About Us

Khalil Center is a psychological and spiritual community wellness center advancing the professional practice of psychology rooted in Islamic principles.

An initiative designed to address the widespread prevalence of social, psychological, familial, relational and spiritual issues of Muslim communities.

Khalil Center’s approach emphasizes: psychological reconstruction, behavioral reformation and spiritual elevation. Khalil Center utilizes faith-based approaches rooted in Islamic theological concepts while integrating the science of psychology towards addressing psychological, spiritual and communal health.

Our Clinics Offer

Play Therapy Rooms

We recognize that traditional talk therapy may not be suitable for everyone, particularly young children and those who struggle to express their emotions verbally. That's where Play Therapy comes in—a powerful and effective method that uses the language of play to help individuals explore their feelings and navigate challenging emotions.

Nurturing Environments

Our Center Directors and Clinical Leads prioritize the well-being of our teams, cultivating a collaborative and supportive environment where therapists can excel through supervision and Traditional Islamically Integrated Psychotherapy training, resulting in a positive experience for our clients.

Islamic Integration

TIIP is the culmination of Khalil Center’s research on psychological treatment conducted by its interdisciplinary team consisting of dually trained professionals and Islamic scholars. The TIIP model offers a framework for integrating contemporary behavioral science into an inherently Islamic framework. The foundations of this model are rooted in an Islamic epistemological and ontological framework.

Compassion Care

We are dedicated to providing compassionate care that respects and honors Islamic values and beliefs. Our approach integrates Islamic principles with evidence-based therapeutic practices, ensuring holistic and culturally sensitive support. By fostering an empathetic and understanding environment, we aim to guide our clients towards healing and spiritual growth.

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Meet the Board

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President

Mawlana Bilal Ali

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Director

Khalil Demir

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Executive Director

Hooman Keshavarzi

MA, PSY.D

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Director

Mohsin Khan

MD

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Deputy Director & Clinical Director

Fahad Khan

Psy.D., Consultant to the Board

Community Sponsorships

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Zakat Chicago

Zakat Chicago is an essential community partner of Khalil Center. They provide financial support in order increase the accessibility of our mental health services to the Chicago Muslim community. As a community grassroots organization focused on local collection and distribution, through this support we are able to remove the monetary barriers for many of our patients at Khalil Center. Zakat Chicago supplies a significant portion of the funding for our Zakat eligible patients in the Greater Chicago Area.

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Penny Appeal

Penny Appeal Canada is a generous supporter of the Khalil Center, providing financial support to help provide Khalil Center’s high-quality, spiritually integrated mental health services for individuals in the Canadian Muslim community who are from low socio-economic backgrounds. This project is part of Penny Appeal Canada’s At Home initiative, which aims to alleviate poverty for marginalized and racialized communities from low socio-economic backgrounds. 

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Islamic Relief USA

With the invaluable support of Islamic Relief USA, Khalil Center's mission receives vital sustenance. Their financial support since 2021 has been instrumental in nurturing the spiritual and mental well-being of American Muslims across the nation. Grounded in the teachings and principles of the Quran, Islamic Relief USA is dedicated to delivering aid and fostering development. Their commitment to empowering individuals and amplifying community voices resonates deeply with our values. Thanks to their gracious funding, we are able to extend accessible mental health care to Muslim clients grappling with mental health challenges.

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Academic Partnerships

Students who are looking to gain education in an Islamically oriented graduate program may consider the following prospective academic institutions where Khalil Center school’s faculty is represented and a grounding in Islamic Psychology is provided: