Mahiboob Syed-Vardhan

LMHC

About me

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York state with approximately twenty years of experience in working with multicultural individuals dealing with wide range of challenges. I am passionate about helping others become the best version of who they are meant to be.

I specialize in working with individuals, couples and families focusing on mending relationships, stress, anxiety, depression, parenting issues, women's issues, and life coaching. I believe every individual is unique, so I tailor my person-centered approach from a variety of modalities; including, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Holistic approach. I like to focus more on the present and help you be able to move forward to a better, happier and healthier life.


I have extensive experience with working with individuals of all different ethnicities, and cultural backgrounds. Coming from a multicultural background I pay special attention to the cultural context. I am especially passionate about working with clients from culturally diverse backgrounds, and providing linguistically sensitive, culturally appropriate, and multicultural focused treatments tailored to your background and presenting concerns.

I am strong believer in positive thinking. With lots of empathy and dash of humor, I can help you overcome anything!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Hindi

Urdu


Licensing

NY LMHC 001453


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Mahiboob Syed-Vardhan. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Jan 23, 2023 after therapy with Mahiboob for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and compassion fatigue

She is a great coach and therapist. She is very patient, kind and understanding. She provides a practical and easy to implement solutions to daily life problems. She shares insightful lessons to learn and implement to make everyday life better!

Written on Jan 23, 2023 after therapy with Mahiboob for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Mahiboob helped me through a stressful time in my life. She was very respectful and considerate of my lifestyle which helped me open up.

Written on Jan 13, 2023 after therapy with Mahiboob for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Mahiboob offers great suggestions for many different problems. She is very helpful.

Written on Jan 11, 2023 after therapy with Mahiboob for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

This is my first time doing therapy and I've been working with Mahiboob for the past 5 months or so and it's been a great experience so far. Going into therapy I did not know what to expect and was somewhat intimidated by the whole process, but immediately she made me feel comfortable. Being a second generation immigrant it was important that I found a therapist who could empathize with the cultural differences between generations to help me navigate through some family issues I've been putting off for some time. She has helped change my perspective when approaching any issues that arise in my life now and brought greater awareness to some of these deeper underlying issues that have been ailing me in adulthood. Although it's already been 5 months I feel like we are just scratching the surface, but overall she has helped make this typically uncomfortable process of growth more tolerable and gives me confidence that I can continue to make positive changes if I continue to do the work both in and outside of therapy. If you have any of the issues listed in her bio I highly recommend working with her she is an excellent therapist and a great investment for your own mental health.

Written on Jan 03, 2023 after therapy with Mahiboob for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and career difficulties

She is very kind and supportive. She have so much patience to listen and understand her patient. She is so friendly and emphasize with your situation where you can talk and share with her with open minded.

Written on Jan 03, 2023 after therapy with Mahiboob for 4 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, and sleeping disorders

Mahiboob is very experienced and has helped me with a variety of issues. She is a great listener and offers great advice. Couldn’t be happier to have found her :)

Written on Dec 16, 2022 after therapy with Mahiboob for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Mahiboob is a therapist that compels clients to take on an optimistic outlook on life. She helped me greatly during a break up with a significant other and helped improve the way I cope with social anxiety. She is a great resource to use for people who want to stop worrying about what other people think of them, and for people who want to learn how to be happy on their own.

Written on Dec 16, 2022 after therapy with Mahiboob for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and coaching

My experience with Mahiboob Syed-Vardhan has been great. I'm so happy I found her on this platform. I felt very comfortable with her right from the start. Alot of my issues are related to family, so I was important to me to have a therapist who also understood my cultural background. I've had therpay before, but Mehiboob makes me look forward to our sessions not only because its helped me move forward with the issues I was grappling with but because I also felt better no matter how bad my day was. My sessions always end with a smile on my face.

She also makes sure that we are on track with my personal growth and makes sure that we are in alignment when it comes to appointment and homework for the upcoming session.

I would highly recommend Mahiboob as that she has helped me regain clarity in my goals and in getting myself better mentally.

Written on Dec 15, 2022 after therapy with Mahiboob for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Throughout the course of my sessions I was able to improve my problems with Procrastination and work on issues I had socially

Written on Dec 14, 2022 after therapy with Mahiboob for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I have been working with Mahiboob for a few months now and she has been very kind and helpful. Her patience, sense of humor, and wisdom have been very important in my personal growth. The way she listens and asks questions to make me think or consider things help me dive deeper into the challenges I am facing and her quick and never-ending ideas for how to move through the challenges help with long-term support. Her laughter, relaxed self, and nonjudgmental ways make her easy to talk to and be honest with.

Written on Dec 11, 2022 after therapy with Mahiboob for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She is easy to talk to, and gives me positive solutions

Written on Nov 30, 2022 after therapy with Mahiboob for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I came here struggling with a relationship ending and Mahiboob provided an open ear, gentle encouragement and good advice to help me understand where I was at and how to move forward. She's approachable and kind in her support and I'll be reaching out if I'm ever stuck on a hard situation again.

Written on Nov 29, 2022 after therapy with Mahiboob for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

She was lovely and comforting.

Written on Nov 14, 2022 after therapy with Mahiboob for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Glad I was able to be matched with someone who speaks my love language Tough Love lol. All jokes aside very understanding and helpful I've been dealing with some family /mental health issues and just trying to be happier. I definitely feel better and plan to continue . highly recommend

Written on Oct 27, 2022 after therapy with Mahiboob for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, and adhd

Very profesional, good listener. I cannot express enough how important therapy has been for me. It really helped me go through a very dark chapter in the most recent years of my life. Highly recommend Ms Syed-Vardhan

Written on Oct 19, 2022 after therapy with Mahiboob for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Mahiboob is my first therapist on Betterhelp. I think of myself as a tangled knot, and after every session she unwinds me and I return to a piece of string.

