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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

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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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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Pokemon go

Pokemon Go – The Psychological Experiment

Well, well…a new app has hit the market with an incredibly addictive fever.  According to the New Yorker,  Pokemon Go “started as an April Fool’s joke. Google released a funny video that mashed up Google Maps and Pokémon. The video, released on April 1, 2014, went viral, drawing more than eighteen million views in all.  …

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Sexual addiction

Unveiling the Dark Secret: Sexual Addictions (P2)

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 other such as alcohol, cigarettes, heroin, cocaine and so forth. PsychCentral outlines the following behaviors are indicative of a possible sexual addiction: Compulsive masturbation with …

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