Fatima Mirza, Ph.D., LCSW
I enjoy working with clients who are looking for meaning and healing in their lives. This means
that I endeavor to get a sense of your worldview and your goals and then work with you to build
a life that gives you joy. I have experience working with adult survivors of direct and indirect
trauma (relational, emotional, physical, sexual, spiritual, and racial) from a variety of
backgrounds and religious traditions. I enjoy supporting moms of young children, older teens
(16+), young adults, members of the clergy, and families of clergy members. I use a variety of
theoretical orientations, pulling heavily from attachment theories, body-based interventions, art
methods, and action methods.
I completed my Master's in Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University (2004) and my
Ph.D. in Social Work at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (2014). In 2021, I became a
Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
I was shaped by my early volunteer experiences in the Northern Virginia Muslim community, and
during my graduate school practicum, found that I feel the most meaning and purpose when I
work with adult survivors of trauma. I worked at the Center for Pastoral Counseling first as a
Resident Therapist (2010-2011) and later as a Supervisee in Social Work (2015-2021) and
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (2021-2023). It was there I grew in my ability to deeply integrate
spiritual worldviews into clinical practice for the clients who wished to go on that journey. I joined
Wellness Through Counseling in 2023.
I am also actively working in the mental health education and training space. I have taught as an
Adjunct Professor in the Schools of Social Work at the University of Maryland, Baltimore
(2008-2010) and at Morgan State University (2018 & 2021). Citations of some selected
professional publications and presentations are available at
50 Minute Session: $170
90 Minute Session: $255
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