Working to Help Fade the Dark Shadow of Sexual Abuse
Meet the Staff
Dr. Maya Khalid-Janney
Dr. Khalid is a licensed clinical psychologist who has worked with trauma for most of her career. She believes SOAR can make a difference in the lives of survivors and allow them to thrive. Dr. Khalid believes our brains and bodies are beautiful, evolutionary works of art with an innate ability to heal when given the right tools. She hopes SOAR can be a toolbox for survivors that allows them to learn to heal themselves. Dr. Khalid has a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She is also trained in EMDR. In her role as executive director she hopes to be able to reach more survivors and provide on-going professional psychological services to survivors of sexual abuse.
SOAR has been helping survivors for over 30 years and I hope to lead into further growth.
As a psychologist I believe in a collaborative, client-centered approach, combined with therapy strategies that recognize the powerful connection between our minds and our bodies. Before getting my doctorate in clinical psychology, I received a BS in Biology; this grounds my understanding of the powerful connections between our physical bodies and mental health, and my belief in a holistic approach to healing.