Shama Goklani is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the Financial District and Midtown, Manhattan, with expertise in relationships, life transitions, couples counseling, self-esteem, anxiety, and depression. She specializes in working with adults of all ages who want to improve the stories they tell about themselves. As a first generation Indian American, she is especially empathetic towards the social interactions to explore topics of racial identity, acculturation and privileges.
Shama offers an integrative approach, empowering her clients with the skills to tackle difficult thoughts and patterns while increasing understanding of their inner narrative. Shama also uses Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) modality to help individuals process attachment/relational issues as well as trauma.
Shama takes a culturally-sensitive, non-judgmental, and empathetic approach, taking special care to make her clients feel genuinely heard and understood. She engages her clients in a way that helps them gain insight into their thoughts and feel more connected to others and their inner self.