You will learn basic skills of building empathy; understanding the differences between empathy and sympathy; active listening; nonverbal communication/attending skills; reflecting and paraphrasing; and how to embrace silence.

Sayyid Ahmed Almusawi is a licensed mental health counselor who holds a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and has been practicing in the field since 2017. He has worked with clients of all ages and currently provides therapy to older teens and adults. He moved from Pennsylvania to Michigan with his family in 2019 in order to be part of the larger Muslim community there. He is passionate about spreading mental health awareness and has held several events at Islamic centers, actively recorded and written psycho-education material online, and has been invited to programs to speak about mental health. He also taught Intro to Counseling Skills at Mufid Academic Seminary. In October of 2022, he launched 313 Counseling, a private practice located inside the Islamic Institute of America, offering in-person and tele-health options, aiming to better serve the Muslim community’s mental health needs in the area and across Michigan.

  • Date & Time 
    • Monday: April 15, 2024 from 06:00pm – 07:30pm ET
  • Duration: 90 Minutes
  • Where: The Innovation & Leadership Center (15170 N. Commerce Dr. Dearborn, MI 48120)

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