About Me

Hello, my name is Aida. I have more than 15 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, 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 , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , ADHD

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Arabic


Licensing

LCSW #44SC04604200 (Expires: 2021-08-31)


Reviews

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.

Written by G.A. on Jun 04, 2020 after counseling with Aida for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and anger management

I strongly recommend Aida as a counsellor. She goes deep and responds fast. Feels good to have someone so professional to talk to.