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About Us

Alsalamu Alykum and Welcome to Sunnah Counseling LLC


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

The goal of Sunnah Counseling LLC is to help provide our Ummah with resources about mental health. 


Sunnah Counseling LLC 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. 


The Sunnah Counseling LLC website is an educational resource and not meant to replace actual counseling sessions. If you would like help in getting setup with a counselor, please reach out. 

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. I am a licensed counselor in the state of Missouri. I am currently pursuing my Ph.D in Counseling Education at the University of Missouri-Saint Louis (UMSL).  

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. 

For a few years, I worked in private practice at Sunnah Counseling, LLC. I facilitated support groups for Muslim teens to help them navigate life and provided individual counseling. I continue to provide consultation, life coaching, groups, courses, and other services through Sunnah Counseling, LLC. Please reach out if you need any assistance. 


I am currently employed by UMSL as the doctoral assistant director for their grief grant and grief services. 

I am an Arabic speaking Muslim counselor in the Saint Louis, MO area. 

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

Sunnah Counseling LLC

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. 

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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