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Muslim Mental Health Resources

Muslim Psychiatrists (OHIP covered. Require referral from family doctor or walk-in clinic):

Arif Syed, Psychiatrist, Private Practice
1010 Dream Crescent Road
Telephone: 905-813-9674

Naeem Khan , Psychiatrist, Private Practice     
103-127 Westmore Dr.
Etobicoke, Ontario
Telephone:    416-749-3933

Mohammed El-Saidi , Psychiatrist, Private Practice
301-3660 Hurontario St.
Mississauga, Ontario
Telephone: 905-949-1521

Hasan Sadiq, Psychiatrist, Private Practice
260-2525 Old Bronte Rd.
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 289-837-1116
25 Great Lakes Drive
Brampton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-494-0302

Abul Ahmed , Psychiatrist, Private Practice
16-585 Ontario St.
Telephone:  905-369-3605  and 905-693-9500

Amin Mohammad , Psychiatrist, Private Practice
Telephone: 905-997-8182

Farooqi , Psychiatrist, Private Practice
8+9-6435 Erin Mills Pkwy
Mississauga, Ontario
Telephone:   905-858-1605   
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 416-994-7098 

Sohail Khattak , Psychiatrist, Private Practice
Pediatrician, ADHD Patients
Whitby, Ontario
Telephone: 905-683-4440 

Javeed Sukhera – Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
London Health Sciences Centre – Victoria Hospital
800 Commissioners Rd E
London, ON
N6A 5W9
519-685-8500 ext 74968

Sohail Makhdoom – Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Child and Parent Resource Institute (CPRI)
600 Sanatorium Rd.
London, ON
N6H 3W7
519-858-2774 ext 2504

Yusra Ahmad – General Psychiatry (focus on Mindfulness and psychotherapy)
500 Yonge St. Medical Centre
Suite 308
Toronto ON  M4Y 1X9
Phone: 647-620-8831

Dr. Arif Syed
Psychiatrist, Private Practice
1010 Dream Crescent Road
Telephone: 905-813-9674

Dr. Naeem Khan
Psychiatrist, Private Practice
103-127 Westmore Dr.
Etobicoke, Ontario
Telephone: 416-749-3933

Dr. Mohammed El-Saidi
Psychiatrist, Private Practice
301-3660 Hurontario St.
Mississauga, Ontario
Telephone: 905-949-1521

Dr. Hasan Sadiq
Psychiatrist, Private Practice
260-2525 Old Bronte Rd.
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 289-837-1116
25 Great Lakes Drive
Brampton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-494-0302

Dr. Abul Ahmed
Psychiatrist, Private Practice
16-585 Ontario St.
Telephone: 905-369-3605 and 905-693-9500

Dr. Amin Mohammad
Psychiatrist, Private Practice
Telephone: 905-997-8182

Dr. Farooqi
Psychiatrist, Private Practice
8+9-6435 Erin Mills Pkwy
Mississauga, Ontario
Telephone: 905-858-1605
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 416-994-7098

Dr. Sohail Khattak
Psychiatrist, Private Practice
Pediatrician, ADHD Patients
Whitby, Ontario
Telephone: 905-683-4440

Dr.Javeed Sukhera
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
London Health Sciences Centre – Victoria Hospital
800 Commissioners Rd E
London, ON
N6A 5W9
519-685-8500 ext 74968

Dr.Sohail Makhdoom
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Child and Parent Resource Institute (CPRI)
600 Sanatorium Rd
London, ON
N6H 3W7
519-858-2774 ext 2504

Dr.Yusra Ahmad
General Psychiatry (focus on Mindfulness and psychotherapy)
500 Yonge St. Medical Centre
Suite 308
Toronto ON M4Y 1X9
Phone: 647-620-8831

Muslim Family Doctors with expertise in Mental Health

Dr.Swaleha Gangat – Religious Scholar (Languages: French, Gujrati, Urdu, English)
60 Town Centre Court, unit 3
Scarborough ON  M1P 0B1
Phone: (416) 792-2654
Fax: (416) 792-4786
Book and Appointment through Khalil Center here by clicking here.

