Sahar  Khoshakhlagh

Sahar Khoshakhlagh

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Doctor of Psychology, PsyD
New York Accepting Online
Chelsea Not Accepting In-person

Dr. Sahar is currently offering lower fee therapy for individuals and couples impacted by COVID-19 and the current economic circumstances

Updated October 7, 2020

Specialties & Expertise

  • Individual counseling
  • Couples counseling
  • Premarital counseling
  • Family therapy and family of origin issues
  • Intimacy topics and challenges
  • Infidelity and affair recovery

Professional statement

Dr. Sahar Khoshakhlagh (Dr. K or Sahar) is a Doctor of Psychology in Marriage & Family Therapy with a private practice in the Chelsea/Flatiron District of New York City. She works with individuals, couples, and families struggling with a variety of challenges and is passionate about working with members of the LGBTQIA community, especially in relation to identity development.

Dr. Sahar is relational and supportive and utilizes an eclectic system’s approach, including mindfulness, trauma informed care, and emotion focused therapy to address a merit of challenges. She focuses on enhancing a client’s strength by helping people get in touch with who they are and what they want out of life.

When working with couples, Dr. Sahar helps each partner learn to build compassion for the other’s journey and empowers couples to break negative cycles that keep the relationship stuck. Her practice is open to all couples, including those in polyamory and non-monogamous relationships.

In the spirit of Ubuntu philosophy, collaboration and care become an integral part of the therapeutic relationship as Dr. Sahar supports her clients inner journey. 

Her office is a walking distance from Madison Square South Park and Traders Joe’s and is easily accessible from 23rd Street 6 Ave Subway Station on the F/M line. She looks forward to meet you. 


Message to clients

Your sense of self is derived from your daily experiences, including your history, culture, education, and influences from your caregivers. Experiences are formed through the activation of your biological sensory system. Sensations are processed by your mind, and your thoughts about them produce an array of emotions.

These emotions color your impressions of the world, which taken together, define your truth about life. If you are not aware of your belief systems, your thoughts and emotions will wear you down.

Thus, I will empower you to change your life’s circular patterns by guiding you to identify the details of your belief system. Your ability to recognize destructive thoughts and emotions will empower you with the freedom to choose and create a new belief system; ultimately giving you the opportunity to live the quality of life you deserve.

Recognition of feelings is important to self-awareness because feelings are clues to your thoughts, behaviors, and belief systems. However, I won’t promote alternate interpretations to your feelings—rather, I will ask process questions to promote thoughtful reflection. For example, I might ask you what you think about your pain, rather how you feel about your pain.

My objective will always be the same regardless of your symptom, religion, culture, gender and/or sexual identity. I will meet you where you are at. I will listen, validate, empathize, and provide compassion so you can pass the barriers that hold you back from living your potential.

Overall, my mission is to provide you with quality of therapeutic services. I intend to support you not strictly as an individual, but as a person in the context of your relationships. I do this because healing takes place within relational contexts, including your therapeutic relationship with me.


Specialties

Individual counseling - Working with individual adults struggling with life stressors and/or adjustments in daily living

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

Premarital counseling - Permits a proactive approach by addressing potential areas of concern in a relationship, before they become a serious problem (i.e. wedding plans, finances, sexual & emotional intimacy, etc.)

Family therapy and family of origin issues - The belief that everyone in the family system is part of the solution. Boundaries, family structure, communication, and respect are some of the areas that are explored

Intimacy topics and challenges - Addressing emotional, physical, and biological concerns related to sexual intimacy and functioning; improving communication to realize a fulfilling relationships

Infidelity and affair recovery - Providing a safe and neutral environment for couples to explore and develop a plan forward from infidelity and affair issues within the relationship




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents

Insurance

Sahar Khoshakhlagh is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $120 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $80 - $120
  • Couples sessions: $140 (45min)
  • Family sessions: $160 (45min)

Location(s)

Chelsea practice
116 West 23rd Street, Suite 500, Room 19, New York, NY 10011
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 8:00am-7:30pm
  • Wed 8:00am-7:30pm
  • Thu 8:00am-7:30pm
  • Fri 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat 8:00am-4:30pm
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 8:00am-7:30pm
  • Wed 8:00am-7:30pm
  • Thu 8:00am-7:30pm
  • Fri 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat 8:00am-4:30pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2010 - Present
Institute for Community Living, Program Director, 2008 - 2017

California School of Professional Psychology, Doctor of Psychology in Marriage & Family Therapy, 2013
New York University, MA in Applied Psychology, 2002
California State University, Fullerton, BA in Psychology (Minor: Peace Studies), 1999


Languages

English

Farsi