About me

“The greatest gift you can give yourself on the path to healing is showing up; with your whole self, emotions, and vulnerabilities. Honoring yourself is the first step to achieving inner peace and self discovery.”

AS A FIRST GENERATION CHILD of two parents who immigrated from Pakistan, I recognize the challenges and barriers placed upon a community who lacked access to mental health resources. Resources that could have change the outcome of their own lives.

HAVING EXPERIENCE working with teens, young adults, families, and parents I understand that therapy is not a one size fits all guide. I work to tailor sessions based on the clients needs while create a warm and welcoming environment.

I STRONGLY BELIEVE in the power of the therapeutic process and strive to create a safe and empowering space that encourages clients to develop trust, share and process their vulnerabilities and traumas, and achieve life long growth. I believe in the importance of collaborative process and that clients are the authors to their lives.

MY HOPE is to guide you along this path with genuine empathy, empowerment, humor, and some tough love along the way. Utilizing a client centered, strength based approach with Cognitive Behavioral Techniques, Attachment Theory, and a Trauma Focused lens, I work to support clients in sharing vulnerabilities and past traumas.

I HAVE EXPERIENCE in working with clients who have anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADHD, life transitions, relationships challenges, communication struggles, parental/child issues, and everyday life stressors. As a certified yoga teacher, I frequently utilize mindfulness and meditation techniques throughout sessions to support you in achieving stability throughout treatment.

SHOWING UP is the hardest part and it would be my privilege to walk along side you throughout this journey of self reflection and growth. Book a free consultation here to discuss working together!

Please note, I am ONLY in-network with NYU Wellfleet and Columbia University’s Aetna Preferred Plan insurance for enrolled students. My rates are $200/hour for individuals and $250 for couples/families. Navigating out-of-network insurance benefits is confusing and I am happy to simplify the process by offering curtesy claim submissions for your reimbursement. Learn more about the benefits of using out-of-network benefits in this helpful article and this article about how you may save you time and money by not seeing an in-network therapist. Happy to answer all questions! Until we meet, be well. ~Beenish

Qualifications & Practice Details

License Number: 1126020-01

License State/Territory: NY

Additional Credentials:

  • Licensed Master Social Work, State of New York
  • Certified Trauma Informed Yoga Instructor
  • Licensed Master Social Work, State of Connecticut
  • Advanced Trauma Training
  • Trauma Sensitive Yoga and Meditation in the Criminal Justice System

Insurance Plans: United States

Prescribe Medication: No

Practical Details

Types of Clients
Young People
Older Adults
Session Types


  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Depressio
  • ADHD
  • Life Transitions
  • Teen to Adult transitions
  • Young adult transitions
  • Family and relationship issues
  • Parent/Child conflict
  • Life stressors management

Therapeutic Modalities:

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • Client Centered Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Attachment Theory
  • Family Systems Theory

Client Focus

  • Teens
  • Young Adults
  • Adults
  • Parents/Child
  • Families
  • Couples
  • BIPOC & Individuals of Color
  • South Asian community
  • Immigrants

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