Chicagoland 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

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

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. 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

Dr. Fahad Khan

Deputy & Clinical Director (National)

Dr. Fahad Khan is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and a Masters degree in Biomedical Sciences.

Male, Chicagoland

Dr. Hamza Quadri

Post-Doctoral Fellow in Clinical Psychology

Hamza Quadri has a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology where he also attained his Masters in Clinical Psychology

Male, Chicagoland

Dr. Hooman Keshavarzi

Executive Director/Founder

Hooman Keshavarzi is licensed as a psychotherapist in the state of Illinois, he holds a Doctorate of Clinical Psychology, a Masters of Clinical Psychology and a Bachelors of Science

Male, Chicagoland

Dr. Samar Harfi


Dr. Samar holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology.

Female, Chicagoland

Dr. Sarah Syed

Psychologist & Clinical Training Director

Dr. Sarah Syed completed her doctorate in clinical psychology from the Texas School of Professional Psychology in Dallas, Texas.

Female, Chicagoland

Dr. Yusuf Salah


Dr. Yusuf Salah received his Bachelors Degree in Middle Eastern Languages and Civilization from Northwestern University.

Male, Chicagoland