My name is Amna Khan and I am a licensed mental health counselor in the states of NJ and NY. I received my MA in mental health counseling in 2011 from Montclair State University in Montclair, NJ. Along with my MA, I am trained as an Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist and I am working towards certification. I have also been trained through The Gottman Institute as a Certified Educator for the Gottman Program, “Baby Bringing Home: Helping New Parents Transition Into Parenthood,” and a Certified Leader of the Gottman program, “The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work.”
I have experience working in multiple settings: community outpatient center, adolescent partial hospitalization unit, long-term substance abuse residential program, the psychiatric emergency room in an urban hospital, the child & adolescent crisis team with emergency services, and finally, private practice.
I currently have my private practice in Montclair, NJ where I work with older adolescents, adults, and couples. One of my niches is millennials and Gen Zers, (especially Muslim and people of color), who struggle with depression, anxiety, feeling lost in life, and a sense of low self-worth. My other niche is working with couples within the emotionally focused couples therapy model.
I am fortunate to have worked over the years with individuals across the age spectrum and from different cultural backgrounds. I am also grateful to have worked with Muslim adolescents, adults, and couples, especially during the last few years. I know how important our cultural identities are and how they have and continue to, shape our lives. That is why I believe receiving mental health services from multi-culturally competent mental health practitioners is imperative, and therefore we all should have access to a mental health care provider with whom we feel comfortable. For some of us, that means finding a mental health practitioner with a similar background- a fellow Muslim who understands the experience of growing up Muslim in the West. Hence, the decision to form www.therapyformuslims.com – a website with many features, including a comprehensive directory for everyone in our community.
My hope is that www.therapyformuslims.com shatters stereotypes and stigma around mental health disorders, mental illness and wellness, and mental health treatment. Let’s remove the shame and remember that our mental health matters.
Amna Khan, MA, LPC, LMHC