By training, Rasha Mohamed is a clinical mental health counselor, educator, qualitative researcher, and budding storyteller. Rasha lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. She obtained her BA from North Carolina A&T SU in psychology. She then obtained her master’s and doctoral degrees from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her dissertation focus is a phenomenological approach to studying the experience of Latinas and their pathways to employment while living in the southeastern United States. She and her family immigrated to the United States in the late 1970s from Cairo, Egypt. She currently holds a teaching students for the last 8 years. Most recently, Rasha helped develop a doctoral class along with an Antioch colleague that focused on civic engagement, social justice policy, and advocacy for future counselor educators. Currently, Rasha, along with her filming partners, is developing a film highlighting the history and current beauty of the state of North Carolina. On a personal note, she is a mother, a natural uplifter, and enjoys being a co-creator of the learning experience of other amazing humans.
- Undergraduate studies BA in psychology from NC A&T SU in Greensboro, NC.
- Master’s and Doctoral degrees from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina.
I have a deep knowing that all humans have tremendous value. I also believe our natural state of being is one of wellness. My teaching approach is founded on these philosophies. I see my role as holding space with compassion and a level of self-awareness that condones learning and expansion. It is my intention to offer a relational approach to teaching, one that allows students to just be. In my teaching experience, what I have found is that the material is somewhat secondary, and the connection to the others in the classroom is primary. We learn best when we are seen and are able to express ourselves in authentic ways.
The underpinning philosophy comes from the human-centered framework. I connect the human-centered approach also liberatory and feminist work. Within my teaching style, it is important to share power and to show up. What is meant by showing up is to be present and offer my share of my own lived experience for the purpose of learning. Another way I show up, and share power is to practice co-creating the learning experience with students. For instance, co-creating assignments and developing together classroom and group norms.
In my liberatory practice, I offer myself as an instrument to demonstrate how to be a counselor and professional while being authentic.
- Wellness practice, Social justice work, and living a whole authentic life.
- Edwards, M., Lupton-Smith, H., Messinger, E., Durham, B., Mohamed, R., & Grimmett, M. (2022). Integrating Multiculturalism, Social Justice, and Wellness: Supervision Model for Counseling Trainees. (Revise/Resubmit).
- 2019 Co-Presenter, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Seattle, WA Title: A Wellness, Multicultural, and Social Justice Supervision Model for Counseling Interns in a Community Counseling Center
- Mohamed, R. (2020, Feb). Addressing Mental Health Services in Public Schools with master’s Level Counseling Trainees. NCCA National Conference Charlotte NC.
- Multicultural Counseling Perspectives
- Pre-Practicum Internship
- Professional Identity & Ethics
- Case Consultation Internship
- Human Growth & Development