Dr. Awa Jangha Assistant Professor of Counselor Education

Awa Jangha serves as an Assistant Professor in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Seminary of the Southwest, where she teaches an array of courses such as Assessment and Testing, Addictions Counseling, and Professional Orientation and Counselor Identity. She joined the faculty in 2016 after completing her doctorate degree.  Dr. Jangha earned a PhD from Loyola University Maryland in Pastoral Counseling (a Counselor Education and Supervision program).

Her research focuses on experiences of power in the pastoral counseling identity development of African-American female pastoral counselors in training and utilizes art as the means of exploration. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), National Certified Counselor (NCC), and art therapist. She has worked with a variety of clients and specializes in grief and loss, life transitions, and self-worth. Before moving to Austin, Dr. Jangha served in private practice in Washington DC, where she integrated art therapy with pastoral counseling. Her research interests include multicultural competency, counselor training and supervision, identity development, and arts based research. She has presented on creative expression and art therapy and co-taught courses at Loyola University Maryland.

BA, Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee

MEd, Boston College, Boston, Maryland

MA, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

PhD, Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland