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Recording: Counseling Muslims- Tips on Providing Culturally Informed Treatment

  • April 18, 2022
  • April 07, 2023
  • Zoom Recording


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Originally recorded April 7, 2022.

Muslim clients have reported different experiences with therapy. From experiencing religious micro-aggressions to feeling unsafe in the therapeutic space. Muslim clients seeking therapy in the United States are known to face numerous barriers. This presentation aims to provide therapists with an understanding of the different barriers Muslim clients face when deciding to start therapy, important cultural considerations, as well as using multicultural orientation (MCO) when treating Muslim clients. Incorporating multicultural orientation into practice is important to help clients feel more comfortable, accepted, and safe in the therapeutic space.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize different barriers for Muslim populations in accessing therapy.
  • Detect possible micro-aggressions towards Muslim clients that may occur in therapy.
  • Introduce Multicultural Orientation (MCO) and explore the importance of a multiculturally informed practice.


Zainab Akef, MA, LMHCA
is a therapist at Catalyst Counseling located in Woodinville, WA. She graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a Masters of Arts in Applied Clinical Psychology. Her research areas include: refugees, trauma, as well as multicultural counseling practices. As an Arab Muslim, she is passionate about providing competent therapy to multicultural Arab and Muslim clients.

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