Afiya earned her Master Degree in Forensic Mental Health Counseling from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and has 11 years of experience in the mental health field working with children and adults. Afiya is also a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor and has experience treating both adolescents and adults. The most rewarding part of working in the mental health field for her is the opportunity to assist individuals navigate their life successfully despite what diagnosis they were assigned. It’s the joy of assisting families work through their trauma so they are able to meet each other needs in a healthy manner. Afiya is part of the clinical team in both residential and IIC department. Afiya feels that the Bonnie Brae IIC program offers something very special, as it offers continuity of care with the youth that are discharged since they are familiar with the staff from the program. She feels it makes the treatment more relatable since the youth is engaged in their natural environment.