Entries by Hooman Keshavarzi

Job Posting: Admin Assistant – Bay Area, CA

Job title Office Manager (35-40 hrs/week) – Bay Area Reports to Clinical Director Job purpose The purpose of this role is to fulfill the duties essential to the management of the day-to-day operations of a non-profit mental health clinic, training and research institute at the forefront of advancing the professional practice of spiritually integrated psychotherapy.  […]

Job Posting: Office Manager – Bay Area, CA

Job title Office Manager (35-40 hrs/week) – Bay Area Reports to Clinical Director Job purpose The purpose of this role is to fulfill the duties essential to the management of the day-to-day operations of a non-profit mental health clinic, training and research institute at the forefront of advancing the professional practice of spiritually integrated psychotherapy.  […]

Job Posting: Admin Assistant – Glen Ellyn, IL

Job title Administrative Assistant (35-40 hrs/week) – Chicago Reports to Executive Director, Deputy Director and Director of Development Job purpose The purpose of this role is to fulfill the duties essential to the execution of day-to-day operations of a non-profit mental health clinic, training and research institute at the forefront of advancing the professional practice […]

The Four Benefits of Cultivating Self-Awareness

By Sister Heba el-Haddad ‘Al-Dunya’ is an Arabic word that is very frequently used to describe the temporal world that hosts our lives here on earth. Upon taking a closer look, the word dunya stems from the root word  دنو  d-w-n or  دني d-n-y, which means ‘the nearer’ or ‘the lower.’  This word has been mentioned […]

Feeling Overwhelmed with Multiple Demands? Read this….

By Ahmad Jabir Tarin Throughout life human beings face an array of challenges ranging from family, work, social, spiritual-religious, and other interpersonal stressors. In the midst of the intensity of those challenges a feeling of hopelessness can emerge for many of us. Hopelessness can be described as the overwhelming feeling of dread, gloom and doom where […]

Narrative Therapy: My Muslim Identity and My Allegiance

By: Diba Ataie “Where are you from?” I was repeatedly questioned, while traveling. My response was always challenged; an insinuation that I was lying. The person I was interacting with was usually unsatisfied with my answer and this led me to feel irritated. Once I expressed my frustration the empathy grew and others were able […]

The Importance of Self Care

By Dr. Sarah Syed “My kids come first, my family comes first, my job is too busy, I can’t afford it, I don’t have the time.” These are the most common responses heard when someone is recommended to take time for self-care. Many seem to think self-care implies spending money on spa services such as […]

San Bernardino & Paris Attacks: The Psychology of Fear and its Influence on Social Behavior.

Written By:  Hooman Keshavarzi,  Licensed Psychotherapist and Adjunct Professor of Psychology Fear is an incredibly powerful emotion.  Fear is really what we are referring to when we say the words stress and anxiety. According to emotion theory, fear contains both functional and dysfunctional expressions just like in all other emotions.  The functional needs of emotions are […]