Farhat Ahmed Shamsi B.A Psychology, B.S. HRM, B.A. Islamic Studies, Diploma Quran Tafseer & Classical Arabic, Candidate Graduate Certificate Islamic Studies, Creator & Supervisor ICET-P Program


Ustadha Farhat Ahmed Shamsi’s awareness of deep human psychology discussions in the Quran, and subsequent research in undergraduate Islamic studies, regarding the role of the heart in mental processes led her to discover secular psychology topics such as cognitive behavioral therapy. Her assertion is that the entire Quran is essentially cognitive behavioral therapy. Her research into the rich history of Islamic psychology inspired her to put together the tools of CBT from secular psychology with narratives from the Quran. It resulted in the development of a new discipline: Islamic Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, in conjunction with professional therapists. The Quran&Soul Institute offers ICET based courses for individuals to learn and practice mindfulness and positive emotional output. The Institute offers the first Islamic Spiritual Coach Certification Program. Click here to read more. 

Fatima Sultan M.A, LPC, CART

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Fatima Sultana licensed professional counselor and a Certified Anger Resolution Therapist. She has studied and received a certification in Islamic Psychology. Her mission is to help people overcome life challenges and find solutions by providing clients with guidance to move towards their goal of fulfillment and contentment. She is passionate in empowering individuals to overcome their obstacles in order to achieve success. Fatima’s therapeutic style is direct, interactive , and practical. Her approach includes Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy and Mindfulness. Her goal is to work with you in a holistic manner to improve the emotional, mental and spiritual parts of your life to achieve your ideal self. Her expertise is working with individuals experiencing:

  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Abusive Relationships
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Self-harm
  • Anger Management
  • Divorce
  • Women’s Issues

Imene Benslimane M.Ed., NCC, LPC-Associate, CTP Certified Trauma Therapist (Supervised by Thahira Ahmed, LPC-S)

Clinical Mental Health Counseling, ICET Psychoeducation Lead Therapist

Imene Benslimane is a nationally certified counselor and licensed professional counselor-Associate who received her master’s in education in clinical mental health counseling. She enjoys helping women work around their circumstances by first educating them about their mental health issues and empowering them with tools to help them overcome their struggles. Advocacy is a huge component of her counseling philosophy because she believes that clients who fulfill their needs will overcome their struggles if they choose to work hard in and outside their counseling sessions. She is trained in Islamic cognitive-emotional therapy-based psycho education that will help her clients mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. She is also trained in providing counseling for different mental health-related issues including trauma/PTSD, grief & loss, depression, anxiety, and adjustment disorders. Her holistic and cultural sensitive therapy approach will hopefully provide hope, healing, and resilience for her clients.