hooman keshavarzi

Dr. Hooman Keshavarzi

Executive Director/Founder


1-855-5KHALIL Ext: 703
[email protected]

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Hooman Keshavarzi is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Illinois, he holds a Doctorate and Masters in Clinical Psychology and a Bachelors of Science – specialist psychology track/minor in Islamic Studies. He currently serves as the program director for the Masters in Counseling Islamic Psychology Program in Doha, Qatar, is a visiting scholar for Ibn Haldun University (Istanbul, Turkey) and adjunct  faculty at the Hartford Seminary.  He is the founding director of Khalil Center – the first Islamically oriented professional community mental wellness center and largest provider of Muslim mental healthcare in North America. He is also a senior fellow at the International Association for Islamic Psychology (IAIP), conducting research on topics related to Islam, Muslims and Mental Health. Hooman Keshavarzi is an international public speaker and trainer providing education on the intersection of Islamic studies and behavioral health.

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, later formally 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.

Clinical Focus

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Trauma

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (Scrupulosity)

  • Adjustment Problems (grief, loss, stress management, etc)

  • Spiritual/Personal Development


  • Individual Therapy (Adults)

  • Marital Therapy

  • Family Therapy

  • Psychological & Cognitive Evaluations

Languages Spoken

  • English

  • Turkish

  • Azeri

  • Arabic (Classical)