Najwa H. Awad, LCSW-C, PMH-C

EMDR Certified Therapist

Online Therapy

About Me

I'm a psychotherapist, certified perinatal mental health specialist and organizational mental health consultant that has provided services to individuals and families in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area for over 15 years. I specialize in the clinical treatment of women, their children and families. Women are unique from any other clinical group and deserve to get individualized services tailored to meet their needs, especially when it comes to trauma. I offer standard EMDR sessions as well as intensives for accelerated treatment. My goal is to empower women, help alleviate their symptoms and address their personal goals for wellness. It is of utmost importance that my clients feel safe, respected and supported.

Education & Experience

I obtained a Bachelors degree in Psychology in 2005 and a Masters in Clinical Social Work in 2007. I've been studying trauma and receiving certifications in the field of trauma treatment since 2011. I also have certification in perinatal mental health. My experience in the field is diverse and includes providing services at group homes, schools and in the foster care system. I provided counseling in community mental health settings from 2007-2015 and I've been in private practice for the past 10 years.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

I'm a Fellow at the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research, and a Steering Committee Member at UMMAH (United for Muslim Mental Advocacy & Health: A grassroots initiative to de-stigmatize mental illness and address the mental health needs of Muslim communities).

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Depression
  • Family Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Immigrants
  • Seniors


  • English