Hooman Keshavarzi is a Licensed Psychotherapist in Illinois, completed his Psy.D (to be conferred), holds a Masters of Clinical Psychology and a Bachelors of Science – specialist psychology track/minor in Islamic Studies. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Argosy University Chicago, American Islamic College, Hartford Seminary, instructor of psychology at Islamic Online University and founding director of Khalil Center – the first Islamically oriented professional community mental wellness center and largest provider of Muslim mental healthcare in the US. He is also a fellow at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding at the Global Health Center, conducting research on topics related to Muslims and Mental Health. Hooman Keshavarzi is an international public speaker and trainer currently serving as a Clinical supervisor of graduate students of clinical psychology at the Village of Hoffman Estates (DHS). He also delivers seminars on specialized topics around multiculturalism and psychology.
Hooman Keshavarzi has also authored several published academic papers in recognized peer-reviewed journals on integrating Islamic spirituality into modern psychological practice.
In addition to his academic training, Hooman Keshavarzi has studied Islamic theology both formally and informally. He is a student of Shaykh Muhammad Zakariya from Toronto, Canada, where he attended his hadith and spiritual discourses for a number of years. After moving to Chicago, he studied informally with Shaykh Azeemuddin Ahmed enrolling in Darussalam Academy for 4 years. During this time he also did some specialized coursework with Shaykh Amin Kholwadia in Islamic counseling. He then transferred to Darul Qasim where he is continuing his higher Islamic education.
1-855-5KHALIL Ext: 703
Fahad Khan, Psy.D, LCPC
Clinical & Deputy Director
Dr. Fahad Khan has a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and a Masters degree in Biomedical Sciences. He is also a Hafiz of the Qur’an (having committed the entire Qur’an to memory) and has studied Islamic studies with various scholars in the Muslim world and the US. He is currently a student at Darul Qasim continuing his Arabic and Islamic studies under the supervision of Sh. Amin Kholwadia. He is a faculty member at Concordia University Chicago and College of DuPage. He has conducted research studies on help-seeking attitudes of Muslim Americans as well as the effects of Acculturation & Religiosity on Psychological Distress. The primary focus of his clinical training has been with children and adolescents suffering from serious mental illnesses. However, he has had a broad range of experiences dealing with individuals from all age groups and cultural backgrounds.
1-855-5KHALIL Ext. 704
Kamran Aslam Chaudri
Director of Development
Kamran is a second generation transactional attorney, the son and nephew of U.K. qualified advocates. After spending 5 years in the Projects and Infrastructure group at Mayer Brown and 3 years in the Global Transportation Finance group at Vedder Price advising sponsors, financiers, governments and credit support agencies in international business transactions, he went in-house to assist Khalil Center, a Zakat Foundation Project, expand its work to advance the practice of professional psychology rooted in Islamic principles. Along the way he has advised individuals and businesses in matters of Islamic finance and other contractual arrangements consistent with Islamic law. Previously, he completed a fellowship at a leading Indian microfinance institution and an internship at a top international Pakistani law firm. He speaks fluent Urdu, with intermediate working knowledge of Punjabi, Arabic and Spanish, continues to study books of theology, law and ethics with Islamic scholars and teaches the application of Islamic law and ethics.
1-855-5KHALIL Ext. 716