Aquila Hussain, MA LPC

Aquila Hussain, MA LPC

✔️ Currently accepting new patients

PRONOUNS

She/Her/Hers

EMAIL ADDRESS

DIRECT LINE

OFFICE

Telehealth

specialties

  • Anxiety
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  • Depression
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  • Family Issues
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  • Grief/Loss
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  • Immigration
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  • Life Transitions
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  • Muslim Mental Health
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  • South Asian and Asian American Issues
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  • Trauma/PTSD

About

In early life, before we are even consciously aware of it, we begin to utilize the coping skills and the self-talk language that the adults around us use. However, later in life, we may begin to realize that these coping skills and styles of self talk are ineffective for us. I hope to help you find the right skills and reconstruct your internal dialogue to be healthier and more adaptive to your life circumstances. I hope to use our conversations as a means to help you reconnect with the authentic you. Therapy, to me, is about understanding the connection between one’s mind, body, and spirit. Once we learn that relationship, we can be our most present and confident selves. In a safe and supportive place, processing one’s childhood, reflecting on attachment styles, and exploring the most challenging moments in our lives, can be healing and empowering. I bring a culturally competent, trauma-informed, and nonjudgmental perspective that helps my clients connect their past experiences and patterns of thinking with their current struggles.

I am the oldest child of Pakistani immigrants. I bring a sense of humor and lightness to heavy topics that are hard to process. I value meeting my clients where they are in their journey and believe in unconditional positive regard for the person you are. If you think we would be a good fit and would like to discuss working together, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Qualifications

MA, Northwestern University, The Family Institute, Clinical Mental Health Counseling

BS, Michigan State University, Psychology