Jabir Tarin is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. In his work at the Khalil Center, Jabir has experience providing individual, pre-marital, and marital counseling to Muslim individuals and couples.
Mowlana Shahbaz has a background working with individuals struggling with depression, suicidal ideation, relationship problems, anxiety, substance abuse and many other mental health issues.
He also has experience conducting therapy with teens and young adults with a variety of needs and issues such as family conflict, substance abuse, peer pressure, stress, and other various concerns and challenges. He has a tremendous desire and passion in helping young people gain the support that they need in order to grow and develop as healthy individuals.
Master of Science in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling
Lujain Mahmoud is a Licensed School Counselor and therapist at Khalil Center. She holds her Professional Educator License and Masters in School Counseling from Concordia University Chicago. She graduated from Aurora University with her bachelors in Social Work and minor in Psychology. Lujain’s graduate training involved working with adolescents in a high school setting. She has experience working with adolescents and adults with anxiety, depression, and stress management. Lujain’s therapeutic approach involves cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). Forming practical, realistic goals in order to reach the client's end goal is a big part of her therapeutic process. Meeting the client where they are is a big part of Lujain’s approach.
Kashmala is working within a Research role at Khalil Center, and is currently completing a graduate-level research internship looking at developing and assessing technology-enabled mental health services for ethnic minority groups as well as conducting virtual, arts-based peer support groups.
Humera Sheikh is an Associate Clinical Social Worker (ACSW), registered in the state of California. Ms. Sheikh has a Masters degree in Social Work from University of Southern California, and a Baccalaureate in Political Science from University of San Diego. Humera Sheikh was also a fellow of the Community Organization and Business Innovation (COBI) Fellowship at the University of Southern California, with focus on macro practice in social work. Humera Sheikh has over 4000 hours of clinical practice in providing individual therapy to clients experiencing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Schizophrenia to name a few.
Meccana Ali is a registered social worker and psychotherapist with 17+ years of experience offering client-centered support and advocacy with children and families across Canada. She holds a Masters of Social Work and Bachelors of Arts - specializing in psychology and sociology.