Shama Panjwani

Contributing Faculty
Shama Panjwani
College of Social and Behavioral Health
School of Counseling
M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Dr. Shama Panjwani holds a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision with a specialization in Cross-Cultural Psychology and Leadership. She is a National Certified Counselor, a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, and a Licensed Professional Counselor as well as an Approved Clinical Supervisor in the state of Georgia. Her research interests include: reducing mental health stigma while creating awareness; addressing immigration, acculturation, social justice and advocacy issues; fostering cultural humility and sensitivity in counseling and supervision; pedagogical approaches used to increase cross-cultural awareness and leadership skills; and introducing mindfulness meditation techniques along with promoting of wellness among underserved populations and students. She has been working in the mental health field for more than seven years and has worked in crisis, inpatient, emergency room, outpatient, substance abuse, case management, and private practice settings. She is currently a clinical mental health counseling faculty and runs her own virtual private practice where she services clients and supervisees.


PhD, Mercer University

MS, Capella University

BA, Agnes Scott College

Public Service

Chi Sigma Iota, Member -


Panjwani, S. B. (2019). Dual Relationships in Counseling Supervision. Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Newsletter

Panjwani, S. B. (2019). Analysing Interview Transcripts of a Phenomenological Study on the Cultural Immersion Experiences of Graduate Counselling Students. SAGE Research Methods

Panjwani, S. B. (2019). Life of a DACA Recipient: A Case Study Approach. Journal of Asia Pacific Counseling

Panjwani, S. B. (2019). HIV Microaggressions across Bronfenbrenner’s Ecological Systems: A Social Justice Perspective. Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education

Panjwani, S. B. (2020). The Impact of Immigration Status and Length of Stay on Quality of Life and the Presence of Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety Among Asian Indians In the U.S. .

Panjwani, S. B. (2020). 3 Entries on: ACA Code of Ethics, Cross-Cultural Counseling, and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals .

Panjwani, S. B. (2021). Impact of Immigration Status on Quality of Life Among Asian Indians in the U.S. .


Panjwani, S. B. (2018). Effects of Loving Kindness and Chakra Meditation on Depression and Anxiety.

Panjwani, S. B. (2019). Social Constructivism: Teaching Counselors from a Multicultural Lens .