Angela Shakir

Angela Holloway Shakir is a Licensed Professional Counselor serving the population of Northwest Arkansas. She serves children ages (5-17), adults (18+) and senior populations (65+). Her services are tailored for individuals, groups, couples, and families offering an integrative approach to address the unique needs of each client.

Angela has over 7 years of experience in a variety of settings including school based, residential, inpatient, outpatient, and corrections. Her experience and skills allows her to serve a diverse population providing both long term and brief interventions. Her areas of expertise include:

  • Self-injurious behaviors

  • S.A.F.E Protocol Training for School Professional on Self-Injurious Behaviors

  • Parent-child relational issues

  • Stress Management

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Self-Esteem

  • Grief

  • Borderline Personality Disorder

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

  • Career Exploration, Assessment, and Planning

  • Relational issues

  • Adjustment Disorders

  • Developmental Disabilities

  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Mood Disorders

  • Sexuality

  • Phobias

Angela’s academic journey began in 2004 at Tougaloo College as she matriculated until 2011 at the University of Arkansas to obtain degrees in Psychology, Rehabilitation Counseling, and a year long post Masters certificate program in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Angela has earned a Bachelors in Psychology, a Masters in Counseling, and a certification and licensure in Rehabilitation Counseling and Mental Health Counseling, respectively.

Her certifications and licensure has afforded her the opportunity to serve as Southwest Regional Representative on the National Rehabilitation Counseling Board for 3 consecutive years, provide State-Wide training on de-escalation strategies using Positive Behavior Supports protocols, serve as the Director of Case Management for Arkansas Support Network, provide case management for Medicaid Waiver services for clients with dual diagnosis (developmental disabilities and mental health disorders), serve as the Consultant and Lead Therapist for the Arkansas Autism Partner’s Program, and serve as an Adjunct Professor at Northwest Arkansas Community College.

Angela specializes in helping her clients manage life’s challenges utilizing Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Systems Theory approaches as a basis, while integrating a myriad of interventions and techniques specific to her client’s needs so they can once again live purposeful, joy-filled lives enjoying each season.