People with various psychological problems approach MIPSTAR, and at any point of time we have at least 60 to 80 patients waiting in a queue for our appointments. In the past two years we have provided counseling to 1500 clients. Each client receives at least 3 to 12 counseling sessions.
A number of people who seek psychological support from MIPSTAR for various conditions generally represent the lower socio-economic strata. Therefore, throughout the 2 years period MIPSTAR had provided 20% of its daily services free of charge (all clinical assessments and psychological services). MIPSTAR hopes to continue providing this service.
Faith based Islamic Counseling
At MIPSTAR, we have felt that our clients especially those going through depression, marital conflict and anxiety disorders benefits greatly from faith based interventions. We have a staff at MIPSTAR whose specializes in providing Islamic counseling to all who wishes to obtain the same.
Over the past 2 years at least 150 clients have undergone Faith based IslamicCounseling.
Another important feature of the work which connects with faith based counseling is that MIPSTAR team has deliberately formed a relationship with traditional medical practitioners, especially those doing healing work. Very often, they refer clients to the mental health professionals. This has paved way to the merging of our past mental health practices with the emerging psychological services.