For Individuals, Couples and Families Powered by Ihsan CoachingSuhbah Institute, in collaboration with Ihsan Coaching, offers one-on-one, couples and family coaching services that can help you build self-confidence, improve your relationships, support your career ambitions, or help you achieve your goals. All of our coaches are licensed therapists with a grounding in Islamic knowledge.
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Through this partnership, we offer a modern, solution-focused coaching approach to help you overcome life’s struggles. Our online platform is a simpler way to access the support you need anytime, anywhere you need it.
We are dedicated to filling the gap within our Islamic communities, providing access to licensed therapists that truly understand your background and unique perspective. Fully remote and accessible nationwide, our culturally competent and religiously-informed coaching staff offers coaching through an Islamic lens, respecting the unique juxtaposition of your culture and current situation.
Financial aid is available for those who qualify, please scroll to the bottom for rates and financial aid requests.
Founder & Coach of Ihsan Coaching
Farhan Ahmed is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and the founder of Ihsan Coaching. He completed his Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University. Prior to that, he graduated from Benedictine University with a Bachelors in Psychology. Farhan has worked as a therapist focusing on anxiety, depression, OCD, marital discord, sexual intimacy, self-esteem issues, anger management, manic disorders, and spiritual/personal development.
In addition to having his Masters, Farhan also has extensive Islamic knowledge. He was part of the first graduating class of the Dream Program at Bayyinah Institute back in 2010. Afterwards, he went on to study Islamic sciences at both DarusSalam Seminary located in Lombard, IL and Darul Qasim located in Glen Ellyn, IL. There he spent time learning Islamic Jurisprudence, Aqeedah, Tafsir, higher level Arabic, and Hadith. Farhan currently has 3 years left to complete his Aalimiyah degree insha Allah. Farhan lives in the Chicagoland area with his wife and three kids.
Amena Iqbal earned her Masters of Arts in Counselor Education from Kean University in New Jersey and obtained her Bachelors of Arts in Social and Behavioral Sciences from Seton Hall University. Amena is a Licensed Associate Counselor. She has extensive experience providing mental health and counseling services to clients coming from diverse backgrounds, varying experiences, and a range of ages. Amena has been a resource for the local Muslim community for many years and serves as a mentor and advisor for youth and adults.
Amena draws on multiple theoretical orientations and techniques in her approach with her clients. Because it is a multifaceted and flexible approach, it allows for Amena to use the most effective methods available to address each of her client’s individual needs. As a Coach, Amena will work with her clients to navigate steps towards achieving their desired outcomes. She conducts coaching sessions in both English and Urdu.
Hoda Shalash holds a Master’s degree in Social Work with a Clinical Certificate from the University of Kentucky and is currently a Doctoral student of Social Work at the University of Kentucky. She is a certified clinical social worker with experience in providing mental health counseling to adolescents and adults from various backgrounds. Hoda completed a clinical internship at a primary care clinic with adults that dealt with a broad spectrum of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, and various mental health disorders.
Hoda is passionate about working with the Muslim community in advocating for mental health access and utilization of services. Hoda’s therapeutic approach utilizes various practice models such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), crisis intervention, and motivational interviewing. As a coach, she hopes to improve the lives of her clients and is passionate in what she does. She currently works for a community mental health agency and is fluent in both English and Arabic.
Shaykh Hamza Wardak
Shaykh Hamza was born in Ottawa, Canada and raised in Toronto. He completed his Degree in Islamic studies at the Islamic University of Azaadville (Dar ul Uloom Azaadville) in South Africa after completing two years locally. He then went on complete he is Bachelors in Social Work at at Ryerson University and is currently a Registered Social Worker, counseling Muslims in his local community and in the greater Toronto area. He also currently serves as the lead Imam and Principal at Masjid Al Jannah in Toronto as well as Youth Coordinator and Teacher.
When it comes to coaching, Shaykh Hamza focuses uses a solution-focused approach and provides marital coaching in accordance to Dr. John Gottman’s methodology. He currently lives in Toronto with his wife and 3 kids Alhamdulillah.
Faizan Majid holds a Masters of Arts in Counseling Education from the University of Houston and is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Associate. He has experience providing therapy and assisting clients dealing with anxiety, depression, stress management, self-esteem, grief, family conflict and life transitions. Faizan’s ongoing theoretical training includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Positive Psychology.
In addition to having his Masters, he also graduated from the Suhbah Arabic Seminary. He enjoys working with youth initiatives and is now focusing more on mental health initiatives in the Muslim community. During his free time, he enjoys spending time with friends and family, baking, and video/board games. As a coach, Faizan hopes to help his clients by using a solution-focused approach in order for them to reach their goals.
Fariah Zainuddin is national board certified and a Licensed Professional Counselor-Associate. Fariah received her Bachelor’s degree from George Mason University in Psychology with a minor in Conflict Analysis and Resolution. She then went on to graduate from Southern Methodist University with a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
Fariah has experience working with individual adults dealing with trauma, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, perfectionism, stress management, grief, and challenges through various phases of life. She believes that problems are often caused by getting stuck in patterns that can be overcome through self-understanding. Fariah believes there is no one-size-fits-all approach and works collaboratively to build on each client’s strengths while valuing each client’s uniqueness. She is currently married and lives with her husband and son in the Chicagoland area.
Rates & Financial Aid
The duration of standard sessions is 50 minutes long. Fees are due during the time of booking and will be collected through our online booking system. Ihsan Coaching offers a sliding fee scale to individuals and couples who may be facing financial difficulties. If a sliding fee is needed, please email us at email@example.com before booking your appointment.
Individual Coaching session $99 USD
Couples coaching session $125 USD
Premarital coaching (5 sessions) – $500 USD
Religious consultation session – $125 USD
Four individual coaching sessions – $350 USD
Four couples coaching sessions – $400 USD