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Razann Morssal

I'm a Therapist, Muslim,
Baker & Friend

A Bit About Me

I am a bilingual mixed race, Arab-American, Muslim therapist. I was born in Tulsa, but grew up in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia as the youngest of four to a Saudi father and American mother. Helping others has been my calling since I was a child.

From a young age, I began volunteering to help children and families in need with my eldest sister. Since then, I decided to lead a life in service of others - one that cultivated compassion and care. This became especially true as I grew up and began to recognize the many ways that compassion and empathy was not readily available to me, and others like me, in my immediate community. 

As an individual with a cultural and racial background different from those around me, I often felt lost and misunderstood in a world that did not seem to value my ambiguity. I have spent the better part of my life navigating those vastly different cultural and racial identities that I carry within me. Fitting in was challenging, as I rarely felt like I belonged to either one of my communities; and as a Muslim woman, I constantly battled with various social and cultural expectations. 

After moving thousands of miles away from the only home I truly knew, one of the hardest things I have done, to pursue my graduate degree at Columbia University I started to reconnect with my purpose. I found myself being guided to reclaim myself and heal. I began doing tremendous amounts of inner work. I strived to know myself better so I may allow others to know me. I practiced self-love and found my own community. I unpacked generations of challenges and began the process of healing my mind, body, and soul. 

Only then was I wholeheartedly able to grasp all the reasons I was led down the path I was on. I could finally comprehend how my various identities and life experiences reinforced within me that childhood drive to provide care, compassion, and empathy. That is what calls me to this work - my belief that helping others find healing is my purpose in this life. I do this work with you, because I wish to sit with you as you process your pain; laugh with you when you experience moments of joy; challenge you when it is hard for you to challenge yourself; and walk with you on the path you were called to take. All in hopes that you may find:

the solace you are seeking and
peace you deserve.

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CREDENTIALS

​License:

  • Mental Health Counselor

    • Limited Permit, NYS

Education:

  • Teachers College at Columbia University (NYC)

    •  M.Ed./M.A. in Mental Health Counseling

  • - Effat University (Jeddah, KSA)

    • B.Sc. in Psychology

Areas of Interests:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Muslim Mental Well-Being and Identity

  • Religious, Generational, Complex Trauma

  • Life Transitions/Change

  • Identity