Maher Masalmeh

Maher Masalmeh

Maher Masalmeh

Maher started his journey after finishing medical school. He received a Master’s degree in Pediatrics from Tishreen University in Syria in 2003.

After arriving in Canada in 2004, it was very challenging to get a license to practice medicine in Canada as an internationally trained physician. He decided to get into the counseling field. He studied at Acadia University and got his Master’s of Education in Counselling (MEd).

Maher is a Registered Counselling Therapist (RCT) with the Nova Scotia College of Counselling Therapists and a Canadian Certified Counselor (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.
He is currently employed with New Start Counselling, providing counseling to individuals and parents affected by domestic violence. He works as a member of a multidisciplinary team functioning across different agencies including the Domestic Violence Court.

Maher has diverse background experience; he has been working with individuals and families from different backgrounds. His focus is on providing services adapted to the clients’ needs. He has been providing counseling for many of the Syrian refugees settling in Nova Scotia with very complex and deeply rooted matters.
As an internationally trained pediatrician, Maher has significant experience working with children, and their families. Most of his work involves mental health and counseling. By viewing the client’s challenges beyond the clinical picture, it opens the door to explore other stories that might function better on the long journey for the client’s potential.