Learn More About Cornerstone
Cornerstone is a 501c3 Tax Exempt, nonprofit organization that focuses on faith-based communication intervention. We see our clients in several locations in New Jersey and in many affiliate offices around the world. Our professional communication consultants work with you to assess your needs and evaluate future direction to improve your communication and relational well-being. Mental health specialist recommendations are provided for certified psychologists, psychiatrists, and licensed and certified social workers and marriage and family therapists as needed. We also offer spiritual guidance in a community-supported atmosphere for children, teens, individuals, couples, and families. Working closely with our clients, we provide coping strategies and interventional guidance for the many difficulties in relational communication breakdowns that people struggle with rooted in a religious approach. From grief support to anger coaching, we are there with you every step of the way. At Cornerstone, we believe strong communication and spiritual well-being form the cornerstones of a healthy whole person: emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually. Our organization offers whole-person guidance with resources for all aspects of our clients' lives. We also serve as a mentoring program for troubled youth and offer workshops and seminars on faith-centeric emotion management, relational rebuilding, and parenting from a faith-based communication perspective.
Meet the Founder
Dr. Suzy Ismail
Dr. Suzy Ismail is the Founding Director of Cornerstone, a nonprofit, faith-based communication intervention organization with several locations around the world that focus on youth, family, marriage, identity, socioemotional wellness, and relationship rebuilding. She is the author of many books including "Modern Muslim Marriage," "9 to 5," "When Muslim Marriage Fails," and several other works. She specializes in educating and empowering women, youth, and vulnerable populations by presenting a range of workshops, lectures, programs, diversity seminars, and corporate trainings both nationally and internationally. As a Visiting Professor for over a decade in the Communication Departments of Rutgers University and DeVry University, Dr. Ismail has researched, written, and presented extensively on the intersectionality of education, faith, communication, and culture. She has also served for many years as a student adviser, teacher, and board member of a local private school. Dr. Ismail has been interviewed on numerous media outlets and is often featured on talk shows, radio and television broadcasts and podcasts regarding her work. She has presented on the topics of marriage, family, parenting, identity, and teens at many public and private universities around the world and at the World Meeting of Families during Pope Francis’ first visit to the US. She has traveled to the border of Syria to work with refugee women, families, and orphans and continues her work with resettlement and relief agencies providing integration intervention. For many years, Dr. Ismail has served as an executive officer and director on several nonprofit boards, commissions, and organizations. Her humanitarian work has been recognized with numerous awards including the Ambassador for Peace Award and the Visionary Muslim Award. She holds a Master of Arts in Communication and a Master of Philosophy in Human Services and a PhD in Human Services focusing on Family Studies & Intervention Strategies. Dr. Ismail currently resides in Princeton, New Jersey with her husband and three children.
Please note: Cornerstone provides faith-based Communication Intervention with a focus on improving emotional & relational wellbeing. We can provide recommendations to LMFT and licensed mental health professionals if needed.