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Shamima Akhter, Psy.D

Current Availability:

Monday-Friday 9am-2pm; 3pm-7pm Saturday-Sunday- 9-12pm

Shamima Akhter remote and phone therapy in New YorkShamima Akhter remote and phone therapy in New York
Provides therapy in New York

About Me:

  • My clients describe me as:

    In a session my approach is inviting, warm, and present. I bring my genuine self to every session and express unconditional support for clients.

  • Something to know about my approach is:

    I picture clients in the driver's seat and I'm there to support them as they explore where they want to go. I empower clients to lean into different experiences and encourage clients to try different skills and exercises to meet their goals.

  • Together, we will:

    Explore past experiences that resulted in feeling lost in relationships and in yourself. We will then explore who you want to be and what makes life meaningful or you. Through these steps clients can have a life where they feel connected and safe.

  • I specialize in working with people who:

    Struggle with feeling connected to themselves and others. Often clients share feeling anxious and insecure in relationship and express a fear of not being valued in relationships. We incorporate values, communications skills, and self-acceptance.

  • I became a therapist because:

    I have always loved sharing in someone's story and helping them through their journey. It is rewarding when clients have moments of insight/clarity.

  • Something that stands out about where I offer therapy is:

    Clients appreciate my being real and genuine in sessions, and shared they feel more connected in sessions because of this. I also welcome feedback.

More Details:

In-Network with:

Aetna, Cigna, Oscar Health, Oxford Health, UnitedHealthcare

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