Walaa Taha – MSc

Mental Health Counsellor
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Walaa Taha holds a Master’s of Science in Counselling Psychology, and a Honours degree in Psychology from the University of Calgary. She also recently graduated with a diploma in Islamic Psychology from Cambridge Muslim College. Currently, she is continuing her studies in Islamic Sciences through Ribaat Academic Institute and Pillars Seminary. Walaa’s experience includes working extensively as a researcher and youth program leader, as well as a counsellor in schools. She has also led mental health workshops and halaqaas within her local community, reflecting her commitment to community service and education. 

As a mental health counsellor, Walaa utilizes an integrated practice of counselling which is rooted in Islamic psychology as she is keen on contributing to the revival of Islamic healing traditions. Walaa’s philosophy is that we are all embodied souls journeying this life, and healing is to tend to the health of our soul while tending to the health of our mind and body. Walaa works with Muslim youth, couples, and families. She supports clients in fostering strong Islamic identities and navigating challenges that arise within their unique familial and cultural contexts. This includes navigating life transitions, spirituality, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues. Walaa’s therapeutic approach focusses on the (re)centering of one’s relationship with Allah as a core principle in addressing both individual and collective well-being.

walaa@muslimcounselling.ca

Languages

•  English

Approach

  • Islamic Psychology
  • ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)
  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
  • SFT (Solution Focussed Therapy)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Gottman Method (Couples Therapy)

Hobbies & Interests

  • Digital islamic-inspired art
  • All things nature and outdoorsy 

Walaa Taha – MSc

Mental Health Counsellor

Walaa Taha holds a Master’s of Science in Counselling Psychology, and a Honours degree in Psychology from the University of Calgary. She also recently graduated with a diploma in Islamic Psychology from Cambridge Muslim College. Currently, she is continuing her studies in Islamic Sciences through Ribaat Academic Institute and Pillars Seminary. Walaa’s experience includes working extensively as a researcher and youth program leader, as well as a counsellor in schools. She has also led mental health workshops and halaqaas within her local community, reflecting her commitment to community service and education. 

As a mental health counsellor, Walaa utilizes an integrated practice of counselling which is rooted in Islamic psychology as she is keen on contributing to the revival of Islamic healing traditions. Walaa’s philosophy is that we are all embodied souls journeying this life, and healing is to tend to the health of our soul while tending to the health of our mind and body. Walaa works with Muslim youth, couples, and families. She supports clients in fostering strong Islamic identities and navigating challenges that arise within their unique familial and cultural contexts. This includes navigating life transitions, spirituality, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues. Walaa’s therapeutic approach focusses on the (re)centering of one’s relationship with Allah as a core principle in addressing both individual and collective well-being.

walaa@muslimcounselling.ca

Languages

•  English

Approach

  • Islamic Psychology
  • ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)
  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
  • SFT (Solution Focussed Therapy)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Gottman Method (Couples Therapy)

Hobbies & Interests

  • Digital islamic-inspired art
  • All things nature and outdoorsy