Dr. Shabnam Brady is an open and inclusive psychologist seeking to help all (adults, adolescents, couples, families). She provides treatment for: Anxiety; Depressive Issues; Acculturative Stress/Cultural Stress; Trauma; Grief; Career; Identity Development; Multicultural Mental Health; and Consultation for Cultural Humility. She also specializes in multicultural mental health especially with those of collectivist and/or immigrant backgrounds. She likes to empower clients in their journeys using a bioecological and cultural framework, attachment theory, and interpersonal therapy to assess and support the whole person as affected by systems, family, community, society, and other factors.
Ph.D. in counseling psychology. Dissertation: Meeting the needs of migrants: Applying the bioecological systems theory model to assess multicultural competency in mental health
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) – 2019
Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society and Sounds True, Inc.
Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) – 2013
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Dr. Brady has experience working with marginalized and diverse populations of various ages, such as children and adolescents, families, adults, and couples. She’s worked in community mental health, as a school-based therapist with at-risk youth, conducted psychological assessments for diverse disorders, provided individual and group therapy and psychological testing at the Vanderbilt University Counseling Center with diverse clients. She’s also providing individual and group therapy services in private practice for a variety of mental health issues. She’s trained in multicultural mental health practices, interpersonal therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, trauma work, grief, and anxiety treatments.
Populations of Interest:
Dr. Brady’s population of interest includes adolescents, families, adults, and couples from diverse backgrounds and ages. She specializes in multicultural mental health for those seeking a culturally humble and trained therapist.
Dr. Brady enjoys mindfulness practices, such as being outdoors hiking/walking/running, listening to music or guided meditation, and prayer and poetry.
Dr. Brady loves to spend time with her spouse and children. She enjoys traveling, most outdoor and water activities, dancing, trying new food places, and continuing to learn in her field of psychology. She also loves a good movie!
Global, cultural perspective and understanding; open-minded/non-judgemental; patient; supportive.