Dr. Carrie M. York is founder and president of the Alkaram Institute. Her areas of interest include Islamic psychology, spiritually integrated psychotherapy, Islamic spirituality, and virtue/character development. She is an associate editor for APA’s journal Spirituality in Clinical Practice and has published a number of books including Mental Health and Psychological Practice in the United Arab Emirates (2015), Islamically Integrated Psychotherapy: Uniting Faith and Professional Practice (2018), and a children’s character development book called Maya and the Seven Limbs (2020). Having lived outside her native United States for nearly 17 years in various countries, she now resides in Roanoke, Virginia. In her free time she enjoys jogging, traveling, and spending time with loved ones.