BOOK WITH IMAM OMAR
HOW COUNSELLING WORKS
Each session varies in approach depending on the individual, and all sessions are kept confidential. Everyone is welcome at the MC, and we will do our best to be of service to you. If a matter is beyond the scope of faith-based counselling, we will be happy to refer you to the best and most appropriate avenues for help and assistance.
MEET IMAM OMAR
Imam Omar Patel was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. His interest in the Arabic language and Islamic studies took him to study internationally enrolling in the rigorous 7-year Alim program consisting of advanced Qur’anic exegesis, Islamic theology and early Hadith studies. He completed his program in South Africa where he graduated with a BA in Arabic and Islamic Studies, and achieved numerous authorizations in the Islamic sciences. After returning home to Canada, Imam Omar felt a calling to bridge his knowledge of Islamic Sciences with modern spiritual care and psychotherapy – and so began his Masters in Pastoral Studies l at the University of Toronto to become a trained chaplain and psychotherapist. Imam Omar complemented his studies in psychotherapy with certification from the Toronto Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling. In 2016, Imam Omar was selected as the Muslim Chaplain at University of Toronto Scarborough Campus where he caters to the needs of Muslim students by holding counselling sessions and weekly programs.
BOOK A COUNSELLING SESSION WITH IMAM OMAR
Important Notice: Our counselling sessions are now available remotely due to Covid-19! You can book a virtual phone counselling session with our Chaplain using the button above, you will receive the appointment details once its confirmed. All of our sessions are free to book with no cost.