MMHI Berkeley

Currently in its 6th year, through Maristan, the Muslim student body at UCB is provided with culturally congruent resources and services. These services include one-on-one consultations, support groups, mental health educational talks, workshops and UC Berkeley CAPS training. These programmes are available to the entire student body.

The Muslim Mental Health Initiative (MMHI) was born at at UC Berkeley (UCB) in 2017 after the Muslim Student Association members at UC Berkeley (UCB), with support from the MMHIP lab at Stanford, requested a more culturally congruent space for their mental health needs to university leadership.

Clinicians and Hours Available

Tephiny Jones


In Person

Tephiny Jones, ASW, is an experienced social worker specializing in older adults, transitional-aged youth, and homeless individuals with mental illness. Skilled in Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Offers individual and family therapy. Accepts out-of-pocket, sliding scale, and financial aid clients.

Tasmeer Ali


In Person

Link to Request and Appointment

Tasmeer is a University of Toronto alumni and currently pursuing a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy at Palo Alto University. Her passion for providing holistic mental wellness has motivated her professional and educational endeavors. Tasmeer completed a year-long internship with the City of Fremont Youth and Family Services where she received training to conduct therapy with children, adolescents, families, and parents. She also has experience working with international and community-level non-profits that specialize in programs for immigrants, refugees, and survivors of domestic violence. Tasmeer has worked with several organizations in Saudi Arabia and Canada on the importance of providing culturally sensitive mental healthcare for individuals and communities. Tasmeer also conducts research at Palo Alto University focused on improving the training and education opportunities for future Psychotherapists in Training.


MMHI Mental health services are available to all Students at UC Berkeley

MMHI Services are provided to UC Berkeley students free of charge through the
Wellness Fund.
– In 2015, the student body voted to pass the Wellness Initiative Fee, allowing the
creation and continuation of wellness programming at UC Berkeley. The
Wellness Initiative Fee, since then renamed the Wellness Fund provides new fee
revenue that is used exclusively to support wellness services and programming
for students, as well as renovations, furnishings, and alterations to existing spaces
required to support these new wellness programs.

All cancellations must take place at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled consultation.
More than 2 cancellations within less than 24 hours will result in a temporary halt in an
individual’s ability to book future consultations.

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No, MMHI at UC Berkeley provides non-clinical consultation hours.