She has offered me so much insight into my family and marriage needs. She offers advice, anecdotes and methods that have worked well for me. She listens patiently with no judgement.

Being of Asian descent, she is able to relate to certain culture practices and traditions that I have as well.

Written on Oct 18, 2022 after therapy with Mahiboob for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

She’s terrific

Written on Oct 11, 2022 after therapy with Mahiboob for 1 month on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Mahiboob helped me sort out some difficulties I was having in a helpful and kind manner. The insight she had made a big difference and motivated me to make the changes I needed to feel better. Highly recommend working with this practitioner!

Written on Sep 23, 2022 after therapy with Mahiboob for 1 month on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and self esteem

Mahiboob Syed-Vardhan has helped me for the last 2 months. As a person who has done therapy on and off, and have gone through several therapists, Mahiboob sets herself apart by discussing my issues with me with a caring sensitivity, humor and affability.

She also makes sure that we are on track with my personal growth and makes sure that we are in alignment when it comes to appointment and homework for the upcoming session.

I would highly recommend Mahiboob as that she has helped me regain clarity in my goals and in getting myself better mentally.

Written on Sep 20, 2022 after therapy with Mahiboob for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

This is my first time with BetterHelp and Mahiboob has been absolutely wonderful! I came in with a checklist of things I've wanted to tackle and we have started the process of working through things one by one. The way she helps me is so relatable yet also she doesn't hesitate to tell me what I need to hear! Mahiboob is a great listener and takes good care to understand the issues I face as well beforehand to offer the best advice to move forward! She's great, I adore her!

Written on Sep 15, 2022 after therapy with Mahiboob for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

I’m so glad I ran into Mahiboob. She is a great listener and is good at pointing at things and making you realise some things about the situation you are going through.
I would highly recommend her.

Written on Sep 06, 2022 after therapy with Mahiboob for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Mahiboon is very professional and has lots of experience with this field. She makes you feel very comfortable to talk about your concerns. She has more problem solving approach and has helped me through my difficulties. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is going to mental trauma or any difficulties in their life.

Written on Sep 03, 2022 after therapy with Mahiboob for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Mahiboob has a calming demeanor that helps to create an easy space to share about yourself . Her assistance of setting positive weekly goals is greatly appreciated.

Written on Aug 30, 2022 after therapy with Mahiboob for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I feel super comfortable sharing with Mahiboob. She is really personable and easy to get along with, it doesn’t feel like you’re speaking to a stranger. It’s the first time I haven’t been on edge going to a therapist/ coach. Would absolutely recommend.

Written on Aug 25, 2022 after therapy with Mahiboob for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Mahiboob really listens to your concerns and gives you personal advice based on her experience. It really makes you feel as if she understands you completely and that you are not alone. She really interacts with you. She is an admirable therapist which you can look up to! I really recommend her.

Written on Aug 23, 2022 after therapy with Mahiboob for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Mahiboob is really supportive and compassionate person. she makes me feel good about myself and actively listens to my concern even. The way she talks with me makes me feel like I can relax and be myself not only with her but also around others.

Written on Aug 15, 2022 after therapy with Mahiboob for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Mahiboob has been really supportive and understanding and patient. Set good goals. I would recommend her.

Written on Aug 15, 2022 after therapy with Mahiboob for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

With a combination of insight, patience and humour, Mahiboob guided me through the coaching process.
Within two sessions, I was clearer and knew which steps I needed to take to move forward. She is easy to talk to, is an excellent listener and above all is non-judgemental.

Working with Mahiboob as my life coach has certainly exceeded my expectations.

Written on Jul 27, 2022 after therapy with Mahiboob for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

She is very nice and a very good listener. She tries to listen everything and than give you her expertise. Her expertises Really help me out .I strongly recommend to give her a chance

Written on Jul 18, 2022 after therapy with Mahiboob for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts

Mahiboob understands. I think she’s wonderful and has helped me so much. I’m deeply grateful. It’s a lifeline.

Written on Jul 12, 2022 after therapy with Mahiboob for 2 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I am Grateful to have Mahiboob as my therapist. In just four sessions she has helped me gain clarity on how achieve my short term goals. This is helping me overcome my self doubt and limiting beliefs which often hold me back. She is very caring and down to earth. I believe with her help I will work through my self sabotaging behavior which will enable me to live a fuller happier life.

Written on Jul 12, 2022 after therapy with Mahiboob for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and anger management

I had tried another therapist on BetterHelp before, but it didn't work out. When I found Mahiboob's profile, I thought I would give the platform a second chance. I am glad I did because she is the right fit for me. Her understanding of Indian culture, active listening skills, and truly positive attitude help me feel deeply understood.

Mahiboob is an excellent coach. She is comprehensive, very caring and holistic. Her advice and strategies have helped me in the few short weeks of our time together. She's never rushed during a session, is extremely attentive and seeks to help across a huge variety of aspects of my life. Often I wonder how she can keep up with the complexity of certain emotions, events and relationships I bring up!

Written on Jul 07, 2022 after therapy with Mahiboob for 1 week on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

I have had two session with Mahiboob thus far and she has been such a great listener and easy to talk to. As a first generation Asian-American, I also very much appreciate the fact that she takes into account the cultural components I bring to our discussions. She has been reassuring, transparent, and insightful. I look forward to my future sessions with her

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