The "Islamic Counseling and Education" will now be known as the "Community Wellness Committee"


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MCA Special Needs Support and Services 



MCA would like to bring awareness and include families and individuals of disabilities and special needs in our community. 

In order to cater to the special needs of our community members, MCA is pleased to collaborate with two organizations:

1)    MUHSEN: A non-profit organization co-founded by Omar Suleiman which focuses on helping individuals and families with disabilities or special needs access the Masjid.

To learn more about MUHSEN please visit:

2)    Parents Helping Parents: A parent lead local organization that provides various workshops and support services for families who have children with special needs.

To learn more about Parents Helping Parents:

In order to understand the needs of our community members, we request all persons with disabilities or special needs or their family members fill out a survey.   All responses are confidential. Please forward the survey to other community members. Your completion of this survey will help us understand special needs and create programs.


MUHSEN Needs Assessment Survey: Click Here


"We are also looking for a MUHSEN representative and leader, please contact us if you are interesting in leading or co-leading this project.'




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The Bay Area Muslim Mental Health Professionals is a network of Muslim-identified mental health providers and students whose focus is to link the local Muslim community with psychological support and resources. Our network includes licensed Muslim psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and marriage and family therapists, among more. Our combined specialties include but are not limited to parenting support, depression, anxiety, youth issues, substance use, trauma, marital and pre-marital counseling, personal development, and more. We understand that seeking psychological support can be a big step, and that it is important for many to feel that their counselor is mindful of their religious and cultural background. Please visit our website to learn more, and to access our online provider directory to begin searching for a provider who is suitable for you and/or your loved ones.






Mission Statement

MCA Islamic Counseling & Education aims to provide programs and services based on Islamic teachings to build a healthier, stronger Muslim community that will bring out the best in individuals and families through focusing on all aspects of personal and family wellness including spiritual, emotional, mental and physical.

Islamic Counseling is based on the teaching of the Glorious Qur’an and the hadith of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. It emphasizes spiritual development as the cornerstone for healing and prevention of future problems.

Types of Counseling available:
  • In person

If they want to contact Khalil Center they can call :  (855-5Khalil)
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  • Phone
  • Individual, family, couples

Please call (408)727-7277 ext. 777.

Click here to Schedule a Counseling Appointment

*The Counseling room has moved to MCA New Building at 3033 Scott blvd, Santa Clara


Meet our Counselors

Brother Kamal Shaarawy

Br. Kamal has a Masters' degree in psychology and an Islamic Studies and Electrical Engineering degree from Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt. He is currently working on his doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Br. Kamal has provided Islamic family counseling for individuals, couples and families and marital coaching services for prospective and married couples in the US for over 25 years. He has also written a book on marriage, Dwell in Tranquility.

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Purchase your own copy of Dwell in Tranquility today:

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Sister Heba El-Haddad

Heba has received her undergraduate degree from UC Irvine in Psychology of Social Science and later earned a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology. She worked at OMID Multicultural Institute for Development, a mental health institute for 3 years, where she completed her clinical hours and gained a variety of experience working with the Muslim population coming from many different ethnicities and backgrounds. Simultaneously, she worked at the Anaheim Family Justice Center through New Star Family Center in Anaheim with law enforcement, counseling victims of domestic violence and abuse. She also served as a therapist for ICNA's first Transitional home and shelter for Muslim women in Southern California. Heba has previously worked with pioneering community organizations such as Islamic Relief USA and Access California Services. Heba currently provides Pre-Marital Counseling services in Northern California where she resides and is an affiliate of the Stanford Muslim Mental Health Department. Heba is married and has 2 children.

Examples of topics that can be addressed through Islamic Counseling:

  • Coaching to rejuvenate and enhance marriage
  • Cross cultural issues
  • Enhancing self-image and self-confidence for children, youth, and adults
  • Islamic coaching for individuals, couples, and families
  • Life transitions such as aging, separation/divorce, career change
  • Managing stress/anger effectively
  • Overcoming depressive thoughts, fear, or anxiety
  • Overcoming harmful habits
  • Parenting education and support
  • Pre-marital training and preparation
  • Pre-marital compatibility analysis
  • Youth guidance





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Speaker Biography:

Dr. Leonard Sax, MD, Phd is a physician and psychologist, graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology then went on to the University of Pennsylvania where he earned both a PhD in Psychology and an MD.  In addition to his 22 years of clinical experience, Dr. Sax is the best-selling author of Why Gender MattersBoys Adrift and his most recent book Girls on the Edge.

To learn more about Dr. Sax visit

Watch Dr. Sax discuss his book, Boys Adrift, with Matt Lauer on the TODAY show

Watch Dr. Sax discuss his book, Girls on the Edge, with Kiran Chetry on CNN’s American Morning


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Additional Information:

If you have any questions, comments or concerns please e-mail  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (408)727-7277 ext. 777.

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