Our

Team

Our team is here to listen, support, and provide non-judgmental care.

Get to Know Our Team

Our team is here to listen to you, assist you, and refer you to appropriate resources if needed. It can be difficult to ask for help when you need it, especially given the stigma around seeking counselling. We want you to know that we’re here for you and our services are completely confidential and non-judgmental.

ISNA Cares Team

Mohammed Bemat

Registered Psychotherapist & Imam

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Enas Elsayed

Counsellor and Art Therapist

 

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Duha Alnadvi

Licensed Therapist (RP Qualifying)

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Faysal Garad

Licensed Therapist, MSW, RSW

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Hosam Helal

Imam

 

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Madinah Mohammad

Behavioural Therapist  & Family Therapist

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Selma Lachemi

Licensed Therapist, MSW, RSW

 

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Sobia Mahmood

Licensed Therapist    (RP Qualifying)

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Salwa Yaghi

Resident Therapist

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Usman Qamar

Imam

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Rabeea Mazhar

Licensed Therapist (MSW)

 

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Zakariyyah Momla

Therapist and Imam

 

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Mohammed Bemat

Registered Psychotherapist & Imam

Individual CounsellingPremarital CounsellingCouples CounsellingSpiritual Counselling

Mohammed Bemat memorized the Quran at a very young age. He then followed his dreams to pursue formal Islamic education from which he attained multiple ijazaa and a Bachelor of Arabic and Islamic Studies in 2014 from Darul ‘Uloom Zakariyyah. Upon returning to Canada, he began serving the Hamilton Muslim community as an Imam and youth counsellor. He felt the need to contextualize his knowledge of Islamic Sciences and Spirituality with modern day spiritual care and psychotherapy. This led him to do his Masters in Pastoral Studies with a specialization in Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy at the University of Toronto.


Imam Bemat currently serves as the full-time Psychotherapist and Imam at ISNA Canada. Imam Bemat’s clinical experience includes working at Trillium Health Partners, North York General Hospital, the University of Toronto and the Ontario College of Arts and Design.


Hobbies and interests: Spending time with family, hiking, camping, travelling

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Enas Elsayed

Counsellor and Art Therapist

Individual CounsellingCouples Counselling

Coming Soon

 

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Rabeea Mazhar

Resident Therapist

Individual Counselling

Rabeea is a Resident Therapist at ISNA Canada. She is currently completing her Masters of Social Work at UofT. She has a background with Mental Health Studies, as well as substantial experience working with a range of populations gained through work and volunteer opportunities. Rabeea aims to integrate a client-centered perspective in her work, and provide individualized care for everyone.

Hobbies: Reading, long walks, painting

 

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Sobia Mahmood

Licensed Therapist (RP Qualifying)

Individual Counselling

Sobia Mahmood is a Licensed Therapist at ISNA Canada, She has completed her Masters in Psychotherapy and Counselling at the University of Toronto. Driven by her passion for helping individuals navigate their mental health journeys and serving the Muslim community, Sobia has accumulated experience in the field as a counsellor and mental health support worker. She practices a person-centered and eclectic approach, drawing from various therapeutic modalities to provide individualized care tailored to her clients’ unique needs. Her approach to therapy is deeply rooted in the belief that every person is the expert of their own story. Sobia places a strong emphasis on communication and collaboration within the therapy room and values the feedback and insights of her clients, recognizing their expertise in their own lives.

Hobbies and interests: Photography, painting, biking, plants, interior design, and spending time with family

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Sumayya Bemat

Resident Therapist

Individual Counselling

Sumayya Bemat is a Resident Therapist at ISNA Canada, currently completing her Masters of Social Work at the University of Toronto. Sumayya has a vast amount of experience working with children, youth and families in various contexts. She has a BA in Child and Youth Studies, and is also an Ontario Certified Teacher who has been working with TDSB for the past five years. She has completed an internship with Children’s Aid Society, and done advocacy work with NCCM.

Sumayya is an active member of her local community and is passionate about empowering Muslim youth and supporting families to gain the tools needed to advocate for themselves. Sumayya prioritizes client centered care and draws on various therapeutic modalities to best support each client.

Hobbies and Interests: Baking, travelling, and hiking

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Faysal Garad

Licensed Therapist, MSW, RSW

Individual Counselling

Faysal is an Licensed Therapist at ISNA Canada. He has completed his Masters of Social Work at UofT. He has a varied work background, spending time with the Partner Assault Response and the TDSB. He aims to reduce the gang activity that plagues the Black and Muslim communities.

 

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Duha Alnadvi

Licensed Therapist (RP Qualifying)

Individual Counselling

Duha is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), currently completing her Masters in Pastoral Studies from the University of Toronto. She has experience working in both community and hospital settings as a spiritually-integrative therapist. Her aspiration when working with clients is meeting them where they are, giving them space and working together towards the clients goals. Duha has experience working with clients dealing with anxiety, depression, academic-related issues, relationship difficulties, spiritual yearning and those seeking religious or cultural connection.

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Selma Lachemi

Licensed Therapist, MSW, RSW

Individual Counselling

Bio coming soon.

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Madinah Mohammed

Behavioural Therapist & Psychotherapist in Training

Individual CounsellingCouples Counselling

Madinah is a skilled Behavior Analyst, with a focus on assisting individuals with special needs and mental health disorders. She demonstrates exceptional proficiency in implementing the Applied Behavior Analysis treatment method to craft personalized behavior intervention and educational strategies. Madinah goes beyond individual therapy, offering family-centered behavioral consultations equipped with evidence-based techniques to address challenging behaviors and learning obstacles in children. Dedicated to her field, she strives to blend psychotherapy with behavioral intervention, fostering transformative shifts in the lives of her clients and their families, empowering them to attain significant milestones.

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Hosam Helal

Imam

Spiritual Counselling

Bio coming soon.

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Usman Qamar

Imam

Spiritual Counselling

Usman Qamar was born and raised in Cambridge, Ontario. He began his Quranic studies while in high school and finished memorization of the Quran when he was 16. He spent the following seven years in the UK and South Africa studying traditional Islamic sciences. He has completed a double major in psychology and philosophy at the University of Waterloo.
He serves as religious educator at ISNA Canada, alongside having founded Wijhah Initiative, a not-for-profit organization that facilitates social and spiritual events that are welcoming, meaningful, and nurturing and foster a sense of community for young adults and youth.

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Zakariyyah Momla

Therapist and Imam

Spiritual Counselling

Zakariyya Momla is a dedicated psychotherapist in training, offering a distinctive approach that integrates Islamic principles with mental health practices. Having served as an imam in Toronto for three years, he possesses a unique blend of spiritual and therapeutic insight. Zakariyya’s commitment to understanding and supporting others is evident in his work, where he combines cultural sensitivity with therapeutic proficiency. He approaches each client with empathy, respect, and a profound appreciation for their diverse backgrounds and life experiences, striving to foster healing and personal growth in every interaction.

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Salwa Yaghi

Resident Therapist

Spiritual Counselling

Bio Coming Soon