We all carry wounds we have accumulated throughout life, and these can have a great impact on us, even when we’re not aware of it. These wounds can manifest as anxiety, depression, and relationship struggles, or can simply leave us feeling like we’re not doing what you want to do or being who we want to be. I see therapy as a project of self-knowledge-of getting to know ourselves and how we relate to others, and of making steps to improve ourselves based on this self-knowledge.
I approach my work with individuals, couples, and families from a strengths-based perspective: I honor your past and your current efforts before exploring new possibilities for positive change. I see myself not as an expert who fixes people (you know yourself better than I ever could!) but as a mirror through which you can come to better understand yourself and relate to your past and present in a more comfortable way.
I work from a trauma-informed perspective grounded in attachment theory, tending towards humanistic and psychodynamic approaches to therapy. By establishing a secure relationship with one another, you and I can use our shared therapeutic space as a place in which you can come to better understand yourself and your relationships and explore what it means to be the best version of yourself.
Some areas I focus on include ADHD, anxiety, depression, and self-harm and suicidal ideation. I am especially interested in the intersection of religion/spirituality and culture and the integration of Islamic spirituality and psychology, although I welcome anyone from any background and I enjoy working with individuals across a breadth of religious, cultural, and philosophical backgrounds.
In my free time I like reading (my favorite novel is Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov) and spending time with my wife and two cats.