About Mahnoor

About Mahnoor (she/her/hers)​
In-Person and Online Therapy Sessions 


Are you caught in a relentless cycle of self-doubt, anxiety, and restlessness? The overwhelming demands of everyday life and the constant juggle to maintain balance may make you feel trapped, stuck, and yearning for change.

But fear not, there is a way out!

Picture this: waking up each day with a profound sense of purpose and confidence, navigating life's challenges effortlessly, and understanding your desires and identity completely. Imagine forming deep connections with others, unburdened by self-doubt. This transformation is within your reach—self-assurance, inner peace, and genuine fulfillment await you.

Your Compass on the Journey to Healing


Whether your objectives are to cope with stress, address relationship challenges, navigate identity and cultural issues, or enhance your self-esteem, we will work collaboratively to identify meaningful and achievable goals. You will be able to form deep, meaningful connections with others, free from the burden of self-doubt. This is the transformation that awaits you— self-assurance, inner peace, and genuine fulfillment.

The demands of everyday life and the constant struggle to balance everything seems so overwhelming. I'm here to support you in various aspects, including:

      • Gaining insights into your emotions and behaviors.
      • Identifying your goals and aspirations.
      • Managing stress, improving relationships, overcoming obstacles, and boosting self-esteem
      • Offering culturally competent and inclusive counseling services.
      • Explore your thoughts and feelings so that you

Challenges are Opportunities for Growth

I know you rolled your eyes, but it's true.
 We all want to be happy, successful, and living well, but sometimes life throws things at us that feel too much. Having a safe space to talk and work through your feelings can make a major difference. You might be surprised at just how relieving it is to voice your worries and fears instead of holding them in. Everyone wants to be heard and feel safe and supported in their most vulnerable moments. Having the space to say you're afraid or angry propels you forward. Being able to talk through what a career change or relationship ending might mean for your life is needed. 


 In sessions filled with empathy, transparency, and understanding you will:

      • gain self-awareness and self-love
      • develop strategies to process your emotions in a healthy way
      • deal with conflict more productively
      • find personal strengths that allow you to plan for and reach your goals

Who Am I?

I am Mahnoor Farooq! My name means moonlight, and I will hope to do just that: be the light for you in times of darkness. As a mental health counselor in training enrolled at Northwestern University’s clinical mental health counseling program, I will use the skills I have learned to help adults just like you with depression, anxiety, and life-transitions to manage every-day stressful situations. I take pride in my cultural competence, respecting and valuing the diverse backgrounds and experiences that each client brings. Your comfort and understanding are my top priorities.

Areas of Experience

      • Anxiety
      • Depression
      • Life Transitions
      • Relational issues
      • Difficult family dynamics
      • Self-esteem and self-worth
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Areas of Focus: Anxiety, Depression, and Trauma

I have a strong dedication within the counseling field to focus on anxiety, depression, and trauma. I recognize the significant impact these issues can have on your everyday life, and my aim is to help you navigate them with empathy, knowledge, and effective strategies. Together we’ll center on uncovering your inner resilience and fostering the healing process.

My training emphasizes the significance of the psychodynamic perspective, delving into the root causes of your unconscious behaviors. My specialization lies in empowering individuals to break free from the cycle of self-doubt, guiding you toward a life filled with purpose and meaning. Through personalized therapy, we will embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery and self-love, unlocking your full potential.

Empowerment through Empathy and Encouragement

On the other side of your current struggles, a bright life awaits. You'll wake up each day inspired and motivated, excited to pursue your passions. You'll find the peace you've been searching for, knowing you're living a life true to yourself—one filled with purpose, joy, and limitless possibilities.

In our therapy sessions, I will always strive to provide you with a comfortable and non-judgmental space so you can explore who you really are. I will help you modify the behaviors and manage your emotions so that you will not be held back. With each session, you will gain the tools to live a life that aligns with your authentic self—a life brimming with joy, purpose, and endless possibilities. Embrace this transformative journey with me, and on the other side of your struggles, a brighter, more fulfilling life awaits you.

Schedule a Consultation with Mahnoor to Get Started

Mahnoor is available for afternoon, and evening individual therapy appointments. She provides therapy services at a reduced self-pay rate of $50 per session. You may meet with Mahnoor in-person as well as online. Mahnoor's services are not eligible for insurance reimbursement. She is under the direction and supervision of Rayvene Whatley, LPC.

Mahnoor provides sliding scale therapy options as a participant in the Counselor Intern Program.
Learn more about the program here.

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