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.