I would bring to BetterHelp, 37 years of professional experience as a chaplain, clinical social worker, social work supervisor, and behavioral health program manager. My medical military assignments included Walter Reed, Madigan Army Medical Centers, and the U.S. Army Public Health Command. Prior to military service, I was employed as a social work supervisor, and social worker in multiple settings, including; Outpatient. substance abuse, Inpatient. and Outpatient, mental health and dual diagnosis treatment. I’ve been a Macro Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Michigan since 1986. Co-Author and Contributor: "Diversity in Human Interaction: The Tapestry of America”, 2004, Oxford Press Publication. Served as a member of the VA/DOD Integrated Mental Health Strategy (IMHS) leadership team for Strategic Action (SA) #23 on Chaplains’ Roles in the VA and DOD; published an article in the Journal for Healthcare Chaplaincy, March 2013. I served as one of the Army’s national strategic planners and trainers on suicide awareness and prevention programs.
I'm currently employed part-time as a mental health chaplain with the Department of Veteran Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, VA San Diego Healthcare System, La Jolla, CA. I'm also a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Social Work at Capella University.
Additional areas of focus: Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Harm, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
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Abdul understands my anxiety issues and continues to provide valuable tools to use to better deal with my stressful thoughts and life situations. He is someone I can count on to help me mentally get through challenges in my life.
Written on Nov 17, 2023 after therapy with Abdul-Rasheed for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety
He has been very supportive and knowledgeable about the things I'm going though. Always feel much better after our sessions.
Written on May 04, 2023 after therapy with Abdul-Rasheed for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, and coaching
He is extremely helpful and one of the best in the industry. He has helped me and played bigger role in my life more than he will ever know!
Written on Oct 31, 2022 after therapy with Abdul-Rasheed for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief
Written on Sep 12, 2022 after therapy with Abdul-Rasheed for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem
We share some of the same experiences either personally or he as therapy leader.
Written on Aug 19, 2022 after therapy with Abdul-Rasheed for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and addictions
Abdul Muhammad is an experienced, empathetic, & direct therapist. I find he understands nuances & dynamics that occur with multiple types of individual issues & how those affect dynamics in relationships. This understanding helps me trust in his ability to advise me how to better learn to advise myself. This is a therapist who will help you better come through for you.
Written on Jul 28, 2022 after therapy with Abdul-Rasheed for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes