I was a practicing certified psychiatrist for over 34 years until my retirement last December. I worked in the medical field for over 46 years - 12 as a general practitioner.
During this period I learnt a lot, not only medical and psychiatric science, but an understanding of the nature of the life process itself, with all its challenges -- ups and downs.
I have also been practicing the discipline of Sufism – the inner aspect of the Islamic tradition – for over 40 years, beginning with Pir Vilayat Khan in the mid-seventies. During this period, I have maintained a deep and extensive interest in other spiritual traditions, including various forms of Buddhist meditation, Hinduism, Yoga, and most recently the Chinese tradition of Chigong.
One of my earliest spiritual teachers was a Tibetan Buddhist who was sent as a delegate by the Dalai Lama to the Tibetan refugee community in Longueuil (a suburb of Montreal).
H.W.Student and I.T. professional
Even though I've never been one of Sufi Ibrahim's patients, he often lent me an ear during my times of need and provided me with sound advice and support. More so than my family and friends, he would get exactly what I was going through and told me what I needed to hear. There isn't anyone else that quite hits the nail on the head as he does.
I was a patient of Dr Joel Ibrahim for 5 years. At the end of that period, I had found my balance and the path to a more stable and satisfying life, on the spiritual, social, financial and relationship planes. He was much more than a doctor! He was a lifestyle guide. God bless you, Dr Ibrahim!
I worked with Sufi Ibrahim for a while now and he has helped me balance my self out very much. I was going through an ugly divorce and I felt so lost and broken. Dr. Ibrahim helped me keep my sanity and to never give up. Without him I don’t know where I would be now. Talking to him truly comforts my soul. He will always and continue to be someone I confide in. I highly recommend him to be anyone’s counsellor.
RubaHousewife, student and translator
I was never a patient of Dr Ibrahim but rather a friend who sought counselling. He is compassionate, knowledgeable and always treated me as a whole person. He listens to my issues and never seems rushed. He has guided me using a multidimensional approach, shifting from the medical, to the psychological and to the spiritual. He incorporated an effective plan that helped me overcome my existential anxiety and spiritual crisis I was in for many years. It is impressive that he’s always on top of the latest information in both the psychological and environmental fields. I am very fortunate to have him as my consultant.
H. T.ay-care worker and home helper
Dr. Ibrahim was not my doctor. Actually I worked for him as a nanny & housekeeper. But he was incredibly helpful in dealing with my mental & physical health issues. In fact I never met a smarter, more accurate doctor. Whenever he made suggestions, my regular doctor would embrase them, & it usually led to a very good result. Awesome, really. He is more than a doctor. He was a life councellor & spiritual advisor to me.....and I can't thank him enough !
A. G.Child and adult educator
I am an educator that went through an awful ordeal that no one wishes on his or her worst enemy. I became a patient of Dr. Joel Ibrahim after my union representatives and I thought I was going insane. Dr. Ibrahim was instrumental in returning my life to me. His dedication for the past fifteen years never wavered. Dr. Ibrahim was not only my psychiatrist, he was also my life counsellor and spiritual advisor and to him I credit both my mental and spiritual stability. Dr. Ibrahim was always on point and I always look forward toward our visits as I got healthier. Thank you Dr. Ibrahim for everything.
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