Dr.Sidra Husnain – Trained in psychotherapy
Pharmasave Family Doctors – Family Practice
484 Holland St. Unit 3
Bradford, ON L3Z 0A2
T: 905-955-2024

Dr.Suleiman Furmuli
60 Town Centre Court, Unit 3
Scarborough, ON
M1P 0B1
Telephone: 416-792-2654
Fax: 416-792-4786
https://www.townclinic.ca/

Muslim Mental Health Centers in Greater Toronto Area (virtual therapy available)

  • Khalil Center  (spiritually integrated interventions and counselling)

  • WellNest (culturally competent, faith based services mental health and wellness services)

Private Muslim Counsellors (Not OHIP covered. No referral required)

Asma Maryam Ali
http://www.concentriccare.com/
Therapist (OCT, OACCPP-G, Regulated by the CRPO)
B.A., B.Ed., M.A. (Education), M.A. (Counselling Psychology)
Specialty: Counselling on depression, anxiety, personality disorders, relationship and family disputes,
grief and loss, physical impairments and further issues.
Modalities: Interpersonal Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Sarah Ahmed
http://www.well-nest.ca/
BSc, MSW, RSW (Adjunct Lecturer University of Toronto Social Work,
Cofounder of Well-Nest, Canadian Muslim Addiction Association and Psychotherapist in Private
Practice)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Languages: Urdu, Hindi, English
Specialty: Addiction, Mood Disorders, Medical Detoxification, Alcohol Abuse, Anxiety, Behavioral
Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality. Chronic Pain, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Violence,
Drug Abuse, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Grief, Internet Addiction, Life Transitions, Marital
and Premarital, Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD), Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Self-Harming, Sexual
Addiction, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Use, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma and PTSD, Video Game
Addiction, Women’s Mental Health Issues, Impulse Control Disorders, Personality Disorders, Cultural and
Spiritual Adapted Therapy
Modalities: Individual Therapy, Group Therapy, Family Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical
(DBT), Emotionally Focused, Family / Marital, Interpersonal, Mindfulness-Based (MBCT), Motivational
Interviewing, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Strength-Based, Trauma Focused

Zainib Abdullah
http://www.well-nest.ca/
M.S.W R.S.W (Co-founder of Well-Nest, Mental Health Clinician at
Toronto Western Hospital and Private Practice)
Psychotherapist
Specialty: Anti-oppressive, client-centred & trauma-informed therapy. Addressing a Wide Range of
Concerns/Challenges including but not limited to Anxiety, Depression, Loneliness, Grief and Loss,
Trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress, Relationship Challenges and Life Transitions, Abuse & Family violence,
ADD & ADHD, Burnout & Stress, Coping with Chronic Illness, Perfectionism & Being a “Workaholic,” Selfesteem
& Confidence.
Modalities: Faith-based therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy,
Sensorimotor & Somatic Psychotherapies, Certified Applied Mindfulness Meditation Specialist,
Mindfulness-Based Therapy
Languages: English, Arabic

Reem Abdul Qadir
MSW RSW
George Hull Center for Children and Families (Etobicoke) and Private Practice
Clinical Social Worker
Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Social Work graduate program.
Specialty: Individual, Couple & Family Therapy. She also provides Clinical Supervision to social
workers, psychologists, art therapists and psychiatrists.
E-mail: community@muslimmeds.ca for referral information.

Haleh Banani
(skype sessions, http://www.halehbanani.com)
Master degree in Clinical Psychology

Marzia Hassan
http://www.marziahassan.com/
Masters in Social Work (MSW)
Modalities: Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Image Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
(CBT), Solution Focused Counseling, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), MBSR – Mindfulness
Based Stress Reduction, Journey Practitioner (in process)

Saunia Ahmad
http://www.drsauniaahmad.com/
88 Prince Arthur Avenue
Toronto, Ontario Canada M5R 1B6
Telephone: (647) 620-9026
Modalities: Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Dialectical
Behaviour Therapy (DBT) (trained in the BPD program at CAMH), Mindulfness, Family Systems Theory,
Psychodynamic, Social Constructionism
Languages: English, Hindi, and Urdu.

Ghazala Fauzia
www.holisticcounselling.ca
Carizon Family and Community Services and Private
Practice)
Master’s degree in Social Work
Holistic Healing Counselling Services
259 King Street West, Suite 208
Kitchener, Ontario N2G 1B1
Telephone: (855) 707-3228
Modalities: EMDR therapy model (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing),
Focus: Trauma, PTSD, Physical, Sexual & Emotional Abuse, Depression & Anxiety, Cultural Sensitivity
Languages: English, Urdu, Punjabi and Hindi.

