It is my belief that every person, from all walks of life, has their own struggles with mental health. Therapy can be utilized to help us become more self-aware and as a result be more self-sufficient. I take a psychodynamic approach in which I work with you to dive deep into the psychological roots of your emotional processes. In other words, I help you develop a deeper understanding of your emotional and mental well-being.
I am a licensed mental health counselor in the state of New York, fluent in English and Arabic. I earned a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Hofstra University, and soon after went on to earn a master's degree in Mental Health Counseling at SUNY College of Old Westbury. I had the opportunity to complete a clinical internship at Rikers Island working with the incarcerated population. Working with such a complex and diverse population not only allowed me to learn the true value of therapy but, that therapy truly works best when customized to the needs of the individual.
I aim to work with clients with the goal of creating an individualized treatment plan that helps to focus and improve on the areas of their life that may be lacking or in disarray. I have extensive experience working with patients experiencing anxiety, depression, personality disorders, mood disorders, as well as trauma and issues surrounding culture/diversity.