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Shahreen Awal Psychotherapy, LMHC

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Shahreen Awal provides individualized care and specializes in PTSD, anxiety, mood disorders, loss, stress, and self-esteem. Her goal is to provide opportunities for clients to explore their own thoughts and feelings while exploring the root cause of their core beliefs. She helps clients challenge negative beliefs, develop healthy coping tools, and achieve their goals.

Specialties
  • General Mental Health
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • Personal Growth and Self-Esteem
  • Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Finances
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $140-200
  • Sliding Scale
    A sliding scale is a range of out of pocket fees that providers accept based on financial need.
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Out-of-pocket
Locations
Licensed in
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  • New York
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“My philosophy as a therapist is to treat each person as a unique individual, worthy of unconditional acceptance, compassion, and empowerment.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I have seen the transformation therapy can have on an individual; it opens the door for healing, growth, and enlightenment. Personally witnessing the power of therapy and the change one goes through has motivated me to help others and be a part of that journey. I am driven to break the barriers surrounding the stigma mental health has within communities and around the world. Through my experience, I’ve worked with individuals in outpatient settings and private practice. I have experience in providing individual, group, couples, and family therapy sessions. My area of focus and expertise includes PTSD, anxiety, mood disorders, and more. The settings I’ve worked in and my personal experience have shaped me to be the therapist I am today. My philosophy as a therapist is to treat each person as a unique individual, worthy of unconditional acceptance, compassion, and empowerment.
What should someone know about working with you?
My goal is to provide you with a safe and calm environment (complete with sprinkles of humor!) that will allow you to speak freely and overcome barriers. I’m here for you and it is my commitment to come alongside, challenge, and encourage you to become physically, mentally, and emotionally equipped to deal with life stressors while also developing a deeper understanding of yourself. We’ll work together to develop goals and work toward identifying and maintaining healthy relationships in your life. We’ll highlight your strengths and develop healthy coping tools that will allow you to pave your path toward the goals you want to achieve. You are not alone and you will not be alone; I’ll be there alongside you!
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I love to learn about the mental health field and take courses throughout the year! I am trained in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), which alleviates symptoms and emotional distress resulting from disturbing life experiences. Furthermore, I am certified in the grief recovery method, which is a training designed specifically to assist individuals who wish to heal and cope with loss through group and individual counseling. I plan to continue honing my skills as a therapist by attending trainings and learning more about the mental health field.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I’m excited about spreading mental health awareness and breaking the stigma surrounding mental health. I would love to see people of all backgrounds and generations normalize therapy and foster healthy communication and growth.
“My goal is to provide you with a safe and calm environment (complete with sprinkles of humor!) that will allow you to speak freely and overcome barriers.”