Leena Abushanab

Bilingual Support Intern, Holistically Divine Counseling

Leena Abushanab

Be the moon in somebody’s night. Be the ease during someone’s hardship.

— Yasmin Mogahed

Leena works with clients in Illinois.

My name is Leena Abushanab, Support Intern at Holistically Divine Counseling. I am a graduate student at Benedictine University in Lisle, IL. I value God, healing, and self-care. Obtaining holistic healing for our mental health can be one of the greatest methods of self-care. My belief is that all humans have a light within them that can sometimes be diminished by the trials of life; this light can be brought out by the help of another. I believe that it is my job as a clinician to remind the person who is suffering that they have the power to heal. I have found the path to counseling through countless encounters throughout my life. These encounters have shown me the benefits of mental health care and practice.

My mission is to strive to be the light that allows healing to happen within a therapeutic session and through a holistic manner. I welcome faith to be a part of the client’s healing process. Faith can be an important viewpoint to consider when exploring healing. I am a wholehearted believer that God has promised us ease with our struggles. To me, this means there are many different avenues for relief for our issues and I strive to be at least one of the avenues of comfort to another person’s struggle or difficulties.

I am a bilingual support intern fluent in Arabic and my counselor style consists of person centered, DBT informed, and narrative therapy. There is no one size fits all approach, and it is my goal to meet every client where they are within their therapeutic healing. I am passionate about increasing awareness for mental health in the Muslim and Arab population. I hope and strive to make a difference within these communities to reduce the stigma associated with mental health.