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How Can I Ever Trust Again? | Trauma Ep. 4

Betrayal is an intense emotion, and the trauma associated with it is twofold. In episode 4 of Trauma: Your Lord Has Not Forsaken You, licensed mental health therapist Sarah Sultan explains the trauma associated with betrayal, how it develops, and a tip to overcome it.

Read the full publication, “How Can I Ever Trust Again?” Navigating Betrayal by Sarah Sultan and Najwa Awad.


Sarah Sultan

Fellow | Sarah Sultan is a licensed professional counselor who strives to empower her clients through achieving healthier, more fulfilling lives and relationships while reconnecting with Allah during the healing process. Sarah obtained a Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling and has practiced therapy for nearly 10 years. She is also an instructor with Mishkah University, where she teaches a course about the intersections between Islam, psychology, and counseling.


Najwa Awad

Fellow | Najwa Awad is a psychotherapist who is passionate about helping Muslims heal, grow, and thrive after adversity. She has over a decade of experience providing online and in-person counseling to children, adults, and families at her practice, Amanah Family Counseling. Najwa also enjoys giving workshops to destigmatize mental illness, address current mental health issues within the community, and promote psychological health from an Islamic perspective.