She/Her/HersLicensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Sahar Hussain is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor located in New York, NY. Sahar specializes in helping individuals who suffer from the draining impacts of anxiety and OCD. Many of her clients arrive at therapy frustrated and emotionally exhausted from managing their symptoms, which include panic attacks, obsessive thoughts, rumination, or compulsive behavior. They find themselves stuck in thought patterns that lead to worry or fear. Often, Sahar’s clients’ anxiety or OCD leads to a level of depression due to the helpless feelings that they cause.
Sahar practices an evidence-based therapy modality called Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). This therapy modality helps clients break free from their cycles of anxiety, obsession, or fear. Clients gradually build up tolerance to what makes them anxious or stressed, all while Sahar offers compassionate support. Saha also uses mindfulness techniques in her therapy with clients. Clients learn how to be more present in their minds and their bodies, which can be helpful in better understanding their reactions as well as in grounding practices. This can look like meditations, deep breathing, body scans, or other mindfulness exercises which can help clients during their weekly routines.
Sahar earned a Master’s degree from Columbia University. She has nearly eight years of experience working with clients and is passionate about making sure that clients feel heard, understood, and valued. Her goal is to help clients live comfortable lives that are not interrupted by their symptoms.
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions
Panic attacks / panic disorder - Brief, intense periods of overwhelming fear or anxiety
PMAD (Perinatal or Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders) - Anxiety and OCD can become more pronounced during the perinatal or postpartum phase. PMAD OCD refer to obsessions (thoughts or images) concerning harm to one's baby.
Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
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
Sahar Hussain is accepting clients using listed insurances, paying listed fees, or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:
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Years of Experience: 9 years
Self Employed, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, 2017 - Present
Teachers College, Columbia University, MA, M.Ed., 2015
New York: 008270