Afshana Haque, PhD

Afshana Haque, PhD, LMFT-S is research scholar at the Alkaram Institute, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Supervisor with a specialization in Neurofeedback, and an Assistant Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy at the University of Houston, Clear Lake. Dr. Haque earned her Ph.D. from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX. In 2008, she received extensive training in cultural competency as a fellow in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) – American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) Minority Fellowship Program. Her research interests include the socio-political influence on the mental health and well-being of Muslim families, validating relational assessments for use with Muslim populations, and creating therapy models that are palatable to clients from minority and collectivistic cultures. She has published multiple peer-reviewed articles in prestigious journals in her field; additionally, she is a contributing author for Muslim Matters’ ‘What’s the Matter?’ forum and Stones to Bridges’ ‘Dear Fatima’ column. Dr. Haque helped establish and served as a board member for the Center of Refugee Services in San Antonio, TX. She has conducted parenting and mental health workshops in the Greater Houston and Austin areas, and has presented in both national and international professional conferences. She has also presented in Islamic conferences including, ISNA: Islam in America, Texas Dawa Convention, and CAIR. Dr. Haque has been a practicing therapist for about 10 years and is the Director of her private practice, AfshanaHaqueTherapy.com, where she conducts face-to-face and online therapy. She provides hope and relief to clients who present with relational issues around marriage, sex, trauma, addiction, parenting, adolescence, anxiety, depression, spiritual crisis, decreased self-esteem, multi-cultural relationships, pre-marital therapy, divorce, and discernment therapy. Dr. Haque takes a collaborative and solution-focused approach when working with her clients.