Last edited 09/30/2021

Shamshad Haider LPC

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General Office Hours

In Central Time

Mondayfrom 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 02:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Sundayfrom 02:00 PM to 09:00 PM

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How has your particular field of specialization evolved in recent years and how has that impacted your work?

Mental problems have often been diagnosed and treated in isolation and without understanding the role of trauma and other developmental factors (such as parental attitudes, peer relationships, learning experiences, and biological predispositions. In the light of extensive research, impact of these factors has become more clear and the reversible course of trauma has been studied in greater depth. For me as a therapist, keeping abreast of these advances is vital and guides me to help my clients.

Are there any recurring themes or issues you’ve noticed as you treat people in your area of specialization, and how has this insight guided your approach?

People are often looking for answers, solutions and plans. All of these are available within the client. Trauma, Depression, Anxiety or Grief overwhelm our ability to focus, plan, evaluate and take action. Therapy helps think better and plan better. If we can get past these obstacles, we can focus our energies on our life goals.

In what ways do your life philosophy and treatment philosophy overlap?

I have experienced the effects of 'conditions of worth' in my life. These are conditions others placed on me and demanded me to be something I was not ('ideal self'). With time and with my own research, I discovered that a person should be accepted and allowed to actualize one's 'real self' or what one is 'cut out to be'. When our family or others impose certain conditions of worth, we experience emotional distress or problems in social or occupational functioning. Thus, a primary goal of therapy is to facilitate self-actualization in order to achieve well-being.




Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)



General Expertise



Social Anxiety

Academic challenges

Abuse/Survivors of abuse

Adolescent mental health

Attachment issues



First Session$130
Family Therapy$130
Individual Therapy$130
Marriage & Couples Counseling$130

Types of Therapy

Family Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling



Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Children (5-12)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Person-Centered Therapy

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

The Gottman Method

Training / Certifications

LPC, CBT, EMDR (Trauma), Grief

LPC, CBT, EMDR (Trauma), Grief


  • Texas, Licensed Professional Counselor, 81047


M.Ed., Professional Counseling, UNT Denton TX

M.Ed., Professional Counseling, UNT Denton TX

Work History

Hi! This is Shamshad Haider M.Ed. LPC. I received my Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling from University of North Texas, a CACREP accredited program in Denton, Texas. I have 10 years of counseling experience with clients from diverse cultures. I help clients experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, trauma and grief-related symptoms. I I work with my clients collaboratively to restore growth and well-being. I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC # 81047), and national certified counselor (NCC). I practice from a Person-Centered approach to counseling to build a therapeutic relationship. I am trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to treat mood disorders and EMDR (Trauma Reprocessing Therapy) to help clients recover. I will be your helper in achieving your goals in recovery. I use the evidence based Gottman method for couples counseling. I have worked with couples from many cultures both western and eastern. I provide skills training to individuals and couples in order to remove emotional distress and improve social, academic and occupational functioning. Understanding concepts like dreams within conflicts, bids for attention, emotional bank account and use of repair attempts can help cure relationships. I have seen marriages turn around and seen couples change their minds before divorce. Not every problem is solvable but we can learn to work around many unsolvable problems.

Frequently Asked Questions About Shamshad Haider, LPC

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Shamshad Haider, LPC, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Shamshad Haider accepting new clients?

Yes, Shamshad Haider is accepting new clients.

Does Shamshad Haider accept insurance?

No, Shamshad Haider does not accept insurance.

What types of therapy does Shamshad Haider offer?

Shamshad Haider offers therapy for couples, families and individuals.

Does Shamshad Haider offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in Texas can book Shamshad Haider for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Shamshad Haider offer online therapy?

Yes, Shamshad Haider offers online therapy to people in Texas.

How quickly can I see Shamshad Haider?

Shamshad Haider typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Shamshad Haider speak?

Shamshad Haider conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Shamshad Haider online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Shamshad Haider online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.

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