Humaira  Naushad

Humaira Naushad


Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Updated December 27, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Race & cultural identity
  • Trauma
  • Spirituality & religion
  • Women's issues

Professional statement

Humaira Naushad is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of New York. Humaira Naushad works with students and working professionals who reside in New York experiencing various mental health issues, life transitions, relationship issues and racial/cultural identity issues. Speaking to a therapist allows you to get insight about how your emotions affect your behavior in ways that you may not have understood before. Humaira’s goal for clients are to guide them towards a fulfilling journey to present the best version of themselves!

Humaira's main approaches are Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy although she derives from other modalities based on the client's goals and needs. CBT is an evidence-based approach that helps clients understand how their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are interconnected. Psychodynamic therapy aims to uncover emotions, thoughts, beliefs and early life experiences that may affect one’s worldview and relationships with others. ​​Humaira challenges clients to explore the root cause of their symptoms, gaining new awareness into their emotional and relationship patterns. She provides a safe space for clients to feel heard and work on themselves in session. Humaira motivates clients to implement coping skills and techniques they have learned in session to utilize throughout their life.

Therapy is an experience that may be different for each person but it is curated to your issues and goals which will be discussed during our first consultation call. Humaira is currently providing only telehealth sessions at this time.

Message to clients

Therapy is one of the best decisions you can make for yourself but it can feel nerve wracking. I want to make therapy comfortable and relaxing for everyone from the beginning. I want to achieve a strong therapeutic relationship by getting to know more about you in our first session. I use a warm, empathetic and non-judgmental approach in meeting where you are today and guiding where you want to go. My goal is to provide a safe space in which you feel comfortable to speak about your concerns, issues and goals. Understanding your core values, needs, wants, and goals will help bring out the best version of YOU!


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

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Spirituality & religion - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman


  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna)
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • FIT Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $160 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $120 - $160
  • Initial session: $180 (60min)

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
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • As needed


Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9AM-6PM
  • Tue 9AM-6PM
  • Wed 9AM-6PM
  • Thu 9AM-6PM
  • Fri 9AM-3PM
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years

Private Practice, Therapist, 2020 - Present

EMDR Institute , EMDR Level 1 & 2 , 2022
Touro College, M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, 2018
Albert Ellis Institute , Rational Emotive and Cognitive Behavior Therapy , 2018


New York: 010592-01



Therapy Groups

Humaira  Naushad
South Asian Self Care Healing Circle

This group will begin January 4th, 2024 and will run every week. This group is for South Asian female adults.