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About Me

Hello, my name is Aida. I have more than twenty years experience working with adults, adolescents, couples and families in my areas of expertise that include relationships, stress management, depression, anxiety, parenting, career concerns, transitions and social justice. I have worked in hospital, educational and outpatient settings. I have a BA in Psychology and a Masters in Social Work from NYU. I am a licensed clinical social worker, certified school social worker and a certified clinical supervisor.

I value cultural competence and have significant experience with intersectional identities and in working with diverse populations both internationally and locally.


In addition to problem solving, I believe the task of therapy is to better understand ourselves, one another, and our lived experiences in this world in order to effectively effect change. My approach is evidence based, hands on, solution focused and goal oriented.



Modalities: CBT, DBT, Bowen Family Therapy, Structural Family Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Strength Based Therapy

. Expertise: Relationships, stress management, depression, anxiety, parenting, career concerns , transitions, and cross-cultural practice and marginalization



Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coaching , Expats , Immigration Issues , Multicultural Concerns , Postpartum Depression , Prejudice and Discrimination , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Arabic


Licensing

LCSW #44SC04604200 (Expires: 2022-08-31)


Reviews

Written by G.A. on Sep 14, 2021 after counseling with Aida for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and anger management

Aida really understands my concerns and helps me to find the root cause of them. I absolutely recommend!

Written by S.T. on Jul 12, 2021 after counseling with Aida for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, coping with life changes, and adhd

I've had about three sessions with Aida so far and each one has been incredibly helpful and insightful. I honestly can't recommend her enough and look forward to working with her more.

Written by C.H. on Jul 08, 2021 after counseling with Aida for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Aida since day one has been an amazing individual to help me with my issues. There hasn't been a moment where the advice and information she has imparted on my has been controversial or conflicting with my worldview. The advice has been practical and has helped me tremendously. She is awesome!

Written by K.A. on Feb 28, 2021 after counseling with Aida for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

It took me three tries on BetterHelp to come across Aida and I am so grateful. It has only been two weeks but I feel very hopeful already. She is very insightful, supportive, and non-judgmental and I really feel like the ultimate goal of our sessions is for me to get better. Thank you so much!

Written by E.I. on Jan 25, 2021 after counseling with Aida for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Aida is very helpful and compassionate. I feel comfortable speaking to her and she is really helping me to heal.

Written by B.E. on Oct 16, 2020 after counseling with Aida for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Aida is very kind and patient. I’m very confident in her abilities to help me grow as a person.