Dr. Marwa Assar, PsyD
Psychologist, Educator, Writer
& Founder of The H.O.M.E Institute
Dr. Marwa is the founder of The H.O.M.E Institute. She is a psychologist, educator, & writer dedicated to providing spiritual, mental, & emotional transformation & empowerment through psycho-spiritual education & services that are rooted in Islamic teachings and approached through an Islamic Psychological Lens!
For many years, even before she pursued her education in psychology, Dr. Marwa was always passionate about navigating and exploring psychological and self-help topics within an Islamic & spiritual context.
In addition to her Islamic studies as well as her extensive explorations and studies within the self-help world, she has also studied psychology extensively for 10 years. In addition to completing both her bachelors and masters degree in psychology, she has also completed her doctorate of psychology (PsyD) degree at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Her doctoral research focus was on Islam & Psychology as she completed a research study titled, "An Islamic Psychological Approach to Psychotherapy." Her main aim in this study was to shed light on the powerful knowledge and tools that Islam has to offer to the world of psychology.
Dr. Marwa views herself as a constant student of Islam and strives to always seek the knowledge that will empower her own spiritual growth but also help her provide others with the education and services that are well rooted in sound Islamic knowledge. Through her studies of Islam, psychology, research, and through continuously consulting with Islamic teachers and scholars, Dr. Marwa hopes to offer others the knowledge and tools they need to empower their spiritual, mental, and emotional growth as well as cultivate healthy and fulfilling relationships with God, themselves, and others!
The Heart Over Mind & Ego (H.O.M.E) Approach
Dr. Marwa is the founder of the Heart Over Mind & Ego (H.O.M.E) approach to psycho-spiritual wellness, which inspires the name of the H.O.M.E Institute. The Heart Over Mind & Ego (H.O.M.E) approach is a methodology Dr. Marwa conceptualized based upon her studies of Islam and Psychology and her years of educating and counseling others. Dr. Marwa believes that Islam speaks to our psycho-spiritual system and what it needs to experience harmony. Throughout her studies, Dr. Marwa recognized the emphasis that Islamic Psychology placed on the heart and its impact on our entire being. As a result of her studies and work, Dr. Marwa developed the Heart Over Mind & Ego approach to help others gain insight into the way God designed their psychological & spiritual system, and believes that if we learn to treat our hearts as the leader and king of that system, we can experience healing, liberation, and feel an internal sense of home throughout our journey in this world.