Peer Counseling

 

As of April 2019, 34 trained peer counselors are ready to help the community.

Peer Counseling

MAS Social Service Foundation has trained volunteers from various educational and ethnic backgrounds to offer peer counseling. The training was conducted by well-known experts and scholars such as Drs. Ekram and Rida Beshir who wrote numerous books on parenting and marriage; Shahina Siddique, President of the “Islamic Social Services Association” of Canada; and Dr. Sameera Ahmad, a clinical psychologist, formerly with Muslim Family Services, Detroit, MI.

 

Monthly training sessions were also conducted where volunteer peer counselors practiced role-playing, watched counseling videos, enhanced communication skills, studied ethics code, and listened to guest speakers in the field.

Counseling Services

MAS Social Services Foundation is providing a peer counseling service to our community in the following areas:
- Individual
- Couples
- Family
- Teen

Languages

Peer counseling services are offered in Arabic, Bengali, Dari, English, Farsi, French, Gujarati, Hindi, Pashto, Punjabi, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Urdu.

Confidentiality

Send us a message and a counselor will contact you shortly to assess your needs and make a convenient appointment. Strict confidentiality is maintained. Referral to specialists and mental health professionals are used for complex counseling cases.

Pre-Martial Counseling

We offer a Pre-Martial course for engaged and/or married couples in their first year of marriage. This one-on-one course, 6 sessions – 2 hours each, deals with:
– Basis of marriage
– Communication
– Self-awareness
– Spirituality
– Finance and values

Fees: $100 including materials

Other Services

– Individual, Marital, Teen, Parenting, and Family Counseling
– Pre-Marital Counseling for engaged or newly married couples
– Community Education for prevention and early intervention
– Support for parents of children with special needs
– Referrals to professional and community agencies
– Domestic violence referral

Request Counseling

 
Fill out this form or leave us a message at (916) 486-8626