Wali Abdul Hanifzai, MSW


Educational Background

Bachelor’s degree from California State University, Northridge in Criminology

Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California (USC).

Currently, Ph.D. candidate in the Global Leadership and Change program at Pepperdine University.


Counseling Work

Couples Counseling: My work with couples consists of helping partners become attuned to one another, listen with intention, and build visions together. Through couples therapy I address communication problems, problems with extended family and in-laws, infidelity, pornography, and much more.


Individual Therapy:

My work with individuals focuses on helping clients overcome challenges that are negatively impacting their life. In my sessions, I focus on helping clients attain awareness of patterns in their life and in their interactions with others that create undesired outcomes. My work with clients who struggle with anxiety or depression focuses on helping clients find purpose that drives them every day and supporting clients in understanding the connection between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

My experience as a Social Worker also consists of working with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault alongside the geriatric population, oncology, and palliative care.


Community Volunteer Work:

AAMO Board Member 

President of ShuraTV, Islamic Shura Council of Southern California

Secretary of Sada-E-Haq TV


Languages:  Dari, Pashtu, and English.