About the Therapist

Sumaiya Ahmed, LCSW

I believe that therapy provides a safe environment for one to explore realistic and unrealistic fears and expectations. You will have space be true to yourself and process the root causes of these fears and expectations. Initially, this may feel selfish, but, it is essential for you to learn how to accept and transform your “weakness” into strength.

I use tools from an eclectic blend of techniques needed but my primary modalities are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). A major part of CBT is to learn how to commit to changing perceptions. CBT allows one to challenge his/her cognitive distortions and gain a better understanding of the behavior and the motivation of yourself and others.  EMDR is a unique style of psychotherapy which helps lessen the negative feelings associated with the trauma memories, disturbing emotions, and symptoms.

I received my Bachelors of Social Work from The University of North Texas in 2010. I completed my Masters of Science in Social Work in 2012 from the University of Texas at Arlington with a focus on Mental Health.

Licensure Information
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Texas.

Professional Associations
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

Professional Experience
My history and education allow me to integrate the nuances of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religious traditions, class, and age with your individual experience. My focus has always been to take a holistic approach to healing regardless of the level of trauma one has experienced. Understanding the influences in one’s journey helps us explore our full potential and evaluate the obstacles in our path.