Everyone deserves a journey of self-healing and self-discovery. In fact, allowing yourself to blossom is the avenue to experiencing self-love and meaningful connections with others.
I have worked in the field of mental health for over 12 years, but have been researching and seeking methods of healing since my early teens. I attended the University of California, San Diego, followed by Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified EFT Practitioner. I have resided in California, Colorado, New Jersey, and now reside in Austin, Texas.
I have experience assisting families, adolescents, and adults dealing with a range of issues including anxiety and mood disorders, trauma, addictions, end of life issues, and issues related to discrimination and marginalization. I am an experienced therapist, supervisor, and group facilitator in various settings. I also served as adjunct faculty at Naropa University, teaching courses on Transforming Addictions and Multicultural and Diversity Issues in Counseling.
I was always fascinated by the intersection of mind, body, spirit, and emotion, and have undoubtedly learned the power of transforming harmful mental and emotional patterns. As such, I found myself specializing in mindfulness based techniques and with foundations in unique spiritual perspectives. I am certified in the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), a powerful, but simple method that provides immediate relief of distress. When offered in guided sessions, EFT also works to unravel and shift unhealthy patterns that the conscious mind and talk therapy alone cannot access.
Your strengths lie in your weaknesses, and your power lies within your suffering. I will gently guide you through a journey where you can piece by piece, find balance and empowerment in your life.
I am passionate about being an innovator in the field of psychology and supporting work that brings forth real change. Transformation is possible, and we often face systems and ways of approaching mental health that make us feel stuck. I am devoted to sharing knowledge and information with others on how they can create breakthroughs in their own lives, no matter where they came from and who they are. My youtube channel "Keep the Clarity" is a space where I share lessons and experience in moving towards real change with others, including work with other counselors pertaining how to better our work with our clients.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
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These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Munirah (Muni) Alam. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.
Muni is very kind and compassionate. Healing has been a tough journey, but she has been very helpful and insightful. I appreciate her holistic care and focus on healing the mind, body, and spirit. She’s amazing at what she does!
Written on Dec 05, 2022 after therapy with Munirah (Muni) for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and career difficulties
An angel on Earth
Written on Nov 27, 2022 after therapy with Munirah (Muni) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and adhd
Muni was a gift from spirit definitely was a manifestation of my desire to have a therapist that was rooted and grounded and deep and spiritual. Muni listens, cares, and offers insight that creates real change. Grateful for her beyond
Written on Sep 27, 2022 after therapy with Munirah (Muni) for 2 years and 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
She has always been very understanding, intuitive, and supportive. I resubscribe periodically to check in. Truly a good and genuine person.
Written on Sep 15, 2022 after therapy with Munirah (Muni) for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and adhd
I almost don’t want to review Muni because I want her all to myself; I found her when I needed her most. I have never felt more heard or understood in therapy, after many attempts at finding a counselor in my life. She doesn’t give me quick fixes or try to tell me how I’m feeling. She listens to every last thing I have to say, shows me so much compassion and empathy, and then guides me to a solution for the end of session to leave me feeling better in the short term, while continuing work on the bigger picture to help me in the long term. Muni deserves the world and people who are hurting deserve Muni.
Written on Jul 19, 2022 after therapy with Munirah (Muni) for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Muni is truly amazing at what she does. She senses how to help me based on the way I like to be treated. She’s intelligent, empathetic and always there for me. I highly recommend her to everyone!!!
Written on Mar 04, 2022 after therapy with Munirah (Muni) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes