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Aisha Mohammad

Counselor

Aisha received her PhD in psychology in 2000 and an MS in public health in 2009. Aisha worked as a Counselor/Psychologist for 12 years for Geneva B. Scruggs Community Health Care Center in New York. Aisha specializes in trauma, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, marriage/relationships issues, as well as community-cultural dynamics. She is certified in Restorative Justice/ Healing Circles, Conflict Resolution, Mediation, and is also a certified Life Coach. Aisha works at a Family Resource Center, and has a part-time practice in which she integrates healing and spirituality using a holistic approach. Aisha plans to open a holistic care counseling center for Muslims and others in the New York area in the future, in sha' Allah. Aisha is also a part of several organizations that advocate for social & food justice. In her spare time she enjoys her family, martial arts classes, Islamic studies as well as working on her book and spoken word projects.

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10 Things Ramadan Taught Me about New Muslims

10 Things Ramadan Taught Me about New Muslims

I look forward to Ramadan like most Muslims. I worry about being prepared, but I also realize we can never fully prepare for anything, especially something as important as our duties and obligations to Allah. I understand that whilst I try my best, only Allah knows if my deeds, actions and prayers will be accepted. …

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Islamophobia & the Modern Psychological Battle of Badr

Islamophobia & the Modern Psychological Battle of Badr

Throughout history, Muslims have lived in oppressive and discriminatory conditions at one time or another. In the early days of Islam and the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), Muslims were mostly taunted and discriminated against and often the target of harassment. However, when Muslims were forced to engage in their first battle, the battle of Badr, many …

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Are Young Women at Risk for Radicalization?

Are Young Women at Risk for Radicalization?

ISIL, cults, gangs, religious extremists, white supremacist and other dangerous groups have similar things in common.  They seek to recruit, they target in a specific way, they are very convincing, and they serve a need or a longing in one who falls victim. Recruiters are very good at exploiting a person’s vulnerability and drawing them …

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Radicalization of Muslim Youth : Who Is to Blame?

Radicalization of Muslim Youth – Who Is to Blame?

The radicalization of some Muslim youth, particularly with the rise of ISIL during the last five years and subsequent increasing ranks of young people joining it, should cause one to stop and ponder why. While many would be conditioned to feel that these are just examples of “bad youth”, or worse, “this is just another …

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