Mariam Kandil is a Behavioral Health Specialist with The Family and Youth Institute.  Mariam earned her Bachelors of Science in Brain and Cognitive Sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and completed her Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University. Her past clinical experience includes serving as a youth counselor at Adolescent Counseling Services and Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments addressing; Health Disparities and Cultural Competence needs at San Mateo County’s Behavioral Health Department, and involvement with research teams at Harvard, MIT, and Johns Hopkins University.

Her area of interests include: mental health disparities, health promotion, and culturally competent counseling; as well as suicide prevention, youth counseling, marriage, and family therapy. Mariam has been using her skills to help empower the community for more than a decade.