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A little about the facilitator's intentions.
When I was training and gaining hours I never had access to a supervisor of color. And even when there were BIPOC supervisors above me they never brought social justice values into our space. Essentially I was trained in white washed spaces where oppression and inequalities were mentioned but never worked with in the clinical space. I have had to untrain myself and retrain myself alongside my peers. I am a cis-het, non Black woman of color of South Asian descent. I identify as Muslim. I have my own trauma history as well. And I live with many privileges even within those identities and am constantly working on growing, learning and using my privileges towards a liberated future for all.
I am a licensed clinical social worker who has been working in the field since 2005 (licensed in 2012). I have worked for non profits serving foster youth, domestic violence survivors and refugees resettling in the US, I have also worked internationally as a humanitarian worker, before starting my own private practice. When I first started out, there were almost no other Muslim therapists, so I founded the Bay Area Muslim Mental Health Professionals collaborative. In addition, I have initiated many foundational supports for mental health clinicians that have come after me through my agency work and through various Therapists of Color (now BIPOC) groups. I incorporate an understanding of oppression and intergenerational trauma into the way I work and am passionate about issues surrounding belonging, attachment trauma and empowering oneself through trauma. I specialize in working with folks, either fighting for social justice change or those most impacted by oppression in this country. In 2018 (pre-covid) I embarked on a personal and professional journey to start a fully remote virtual private practice while traveling the world. I am trained in a relational psychodynamic approach (through the Women's Therapy Center) and also trained with generative somatics. I have traveled to 47 countries, mostly solo. My biggest joys are my nibblings, siblings and travel. My dream recently came to fruition and I became a first time mom in my 40's.