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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.

Author Articles

New Muslims in Ramadan

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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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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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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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 Addiction

Tanya, a 25-year-old mom, wakes up ready for another day. She hears her two children giggling at a cartoon they are watching in the living room. It is early, 7am, but they are up and ready for their day. Tanya yawns, stretches, and smiles as she thinks of the joy her children bring her. Her …

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