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Mehar Ahuja(She/Her/Hers)

Mental Health Counselor - Limited Permit, MHC-LP
New York
Anxiety - Couples counseling-Personality disorders-Suicidal ideation-Emotion regulation-Worthlessness-
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Professional statement

Mehar accompanies individuals and couples on a journey of self-discovery marked by authentic care and unwavering support. Valuing the tapestry of human diversity, Mehar acknowledges the impact of culture, spirituality, sexual orientation, and gender identity on self-perception. Through relatable analogies, she becomes a trusted companion on your personal growth voyage.

With a Master's in Mental Health Counseling from NYC's Yeshiva University, Mehar blends academic prowess with practical experience as a former special educator in New Delhi. Her Honors bachelor's degree in Psychology from Delhi University and a Counseling Diploma from Amity University further enrich her insights.

As part of Gaya Therapy in Manhattan, Mehar offers both in-person and remote sessions. Following a Dialectical Behavioral Therapy approach, she integrates mindfulness and creativity to help individuals navigate anxiety, depression, self-esteem, multicultural identity, and life transitions. For couples, Mehar focuses on nurturing communication and intimacy using Humanistic and Cognitive-Behavioral methods.

Amidst New York's vibrant backdrop, Mehar's therapeutic haven provides a space where diverse narratives find resonance and empowerment, fostering meaningful growth.

Message to clients

Imagine life as a thrilling rollercoaster of emotions, where relationships bring both delight and challenges. It can sometimes feel like a delicate tightrope act, adapting to others' needs while fearing abandonment and doubting your self-worth. Mood swings, like wild twists and turns, can disrupt your daily journey.

Allow me to help you navigate these emotional highs & lows, by cultivating valuable skills to bring balance and harmony to your life. Let's nurture curiosity &embrace acceptance one session at a time.

I like to give interesting analogies to my clients which might resonate you and sometimes may feel like a bad dad joke. But together let's communicate what works for you and does't. Like anyone else I too am a work-in-progress.


New York: P123472


English, Hindi, Punjabi


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

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Personality disorders - Support reducing emotional suffering and addressing relationship challenges

Suicidal ideation - Support living with intense pain, distress, and feelings of persistent hopelessness; strengthening meaningful relationships and experiences in one’s life

Emotion regulation - Learning how to effectively manage the ups and downs of intense emotions; developing coping skills to use in a variety of settings to calm oneself and to give an appropriate amount of space to emotions

Worthlessness - Developing an understanding of how the feeling of worthlessness impacts one’s daily life; exploring the origins of a sense of worthlessness and growing self-esteem to feel empowered and confident


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Mehar Ahuja 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 (45min)
  • Sliding scale:$100 - $200
  • Couples sessions:$215 (45min)
  • Family sessions:$220 (45min)

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