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Pashmina Rashad Psychotherapy, LMHC

Pashmina Rashad works to cultivate an understanding of and connection with professional adults to help them strengthen, enlighten, and heal themselves. Using an integrative approach, she helps clients traverse natural but stressful life transitions, reconcile cultural and relational tensions, and build a sense of self that honors who they are, have been, and are becoming.

Specialties
  • General Mental Health
  • Life Transitions
  • General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
  • Marriage and Partnerships
  • Men’s Mental Health
Finances
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $80-140
  • Sliding Scale
    A sliding scale is a range of out of pocket fees that providers accept based on financial need.
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Out-of-pocket
Licensed in
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  • New York
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“My natural tendencies are to listen empathically, have curiosity about what shapes behavior, and honor a deeply held desire to leave the world a little better than I found it.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Even as a young child in school, I was always the friend who served as everyone's confidante. From an early age, I naturally gravitated toward listening to people's stories. Being an enthusiastic student of biology, I assumed I would want to be a doctor. But as I studied genetics and anatomy in college, I realized that I wanted to know the "why" in addition to the "what" of people. I found the right mix of science and humanities in the field of psychology and never looked back. In addition to my endless fascination about the human psyche, I love to explore systems: How our context contributes to who we become and how we leave an imprint on the systems we are part of. My natural tendencies are to listen empathically, have curiosity about what shapes behavior, and honor a deeply held desire to leave the world a little better than I found it. All of this has made being a therapist a perfect fit for me.
What should someone know about working with you?
Our work together will focus on two basic tasks. We will zoom in on you and your unique experiences, feelings, struggles, and desires. We will also zoom out and explore your context, which is represented by your culture, your race, your gender, and your family. One of the main goals in our sessions will be to examine how your experiences and behaviors are shaped by your world. I work hard to help you develop different lenses through which to view your own behaviors and feelings; over time, we will work toward making sure that your new lens is always one rooted in compassion first while holding space for accountability and evolution.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
As a lifelong lover of books, I love to read about emerging research in mental health. I also take advantage of continuing education courses and trainings, participate in multiple peer supervision groups, and love listening to podcasts by the giants in our field.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
The emergence of mental health as an integral part of overall health is extremely important to me. I am also passionate about helping to normalize mental health care for immigrants and communities of color. I am heartened by the current movement to bring mental health issues into the light and to diminish the taboos around mental illness. I love being part of this movement as I strongly believe that even in the midst of crises, therapy can be an agent of lasting growth for clients.
“I work hard to help you develop different lenses through which to view your own behaviors and feelings; over time, we will work toward making sure that your new lens is always one rooted in compassion first while holding space for accountability and evolution.”
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