Lama Khouri is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Midtown Manhattan who provides talk therapy and goal-oriented coaching to clients across the lifespan, with a focus on working with young adults and international students. Lama is uniquely sensitive to the challenges of people from diasporic backgrounds, including those who identify as Middle Eastern, Asian, Hispanic, and other minority populations. In addition to support for depression, anxiety, relationship, and parenting challenges, Lama also helps clients navigate acculturation, loneliness, homesickness, and the balance between traditional cultures and personal identity development.
Lama's approach is trauma-informed and integrative, centered on the needs of each individual. She begins by meeting the client where they are, striving to understand the underlying cause beneath current challenges, and then layering on coping skills to challenge negative thought patterns. For clients with a trauma history, Lama offers Prolonged Exposure and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).
Lama has a special interest in working with bicultural couples and parents raising children in a culture that is different than the one in which they were raised. In addition to her work with individual adults, Lama also offers group therapy, and welcomes children and adolescents with developmental disabilities to her practice, accessible by the 28th and 33rd Street subway stations.
Identity & acculturation - Support navigating the balance between cultures, stress surrounding migration and relocation, and finding one’s own voice from a non-majority perspective
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Emotional eating - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating
Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support
Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Substance abuse - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health
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Private Practice, 2004 - Present
Teachers College, Columbia University, Researcher, 2012 - 2017
New York University, MA, 2004
London School of Economics and Political Science, MA, 1986
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