Afghan Wellness Project

Afghan Wellness Project provides Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) services to individuals and families at risk for serious mental health issues; services are provided while decreasing the stigma associated with using mental health services through community education and awareness. The intent is to prevent mental illness from becoming disabling. 

 Afghan Wellness Project bridges the cultural and language gaps between community members and mental health services. We serve immigrants, families under stress, at risk youth, isolated and/or trauma exposed individuals and those at risk of serious mental health issues. PEI services are provided in Dari, Pashto and English. Fifty-one percent of the Wellness Project services are directed towards youth programs. Sixty individual counseling clients received services from our Mental Health Specialist and 194 prevention visits were provided by outreach workers during fiscal year 2021-2022

Preventive Counseling Services, which is part of the Afghan Wellness Project, are offered in a client-friendly, confidential and safe environment. by Dr. Masoud Ghafoer, PsyD., AMFT. Some of the prevention counseling services include:

  • Depression

  • Grief

  • Anxiety

  • Relationship issues

  • Stress

  • Addiction

  • Communication

  • Self-esteem issues

  • Boundaries

  • Relaxation

  • Cultural issues

  • Goal setting

  • Family issues

  • Sleep disturbances

  • Other Types of Workshops Mental Health Related