About me

Sometimes, holding a mirror up can reflect back strengths we don't realize we possess, especially in difficult times and circumstances. It has been an honor for me to watch people overcome a variety of challenging situations, recognizing their own strengths, and giving back to others and their communities. This is what inspires my practice.

I draw from a variety of theories because I know that there is no one size fits all approach. I often utilize Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Theory, and Self-Compassion models. It is important to be aware of a variety of tools, paths, and resources available to you on your journey towards wellness. This is why I also value your feedback as we work together,

I am here to collaborate with you and together we will work to improve your life. We may explore lifestyle patterns and how they impact our mental health and well-being. You will learn new skills and explore thought patterns that often block us from recognizing our own strengths and potential. We will find what works for you. I also enjoy sharing the brain science behind practices, so you can understand why these tools are so effective.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Coping with life changes

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Years of Experience: 7

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

NC LCSW C011794


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Sairah Ansari. 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 Nov 07, 2022 after therapy with Sairah for 2 years and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

I have been working with Sairah for years now and she’s absolutely amazing!! So compassionate and offers amazing tools for me to work with. I just love her and would recommend her to anyone!!

Written on Jun 10, 2022 after therapy with Sairah for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Speaking to Sairah is always comforting and helpful. She is very supportive and creates a space in which I feel confident to speak about my concerns.

Written on May 02, 2022 after therapy with Sairah for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Absolutely wonderful therapist.

Written on Jan 07, 2022 after therapy with Sairah for 4 months on issues concerning self esteem, and adhd

Sairah is incredible. She is one of the best therapists I have EVER had! She is always flexible and provides me with endless support.

Written on Dec 14, 2021 after therapy with Sairah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder,

Sairah Ansari is the older sister I never had. Better than my own blood sister.

Written on Oct 12, 2021 after therapy with Sairah for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

My time with Sairah as my therapist has been great so far. She’s friendly yet professional and has given me a space where I can feel safe to be open and ask for help. She’s been very validating, quick to respond to messages, and offers useful insight/methods to improve in areas that I want help with. I would recommend her!

Written on Oct 08, 2021 after therapy with Sairah for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, parenting issues, and anger management

Sairah understands my values and is able to offer me invaluable feedback that helps me to further explore my thoughts and actions. She has a wide array of tools at her disposal that help me to grow, whether it be with God, family, work, hobbies—she just gets it. I look forward to speaking to her each week. It’s true that she is a great therapist, but what makes her great is her ability to listen. Highly recommend her!

Written on Oct 08, 2021 after therapy with Sairah for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, and anger management

It is my first time on Better help or to have a therapist, and I am very happy to have Sairah as my therapist. She is patient, kind, sympathetic and experienced, she listened to me sincerely and tried to help me as much as she could, I always instantly felt better after a session.

Written on Sep 08, 2021 after therapy with Sairah for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Sairah is the third counselor I’ve worked with through BetterHelp and I’m so glad I was matched with her! She was so easy to take to right away. Her warmth really drew me in. She’s very supportive, asks good questions and has offered me lots of resources. I especially appreciate her guided meditations, which we often do to close the session. It’s been a beautiful way to gain new understanding and to bring me back to myself before I transition back to the rest of my life.

Written on Jun 15, 2021 after therapy with Sairah for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Sairah is very generous with her time and expertise in a gentle and compassionate way. I really look forward to chatting to her. She makes the process a lot easier. I’m very glad that I was paired with her.

Written on May 19, 2021 after therapy with Sairah for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Sairah is amazing

Written on May 03, 2021 after therapy with Sairah for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Sairah is caring, kind, and genuinely helpful. She listens to her patients problems with great care and helps out in ways that are helpful to the patient.

Often times she helps with great advice and converstion which is outside of her conventional ways of treatment.

She is the best at making her patient feel included and safe. A great therapist indeed.

Written on Apr 07, 2021 after therapy with Sairah for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Sairah helped me go through an extremely difficult period in my life while providing an accepting and understanding environment. My path of going through acceptance and recovery was made so much easier and she introduced me to new healthy habits such as meditation and journaling.

Written on Mar 24, 2021 after therapy with Sairah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

Sairah is kind, calming, and makes me feel validated. Her exercises with self-compassion have already brought out a steady growth in me, and I look forward to talking with her every week.

