Shahla Ali, MD

Dr. Ali is a board-certified Psychiatrist with 11+ years of extensive experience in treating common Psychiatric conditions including ADHD, ADD, PTSD, depression, anxiety, bi-polar and substance abuse. She has successfully treated thousands of patients in her outpatient practice as well as in various hospitals. Dr. Ali cares deeply about this profession and patient recovery is her top priority. She has conservative approach to medication and prescribes only when needed after careful assessment of each situation. Dr. Ali graduated from the prestigious institute of Rawalpindi Medical College, Pakistan and finished her residency training at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN. She has served as the Chief Resident and later as an adjunct faculty member at Meharry Medical College for 2 years. After graduating, Dr. Ali has practiced at various hospitals including Middle TN Mental Health Institute, Department of Veterans Affairs,VA North Texas Health Care System and Department of Veterans Affairs, Tennessee Valley Healthcare Systems
Shahla Ali, MD

Njideka (NJ) Domrufus, APRN, NP-C

Allen Psychiatry is proud to introduce our fully trained & experienced board certified Nurse Practitioner NJ Domrufus, APRN, NP-C. NJ completed her degree from South University, MSN program. She has years of clinical experience in treating psychiatric disorders and specializes in treating major depression, substance use disorders, eating disorders, mood disorder, anxiety disorder, OCD, PTSD and ADHD. She has served at various facilities including Texas Health Arlington memorial hospital, Behavioral health unit and JPS Health network. NJ has full scope of therapeutic skills and she uses most innovative forms of treatments including psychotropic medications, individual therapy, CBT, DBT, brain mapping & Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). NJ believes in working one to one with each patient to provide expert medical treatment, guidance and care tailored specifically for their health concerns.


Chris DuFour, MA, LPC-Intern 

Supervised by Angela S. Taylor, MA, LPC-S

Chris is an experienced counseling professional whose focus is assisting his clients successfully navigate life’s challenges by developing a relationship of trust and providing practical, yet compassionate insight. 

Chris works with clients to expand their level of personal awareness while emphasizing the importance of creating and putting into practice more effective thinking habits and behaviors in order to bring about positive change and bring them closer to the life they want. Chris enjoys working with clients of all ages and backgrounds experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship issues, life changes and has experience working with individuals in crisis.

Graduating from Louisiana College with a Bachelor of Arts in Media Communications and working in the financial services industry for 14 years as an investment advisor/financial planner, he saw the impact of competent counsel when combined with a supportive, trusting relationship. This motivated him to pursue his dream of becoming a therapist. He graduated with honors and obtained his Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling form Northwestern State University in Natchitoches Louisiana. 

Chris began his therapy career working in the Northwestern State University Counseling Center providing individual therapy to students in addition to working with adults, geriatric, adolescent and detox populations in both an inpatient and outpatient setting.  Most recently, Chris worked as a therapist with an inpatient hospital here in the Dallas/Fort Worth area where he specialized in counseling groups, individuals, couples and families.

Chris is an avid music fan, guitar enthusiast and enjoys exploring the Dallas/Fort Worth music scene.  He practices yoga, loves nature and the outdoors in addition to spending time with his girlfriend, family and friends. 

Chris DuFour, LPC-I