Afshana Haque

Afshana Haque, PhD, LMFT-S is a licensed marriage and family therapist supervisor with a specialization in neurofeedback. She is also an assistant professor of marriage and family therapy at the University of Houston–Clear Lake. Dr. Haque earned her PhD from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas. In 2008 she received extensive training in cultural competency as a fellow in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) Minority Fellowship Program. Her research interests include the sociopolitical influence on the mental health and well-being of Muslim families, validating relational assessments for use with Muslim populations, and creating therapy models that are palatable to clients from minority and collectivistic cultures. She has published multiple peer-reviewed articles in prestigious journals in her field; she is also a contributing author for Muslim Matters’ What’s the Matter? forum and Stones to Bridges’ Dear Fatima column. Dr. Haque helped establish and served as a board member for the Center of Refugee Services in San Antonio. She has conducted parenting workshops in the Greater Houston and Austin areas and has presented in both national and international professional conferences. She has also presented in Islamic conferences including ISNA: Islam in America, Texas Dawa Convention, and CAIR. Dr. Haque has been a practicing therapist for about ten years and is the director of her private practice, Muslim Family Support, where she conducts face-to-face and online therapy. She provides hope and relief to clients who present with relational issues around marriage, sex, trauma, addiction, parenting, adolescence, anxiety, depression, spiritual crisis, decreased self-esteem, multicultural relationships, premarital therapy, divorce, and discernment therapy. Dr. Haque takes a collaborative and solution-focused approach when working with clients in therapy.