Ghalia Mahran, MHC-LP CCTP

Meet Ghalia:

For so many people, feeling stressed, anxious, and overwhelmed has become the norm. It is common to struggle with life from time to time, but struggling with constant negative thoughts, negative beliefs about yourself, anxiety, and depression does not have to be your norm. One of my favorite parts of being a therapist is helping women and young adults feel empowered and secure in themselves, their decision-making skills, and their ability to create and shape the life they want to live. Reaching out is an important first step in your journey to empowerment, security, and breaking old habits that may no longer be serving you.
I work with individuals and couples via telehealth throughout New York State. Although our practice is based in New York City, we are able to meet with clients throughout New York for therapy. I have experience working with teens up through older adults.
I encourage you to take the first step towards creating the life and future you want for yourself. I will always meet you where you are and work with you to develop a plan to get you on track to living the life you deserve!
Fun Fact: I love to travel and have had the privilege of exploring countries in South America, the Caribbean, North America, Africa, and Europe.

Ghalia's Approach to working with clients:

My approach to therapy is a holistic one, that takes into consideration your spirituality, culture, religion, interests, struggles, traumas and everything else that makes you uniquely you. I utilize mindfulness-based psychosomatic therapies such as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), hypnotherapy, mindfulness based CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), and DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy). Additionally, using a trauma informed lens, I am passionate about understanding the core root of the problem over time, and hopefully help to identify new healthier ways of living.

Professional Education:

Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling: Wake Forest University -GPA: 3.8

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy: Hartwick College - Accelerated degree, achieved in three years

Clinical Experience:

Ghalia started out her internship experience working with Sprouting Roots Counseling and has stayed on as a clinical staff with us. Ghalia has been able to work with a handful of her clients long term, helping them get to the root of their trauma. She works with clients throughout NYC, and New York State via telehealth therapy.
At Sprouting Roots Counseling, Ghalia has gained experience in applying a holistic approach to working with clients. She has incorporated assessment, treatment planning, training, diagnosis, and treatment into her work with her caseload. Ghalia has been described by her clients as warm yet able to challenge when needed as well. Ghalia has gained experience in EMDR (eye movement desensitization reprocessing), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Somatic and Parts work techniques, Psychodynamic therapy and is currently expanding her knowledge in Hypnotherapy. Being a practice specializing in trauma, often the focus is on getting to the root cause of the underlying symptoms versus just putting a bandaid on the current situation.
Prior to Sprouting Roots Counseling, Ghalia Mahran worked with the inmate population and gained lots of experience in the justice system.
Ghalia Mahran continues to expand upon her counseling knowledge through ongoing training in the field, and hopes to integrate more holistic practices into her work with clients.

Completed Trainings:

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional - Two day Trauma Competency Course

New York State Mandated Reporter Training

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Working knowledge of Portuguese

I am Middle Eastern & Hispanic, as someone who grew up in a household with immigrant parents from two very different cultures/traditions, and religious backgrounds, I can understand the distinct struggles clients from diverse backgrounds may face, while also honoring and appreciating their unique worldview.


I am currently In Network with Cigna. If you have another health insurance plan- reach out to us and we can call your health insurance to verify health benefits. In some cases, people have what is called Out of Network benefits- where your health insurance may reimburse you for a portion of the session fee, and in some cases reimburses completely.
Regardless of coverage- the client is responsible for paying the entire session fee. Sprouting Roots Mental Health Counseling PC is not responsible for any denials on the insurance end. Even In Network Clients are responsible for any portion not covered under insurance. See our FAQs for more information, or reach out to us with any specific questions you have. Health insurance can be very confusing, and we are here to help you navigate it.

To set up an appointment with Ghalia, click on the link below. Here at Sprouting Roots Mental Health Counseling, we will conduct an initial intake, and then work to quickly get clients signed up and started with their assigned counselor. If you have questions first before setting up an appointment with Ghalia or any staff, you can reach out on our Contact Page as well. We hope to be a part of your therapy journey and look forward to chatting soon.