Ubah Mohamoud (she/her) is a Canadian Certified Counsellor with a Master's degree in Spiritually Integrative Psychotherapy from St. Stephen's College, AB. Situated in ᐊᒥᐢᑿᒌᐚᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ, amiskwacîwâskahikan (Beaver Hills House, colonially known as Edmonton, AB), her graduate research focused on creating training programs supporting mental health service providers working within Muslim demographics from culturally humble, trauma-informed, anti-oppresive and intersectional approaches.
Ubah brings to her practice these very approaches along with numerous years of community, advocacy, and therapeutic work centering mental health, particularly for historically marginalized communities. Her years of therapeutic work have aimed to center and elevate the lived experiences, healing, and well-being primarily of individuals identifying as BIPOC, womxn, 2SLGBTQIA+, spiritual/religious minorities, immigrants, newcomers and refugees.
Ubah utilizes a combination of diverse therapeutic approaches centering the individual as the focal-point of the therapeutic relationship. She believes that healing is possible for all of us and that sometimes, life circumstances can prevent us from accessing this. Beyond these circumstances, systemic and historically colonial barriers may also prevent some of us from actualizing into our truest and most authentic selves. As such, her work focuses on utilizing holistic, person-centered, anti-oppressive, intersectional, and trauma-informed approaches to facilitate a therapeutic relationship built on mutual trust. To this relationship, she brings an acknowledgment and honouring of the sacredness of the healing journeys belonging to the diverse populations that she is privileged to work with and is a part of.
Adjacent to her clinical work, Ubah routinely provides safe(r) spaces focused on professional training, consultation, healing/sharing circles, and presentations as an effort to contribute to mental health literacy, engagement, and awareness on a community-based level. More recently, Ubah has had the privilege of being a member of the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s (MHCC) Youth Council for the past five years as an advocate and advisor to various stakeholders and policy-makers on youth-related mental health concerns and needs, particularly as it relates to diverse populations.