Fyeqa Sheikh, PsyD

Dr. Fyeqa Sheikh is a research scholar at the Alkaram Institute and a licensed clinical psychologist practicing at Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago, IL. She completed her doctorate in psychology (Psy.D.) from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2012 and specialized in child and adolescent psychology. Dr. Sheikh’s clinical and research interests include South Asian mental health, Islamic psychology, multicultural psychology, utilizing cognitive-behavioral techniques to treat depression and anxiety, as well as trauma-informed treatment. She was afforded the opportunity to participate in the Minority Fellowship Program through the American Psychological Association for her research with Pakistani-American women. Additionally, she served on the executive board of the Division on South Asian Americans (DoSAA) within the Asian American Psychological Association. She continues to participate in the DoSAA mentorship program. She has a strong interest in integrating Islamic principles into psychotherapy and strives to erase the stigma associated with mental health in the Muslim community. In efforts to further this interest, she has contributed to book chapters in edited books on Islamic healing approaches and integrating Islamic principles into psychotherapy. She also presented clinical applications of Islamic psychology through her psychotherapy experiences with Muslim clients at the 9th annual Muslim Mental Health Conference. Dr. Sheikh is involved in her community mosque where she delivers psychologically oriented presentations to parents and the community at large. In addition to her clinical practice and community engagement, she serves as an adjunct faculty member in the Clinical Counseling program at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.