SCHOOLS AND ORGANIZATIONS
MOSQUES AND SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCIES
Imam Daayiee provides Quran-based pastoral counseling, a
form of counseling that emphasizes therapy services and the exploration,
clarification and guidance of human life via psychological, sociological
and Quranic theological perspectives. Imam Daayiee provides individual,
marital and relationship, family and group therapies to anyone who is in need
of these services. Imam Daayiee’s services are distinct from pastoral
care, a field where military and hospital chaplains provide emotional support
and guidance to individuals in need.[FN1]
The more you understand about psychological and
mental health related problems the better you can cope with them.
Reaching out for information and assistance can help you live a healthier
and more fulfilling life. You should consider meeting with me if you are
experiencing emotional difficulties and wish to address these matters in the
context of religion and spirituality. Confidentiality of our religious
counselor/client relationship is underscored.[FN2]
When the question arises for most Muslim
believers, “Should a Muslim believer seek an Imam for pastoral
counselor?” The answer is, without a doubt, “Yes”. Generally
speaking, counseling and support are considered an integral part of any Imam’s
ministerial duties. However, when the needs of a congregant go beyond the
Imam’s abilities, or they are unable to provide the most effective therapy
needed by the individual, they should ask their Imam to refer them to a
pastoral counselor, or on their own seek pastoral counseling, particularly when
you desire an integrated religious and psychological approach to treatment.
If you would like personal assistance, but
distance or office hours, or your life style or personal needs do not fit their
schedule, Imam Daayiee may have the solution to your problems. Whether a
face-to-face office appointment, telephone consultation, email, instant
message, or videoconferencing best suits you, Imam Abdullah can help you
anytime and anywhere, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.[FN3]
TELEPHONE VIDEO OFFICE
CONFERENCE CONFERENCING APPOINTMENT
KEY:* (Inside DC Metro Area) + (Outside DC Metro Area)
Purchase multiple counseling sessions in advance,
e.g., three or more sessions within a 30-day period, save 15% per
session. Schools, Organizations, Mosques and Social Service Agencies also receive significant discounts when purchasing a minimum of 5 hours or more per month, for a minimum of three months or longer. For further information, please contact Imam Daayiee to discuss rates.
Marriage Ceremonies require a 50 percent deposit.
Lectures outside the Washington, DC Metro area require travel, per diem and may require hotel expenses for overnight travel. If you have further questions, please contact Imam Daayiee--he is happy to discuss payment arrangements
1 In 2000, the AAPC commissioned a study that found a large majority (83
percent) of Americans link spiritual faith, religious values and mental health,
and 75 percent of respondents would prefer to seek assistance from a mental
health professional who recognizes and can integrate spiritual values into the
course of treatment.
2 Generally, counselors are required to report incidences of
child abuse, attempted suicide or other public emergencies that may cause harm
to others. Imam Abdullah will discuss your confidentiality concerns and
any possibility of misunderstandings or technology mishaps.
3 Once you become an existing client, you are given my
personal number when you can reach me whenever you need me.
Recognizing we live in a world of technology that uses online
services, it is important for each client to recognize from time to time such
modern technology fails. In some instances, telephone companies may drop calls,
emails are not received, Internet provider systems breakdown, Skype, AOL
Messenger, Windows Live Messenger and Yahoo Messenger, may not be available due
to causes outside the control of your counselor, and may delay a scheduled
appointment. If such an event occur, your counselor is happy to discuss
with you alternative arrangements to reschedule your appointment in order to
meet your needs.