The process of psychotherapy can elicit excitement as well as anxiety-provoking feelings as you begin to make active changes in your life. Therefore, we will collaboratively create a therapeutic environment that offers a safe and comfortable ambiance for you to make those changes and maintain them. This also includes achieving the goals you set for yourself as we progress into our journey towards healing. I will listen to your concerns and aim to develop a plan tailored to your needs, preferences, and aspirations. I hold an integrative and holistic theoretical orientation. I consider the individuals’ contextual setting, interpersonal interactions, and intrapersonal communication connected with their physiological and psychological well-being. Some of the theories and techniques I intend to use in my approach comprises psychoanalytic, relational psychodynamic, and multicultural perspectives, along with evidence-based approaches such as cognitive-behavioral therapy.
I graduated from New York University with a master’s degree in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness. I was an Advanced Clinical Resident at the Soho Center for Mental Health Counseling, and had clinical exposure in areas concerning work and life transitions, relational conflicts, including mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, among other things, acute and chronic trauma. I continue to have an interest in the mind and body connection specifically the relationship between mental health and chronic medical conditions such as diabetes and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). I earned my bachelor’s degree in Psychology, minor in Sociology, and a certificate in Serving Youth At-Risk at California State University, Fresno. I believe my observations and experiences with individuals over their life course allowed me to connect with people from various demographics while keeping in mind their differences and the similarities they share with others. I am fluent in Arabic and able to conduct therapy for clients who prefer or need a bilingual therapist.
* To book an appointment with Zuhra AlYarabi, please schedule under Kelley Hershman, MA, LMHC, QMHP's calendar. * Please note that we will try our best to accommodate any therapist requests, in the event that we are unable to do so please