Arij Abdul-Halim, MA, LMHC leads the Shrub Oak parent liaison team which is dedicated to enhancing communication between Shrub Oak and our students’ families. Prior to joining Shrub Oak, Arij served as Deputy Director for a Functional Family Therapy (FFT) Program at a nonprofit organization affiliated with the Administration for Children’s Services. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Counseling Education and Supervision. Arij has worked with all age groups and has provided services for clients on the autism spectrum and with varying diagnoses including ADHD, behavioral issues, depression, anxiety, and educational and learning disabilities. She also is certified as a Community Resiliency Model Teacher focusing on the biological and neurophysiological factors in trauma and stress on the body as well as how to utilize biologically-based wellness skills to strengthen resiliency.
Arij is passionate about helping others and we believe her warm, kind nature combined with her extensive experience are an incredible asset to the Shrub Oak community.