Alia Azmat, Therapist in Georgia — Zencare
Alia  Azmat

Alia Azmat

She/Her/Hers

Psychologist, PhD
Georgia Accepting Online
Updated August 30, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Life transitions
  • Identity development
  • Spirituality & religion

Professional statement

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.


Message to clients

I am a second generation Pakistani Muslim woman. I work with a variety of concerns including but not limited to: anxiety, depression, family of origin concerns, internalized racism and sexism, eating concerns, grief and loss, and self-esteem and trauma. I enjoy working from an integrative approach--I pull from a variety of theories and techniques to support my client's in developing insight about themselves, exploring the impact of shame and guilt in their lives, and finding spiritual purpose. 

If you chose to work with me you can expect the first few sessions to be a time where we get to know each other and create a treatment plan--while also giving you time to share about yourself, your story, and your symptoms. As we get to know one another, I will support you in identifying and exploring difficult feelings such as anger, grief, guilt/shame, as well as feelings like resentment, jealousy, and doubt. The more we work together, the more I may challenge your maladaptive thoughts (ex: I am worthless, I do not deserve care, I am stupid, etc.) and the more active I will become in identifying relational patterns (withdrawal, people-pleasing, silent treatment) that no longer serve you. 

My personal and professional experience as a counseling psychologist is rooted in belief that the therapeutic relationship is one of many healing relationships we can have. Therefore, creating and connecting to community maybe another important facet of our work together. I look forward to supporting you as you begin or continue your healing journey!


Specialties

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Alia Azmat is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Initial session: $180 (80min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Georgia)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue 9am - 5pm
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu 1pm - 6pm
  • Fri 9am - 5pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 1 year

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


Licensure

Georgia: PSY002045


Languages

English