Shahreen Awal is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of New York with a graduate degree in Mental Health Counseling. She has experience providing individual, group, couples and family therapy sessions to individuals who are experiencing life’s stressors, including issues with addictions, behavioral issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, and schizophrenia. Her area of focus and expertise includes working with a wide range of mental health needs, such as PTSD, anxiety and mood disorders.Additionally, Shahreen assists clients who are struggling with losses, relationships, stress, anger and self-esteem.
Shahreen is certified in Grief Recovery Method, a training designed specifically to assist individuals who wish to heal and cope with loss through group and individual counseling. She is also trained in assisting clients who have symptoms of trauma, utilizing Trauma-Informed Treatment Protocol to assist clients in addressing and coping with trauma, in addition to utilizing Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), which further alleviates symptoms and emotional distress resulting from disturbing life experiences.
Shahreen's theoretical orientation is an integrative approach which incorporates humanistic, psychodynamic, and cognitive behavioral ideologies. This allows her the flexibility to give individualized care for her clients. This integrative approach is an opportunity for the client to explore his or her own thoughts and feelings in a safe environment, while exploring the root causes of their core beliefs and learning to challenge them, develop healthy coping tools and feeling a sense of empowerment. Overall, Shahreen's philosophy as a therapist is to treat each person as a unique individual, worthy of unconditional acceptance, regardless of his or her personal circumstances.
Interpersonal conflicts - Skill-building to increase interpersonal efficacy and decrease discomfort in social settings; boosting self-esteem
Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
Loss and grief - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance
Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
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Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Purposeful Living Mental Health Counseling, 2019 - Present
Shiloh Consulting, 2016 - 2020
Baruch College, MA in Mental Health Counseling, 2017
New York: 009350
New Jersey: 37PC00787700