Shirin Somji

LPC Associate, MBA

Supervised by Pallavi Sharma, LPC-S

Telehealth Available

Get to know Shirin

Shirin (pronounced Shireen) Somji specializes in helping adults, especially those experiencing anxiety, depression, infidelity, and PTSD. She is also passionate about helping clients mitigate the negative impact of trauma. Shirin has worked with crime victims (including domestic/intimate partner violence), adults that experienced childhood trauma, and people struggling with grief over the loss of a loved one or a significant relationship. As an intern at the Irving Family Advocacy Center, Shirin honed her trauma-informed therapy skills, which she now uses to help clients understand how trauma can shape the trajectory of their lives. In addition, Shirin’s extensive corporate experience gives her a unique perspective on the challenges individuals face in balancing their careers and personal lives. She speaks English, Hindi, and Urdu.

Shirin’s counseling philosophy centers on empowering clients and viewing them as experts on themselves. By acknowledging each client’s expertise about their own experiences and strengths, she creates a collaborative environment where clients feel valued and encouraged to make positive changes. 

Shirin earned a dual Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Women’s Studies from DePaul University in Chicago and went on to Dallas Baptist University to complete her MBA in International Business, which she used in roles of increasing responsibility in the corporate world for 10+ years. She decided to pursue her passion for helping people and obtained a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Texas A&M University Commerce. 

Shirin was raised on the north side of Chicago by Indian-American immigrant parents. She will forever love summer-time Chi, and although a midwesterner at heart, her time in Dallas has grown on her and a piece of her heart belongs in Texas.

In her free time, Shirin loves to read, spend time in nature’s beauty, and travel. (She’s even visited the Sigmund Freud museum in Vienna!). She also loves to do fun things with her family and give her needy Siamese cat (named Mochi) the attention she demands.