Abrahamic / Middle Eastern Islam Islamic Counseling Services Where to Get Help Share Flipboard Email Print Counseling session. Joe Houghton/Getty Images Islam Important Principles Prayer Salat Prophets of Islam The Quran Ramadan and Eid Al Fitr Hajj and Eid Al Adha By Huda Islam Expert M.Ed., Loyola University–Maryland B.S., Child Development, Oregon State University Huda is an educator, school administrator, and author who has more than two decades of experience researching and writing about Islam online. our editorial process Huda Updated March 06, 2017 When facing problems -- either marital trouble, financial difficulties, mental health issues, or otherwise -- many Muslims are reluctant to seek professional counseling. Some people consider it degrading or inappropriate to speak of one's troubles to others. Nothing could be further from the truth. Islam teaches us to give good advice to others, and to offer guidance and support when needed. Friends, family, and Islamic leaders may be good listeners but are probably not trained to offer professional guidance and support. Professional Muslim counselors, psychologists, and psychiatrists offer mental health services which can help save a person's happiness, marriage, or life. They may balance an understanding of faith issues, with health care guidance grounded in the medical profession. Muslims should not feel reluctant to seek support if they feel that they cannot cope. These organizations can help; do not be afraid or ashamed to reach out for help. Sakinah Muslim Counseling Services - UK Muslim Family Services (ICNA) - US Sakina Center - Online Counseling for Muslim Youth via Facebook MCA Bay Area Counseling Services - San Francisco, California, in person or by phone IHW Personal & Family Counseling - Michigan (Shia) Idriss Mosque Counseling Services - Seattle, Washington Zentrum fur Islamische Frauenforschung (ZIF) - Germany Center for Islamic Counseling & Guidance- Jonesboro, Georgia Need Immediate Physical Protection? See this list of services and shelters for battered/homeless Muslim women.