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Owner + Clinician

Dr. Zain Shamoon PhD LMFTA narrative therapist Muslim mental health South Asian male therapist

Zain Shamoon, PhD LMFT

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Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

AAMFT Approved Supervisor Candidate

Clinical Interests:

Relationship challenges (couples and families), high anxiety, depressed mood

Practice Location(s):

Telehealth only

Get to Know Dr. Shamoon

Meet Dr. Zain Shamoon, a compassionate and dedicated Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) who is committed to helping you navigate the complexities of life. With a focus on anxiety, couple communication, depression, relationship trauma, and social anxiety, Dr. Shamoon works with a diverse clientele including individuals, couples, families, children, and adolescents.

 

Dr. Shamoon's approach to therapy is rooted in the belief that everyone has a story to reclaim, and he is passionate about helping clients rewrite their narratives to find healing and growth. Drawing from narrative, person-of-the-therapist, solution-focus, and emotionally-focused therapy models, Dr. Shamoon provides client-centered care that fosters a deep understanding of your unique sociocultural system. Guided by the mantra "You can't change what you don't confront," he empowers clients to face their challenges head-on, facilitating fundamental change in their coping patterns and enhancing the quality of their relationships.

 

As a South Asian, Pakistani, Muslim man, Dr. Shamoon brings a unique cultural perspective to his practice. He has a particular interest in supporting individuals working towards life cycle shifts and goals, couples seeking to repair their relationships, and teens and young adults striving for greater confidence.

Dr. Shamoon holds a PhD and an MA in Human Development and Family Studies and Couple and Family Therapy, respectively, both from Michigan State University. His commitment to professional growth and expertise is demonstrated by his memberships with the AAMFT, WAMFT, and the Institute of Muslim Mental Health. Additionally, Dr. Shamoon serves as an instructor and trainer for the person-of-the-therapist model, a host and co-founder of the Narratives of Pain storytelling project, and an advisory board member for the AAMFT minority fellowship program.

In his free time, Dr. Shamoon is a lover of the arts and sports. He enjoys creating music on the piano, watching films, playing basketball, and writing poetry. As a former competitive slam poet and local performing artist, he plans to reignite this passion soon. Dr. Shamoon also speaks minimal Urdu, further enriching his ability to connect with diverse clientele.

Dr. Shamoon's dedication to therapeutic transformation has also led to his involvement in community initiatives such as the Narratives of Pain Community Storytelling Event. His personable approach, cultural perspective, and genuine passion for client-centered care make him an invaluable asset to our team.

Dr. Zain Shamoon PhD LMFTA narrative therapist Muslim mental health South Asian male therapist

Credentials + Professional Involvement

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PhD, Human Development and Family Studies, Michigan State University

M.S., Couple and Family Therapy, Michigan State University

B.A., Psychology, Michigan State University

AAMFT Approved Supervisor Candidate and Clinical Fellow

AAMFT Minority Fellowship Training

Person of the Therapist Training

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