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Muslim Therapists Mohammad Ali Zafar in Houston TX

Mohammad Ali Zafar

Clinical Social Worker
Ajwa Counseling
Houston, Texas, 77002

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About Mohammad Ali Zafar

Hello! My name is Mohammad Ali Zafar, and I am the founder and lead therapist at Ajwa Counseling, a counseling practice focused on prioritizing mental and relational wellness from a multicultural and evidence-based clinical counseling perspective. Our practice derives its name from the ajwa date, a fruit known to many around the world for its medicinal and spiritual healing properties. It is a symbol to billions and a reminder for our practice to always provide holistic, culturally-attuned, and knowledgeable mental health care and relational support.

I was born and raised in Florida to parents who immigrated to the United States from Pakistan many decades ago. I have a big family and am a proud husband, father, son, brother, and uncle. I am a practicing Muslim and Islam is a big part of my life, though I know many forms of religion as they are culturally practiced today have either felt harmful to some and beautiful to others. With that said, I do my best to be mindful of my clients' varying beliefs and identities, and the last thing I ever would want to do is marginalize or “other” people for who they are and who they want to be. I know personally, professionally, and socially the harm further marginalizing people's identities can be and is why much of my practice expertise is related to positive identity development and healing from discriminatory trauma.

I practice therapy in a culturally collaborative way - I aim to listen well, care deeply, guide with humility and expertise, and remain non-judgmental. In therapy, I use a trauma informed lens and tend to practice in a way that we sometimes can both cry and laugh in the same session. I hope to always be attuned to differing client needs and aim to build and foster our clinical relationship as we as mental health providers know that without a strong relationship with folks it's difficult to make progress in therapy.

I look forward to the opportunity to meet with you.

Just Muslim/Prefer Not to Say
I speak
English Hindi Urdu

My Credentials, Specialities & Practice

I conduct therapy
Online only
Credentials Choice
I am licensed my license information is below
License Number
License State/Province, Country
Texas, United States
Year I began practice
Masters in Clinical Social Work (MSW), Florida State University (2016)
Psychology, Bachelors of Science (BS), University of Florida
Additional Credentials
Certified in Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention by the American Association of Suicidology
Top 3 Specialties
Depression Relationship Issues Stress
Anxiety Bipolar Disorder Coping Skills Divorce Family Conflict Grief Marital and Premarital Parenting Racial Identity School Issues Self-Esteem Spirituality Suicidal Ideation Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Treatment Approach
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Interpersonal Therapy Motivational Interviewing Multicultural Therapy Narrative Therapy Person-Centered Therapy Psychodynamic Therapy Spiritually-Integrated Psychotherapy Strength-Based Therapy Trauma Focused Therapy
Individual Couples
Age Specialty
Teen Adults (18+) Elders (65+)
Finances & Insurance
Initial and ongoing Individual Sessions (~55 minutes): $140
Couples Marriage Counseling Sessions(55 to 90 minutes): $170 to $225

As a service to anyone, I offer an initial 25 minute phone consultation at no charge. You can schedule this on the website under the "request appointment" tab.

Ajwa Counseling is an out-of-network, fee-for-service practice. The services offered by me as a licensed therapist are covered by many health insurance plans as "out-of-network" benefits. I can provide you with a ‘superbill’ after you have received services. A superbill is a specialized invoice, which includes the procedure coding, diagnosis coding and session dates that your insurance carrier will need in order to reimburse you. Please check your out-of-network benefit coverage with your insurance company prior to utilizing this option.

Contact Information

Practice/Organization Name
Ajwa Counseling
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Houston, Texas, 77002
United States
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