Suzy S. Ismail

Cornerstone Counseling

Author * Instructor * Speaker * Communication Counselor

Available for:

♦ Guest Presentations at Programs, Universities & Events

♦ Book Signings & Creative Writing Workshops

♦ Corporate Diversity & Communication Seminars

♦ Public Speaking, Marriage, Family & Career Consulting

♦ Marriage Seminars, Workshops, Programs, & Family Communication Counseling

Suzy Ismail is the Founder and Head Communication Counselor at Cornerstone, a faith-based communication counseling center that focuses on youth, identity, and relationship rebuilding. She previously taught for over 15 years in the Communication Departments at Rutgers University and DeVry University. Suzy is the author of several books including "Modern Muslim Marriage," "9 to 5," "When Muslim Marriage Fails," and several other works. She specializes in presenting a range of communication lectures and diversity workshops at major corporations, programs, and events. She has been interviewed on numerous media outlets and is often featured on international talk shows, radio and television broadcasts regarding her work. Suzy provides seminars nationally and internationally and is the student adviser at a private high school. She has spoken at many public and private universities and at the World Meeting of Families during Pope Francis’ first visit to the US. She has also traveled to the border of Syria to work with refugee families and orphans and continues her work with refugees through recovery and integration counseling. She currently serves as an executive officer and director on several non-profit boards, commissions, and organizations. She is completing her Doctorate in Marriage and Family Intervention and resides in Princeton, New Jersey with her husband and three children. Learn more about her publications:

Modern Muslim Marriage: Finding the Right Match & Making Your Marriage Succeed (2012)

9 to 5: Muslims in the Western Workplace (2011)

When Muslim Marriage Fails: Divorce Chronicles & Commentaries (2010)- International Book Awards Finalist 

&  The BFF Sisters: Jennah's New Friends (2001)

Look for her newest publications due out soon: Growing up Muslim in a Trumped AmericaOn the Road to Recovery: Mending Broken Hearts, Modern Muslim Women, Voices of the Arab Springand Khadija's Journey. She currently resides in New Jersey with her husband  and their three children.

References will gladly be provided upon request. 

Please contact Suzy today at for direct questions or email the staff at to arrange for a speaking engagement or visit to schedule a counseling session. 



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  • "Suzy is an amazing and dynamic person who takes responsibility for any commitments she makes, and constantly strives for perfection and excellence in what she does. Her passion ..."
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  • "I truly enjoyed "When Muslim Marriages Fail". There were parts that made you cry and others that made you laugh hysterically.I would encourage soon to be wed couples or married ..."