Pashmina  Rashad

Pashmina Rashad


Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New Jersey Not Accepting Online
Bernardsville Accepting In-person
Updated October 31, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Cultural adjustment
  • Existential crisis & challenges
  • Life transitions
  • Men's issues
  • Relationship issues

Professional statement

Pashmina Rashad is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor based in Somerset County, New Jersey, who works with adults across the lifespan. She has a particular focus on working with high functioning professionals who are going through major life transitions, struggling with feeling confident in their self worth, or dealing with relational issues. Many of her clients come to her in need of support as they try to navigate multiple roles and relationships at the same time. Often, at times of major shifts in life stages, people experience seismic changes in their identity and this is informed not only by their past experiences but also by the culture around them. Our cultural backgrounds, religious sensibilities, race, and gender roles all work together to shape how we deal with the many seasons of life. Pashmina is experienced in helping her clients to examine their context with a bird's eye view while also exploring their unique experiences to help enlighten, strengthen and heal themselves so they can thrive.

Pashmina uses a developmental lens along with an evidence based Cognitive Behavioral approach to help clients learn the skills they need to understand what they are experiencing. She helps clients gain insight into the thought-feeling-behavior loop they might be stuck in so that they can practice how to reframe underlying belief systems that do not serve them. Pashmina believes that even in the midst of a crisis, therapy can help clients make lasting gains that help them grow and evolve. She works to cultivate a safe and trusting environment where clients can dig deep and master offering themselves compassion and accountability.

Pashmina is happy to be back in the office offering in person sessions while providing telehealth sessions to those who need them. She is currently accepting new clients in her Bernardsville office.

Message to clients

In my eyes, the most unique aspect of the therapeutic relationship is the opportunity to engage in a conversation where the only agenda is to help and support you. Very rarely do we have space in our everyday lives to have another person be wholly and singularly committed to truly hearing and seeing us. As a therapist, this is the gift I love giving my clients: a space that is truly for you.

When you are working me, my first goal is to help you feel safe, accepted and seen. While I offer a space free of judgment, I am not a passive therapist who acts only as a sounding board. Our sessions will be full of genuine curiosity, compassionate challenge, and gentle guidance that is designed to help you realize your goals. I use a combination of exploration and education to help you learn the skills and strategies that will be most helpful to you. We will also work together to help you recognize, name, and own your strengths because I believe that replacing negative narratives about yourself with positive truths will ultimately serve you best.

Ultimately, the goal of therapy is to help you find the patterns and wounds that hurt you and start to heal them while also strengthening the qualities you already possess. And if we can both learn a bit along the way, all the better.


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

Cultural adjustment - Acclimating to a new environment; managing stress and coping with feelings of loss and separation from familiar people and places

Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Men's issues - Expertise in working with adult men; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges and promote physical and mental health

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


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


Pashmina Rashad 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: $160 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $210 (50min)


Online Sessions (New Jersey)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10 am - 2 pm
  • Tue 10 am - 2 pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 10 am - 2 pm
  • Fri 10 am - 2 pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Bernardsville practice
75 Claremont Road, Suite 304, Bernardsville, New Jersey 070924
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8 am - 2 pm
  • Tue 8 am - 2 pm
  • Wed 8 am - 2 pm
  • Thu 8 am - 2 pm
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

SUNY New Paltz, M.S. Mental Health Counseling, 2008


New Jersey: 37PC00827500