Dr. Sarah E. Carlson, LPC-S, RPT-S, E-RYT 200, YACEP
Maryam Munis, MS, LPC Associate has over seven years of experience working with children of all ages. As a UTeach instructor, Varsity tutor, “Mommy and Me” Story Time Leader, group counselor for kids ages 7-11 years old, and an aunt of three little munchkins, Maryam is proficient in the general learning and growing processes of children.
Maryam received her Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Texas at Austin, majoring in Psychology. She then attended University of North Texas where she
graduated with a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a focus in multicultural and dual-identity issues, domestic violence concerns, and trauma-informed therapy. During her program at University of North Texas, Maryam worked as an intern counselor at Santé Center for Healing and Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation, where she provided counseling services for adolescents and adults dealing with substance abuse and domestic violence issues.
She is heavily involved in the local community, including her time at Roots Community Space, where she volunteers as a “Mommy and Me” instructor to children ages 1-5 to encourage learning, play, and connections between parent and child. In addition, Maryam has recently started a psycho-education Mental Health series for young professionals to create awareness and encourage discussion about mental health and the stressors of today’s society. Maryam has a passion to connect with other South Asian individuals in the DFW area, to address the inherent struggles of being a person of color in the U.S. and learn techniques and skills to cope with the concerns of juggling multiple identities. Maryam believes that representation is important and advocating for a client’s mental health when intertwined with their cultural identity is the core of her counseling philosophy.
Maryam approaches counseling from an Adlerian theoretical orientation, where the focus is on the client addressing major life tasks and concerns. She has great interest
in, and experience working with, clients who experience general, social, and cultural-based anxiety, depression, addiction, grief, and life transitions. She specializes in
trauma-informed counseling and working with adolescents and adults to face their concerns in a collaborative and therapeutic manner.
Currently, Maryam lives in Plano and is thrilled to be working at both Mighty Oaks Counseling and Mindful Journey Counseling and Wellness under the supervision of Dr.
Sarah Carlson. During her time under Dr. Carlson’s supervision, Maryam will continue to learn play-therapy skills in order to provide comprehensive care to children and
adolescents of all ages.
Contact Maryam: 469.609.7137