Dr. Ketam Hamdan is a renowned therapist, Muslim counselor, and influencer. She has over a decade of experience in helping clients overcome the cognitive and emotional blocks that prevent them from achieving their full potential in life. She enjoys combining her skills as an entrepreneur, brain science expert, thought leader, and empath to help people look within and think beyond the surface.
She holds a Ph.D. in Psychology and is passionate about helping people become aware of their core issues and how to have a relationship with themselves. As a highly sought-after therapist, she uses multiple therapy modalities to deal with imposter syndrome, relationship issues, complex trauma, sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, existential struggles, and many others.
Integrating Spirituality with Psychology
As an American Muslim, Dr. Hamdan recognizes the role of spirituality in developing human psychology, and she believes that the two are necessary for growth and transformation. She is the Managing Director of Annisa Mental Health, a non-profit organization that works with Muslims in crisis. Her unique approach focuses on integrating multiple disciplines and using science to explain to people what is happening in their bodies.
Dr. Hamdan takes mental health counseling a step ahead and gives equal importance to educating the community and her client’s on the role of trauma and how it sabotages growth. She especially discusses the issue of spiritual abuse and the impact of misinterpreting beliefs on one’s mental health. She believes greater awareness about using religion to support one’s controlling tactics lead to many current mental health issues. She also believes that it is essential for a therapist to understand spiritual abuse or beliefs or else treatment progression will be impacted. She coaches other mental health professionals in the same approach that dissects abuse and trauma to reveal its multiple layers; physical, emotional, and spiritual. Her approach has helped numerous practitioners learn how to handle clients’ multifaceted issues.
Integrating Science and Ancient Wisdom
Dr. Hamdan believes using the phrase “brain” health instead of “mental” health helps affirm the validity of disorders, rather than symptoms in one’s head. She is passionate about connecting people to themselves through the three neural pathways of the head, heart, and body. Dr. Hamdan often uses neuroscience to explain and reinforce ancient wisdom philosophies, such as meditation and prayer. She shows people what happens in their brain when they meditate and how this is not an option but a necessity for their wellbeing. Her treatment is focused on the connection of mind and heart because together, they help the body function.
Dr. Hamdan’s expertise in dealing with culturally sensitive mental health techniques has led her to connect with the greater community on Instagram about mental health topics. She uses the platform to educate, inform and transform her followers’ lives.
Her work is centered around helping people escape their fragmented lives by teaching them about themselves and leading a more holistic life. The human self is meant to be whole, and many of us live with scattered pieces. Bridging the gap between these fundamentals and creating a sense of wholeness is what Dr. Hamdan strives to do so by practicing as a therapist, educator, trainer and working tirelessly to develop educational content for her followers. You can check out her enlightening content on her Instagram page here and be a part of a psychological reformation.