Safa Institute’s Therapy Network

Find a therapist!

Below you can find therapists that have successfully completed Safa Institute’s Cultural Responsiveness Training “Considerations for Muslims in Therapy”. Browse the therapist profiles below to find one suited to your needs. 

Join the professional network!

Therapists are eligible to join our network once they’ve completed the cultural competency training. The trainings are facilitated by our team of professional Muslim psychologists. By completing the cultural competency training, therapists can earn CEU credit.

If you are interested in upcoming trainings please fill out the form: 

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Ruben j Garcia, LCDC


Location of practice: Virtual therapy sessions

Demographics/age group served: All demographics – ages – 16 to 80 plus 

Specialties: Desire to learn about recovery journey and spiritual growth

Specialized Training: Interventionist, Diversity, Mediation and Optimize Coaching 

Language(s) spoken: English and Spanish

Cost per session: $130 per hour

Insurance: Receipt provided to submit to insurance

Practice Name: RJ García – Interventionist, Therapist, Optimize Coach

Phone Number: 512-614-1299


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Najeeha Khan, LPC-Associate

Supervised by: Jennifer Williams buffalo, LPC-S

Location of practice: Virtual therapy sessions

Demographics/age group served: Teens and Adults

Specialties: Eating disorders, body image, trauma, relationship concerns

Specialized Training: EMDR, Eating Disorder and Body Image Treatment

Language(s) spoken: English and Urdu

Cost per session: $130 per hour

Sliding Scale: Yes

Insurance: None accepted

Practice Name: Austin Counseling + Nutrition

Phone Number: 512-877-7797

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Nakita Jasmine Santiago, LPC-Associate

Supervised by: Keisha C. Martinez, LPC-S

Location of practice: Virtual therapy sessions

Demographics/age group served: Racial/Ethnic Minorities, LGBTQ+, Poly, Adolescents, Veterans, Post-Incarcerated Individuals

Specialties: Marriage/Relationship Issues, Career/Life Transitions, Racial/Ethnic/Cultural Trauma, Physical/Mental/Emotional Trauma, Addictions, Gender Identity

Specialized Training: During my master’s program my primary research focus was on Multiculturalism and Feminism. During nine months of Practicum and internship, my clinical hours were spent working with at-risk youth, trauma survivors, LGBTQ+, poly, couples, families, substance abuse, and vulnerable populations.

Language(s) spoken: English

Cost per session: Please contact for the cost

Sliding Scale: Yes

Insurance: None accepted

Practice Name: Words Matter

Phone Number: n/a


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Sarah Shah, LPC-Associate

Supervised by: Martha Pasiminio, RPT, LPC-S

Location of practice: Virtual therapy sessions for Texas Residents

Demographics/age group served: Teens 14+, Adults, Couples, and Parents

Specialties: I provide counseling to individuals and couples navigating unhappy or toxic relationships with their partners, family, friends, or even themselves. I specialize in helping individuals and couples break free of their anxieties and insecurities to live more confident, connected lives. Please visit to learn more!

Specialized Training: Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator

Language(s) spoken: English and Urdu

Cost per session:$125/50-minute individual session; $155/50-minute couples/family session

Sliding Scale: Yes

Insurance: Only accepts in-network insurance

Practice Name: Austin Family Counseling

Phone Number: 737-236-0338



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Sangeetha S. Thomas, NCC, LPC Associate

Supervised by: Sarah Walters, LPC-S

Location of practice: Virtual therapy sessions across Texas, Limited in-person therapy at Hill Country Bible Church Austin (12124 Ranch Road 620 N, Austin, TX 78750)

Demographics/age group served: Individuals, adults (18+)

Specialties: Anxiety and Depression; Spirituality; Trauma; Multicultural Identity; Suicide Prevention

Specialized Training: Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist – Individual; Certificate of Advanced Learning in Interpersonal Neurobiology; Multiple trainings in: spiritual integration, trauma, sex therapy, family/relational/sexual violence, addiction, and suicide prevention.

Language(s) spoken: English and Malayalam

Cost per session: $50/session (all major debit/credit, HSA/FSA)

Practice Name: Nepsis Counseling (services provided through Hill Country Bible Church Counseling)

Phone Number: 512-537-0206


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Rozanne Yousef, LPC-Associate

Supervised by: Jennifer Popovich, LPC-S

Location of practice: Virtual therapy sessions for Texas Residents

Demographics/age group served: Adults and Elders (65+)

Specialties: Life Transitions, Grief, Anxiety

Specialized Training: Trained in the use of neurofeedback.

Language(s) spoken: English and Arabic

Cost per session: $60 – $75 

Sliding Scale: Yes

Practice Name: Hiatus Wellness

Website: Psychology Today profile

Phone Number: 512-525-8907


Rawand Abdelghani, lCSW

Not currently accepting new clients