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Aisha Mohammad-Swan

Counselor

Aisha Mohammad-Swan received her PhD in psychology in 2000. Aisha worked as a Counselor/Psychologist for 12 years for Geneva B. Scruggs Community Health Care Center in New York with a focus on PTSD, OCD, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, marriage/relationships issues, as well as community-cultural dynamics. She is certified in Restorative Justice/ Healing Circles, Conflict Resolution, and Mediation, and is also a certified Life Coach. She is currently studying for her certification in Islamic Chaplaincy, and takes Islamic courses at SHC. Aisha works at a Women's Daytime Drop in Center, and has her own part-time practice in which she integrates counseling and holistic health. Aisha also received an MA in Public Health/Community Development in 2009 and plans to open a community counseling/resource center for Muslims and others in the New York area in the future, in sha' Allah.

Author Articles

sexual addiction

Unveiling the Dark Secret: Sexual Addictions

Editor’s note: This is a 2-part series tackling sexual addictions among Muslims from a Psychological point of view. You can find part one here. Both cases of part one illustrate Sexual Addiction. The first example may illustrate an environmental-social model of addiction and the second a possible biological etiology. Sexual Addiction is a real addiction as any …

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OCD

Why Are Muslims More Likely to Suffer From OCD?

In the first part of this article, the counselor gave examples of 2 cases that suffer from obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD). In this part, she will analyze the mentioned cases and explain more about the different types of Obsessive Compulsive Disorders. The obsessive-compulsive symptoms are not attributable to the physiological effects of a substance or another medical condition. …

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Jinn

Jinn Possession: Psychology, Faith & Mental Health

Many Muslims nowadays especially, in some cultures tend to make a link between any disorders or problems they might experience to jinn possession and such supernatural issues. Possession by a spirit, demon, or other spiritual entity is not new. As early as 5000 BCE, man attributed mental illness to the evil eye, sorcery, demonic possession …

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French Muslims

Why Are French Prisons Muslim-Populated?

Editor’s Note: As French Muslims are anxiously waiting for outcome of the French presidential elections, with Islam being put at the center of the political debate, we find it a good opportunity to highlight some of the social challenges French Muslims go through.  In the case of French Muslims, it may be a variety of factors such …

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