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  • September 23, 2020

Counseling Services

What is Counseling?

Counseling is a process in which the counselor, or therapist, helps you understand the causes for your problems and guides you through the process of learning to make good life decisions.

How is Islamic Counseling different from regular counseling?

While general Counseling aims at the wellbeing of the body and mind, Islamic Counseling caters to the soul and offers spiritual development as well. Our Counselor at IOU offers only Islamic solutions for your problems and helps get you closer to your Lord. We understand that humans are prone to committing sins, so we would never judge.

Why not medication?

Taking a pill every day to solve our problems sounds pretty good, doesn’t it? 
However, our emotions and feelings are more complex than that little pill. Medication can help calm some symptoms, but it is definitely not a long term cure. Further, pills can have side effects too. There can be multiple causes to our problems, and just a pill can’t solve all of that. Though counseling can be time consuming and difficult to confront our fears and feelings, it provides a long lasting cure and benefit.

How can Counseling help?

Speaking to someone and venting out your feelings can make you feel better. Just having someone listen to you and care for you solves a major part of the problem. 
You can talk about your problems to those close to you like friends and family members. But, at times, they are unable to provide the help you need. 
Counseling gives an outside perspective, or some expert guidance. A counselor can help you brainstorm on options you hadn’t thought of or didn’t know. With a counselor, you can explore what you’re going through in much greater detail than you would with others. While the support of friends and family is important, Counseling is different. Counselors are professionally-trained listeners who can help you understand the base of your problems, overcome emotional difficulties, and make positive changes in your life.