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Dena Makarious

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.


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