Afroze Shaikh is a first-year doctoral student in the Counselor Education and Practice program at Georgia State. Her interests include suicide intervention and prevention, trauma-informed care and addictions. She intends to grow as a counselor educator and scholar through conducting research on the relationship between suicide and substance use.
Shaikh’s clinical experience involves working at a Level-1 Trauma Center, working with clinically and culturally diverse adult clients who have been impacted by community violence, intimate partner violence and homicide. Additionally, she served as an addictions counselor, providing treatment for clients with co-occurring disorders.
She has extensive experience volunteering with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, a health organization focused on advocating for the bereaved and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. Through this organization, she has been trained to facilitate support groups with adults who have lost someone to suicide.
“Dr. Shannonhouse has provided an unmeasurable amount of support and guidance, allowing for an easy decision to attend Georgia State and join the H.O.P.E Lab. I am very fortunate to learn from her expertise in order to continue research on the aging population and how best to serve this community. I’m looking forward to learning from the experienced members of the Lab, so that I may pursue my passion for serving others and positively impact the field of mental health.”