Ph: 972-669-1733

Licensed Clinical Social Workers

Siham Zakhary, L.C.S.W., L.M.F.T., L.C.D.C.

     Mrs. Zakhary received her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is a charter member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers, a Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work, and is licensed in the state of Texas as a social worker and as an advanced clinical practitioner. She is also licensed as a marriage and family therapist.


     Mrs. Siham Zakhary has over twenty years of experience in the field of mental health as a therapist, consultant, and trainer. In the field of addiction, Mrs. Zakhary is a National Certified Addiction Counselor II. She is a licensed chemical dependency counselor, and certified alcohol and drug counselor in the state of Texas.


     Before joining the Minirth Clinic (now known as Hope Speaks), she was director of the chemical dependency program at the Psychiatric Institute of Fort Worth, Texas. She was also with St. Joseph’s hospital in Fort Worth, and the heart of Texas Region Mental Health & Mental Retardation Center in Waco, Texas. While in private practice in Waco, she also held the position of Behavior Educational Therapist for a medical weight-loss center. She was later affiliated with the Texas Youth Program as a child protective specialist.


     Mrs. Zakhary’s counseling philosophy is based on the person’s physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. She believes the purpose of therapy is to facilitate a more intimate relationship with Christ and others. She tries to meet and recognize personal needs in an effective biblical manner. She believes that healing comes from being approached spiritually, as well as emotionally. Mrs. Zakhary utilized individual, group, family, and marital therapy to meet the client’s needs.


Carla F. Coday, L.C.S.W.

     Carla is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She received her bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Bethel College located in St. Paul, Minnesota and her master’s degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo.


     She has been practicing psychiatric and clinical social work since 1985. Her experience has been in dealing with juvenile delinquents and emotionally disturbed children, adolescents and their families. For many years she created, developed and directed psychiatric day treatment programs in the public and private sectors in New York and in Texas. Mrs. Coday has worked in the area of home health and hospice care.


     Her private practice encompasses individuals who are dealing with sexual or physical abuse, behavior disorders, depression, marital difficulties, as well as with death and dying issues. She welcomes individuals of all ages.



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1200 E. Collins Blvd., Suite 300,

Richardson, Texas 75081

Ph: 972-669-1733

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