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Sabira ahmed:
The Professional

pronouns: she/her

Educational Background

  • Master of Education (M.Ed) Student in Counseling & Human Services, Lehigh University (expected graduation in 2023)

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin, 2020

Supervisor Information

  • Kayti Protos, DSW, LCSW 

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Connecticut & Pennsylvania​

Clinical Approach

I am dedicated to building a therapeutic environment that encourages authenticity, transparency, and compassion. I take a client-oriented approach that centers around my belief that people can take charge of their journey to healing and recovery. I trust that the client is the expert of their own lives, and my role is to consistently empower them to develop toolkits to be able to navigate daily struggles and lived experiences. I am steadfast in my commitment to providing culturally sensitive interventions that are tailored to meet the contextual demands of diverse clients. 

  • Strengths-based, empowerment approach:

  • ​Trauma-informed

  • Affirming of gender and sexual diversity

  • Decolonial and anti-oppression lens

  • Intersectional approach

  • Feminist and liberation psychology techniques


Sabira: the person

pronouns: she/her

Social Location

I am a queer, neurodivergent, disabled, Muslim, first-generation Bengali-American woman. I am a cisgender ally to the transgender, nonbinary, and intersex community. I strive to encapsulate my experiences with multiple intersecting identities to further support marginalized communities in identifying counseling strategies within the framework of their cultural milieu, abilities, and support network.

Interesting Facts

  • I'm from Austin, Texas and am a proud longhorn

  • I'm obsessed with my cat, she is a physical embodiment of an extension of my soul

  • I love potatoes in all shapes and sizes

  • I love listening to audiobooks and created a mini bookshelf to physically display all of my audiobook reads

  • Painting is one of my favorite hobbies

  • I'm a meme connoisseur

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