Ayesha  Lakhani
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Ayesha Lakhani

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, LPC-S Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, RPT-S Master of Arts, MA Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Texas Accepting Online
Bellaire Accepting In-person
Updated November 24, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adolescent mental health
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Infertility counseling
  • Postpartum depression
  • Clinical supervision

Professional statement

Ayesha Lakhani is a Licensed Professional Counselor who is based in Bellaire, Texas just outside of Houston, who works with individuals across the lifespan, with a focus on teens and adults. Many of Ayesha's clients navigate feelings of stress, anxiety, and depression that have become overwhelming, and impact how they show up at school, work and in relationships. She works with clients to explore core beliefs about themselves, others, and the systems they exist within, working together to create strategies tailored for the client and where they are in their journey.

Ayesha's approach focuses on helping clients understand how their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are interconnected, so that they can begin to make specific change. She works to help clients identify and understand their physical response to external stressors, and begin to find ways to create calm and peace within themselves, to choose to respond rather than react in the face of change.

Ayesha is focused on ensuring that her clients see real progress: her style is interactive, non-judgmental, and creates a safe place for the client to be an expert of their lives and create change for their future. Ayesha understands the value in exploring past experiences and how they can impact present challenges, and works closely with clients to reframe the narrative of their life in a way that increases self-confidence and compassion.


Message to clients

Drawing on a desire to help people overcome obstacles in their personal relationships, my professional work involves counseling individuals in order to achieve conflict resolution and better communication. As a neutral third party, I am better able to identify the challenges my clients face and facilitate positive change.

Some challenges clients most face is the ability to communicate clearly and without fear of judgement. We tend to impose limiting beliefs on ourselves and create stories that justify our actions. We will work together to separate the false reality we create through our stories and begin operating from your actual reality.

Clients seeking therapy are usually at an impasse or transition in their lives or close relationships. Clients enter into a therapeutic relationship seeking a safe place to express themselves in a non-judgmental environment. We work on finding clarity about what brought you to the impasse and discover what direction you want to move.

Adolescents and young adults are faced with many challenges these days ranging from home life to school life to work life. Having access to social media also contributes to sometimes unexplained behaviors, emotions, and feelings.

Providing adolescents and young adults a safe place to talk, with someone whom they know will not judge them, tends to create an environment of free expression and trust. This allows the client the opportunity to process their desires, fears, and feelings. This process allows them to gain a deeper understanding of themselves and will help build confidence with self-expression.


Specialties

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Infertility counseling - Understanding infertility interventions and solutions; support during decision-making processes; coping with fertility problems and pregnancy loss

Postpartum depression - Coping with persistent feelings of sadness, exhaustion, and/or being overwhelmed after the birth of a child; developing strategies for more positive thought patterns and behaviors.

Clinical supervision - Offering professional supervision services for clinicians




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Ayesha Lakhani is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Texas)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9-5
  • Tue 9-5
  • Wed 9-5
  • Thu 9-5
  • Fri 9-2
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Bellaire practice
5959 West Loop South, Ste. 100, Bellaire, Texas 77401
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9-5
  • Tue 9-5
  • Wed 9-5
  • Thu 9-5
  • Fri 9-2
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 19 years


University of Houston - Clear Lake, MA, 2005


Licensure

Texas: 61484


Languages

English