Wael “Leo” Shadid – New Horizon Community Care

Wael “Leo” Shadid


Leo is a licensed therapist with a B.S. in Psychology from Arizona State University and an M.A. in Professional Counseling from Ottawa University with a concentration in trauma, abuse, and deprivation. Additionally, Leo is currently a certified specialist in individual Trauma counseling. He is bilingual (English/Arabic) and believes that his international background helps him relate to diverse populations. He specializes in working with youths and adults and utilizes the client’s strengths to inform his practice.

Leo operates from a person-centered modality that combines cognitive behavioral therapy and a psychodynamic-interpersonal approach to help provide a holistic and cathartic experience. That is to say that he tailors his approach to fit the unique needs of every one of his clients. In his free time, Leo likes to read, play sports, lift weights, and spend time with family and friends.