Hoda Shalash holds a Master’s degree in Social Work with a Clinical Certificate from the University of Kentucky and is currently a Doctoral student of Social Work at the University of Kentucky. She is a certified clinical social worker with experience in providing mental health counseling to adolescents and adults from various backgrounds. Hoda completed a clinical internship at a primary care clinic with adults that dealt with a broad spectrum of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, and various mental health disorders.
Hoda is passionate about working with the Muslim community in advocating for mental health access and utilization of services. Hoda’s therapeutic approach utilizes various practice models such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), crisis intervention, and motivational interviewing. As a coach, she hopes to improve the lives of her clients and is passionate in what she does. She currently works for a community mental health agency and is fluent in both English and Arabic.