Suha Albadawi, Therapist in Claremont, California — Zencare
Suha M Albadawi
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Suha M Albadawi

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Master of Counseling, MC
California Accepting Online
Claremont Accepting In-person
Updated August 17, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-esteem
  • Women's issues

Professional statement

Suha Albadawi is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist located in Claremont, CA. Suha is passionate about helping individuals, couples, and families grow their resilience so that they can overcome any of life’s challenges. She works with clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, relationship conflicts, past trauma, acculturation issues, and more. She provides a kind, empathetic space where clients feel comfortable talking about their thoughts, feelings, ideas, and dreams.

Suha draws from many different therapy modalities in her practice. She utilizes The Gottman Method with couples to help them sort through difficult conflict and grow healthy bonds. She also practices Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based therapy, and Solutions-Focused Brief Therapy with clients, so that clients learn how to set strong boundaries, regulate their emotions, and grow their self-esteem. Her goal is to empower clients to make healthy changes in their lives to that they feel good about themselves and their relationships.

Suha earned a Master’s degree from Argosy University. She is certified in The Gottman Method up to Level 3. Her practice philosophy is that all humans want to feel peace, love, and safety. Through providing an unconditional positive regard for each client, she helps them establish these components throughout their lives.


Message to clients

Cultural sensitivity is an important part of my practice, especially since I grew up as a first-generation Muslim and Palestinian in the United States. My worldview consists of a responsibility on this earth to be kind, giving, respectful, and loving to all humanity and do good for the whole. I believe, when I heal one client, I have impacted everyone around them and that is what motivates me to continue working as a licensed mental health professional.

My clients express their gratitude for my support, empathy, understanding, and unconditional regard; they feel safe to speak their minds without being judged. I start with a biopsychosocial assessment to get an overall picture of my client’s mental processing, social experiences, and physical health. This helps me understand where my client is and helps to meet my client where they are in their lives. I also conduct a self-esteem assessment because I believe that is the root of most mental health issues. Next, I work with my client to understand the presenting problem and what they would like to achieve in therapy. Once the goals are collaboratively agreed upon, the therapeutic process begins.


Specialties

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

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Loss, grief, and bereavement - 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

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

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Initial session: $150 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Psychiatric Diagnostic Evaluation : $185 (90min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Closed

Claremont practice
440 W. Baseline Road, Suite B, Claremont, California 91711
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years

PERSONAL CONNECTIONS THERAPY, INC., OWNER, 2021 - Present
AMSCI, AMFT, 2015 - 2021

THE GOTTMAN INSTITUTE, LEVEL 1, 2, 3 , 2016


Licensure

California: 126823


Languages

Arabic

English