Clinical Social Worker / Therapist in New York, NY

Bushra Shaheen

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Repose Therapy & Wellness
Hi! I'm Bushra (she/her/hers). As a child of immigrant Desi parents, I understand the stigma and shame attached to therapy. Being familiar with a culture that often silences and invalidates experiences of trauma, I firmly believe that everyone deserves to live a life that is free of violence and that therapy is one way to heal and break intergenerational trauma.

I offer support that is compassionate, inclusive, and cognizant of cultural norms and expectations. Whether you are looking for a supportive environment where you can process trauma, going through changes, experiencing a crisis, or simply feeling unhappy with life and are unsure why, I'm here to offer guidance and support through the process.

I will work with you to provide support in exploring your identity, claiming your truth, being and accepting your authentic self (including your body), developing healthy ways of coping, regulating emotions, and honoring and building your strengths.

My approach to therapy is anti-oppressive, holistic, feminist, and intersectional. I am passionate about social justice and creating a safer, equitable, and inclusive future. I recognize that agency and resiliency are connected to a client’s multitude of identities and work collaboratively with clients to nurture a safe space that serves as a catalyst for healing.

I utilize an electic approach in therapy, drawing from ACT, TF-CBT, narrative therapy, the brain/body connection, and unconditional positive regard. Clients are the experts of their lives and I work alongside them to determine which approach works best for their unique needs. I firmly believe that therapy is a collaborative effort in which clients have choice and are encouraged to self-advocate.

I'm glad you are on the journey toward better mental health and I would be honored to embark on that journey with you. I currently offer remote teletherapy sessions so please feel free to reach out for a consultation.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Gender Identity / Transgenderism
 Adolescents  Grief and Loss
 Anger Management  Group Therapy
 Anxiety and Panic  Life and Wellness Coaching
 Arts Therapy (Expressive)  Life Transitions
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Loneliness
 Bicultural Difficulties  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Body Image Issues  Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Children's Counseling  Play Therapy
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Psychoanalysis
 Depression  Relationship Issues
 Divorce  Self Esteem Issues
 Domestic Violence  Stress Management
 Eating Disorders  Trauma and PTSD
 Educational Therapy  Women's Issues
 Family Conflict  Work and Career Issues
 Gay or Lesbian Issues
 Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)
Other Languages
Urdu, Hindi
New YorkNY 10001
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