Licensed professional counselor
Anika Munshi is a Licensed Professional Counselor and is passionate about working with Muslims both as a counselor and a graphic designer. As a Muslim counselor, Anika believes that God is at the center of our existence, and healing requires aligning our heart and mind towards God.
Anika is passionate about working with Muslims and the various challenges that they face living in the West including cultural adjustment, systemic oppression, and generational and cultural traumas. She also enjoys working with diverse cultural populations and helping individuals form an authentic identity while exploring and connecting with their cultural heritage.
Many of Anika’s clients have been raised in narcissistic and dysfunctional family systems and have experienced complex traumas in their relationships with their parents, siblings, in-laws, and children. Complex problems require complex solutions, and a competent professional who understands the different aspects of a person and their environment.
In today’s generation, it can be challenging to find a balance between traditional and modern cultural values, especially within the current sociopolitical climate. Oftentimes we are searching to feel understood, be emotionally supported, and feel seen and heard without having to worry about explaining everything.
Additionally, Anika has worked as a graphic designer for over 10 years serving Muslim businesses and organizations and incorporates traditional Islamic aesthetics to create modern forms of visual dawah.
MASTER OF ARTS IN CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING
University of the Cumberlands
A CACREP and regionally accredited program. Graduated with a GPA of 4.0
BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS IN ARCHITECTURE
University of Memphis
Graduated with University & Departmental Honors and recognized with a Design Excellence Award
MASTER OF ARTS IN ISLAMIC STUDIES
The Islamic Seminary of America
CERTIFIED LIFE COACH
Robbins-Madanes Training Center
Trained under the methods of Tony Robbins and Cloe Madanes’ Strategic Family Therapy
2021-2022 LPC-A AT THE IMPACT COUNSELORS
Provides culturally-competent counseling services for individuals, couples, and families.
2020-2021 COUNSELING INTERN AT THE IRVING FAMILY ADVOCACY CENTER (IRVING POLICE DEPARTMENT)
Provided counseling services for victims of domestic violence, crime, and complex traumas in family, couple, and individual therapy settings.
2019 INTERN AT STANFORD DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES’ MUSLIM MENTAL HEALTH LAB
Worked with Dr. Rania Awaad collecting research material to create the first Muslim Mental Health Library.
2018 FOUNDED SUKOON CIRCLES
Founded Sukoon Circles, a with the aim to provide culturally-competent counseling services and increase mental health awareness within the Muslim community.
2011+ GRAPHIC DESIGNER AT RAHMAN DESIGNS
Founded Rahman Designs to serve Muslim businesses and organizations by creating print, web and Islamically-oriented visual content.
2011-2013 YOUTH DIRECTOR AT THE MEMPHIS ISLAMIC CENTER
Founded, organized, counseled, and developed an ongoing youth program for adolescents ages 13-18.
2011-2013 ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT AT BAYYINAH INSTITUTE & QALAM INSTITUTE
Organized classes with communities in the US and abroad. Managed speaker’s schedules, marketing emails, social media promotion and more.