Najwa Awad, LCSW-C, PMH-C

Najwa Awad LCSW

Najwa is a psychotherapist, certified perinatal mental health specialist, and organizational mental health consultant who has provided services to individuals and families in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area for over 15 years. She is also the co-author of the book Your Lord Has Not Forsaken You: The Impact of Trauma on Faith.

Najwa obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2005 and a Masters in Social Work, specializing in the clinical treatment of individuals and families, in 2007. She also has postgraduate certification in advanced trauma treatment and is an EMDR provider.

Her experience in the field is diverse and includes providing services at group homes, schools and in the foster care system. Most recently she has been working and supervising in outpatient mental health settings providing therapy to women, children and families. Commonly treated issues include trauma, depression, anxiety and psychospiritual struggles.

Najwa enjoys giving workshops to destigmatize mental illness, address current mental health issues within the community, and promote psychological health from an Islamic perspective. She is also a Fellow at the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research.

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Amanah Family Counseling

Columbia, MD