Written on Mar 17, 2021 after therapy with Sairah for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Sairah is amazing. She takes the time to really listen and pay attention to all the details. I've only had 2 sessions with her so far and I already feel like I'm on the right path! I recommend her to anyone feeling lost, troubled, confused - she will help you find your way again!

Written on Mar 07, 2021 after therapy with Sairah for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

In just two visits I’ve seen a dramatic result and I feel so much better !

Written on Oct 23, 2020 after therapy with Sairah for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Having worked with several other counsellors before, I’ve now been working with Sairah for over a year and would really recommend her. She is very easy to talk to, and is patient and compassionate as well as being able to gently challenge me where I have blind spots or need encouraging to stick with it in what I’m working on in our sessions. It has been great to have the flexibility of live messenging chat, phone call, or video call depending on how I’m feeling and the pace I want to take things. Sairah has helped me find ways to cope and build on my strengths through difficult and challenging times, and has encouraged and guided my work on personal growth.

Written on Oct 16, 2020 after therapy with Sairah for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management

Sairah is patient, kind and reassuring. Her activities and advice have helped me so much already in the short time I have been working with her. Thank you so much :)

Written on May 22, 2020 after therapy with Sairah for 8 months on issues concerning addictions, and self esteem

I’ve been meeting with Sairah for about nine months now and have seen such a positive change in my life. With her thoughtful questions and guidance I’ve navigated my first nine months of sobriety and have finally begun to understand the source of the sadness which I was trying to numb with alcohol. She’s also helped me adopt a meditation practice and better self-care habits - both of which have been instrumental in helping me create the change I want in my life. Sairah is a great listener and has such warmth; I always come away from our sessions with a healing energy that propels me on to continue the work at hand. I’m so grateful to have been matched with her!

Written on Jan 08, 2020 after therapy with Sairah for 3 months on issues concerning self esteem

I am aware that i haven't been an easy case at all. I have problems to share, I don't trust easy and I am extremely skeptical. And even so, Sairah has shown nothing but support and useful guidelines. She is experienced and extremely empathic and supportive, always trying to help.

Written on Dec 17, 2019 after therapy with Sairah for 2 weeks on issues concerning self esteem

Sairah is quite knowledgeable and helpful. Most importantly, kind.

Written on Nov 01, 2019 after therapy with Sairah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem

I’ve only been speaking to Sairah a short while and I already feel like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders. Sairah just knows exactly how to word things to make you realize there are positives for what you are going through. 10/10 would recommend Sairah to anyone who is struggling!

Written on Oct 25, 2019 after therapy with Sairah for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Sairah is a good professional, but above all a really good life advisor. I love how she gives the support when needed as well as all the more professional tools and material, and more technical explanations about how our brain works and how we can change our perspective and train to make it work to be happier people. I would repeat this journey with her with no doubts.

Written on Oct 16, 2019 after therapy with Sairah for 1 week on issues concerning eating disorders, self esteem, and anger management

After 2 sessions I see an improvement in my mental state. I feel that Sairah has excellent compassion, very good diagnostic skills, and a range of simple but effective therapy tools. A good match. Makes me feel relaxed.

Written on Sep 02, 2019 after therapy with Sairah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I feel extremely fortunate to have been matched with Sairah. She had actionable suggestions right away and I’ve found our sessions to be very helpful. I’m very impressed by her ability to connect, and she has such a warm approach.

Written on Aug 25, 2019 after therapy with Sairah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Sairah is doing a great job of helping me change my life. She is awesome!!! I will be forever grateful I was matched with her.

Written on Apr 11, 2019 after therapy with Sairah for 1 month

Sairah has changed my life. I wish I could meet her in person. I can't believe how deep she can get me to feel and how safe she can make the process. She is the person I reach out to, sometimes many times per day, when I need to be reminded that i am moving forward and I am fighting. She sits on the phone with me while I breathe, while I cry, while I journal, and I literally feel her holding me through the process as if she's In the room with me. She understands me on a level that no one has yet and she really believes that I can push through and discover who I am. She is really a gift and I am so blessed that our paths have crossed. I don't know what I would do without her.
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