Arab Counseling for Arab and Muslim-American Population

Multicultural Counseling

Cultural and Generational Healing Therapy for Muslim and Arab Americans

Cultural and Generational Healing Therapy for Muslim and Arab Americans

Culture impacts all aspects of our lives. The way we think, act, and behave are all influenced by our cultural upbringing. Our attitudes, values, customs, religiosity, traditions, and behaviors are built into our cultural identity.

We may protect ourselves and avoid risks - whether or not this helps us grow and develop as individuals.

This is especially true for Muslim and Arab Americans.

We offer a safe space for you to hold your beliefs and navigate/process issues of assimilation, stigmatization, racism, women’s issues

About Muslim and Arab American Culture

1. Focus on Family and Community First

​Muslim and Arab American culture centers around:

  • Social harmony, respectfulness

  • Group needs over individual needs.  (a collectivist culture)

  • Deep commitment to family, economic and educational achievements, 

  • Love of "The American Dream"

  • Strong community connectedness and support during times of struggle

​However, one of the most overlooked struggles for Arab and Muslim-Americans is mental health.​

2. Unique Worldviews and Lived experiences  

In the United States, Muslim Americans and Arab Americans are often identified as one community. But most Muslims do not come from Arabic-speaking countries.

They originate from different countries across the Middle East and North Africa. from South Asian countries, including Pakistan, Bangladesh, and India. Others immigrated from sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, Iran, or other countries. Culture, values, and religion differ significantly from region to region.

At Lotus Psych, we use culturally-sensitive interventions and techniques to ensure positive outcomes.

“ We value, respect, and communicate an understanding of the various cultures, beliefs, and religious practices of the Arab American and Muslim community?

How we Help Muslim and Arab Americans in Therapy:

  • ​Acceptance of mental health support outside the family unit  

  • Communicate with elders and family members

  • Muslim marriage counseling This could imply we are trained in Muslim marriage counseling because there is such a thing. Are we offering faith-based therapy? 

  • Pre-marriage counseling

  • Immigrant and refugee issues

  • Taboo topics around sex  This might be concerning for families seeking therapy for their children, especially their daughters. It might come off as if we are telling them, we know sex is taboo but here in America, it isn’t and it is okay. For most if not all Muslims, sex before marriage is forbidden culturally and religiously and my concern is that this point could be misunderstood or misinterpreted. We might be able to say “cultural Taboo topics”

  • Self-care and individual goals while supporting family needs 

  • Parenting issues

  • Children adjusting to new environments

  • Fear, anxiety, and depression 

  • Using the Quran for support in tough times

  • Community education on mental illness

  • Access to mental health resources

Our therapists at Lotus Psych Group respond ( can we say understand and appreciate the unique?.. )to the unique background and beliefs of Arab and Muslim American clients and their families. We understand that some Arab and Muslim Americans may be highly-acculturated or assimilated, while others may adhere to traditional cultural and religious values. 

Getting Started with Culture-Sensitive Therapists at Lotus Psychology Group

We understand that your decision to seek mental health care might be a family decision.

Or that seeking treatment could be taboo or even shameful.

“ We offer a safe space to help you heal, we work in partnership with you to help deconstruct the stigma surrounding mental health.” I think it is important for us to not sound as if we are making our own assumptions about the culture and the sub-cultures within the Arab community.”

We promise to help you balance this delicately with your mental health needs.

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