May Kassem is a therapist with an M.A. in Counseling from Webster University in Geneva, Switzerland and a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator and a Certified Positive Discipline Early Childhood Educator. She also conducts Keeping the Joy in Relationships with Positive Discipline courses. She has over 15 years of experience working in both Egypt and internationally in a variety of settings such as psychiatric institutions, private clinics, and schools. May has worked with clients who are suffering from severe psychiatric disorders, addiction, family issues, anxiety & depression, and general life adjustment challenges. She also provides international organizations with psycho-educational sessions in emergency situations, Mental Health First Aid & wellness in the workplace. May conducts Mindfulness-Based group sessions for stress & behavioral management, and has extensive experience with meditation and visualization techniques. May is a member of the Positive Discipline Association and is certified in Mental Health First Aid by Johns Hopkins University in the USA. Most recently, May co-founded Scarabaeus Sacer in 2019, an ethical fashion brand producing 100% organic Egyptian cotton streetwear. With thematic collections, the label advocates for social and environmental issues and aims for fashion to be a tool to start conversation and raise awareness. In light of COVID-19, May began the Facebook page The Mental Swing with the purpose of providing trusted and reliable information, resources, videos and events about mental health, wellness and parenting.
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