Yusuf is an associate level clinician (APCC #2419) registered with the BBS of California, and holds a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Regis University. Yusuf has been a part of the Khalil Center Bay Area staff since 2016 on a part-time basis, as well as providing clinical social work and case management services with UCSF/ZSFGH Department of Psychiatry, working closely with unhoused individuals with mental health challenges who are high utilizers of psychiatric and emergency services.
In the past Yusuf has worked with Muslim Family Services of Colorado, providing individual mental health counseling and psychoeducation to adult males at risk in oppressed communities of color. Yusuf has extensive experience with adult male and female clients providing individual therapy treating depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, as well those struggling with various internet addictions, chemical dependency, and other addictions. Yusuf’s theoretical orientation is eclectic, heavily influenced by psychodynamic and existential psychology, as well as spiritual based mental wellness and Islamic psychology practices. He utilizes a plethora of therapeutic techniques specific to the needs and issues impacting his client (e.g., psychoanalytic, client-centered, gestalt, cognitive behavioral, narrative, spiritual, mindfulness, and transtheoretical therapies). Yusuf is also an advocate of social justice and volunteers his time with a number of social causes and religious organizations.