Nazo Shamal


Nazo Shamal


Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Psychologist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - 0904008652
Secondary Credential: Social Worker Independent Clinical License
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: Initial intake $225 (60 minutes); ongoing session $200 (45 minutes)
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


Vienna, Virginia 22180

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My Approach to Helping

I am a doctor of psychology (PsyD) and a licensed social worker (LCSW) in the state of Virginia, Hawaii, and Washington. I have worked extensively for the last 20 years with diverse populations, such as South and Central Asians, Pacific Islanders, East Asians, Latin-Americans and African-Americans. Many of my clients seek my services when life’s challenges become harder to manage due to traumatic andor stressful situations, feelings of sadness, aloneness, anxiety and family discord. I am particularly passionate about serving families and individuals suffering from traumatic experiences and challenges with acculturation. Balancing two cultures while adapting to the prevailing culture can be overwhelming and confusing for families.

I am trained in Eye-Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) which is a type of psychotherapy that enables people to heal emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. I am also trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approach, which involves making efforts to understand and change unhelpful thinking patterns and implementing strategies to change such patterns. I provide family therapy specifically for families with communication challenges and difficulty getting along. In session, I focus on your current view of yourself, life experiences and goals for therapy. I take a strength-based approach which supports clients to feel safe, validated, and comfortable while navigating challenging issues.

My style is tailored to individual needs of clients I serve. When a client first comes in, they are warmly greeted in a safe and private office. They are given the opportunity to share their reasons for seeking services and work with me to develop an individualized treatment plan. I am dedicated to providing a relationship that is empathic, understanding, strength-based and warm.

I received me Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University-Hawaii campus with a focus on diversity. I completed my Master’s in Social Work from New York University with focus on psychodynamics and psychoanalytic theories. I have gained extensive clinical experience working at community mental health centers, disaster response teams, schools, adolescent group homes, family services agencies, outpatient settings and private practice.

My Role as a Therapist

I work with you collaboratively and tune in to really get know who you are as a personfamily. I value building a safe, empathic and trusting relationship with clients. As we build trust, I offer suggestions that could be beneficial to your presenting concerns.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Individuals facing issues with anxiety, stress, trauma, depression and life transitions. Strained family relationships struggling to communicate. Individuals and families dealing with acculturation issues.

Industries & Communities Served


Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Immigration issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Panic
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Emotional Freedom Technique
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Parent Work
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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