Alsalamu Alykum and Welcome to Sunnah Counseling
What is the goal of Sunnah Counseling and who is behind this website?
The goal of Sunnah Counseling is to help provide our Ummah with resources about mental health.
Sunnah Counseling hopes to neutralize the crisis of mental illness that is prevalent in every culture. Mental illness doesn’t see race, gender, or religion; it exists everywhere. We bring the Quran and the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) to help heal the heart and mind.
The Sunnah Counseling website is an educational resource and not meant to replace actual counseling sessions. If you would like to come in for traditional counseling from a Muslim and bilingual (Arabic) counselor, please see the information below or reach out to us for resources.
I am a daughter, sister, wife, and mother. With the blessings of Allah and the never ending help of my mother, Alhamduillah, I was able to complete my education. I have a dual bachelor’s degree in English and Psychology. Further, I have a master’s in Mental Health Counseling. I am a licensed counselor in the state of Missouri. InshaAllah, I will be pursuing my Ph.D in Counseling Education in Fall 2022.
During my graduate studies, I interned for one year in a local elementary school as a mental health counselor. After graduation, I worked in a community college where I facilitated ESL support groups, as well as class workshops for college students. I also provided individual psychotherapy and crisis intervention.
In the past couple of years, I have been facilitating support groups for Muslim teens to help them navigate life.
I am an Arabic speaking Muslim counselor in the Saint Louis, MO area.
Private pay only, insurance not currently accepted
(Most people I work with have higher insurance deductibles and copays than my sliding scale.)
Samira Saleh, MA, NCC, LPC (Lic #2020010417)
Diversified Health and Wellness Center
11042 Manchester Rd
Kirkwood, MO 63122
Email: sunnahcounseling at gmail dot com (written this way to avoid spam emails)
Dr. Mahrukh Khan
Dr. Mahrukh Khan is first of all Slave of Allah, daughter of an orphan, sister of a Shaheed, wife of a loving husband, and mother of three children. She calls herself Granny.
Dr. Khan offers cost effective care that does not compromise quality of care, where she offers a FREE walk in clinic on Fridays as a charity pillar of her Islamic faith. She aspires to follow the footsteps of our esteemed Jesus, son of Mary, who was granted the gift of healing from God.
Dr. Khan is a board certified MD from SLU FP, combined with Scot-AFB. It has taken Dr. Khan 20 years of medical practice, school, and training to get where she is today. Further, she volunteers for a suicide prevention watch, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In Islam, if you save one life, it is as if you saved the whole mankind.
Dr. Khan follows the ⅓ diet, which is the best weight loss and diabetes prevention diet. It was taught by our beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW) 1400 years ago.
She teaches moderation in all aspects of life and struggles to keep the balance, which is difficult sometimes as a working mom, who also has the honor of caring for two elderly parents.
Dr. Khan is a clinical faculty for medical students from Washington University, SLU medical school, and Kirksville Osteopathic School of medicine, as well as the Nurse Practitioner program.
Further, Dr. Khan is a strong opponent of bullying and aims to bring awareness to how serious bullying can be.
Dr. Khan believes that she is “Allah’s Robot, R2D2” and will keep working as long as the good Lord allows her to.
I am currently working on my masters in Marriage & Family Therapy. My goal is to learn and gain more experience in this field, build clientele, and hopefully bridge the gap between Muslims and the idea of what it means to go to therapy. I love reading, writing, and listening to poetry. I am a quick learner, and adapt very well to different situations.
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