I have a Masters of Social Work from New York University. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectal Behavioral Therapy and Family Counseling. I specialize in trauma and grief treating symptoms of Depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Anxiety. I worked extensively with families in shelters throughout New York City who are survivors of violence. Working within such a large and complex systems guided my work in creating a holistic approach whereby I look at all the elements that shape your experience of the world. I am passionate about helping you explore the wonderful complexities of identity, culture, family, gender and race.
My approach in treatment is to work collaboratively; inviting you to examine your concerns and experiences without judgement, identify and expand on your treatment goals and reviewing progress. In a safe and empathetic space, we can reignite the many strengths you possess for wellness to counter barriers. I use a mixture of talk therapy, assignments and mindfulness techniques to help cultivate healthy coping skills to work through challenges to live with more wholeness and ease.
Many challenges surfaced during the pandemic such as: feelings of isolation, fear, anxiety, reevaluation of purpose, compassion fatigue and burnout. I serve an a sounding board for you that will guide you through your thoughts and feelings around the challenges you faced during the pandemic, as well as its residual effects on your daily life. My purpose is to help you feel grounded and rediscover a sense of belonging and self-acceptance.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Immigration Issues, Isolation / Loneliness, Multicultural Concerns, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
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Amazing! She helped me a lot and was able to help me put into words a lot of the things I was dealing with.
Written on Jan 01, 2023 after therapy with Aïcha for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Aicha is amazing!
Written on Nov 12, 2022 after therapy with Aïcha for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem
Aïcha is personable, caring, and professional. Basically, she’s everything you could want in a therapist. She listens to understand and asks probing questions. She pushes you to view the big picture and how feelings and behaviors are interconnected.
Written on Aug 30, 2022 after therapy with Aïcha for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
Aïcha is the best therapist I have ever had
Written on Apr 18, 2022 after therapy with Aïcha for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Out of all the therapists I’ve had, I can surely say that Aïcha has been the most understand, empathetic and beyond amazing one of them all. She takes the time to really understand everything, asks amazing questions and really gets to the bottom of the concerns. I would recommend her to everyone if I could.
Written on Mar 31, 2022 after therapy with Aïcha for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes
In a few weeks Aïcha has helped me make more progress than I did in months with other therapists and working with her has made me so glad that I gave therapy another shot after mixed experiences in the past.
Written on Feb 08, 2022 after therapy with Aïcha for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and bipolar disorder