Shivani Borhara


About Me

Hi! My name is Shivani and I have been a practicing Marriage and Family Therapist in NYC for over 5 years. I am also, an Adjunct Lecturer in Psychology at Queens College, teaching courses focused on different stages of lifespan development and gender issues. I have a Master's in Psychology from Queens College and a Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy from Hofstra University. I have worked with a wide range of clients, from families to couples to individuals. I have experience working with premarital and marital counseling, relationship and commitment issues, parenting problems, trauma and PTSD, adults coping with child sexual abuse or adult sexual assault (direct and indirect effects), intimate partner violence and safety planning, stress and anxiety, suicidal ideation and depression, and general life challenges.

My counseling style is warm, empathetic, and eclectic. I utilize styles from Cognitive Behavioral, Emotion Focused, Solution Focused, Motivational Interviewing, Collaborative, and the Person Centered Approach. I believe that you are the expert of your own life, in which our sessions will be adapted to. I believe that the only way you can benefit from therapy is through an authentic partnership. I am here to help you gain insight, learn to regulate your dysfunctional thoughts and emotions, focus on the present and increasing your coping skills. We will work together to create goals that are feasible and will get you to your best self. I want to help you move forward even if you cannot fix certain things, you are in control of only you and you create your story.

I am ready to take the next step when you are, I look forward to hearing from you!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Intimacy-related issues
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Grief , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Imago Relationship Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LMFT #001208 (Expires: 2021-01-31)


Written by D.O. on Oct 16, 2020 after counseling with Shivani for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Shivani is a great listener. She made me comfortable and safe from the start because she genuinely listens, is empathetic, and is non-judgmental. She asks thought-provoking questions that gets to the root of the problem. I would highly recommend Shivani as a counselor. She is like the best friend everyone wants to share their secrets to because you know you won't be judged and the secret is safe.

Written by V.I. on Sep 01, 2020 after counseling with Shivani for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and relationship issues

very pleased