, which focused on examining the link between PTSD, memory, dissociation, and anxiety.
I am passionate about mental health and working with people and I feel honoured to be in a position where I can listen to people share their stories and understand what shapes their identities.
I am blessed to be part of such a passionate and hardworking team that is embedded within a beautiful Kaupapa Māori service.