Female Muslim Therapist
More often than not there are many challenges that Muslim women face that are not spoken about in the community. Fortunately, if you have been looking for a female Muslim therapist who can help you work through some of the unique issues that Muslims face, then Cedarway Therapy is the clinic for you. Contact us today at (416)-900-8077 or book a consultation.
What is a Female Muslim Therapist?
A female Muslim therapist is somebody who understands the unique set of challenges that Muslims face. They have likely experienced many of the same struggles themselves and can provide empathy and guidance during therapy sessions. Ultimately, if you are looking for support in a confidential and safe setting with someone you don’t have to explain your religious stance to, then a female Muslim therapist may be the right choice for you.
What Do Female Muslim Therapists do?
Female Muslim therapists offer therapy services that are specific to the needs of Muslims and specifically women. They understand the challenges that come with being a Muslim woman in today’s society, and they know how to work with you to overcome them. However, there are many Muslim men that also find comfort with seeking support from a female Muslim therapist due to the cultural and/or religious similairty. Some of the things that female Muslim therapists may help you with include:
- Coping with stress and anxiety
- Managing difficult emotions
- Building self-confidence and self-esteem
- Working through relationship issues
- Dealing with family conflict
- Working through past trauma
- Spiritual struggles
- Religious OCD
What Factors Should I consider when looking for a female Muslim therapist?
When looking for a female Muslim therapist, it is important to find a therapist who has experience working with Muslim women and who understands the challenges that they face. At Cedarway Therapy all of our female Muslim therapists focus on providing a compassionate and non-judgmental approach to dealing with client challenges to help you in the best way possible.
Amal Qutub – Amal has particular expertise working with children, adolescents, and families supporting their biopsychosocial and spiritual wellbeing. Amal’s approach is informed by her training in a variety of therapeutic modalities, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Narrative Therapy, and Emotion-Focused Family Therapy (EFFT).
Mahum Ahmed – Mahum is experienced in treating individuals with Psycho-Social Disorders, Psychosis, Trauma, Addiction, Depression, Anxiety, and other mental health issues. In addition, she offers a wide range of therapeutic modalities such as Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy, and Solutions-Focused Therapy.
Maryum Rahman – Maryum has experience working on anxiety, depression, self-esteem, stress, and suicidal ideation. She focuses on using different modalities of therapy including Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectal Behavioural Therapy and Narrative Therapy.
Ghazala Fauzia – Ghazala offers a client-centred approach and tailors her therapeutic interventions according to your personal needs. She is mindful of your personality, thought patterns, and coping strategies and matches therapeutic interventions accordingly.
Huma Saeedi – With over 18 years of experience working with diverse clientele, Huma has received extensive training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing (MI).
Sarah Saeed – Sarah has particular expertise in working with individuals and families with a focus on depression, anxiety, trauma, domestic abuse, positive parenting, and grief. Along with English, she is fluent and can provide sessions in Hindi and Urdu.
How Can I find a Female Muslim therapist in My Area?
If you are looking for a female Muslim therapist in your area, the best way to find one is to do a Google search. You can also check with your local mosque or Islamic center to see if they know of any female Muslim therapists in your area. Additionally, at Cedarway Therapy, we have a list of trained and experienced female Muslim therapists. If you are interested in a faith-based therapy session feel free to contact one of our female Muslim therapists listed down below:
Reena Vanza – Reena’s approach is holistic, incorporating elements of body, mind, and soul. She ensures a culturally sensitive, trauma-informed, and client-centred lens with all her clients. She uses a blend of therapeutic techniques and is trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, CBT for Trauma, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, and Narrative Therapy. Upon request, Reena is able to provide faith-based therapy for clients who identify as Muslim. She can also facilitate sessions in Urdu, Punjabi, and Hindi and has working knowledge in Gujarati, Kutchi, and Swahili.
Asma Nsiri – Asma draws from different modalities that match the client’s needs and goals, such as Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Somatic Therapy, Feminist Therapy, and Internal Family Systems. Upon request, Asma can provide faith-based therapy for clients who identify as Muslim and can provide services in English, Arabic, and French.
Zuwaina Murad – Zuwaina is highly skilled in working with individuals who have experienced trauma, anxiety, depression, addictions and relationship/family conflicts. She has years of experience in supporting individuals, families and couples who struggle with high conflict situations and want to gain a better understanding of themselves, build positive relationships and ultimately better life outcomes.
Nisha Damani – Nisha has particular interest and expertise working with youth and adolescents who struggle with self worth & esteem, social skills, trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, self harm and addictions. She takes a strong interest in helping youth rebuild their lives and also create healthy attachments with their families and caregivers.
Zainab Afroz – Zainab utilizes a client centred approach and is highly trained in Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectal Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy, and Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) along with skills from The Gottman Method training.
Gilan Abdelaal – Gilan is committed to conducting client-centred therapy and has experience in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Strength-Based Therapy as well as Narrative Exposure Therapy.
What Can I Expect From My Therapy Session?
When you meet with one of our female Muslim therapists, she wants to get to know you and your unique story. She will be interested in understanding how your faith has shaped your life and the challenges that you have faced. During our therapy sessions, you will have a safe space to discuss your unique challenges as a Muslim in today’s world. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, struggles at home, fitting in, spiritual struggles or any other issue, your therapist will provide the appropriate support and guidance to provide you with a roadmap to improve your current situation.
Why Consider Seeing a Female Muslim Therapist?
If you’re looking for a therapist who understands your culture and or your religious values, then a female Muslim therapist may be the right fit for you. Many individuals complain of not being understood, or having to explain their religious or cultural values. Seeing a Muslim therapist allows one to come into therapy with the confidence that their worldview is already known and accepted. In addition, female Muslim therapists often use Islamic concepts and methods in their treatment, which can be very beneficial for Muslim women.