Staff Directory

AbdulAziz Syed

Therapist & School Counselor

AbdulAziz is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT). Currently, he serves as a Therapist at Khalil Center and a School Counselor at MCC Academy.

Male, Chicagoland

Abdullah Ansari

Director of Marketing & Communications

Abdullah currently serves as the Director of Marketing & Communications for Khalil Center nationally, ensuring brand growth and consistency across a diverse set of platforms.

Male, Chicagoland

Aciah Atayee


Aciah Atayee is the Administrative Assistant at the Khalil Center in Los Angeles. Aciah graduated from California State University Northridge with B.S. in Business Administration Marketing and a minor in Management.

Female, Los Angeles

Ala Naaman

Clinical Supervisor & Therapist

Ala Naaman is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) based in San Diego. Ala completed her studies at San Diego State University, receiving a Bachelor’s in Psychology and a Master’s in Social Work.

Female, Los Angeles

Amara Rafiq


Amara Rafiq is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor. She earned her Master of Science in Education in Counseling degree from Northern Illinois University.

Female, Chicagoland

Amatullah Craft


Amatullah is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Florida. She has experience providing services as a psychotherapist for private agencies, foster care agencies, public and Islamic schools.

Female, Remote

Ambreen Yousaf

Registered Psychotherapist

Ambreen Yousaf is a Registered Psychotherapist and the Manager of Operations at Khalil Center Toronto. She is Registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).

Female, Toronto

Amin Momand


Amin Momand is an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor with a Master’s degree in Counseling and Guidance (PPS Credential and LPCC track).

Male, Los Angeles

Bayan Ghanem

Counseling Intern

Bayan is a counseling intern at Khalil Center, pursuing a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Concordia University Chicago. Bayan is also a teacher at a charter school on the south side of Chicago.

Female, Chicagoland

Deema Bakleh

Counseling Intern

Deema Bakleh is a Counseling Intern at Khalil Center, pursuing her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Northwestern University. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, baking, and spending time outdoors.

Female, Chicagoland

Dr. Abdallah Rothman

Co-founder and Executive Director of the International Association of Islamic Psychology

Dr. Abdallah Rothman is the co-founder and Executive Director of the International Association of Islamic Psychology and the founder of Shifaa Integrative Counseling.


Dr. Dilek McCombs

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Dilek McCombs is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Illinois holding a doctorate degree (Psy.D.) and a master’s degree (M.A.) in clinical psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology.

Female, Chicagoland