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Therapist

Seeking A Therapist: Questions to Ask

Life can be overwhelming even for the strongest of believers. Part of the life of a Muslim is struggling with the difficulty and hardships, especially with the current climate of political rhetoric against Islam and Muslims which leave many Muslims vulnerable to psychological problems. It’s recommended in such times of hardship to seek help of …

Stressed

Stressed Out and Insecure Mother, What To Do?

In this counseling answer: “By developing some easy routines, you can save time and energy for other things. Do not look at the whole house, trying to keep it “shiny.” Focus on one room a day for a deep cleaning and do light cleaning in the rest of the house. Put your daughter in a …

How to Deal with a Narcissistic Sister?

How to Deal with a Narcissistic Sister?

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaykum sister, Thank you for writing to us. I am sorry to hear of your difficulties with your sister. It must be difficult living with someone who is diagnosed “narcissistic” or has these personality features. In sha’ Allah, Allah will give you great barakah for enduring the situation. It may be the case …

N. Carolina Mosque Offers Mental Health Therapy

Defying stigma attached to mental health problems, an Islamic center in Raleigh, North Carolina, are offering specialized counseling service to its members, as Muslim ban and anti-immigrant rhetoric contributed to feelings of being bullied, harassed, and otherwise treated with suspicion.

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. …

Seeing Name of Allah Everywhere, Am I Sick?

In this counseling answer: “You may wish to start now with some tips to try to change or limit the way in which the image/name appears. Insha’allah, brother when you see Allah’s name in places where you know it is an illusion, close your eyes for a moment and replace that image with another one-for instance …

I Found Out My Wife Suffers from Multiple Personality Disorder

I Found Out My Wife Suffers from Multiple Personality Disorder

In this counseling answer: “Try to give things a chance first. Try to understand things from her side and support her through her difficulties. Maybe the love between you will strengthen as you realize the daily struggles she faces. If you still feel too betrayed by her and her family after this time and you feel you …

Herbal Solutions for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Herbal Solutions for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

In this counseling answer: “it is important that you do continue to attend suitable counseling sessions in order to help you process and manage these emotions. Cognitive or behavioral therapy has a greater success rate than other forms of therapy (even drugs) in OCD. With OCD, there is no full understanding of its cause, and you will …

Anxiety, Panic & Guilt of Masturbation

Anxiety, Panic & Guilt of Masturbation

In this counseling answer: ” If you are seeking a possible permanent change, then CBT may be effective for stopping masturbation. ” As Salamu ‘Alaykum brother, Thank for writing to us with your most important question. Anxiety and panic disorders are most uncomfortable and at times frightening as I am sure you know. I applaud your ability …

Am I Suffering from Social Anxiety?

Am I Suffering from Social Anxiety?

In this counseling answer: “I would suggest that you begin slowly; join a few groups or clubs at school that you are interested in and start to open yourself up to making nice Islamic friends. Remember, it is quality, not quantity!” As-Salamu ‘Alaykum, Thank you for your important question. It is one that concerns many young …



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