Sohail Abbass
B&C Health
6517 Mississauga Road, Unit C
Mississauga, Ontario Canada L5N 1A6
Telephone: (855) 980-7343

Chevalier Counseling
http://www.chevaliercounseling.ca/
Windsor, Ontario, Essex County and surrounding areas
Email: Fatma_Avci@chevaliercounseling.ca, Vicky_Pritchard@chevaliercounseling.ca
Telephone: (519) 252-6330

Mrs. Wahida Valiante
http://wahidavaliante.weebly.com/
Services can be provided over the phone
Registered Social Worker
Telephone: (905) 771-1023, (Cell) 647 802 8024
Emails: cicnp@canadianislamiccongress.com
Specialty: Domestic violence, Substance abuse services , Alcohol use disorder, Anxious children,
Family Counselling and Crisis Response Services, Anxiety, Anger Management, Parenting Skills, Family
Restructuring, and Behavior Management.
Languages: English, Bengali, Hindi/Punjabi, and Urdu.
Modalities: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused, Motivational
Interviewing, Family Restructuring Therapy, and Dealing with Medical Diagnosis.

Dr. Siddiq, Family Counselling & Psychotherapy Services
www.mfcso.ca
305 Rusholme Rd, Toronto, Ontario.
Telephone: 416-910-1253
Telephone (Intake): 416-910-1253
Telephone (for consultants only): 416-588-5411
Email: intake@mfcso.ca

Dr. Nighat Gilani
PhD in Psychology, Post-Doctoral Degree
4304 Village Centre Court
Mississauga, Ontario Canada L4Z 1S2
Telephone: (855) 449-2924
2555 Erin Centre Boulevard
Mississauga, Ontario Canada L5M 5H1
Telephone: (905) 828-0270
Modalities: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, EMDR Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Focusing
Oriented Psychotherapy and Solution Focused Therapy
Languages: English, Urdu, Punjabi, Hindi, & Pushto.
Specialty: Experience in dealing with personal, interpersonal, and emotional concerns of individuals with
diverse ethnic, racial, and cultural backgrounds.

Samia Malik-Noor
Registered Psychotherapist
151 Harbord Street
Toronto, Ontario Canada M5S 1H1
Telephone: (855) 969-4567
603 Argus Road, Suite 200
Oakville, Ontario Canada L6J 6G6
Telephone: (855) 969-4567
Modalities: Brief and Long-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for Individuals and Couples , CBT,
Anger Management, Grief Loss
Specialty: Depression, Anxiety, Bereavement, Anger, Addictions and Trauma, Cultural sensitivity

Taskeen Mansur, MSW RSW
Email: taskeen@alumni.utoronto.ca
Telephone: 416-802-5548

Essa Egal, Egal Family Services (Child and Adult Psychotherapy Services)
1430 Birchmount Road
Scarborough, ON
M1P 2E8
10-2563 Major Mackenzie Drive
Maple, ON
Telephone: (416)617-9801
Email: egalfamilyservices@gmail.com

Abier Elbarbary:
Email: abnomadic@gmail.com
Licensed Psychotherapist
Specialty: Counseling to Single Mothers, New Muslim sisters, Depression and Anxiety, Mental Illness,
Adjustment to Physical Illness, Neurological disorders/Addictive Behaviours, Challenging behaviours,
Learning Disabilities, Eating Disorders, Personal and Family Relationship Problems, Coping with
Typical/Atypical Work Activities
Modalities: Individual, Couples therapy & Youth Therapy available

Community Counselling Services (No cost)

ICNA Family Counselling
Modalities: Systems Based, Cognitive-Behavioral and Relationship-Based interventions.
Specialty: Pre-marital Counselling, Marriage Counselling, Comprehensive Family Support, Anger
Management, Stress/Time Management, Anxiety and Depression Counselling, Settlement Counselling

Dr.Maher Hussain
http://www.sachservices.net/p/programs-and-services.html
PhD (South Asian Community Health Services – SACHS)
Email: maher2004@gmail.com
Specialty: Culturally and linguistically Appropriate Services for South Asian Men, Women, Seniors and
Youth, and other Communities. Mental Health and Addictions issues, Counselling services Driving Under
the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs (DUI), Violence, Domestic Violence, Anger management. Domestic
violence. Couple and Marriage Counselling.
Language: Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, Tamil, Gujrati, Malayalam and English.

