Meet with Sadia
What I value most as a clinician is meeting my clients where they are and creating a safe space where healing begins. Making that first phone call is your first act of self care – congratulations, you did it! My clients often tell me “you are just easy to talk to you because you get me;” for me that is priceless. As your therapist, my main objective is to help you navigate challenges with skills in order to attain balance and equilibrium.
My experience as a social worker provides a unique opportunity for the implementation of intervention strategies that address complex and multidimensional problems. There is no “one size fits all” in therapy; my approach therefore is designed to fit your needs using a flexible and culturally sensitive lens. Our journey together is a therapeutic alliance where we build on skills collaboratively. I have extensive work experience with individuals, couples and families navigating diagnoses ranging from depression, anxiety, PTSD and multiple
Using a strength-based approach, I strive to utilize evidence-based modalities such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Trauma Informed Care, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Attachment Based Behavioral Therapy (BT), Child-Centered Play Therapy and Client/Person-Centered Therapy. I am also trained in Encompass which is an integrated treatment for adolescents and young adults with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health problems.
I chose to become a mental health worker in order to bridge the service gap within underserved communities and to also create acceptance for individuals from all walks of life. Being a therapist has helped me learn the power of self-advocacy and building mastery using skills. I look forward to starting this journey together.
A fun fact about me – I love binge watching sitcoms with my daughters; I love Pilates and make sure I find time to be in the studio – it’s my self-care routine! I also speak: Bengali, Urdu and Hindi.
New York, LMSW
Fordham University, Graduate School of Social Work