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Hello, I'm Shanaz

(she/her/hers) pronounced: shah-nawz

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC #73271 Administered by: Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors

Shanaz Ikonne is a licensed professional counselor, speaker, consultant, entrepreneur, and mother who advocates for increasing workplace and community wellness. She is a Trauma Expert, Speaker, Social Justice Advocate, and Wellness Strategist. She has been seen in places such as the University of Texas,, Voyage Dallas, Canvas Rebel, Kristi's List, and Asian Mental Health Collective and was recently voted "The Best in Small Biz Guide, 2024."


As a therapist, I help folks find their footing when they feel detached, unseen, and unheard. I am passionate about serving women, mothers, and young professionals, in addition to those with trauma wounding.

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"It's hard to function at your best when you don’t feel like yourself."

Everyone has a story to share and counseling helps identify those barriers, creates room for healing and an opportunity to evolve and grow.


We often repeat what we don’t repair and I’m here to help you find a solution that creates meaningful change. So let’s break some generational chains, barriers and anything holding you back from being your most authentic self.

You are worthy of being seen, heard, and understood.

I operate from a holistic mind-body approach and a trauma-informed framework.


Together, we will work closely to notice what struggles you are facing and what their underlying causes are at the core.


Then we will try to change the behaviors and thought patterns that are keeping you from being the person you want to be. 

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"In the hearts of all mankind, of whatever race or station in life, there are inexpressible longings for something they do not now possess. This longing is implanted in the very constitution of man by a merciful God, that man may not be satisfied with his present conditions or attainments, whether bad, or good, or better. God desires that the human shall seek the best, and find it to the eternal blessing of his soul."

Desire of Ages, Preface - Ellen G. White

In summary

  • Shanaz Ikonne, LPC

  • She/Her

  • Persian-Indian

  • Fierce Mama

  • Social Justice Advocate

  • Intergenerational trauma

  • Family of origin challenges

  • Grief/loss

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Stress

  • Identity conflicts

  • Multiracial folx navigating life changes

  • Parenting

  • Life as a womxn of color

  • Social justice/advocacy

  • Racism in the family system

  • Perinatal/postpartum challenges

  • Biopsychosocial model

  • Decolonizing therapy

  • Culturally responsive

  • Relationally focused

  • Trauma-informed

  • Intersectional feminist

  • Creative approaches

  • LGBTQIA+ affirming

  • Strengths-based

  • Faith-based

  • Holistic approach

  • Creative approaches

  • Intersectional feminist

  • Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Person-Centered

  • Registered Play Therapist

  • National Board Certified

  • Master of Science Counseling | University of North Texas | 2011-2014

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology | University of Texas at Dallas | 2007-2009

Woman owned

Ready to start your healing journey?

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