About Us

Alsalamu Alykum and Welcome to Sunnah Counseling

 

What is the goal of Sunnah Counseling and who is behind this website?  

My name is Samira Saleh and I along with Dr. Mahrukh Khan started this website to help provide our Ummah with resources about mental health. We also have a guest writer, Somer Saleh, her information is below. 

 

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. 

Samira Saleh 

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. InshaAllah, I will be going for my Ph.D in Clinical Psychology in the near future. 

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 year, I have been facilitating support groups for Muslim teens to help them navigate life. 

Currently, I am working in Diversified Health and Wellness Center, under the Supervision of Marsha Bradford, LPC, Lic # 2006035380. Please contact me if you would like to schedule an appointment with me. 

Now accepting Cigna,  BC/BS, United Health Care, and Aetna insurance. 

Samira Saleh, MA, NCC, PLPC (Lic #2020010417)

Diversified Health and Wellness Center

11042 Manchester Rd

Kirkwood, MO 63122

Call or text: 636-556-0369

Email: sunnahcounseling at gmail dot com (written this way to avoid spam emails)

*Arabic Speaker

 

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.

Somer Saleh

(Guest writer)

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.

Articles written by Somer: 

COVID-19 Reconnected Me To My Family

How to Stay Sane During a Pandemic 

Perspectives & Change: The Continuous Story of an Arab-American Muslim

Family Therapy: A Guide to Understanding Myself

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11042 Manchester Rd, Kirkwood, MO 63122 

636-556-0369   sunnahcounseling@gmail.com

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