Shireen Aghdami, LPC, LISAC

Primary Therapist

Shireen received her bachelor’s degree in Sociology, with an emphasis in multi-cultural studies, from the University of Virginia. She holds two master’s degrees from Ottawa University – one in Professional Counseling and the other in Human Resources, with a specialization in Substance Abuse Counseling. With over 20 years of experience in counseling, Shireen provides individual therapy, group therapy, and family counseling with Rising Phoenix. Shireen believes in the mind and body connection and utilizes an integrative approach with a foundation of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), while incorporating Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) techniques. She specializes in addiction, anxiety, depression, family of origin, domestic violence, and self-esteem issues. Shireen is passionate about helping people address their unmet needs and work through complex dual diagnosis conditions in order to find a meaningful and healthy lifestyle.


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