To this day, there are lots of stigma and misconceptions about mental health. Society has this idea that there is something "wrong" with an individual seeking counseling, but that's not true. Therapy is a process which we use to learn about ourselves, separate the problems from us and develop tools to improve.
My therapeutic approaches pull from Culturally Adaptive Cognitive behavioral therapy, Cognitive behavioral therapy, Narrative Therapy, Communications / Humanistic theory, Strengths based and Person Centered theory. But most importantly I focus on my client's needs because I recognize that we are all unique and have different circumstances.
I understand life can be challenging and sometimes we may have to take a different path in order to achieve the goals that we want to achieve. My goal is to create a warm safe space, accompany you on your journey and be able to walk the path with you. I believe everyone's circumstance is unique and challenging but with a supportive environment together we can challenge your negative beliefs, develop new ways of thinking and build different perspectives and concrete solutions.
Having been born and raised in Bangladesh and New York, I am intimately familiar with the challenges of adjustment issues, immigration stress and adapting to and resettling in a new environment. I have worked with clients with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, substance and addiction issues, academic stress, family, stress as well as relationship concerns.
Let's talk about your mental health, because it is just as important as your physical health. Therapy is a process that requires time, patience, and commitment. Allow me to meet you with compassion and openness, meet you where you are at.
I am fluent in English, Bengali, Chittagonian, and Rohingya, and have working knowledge of Hindi.