The world can be a scary, lonely, and intimidating place. Our mental health can be very negatively impacted by societal and cultural expectations, physical illnesses, family problems, life stressors, or even biology. You don’t have to figure it out alone- you deserve to have someone help you along the way. I have experiencing working with clients from many different walks of life, including anxiety and depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), attention-deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD), bipolar disorder, eating disorders, addictions, and personality disorders. My approach is tailored toward the unique needs of the client. I am trained in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical-behavioral therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and other evidence-based approaches.
I received my Masters of Science in Counseling at the University of North Texas and am currently working on my PhD in Counseling at the George Washington University. My area of research is around providing culturally competent counseling and working with multicultural communities in general. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). My approach is trauma-informed and culturally sensitive. I am LGBTQ-A affirming. I come from a Muslim and Arabic background and am multiracial and multiethnic. I also offer therapy in Arabic.
I believe in the power of therapy as a huge part of a holistic approach to overall wellness. I believe it is a collaborative approach where you are the expert on yourself, and I am here to offer support, tools, and unconditional acceptance along the way. Taking the first step requires a ton of courage. Let me help you from here.