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I Should’ve Gotten Over It by Now | Trauma Ep. 2

“I should’ve gotten over it by now” is a common thought people have during difficult times, particularly moments surrounding grief. In the second episode of Trauma: Your Lord Has Not Forsaken You, licensed mental health therapist Sarah Sultan breaks down these thought processes and shares a helpful tip on how to overcome “should” statements to change our behavior patterns.

Discover more helpful tips on overcoming grief through Sarah Sultan and Najwa Awad’s paper “‘I Should’ve Gotten Over It by Now’: Surviving the Impact of Grief on Faith”.


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.