University of Denver
- Multicultural counseling and intersectionality
- Social justice
- Students of color, international students, refugees, and immigrants
- Acculturation and adjustment issues
- Muslim mental health
- Identity development
- Anxiety and depression
- Relationship issues
- Family-of-origin issues
Approach to Therapy:
I strive to foster an egalitarian and trusting therapeutic relationship that lays the foundation for clients to explore their experiences in a brave space. I aim to help clients recognize their strengths, values, culturally-appropriate coping strategies, and support systems to experience a sense of empowerment, engage in behaviors that align with their innermost values, and promote self-compassion throughout the healing process. I seek to demonstrate warmth, empathy, compassion, and flexibility to tailor therapy to the individual needs of each client. Therefore, my approach to therapy is integrative and may involve ACT, CBT, DBT, Interpersonal Process, Psychodynamic, and Positive Psychology through a feminist and multicultural framework. This includes integrating a multicultural orientation that embraces cultural humility, respect, openness, and exploring the relationships clients have to their salient intersecting identities.
Approach to Wellness:
I believe in the importance of a holistic approach to wellness, where I focus on facilitating the relationship between my mind, body, and soul. This includes connecting with nature, engaging in mindfulness and meditation, as well as spending time and laughing with those I love. I have a deep appreciation for art and find peace in reading poetry, attending art galleries, and listening to live music. I also enjoy dancing, hiking, running, playing tennis, traveling, and learning about different cultures and languages.