Dr. Azmat is a queer-affirming woman of color and counseling psychologist currently in private practice in Atlanta, Georgia. Her clinical interests include working with individuals navigating identity concerns around gender, sexuality, religion, and chronic illness including but not limited to anxiety, depression, and PTSD. She also enjoys exploring intra and interpersonal relationships concerns related to family of origin.
Dr. Azmat's training has predominately been with college students and women of color. She has supplemented her doctoral training with a post-doctoral fellowship with the Center for Victims of Torture where she worked with immigrant, refugee, and asylum-seeking populations. As such, she is has a vested interest in working with children of immigrants and serving communities of color in a culturally-humble and sensitive manner.
Dr. Azmat's research interests include Muslim women’s experiences in therapy, critical qualitative research, and sexual and reproductive health. Specifically, her dissertation examined Muslim women's experiences in therapy at university counseling centers from a public health perspective. Additionally, she has worked for a national reproductive justice organization for over 10 years. As such, she brings a systemic and trauma-informed lens to all of her work.
In addition to individual therapy, she offer workshops and consultation around working with Muslim women, vicarious trauma, and critical qualitative research.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values; addressing issues such as, race, class, gender, and sexual orientation, in the context of self experience
Spirituality & religion - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life
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Years of Experience: 2 years
Center for Victims of Torture , Post-Doctoral Fellow, 2021 - Present
Anna Trad and Associates , Post-Doctoral Fellow, 2021 - 2022
Emory University , Pre-Doctoral Intern , 2020 - 2021
Valley Oaks Health , Trainee, 2019 - 2020
University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign Counseling Center, Trainee, 2018 - 2019
Purdue University Counseling and Guidance Center , Trainee, 2016 - 2018
Purdue University, Ph.D, 2021