Spiritual Counselling (Free)

The Muslim Chaplaincy at the University of Toronto and Ryerson University

Imam Mufti Ibrahim Qureshi
E-Mail: imam@masjidelnoor.ca

Islamic Institute of Toronto
Email: consultation@islam.ca for an appointment

Muslim Helplines

NISA Helpline
Muslim Women’s Helpline but open to all: 1-888-315-NISA

Naseeha
Muslim Youth Peer Helpline but open to all : 1-866-NASEEHA (1-866-627-3342)

General Resources

In any EMERGENCY – If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis that you feel requires immediate attention, please seek help through your nearest emergency department, by calling 911, or a local crisis line.

Visit your family doctor as a first step or a walk-in clinic if you are worried about your mental health.

See your See your University Health or Wellness Centre : UofT Health and Wellness Centre – https://www.studentlife.utoronto.ca/hwc/services-offered

General Practice Psychotherapy Association (GPPA) – Covered by OHIP. Family doctor who do psychotherapy require a referral from your family doctor, a physician at a walk-in clinic or a local health centre

Across Boundaries – Provide equitable, inclusive and holistic mental health and addiction services for racialized communities within an anti-racism, anti-Black racism and anti-oppression frameworks

What’s Up Walkin – Free walk in mental health counselling for youth and young adults. No fee. No OHIP card.

Other Distress Resources

General: Distress and Crisis Line:
408-HELP Line – 24/7 Distress and Crisis Line
Call 416 408 4357 to reach our 24/7 crisis support line.
Serves the GTA; 365 days a year, 24 hours a day

General CRISIS information and resource

Anishnawbe 24/7 Mental Health Crisis Management Service:
416-891-8606 (Aboriginal clients)

Assaulted Women’s Helpline: 416-863-0511; Toll Free 1-866-863-0511. Crisis telephone line.

Distress Centre: 416-408-HELP (4357) offers access to emotional support from the safety and security of the closest telephone.

Gerstein Centre: (416) 929-5200 provides crisis intervention to adults; telephone support, community visits and a short-stay residence. All three aspects of the service are accessed through the crisis line.

Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 is a free, anonymous and confidential phone and on-line professional counselling service for youth.

York Support Services Network: 1-855-310-COPE (2673) 1-866-323-7785 (TTY)

Scarborough Hospital Mobile Crisis Program: 416-495-2891

Toronto Seniors Helpline: 416-217-2077 is a specialized service for seniors in Toronto which provides assistance in stabilizing age-related mental health and addiction crises, risk and safety assessments, immediate referrals to community mobile crisis units, and support for families and
caregivers

Toronto Rape Crisis Centre: 416-597-8808

Youthdale’s Crisis Support Team: (416) 363-9990 assesses each child’s risk and mental status through telephone interviews and if required, Mobile Response. Any parent or legal guardian in Ontario can call the Youthdale Psychiatric Crisis Services and get immediate access to trained
professionals 24 hours a day, seven days a week

Emergency Shelter Central Intake: 416-338-4766; Toll Free 1-877-338-3398
Streets to Homes Assessment and Referral Centre (129 Peter Street): 416-392-0090 Walk in referral to emergency shelter and street respite

If you are looking for Information & Referral services in Ontario:
ConnexOntario offers province-wide information and referral services for those with mental health or addiction challenges. You can visit their website at: web address, or you can call the following numbers which operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:
Mental Health Helpline – 1-866-531-2600
Drug and Alcohol Helpline – 1-800-565-8603
Ontario Problem Gambling Helpline – 1-888-230-3505

Family Navigation Project: Provide expert navigation of the mental health and addictions service system for youth aged 13-26 and their families, who are living in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)
Telelphone: 1-800-380-9FNP (1-800-380-9367)
Email: familynavigation@sunnybrook.ca

Educational Resources

Khalil Center (U.S.A): Utilizes Faith-based approaches rooted in Islamic theological concepts while integrating the science of psychology towards addressing social, psychological, communal and spiritual health.

Resources for Anxiety/Depression: “Mind Over Mood” by Dennis Greenberger (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy WorkBook Resource)

Resources for Anxiety: https://www.anxietybc.com

Inspiring Muslim Minds, Muslim Medical Association of Canada
Seminar Videos and Handouts : www.muslimmeds.ca
Questions/Navigating Mental Health System: community@muslimmeds.ca
Canadian Muslim Mental Health Conference – Seminars: www.muslimmeds.ca

Institute of Muslim Mental Health

Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (U.S.A)

CAMH: Patient and Family Resources

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