I am a licensed mental health counselor who works with individuals and couples in New York City and throughout New York state. I specialize in helping the LGBTQIA+ community, healthcare professionals, those with acculturation-related concerns, and others who have been sidelined by systems of oppression. I have extensive experience with identity exploration, depression, anxiety, and trauma. My work is sex-positive, kink affirming, and polyamory competent/friendly. I also specialize in working with white people interested in examining their relationship to whiteness.
My approach is collaborative and draws from various traditions, such as Relational Psychotherapy, REBT, and liberation-oriented practices, but is always personalized to center you and your needs. It is also deeply informed by principles of anti-racism, feminism, and disability justice. My style is gentle and supportive, allowing you to decide the pace of our work and what feels most important to discuss.
While your goals will determine the direction of our work, my hope is that you will:
- Feel better connected to your emotions, body, and experience
- Have a deeper understanding of your relationship to various systems of oppression
- Develop a diverse toolbox of coping skills
- Experience deeper, more meaningful relationships
- Engage more authentically in your life
If you’re interested in learning more about how I can support you, please schedule a free consultation with me.
I also offer therapy in Arabic.