Zakeeyah  Khan

Zakeeyah Khan

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Accepting new clients for afternoon & evening appointments in Long Island City practice (updated November 26, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Life transitions
  • Mindfulness
  • Substance abuse
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Zakeeyah Khan is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Long Island City, NY who specializes in seeing individuals with anxiety, childhood trauma, and/or substance or alcohol abuse, including prescription medications. In addition, many of her clients are navigating major life transitions, like entering the working world, getting married, or becoming a new parent.

Zakeeyah draws from a variety of treatment modalities including Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gestalt Therapy, and mindfulness practices. She has found that CBT and mindfulness practices are especially effective in treating clients with Generalized Anxiety Disorder.

When working with clients with a history of trauma, including physical and sexual abuse, Zakeeyah takes an individualized treatment approach that takes into account the client’s needs and goals. She usually incorporates elements of Gestalt Therapy, breath work, mindfulness techniques, and chair work. Zakeeyah helps individuals develop a safety plan and learn new tools that they can use to cope in their daily life. She provides a safe space for her clients to approach trauma work, and allows them to proceed at their pace.

Zakeeyah is passionate about the work she does and wants to help her clients rewrite their story and leave sessions feeling empowered to take control of their life. Her office is conveniently located off of the E, M, G, and 7 subway lines.


Message to clients

Suffering in silence can be incredibly painful. You freeze up at the thought of sharing your story with others around you, afraid of their reactions. You’re angry at yourself for not being able to get it together, and you berate and belittle yourself daily. Whether you are struggling to cope with feelings of profound despair, manage an addiction, overcome marital issues, or transition careers, you second guess yourself at every juncture. You’re living in space of uncertainty and loneliness. And as much as you want to reach out, you continue to hide your truth out of fear and shame, putting up a guard that seems impenetrable.
You ache to get to the core of who you really are, to discover your zest for life. You want to make decisions with confidence and banish your self-doubt. You want to look at your partner and feel the shared love and understanding. You want to be defined by your strengths, not just your struggles; to embrace self-compassion, because you deserve it.
If you’re willing to take the first step towards feeling deeply connected to yourself, don’t hesitate to give me a call for a free, 15-minute phone consultation. I’m eager to get to know you, assist you in rewriting your story, and cheer you on as you take the steps to share it with wonder and pride.


Specialties

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

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

Mindfulness - Practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present

Substance abuse - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse


General expertise



Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $180 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $220 (60min)

Therapist's note

Zakeeyah can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Location(s)

Long Island City practice

45-28 21st Street

2nd Floor

Queens, NY 11101

Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 9:15am-7:15pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 9:00am-7:15pm
  • Sat 9:50am-4:45pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2018 - Present

Kafko Psychological Services, 2017 - 2019

Educational Alliance Center for Recovery and Wellness, 2014 - 2018

Employment Program for Recovered Alcoholics (EPRA), 2013 - 2014

New York University, MA, 2014

Adelphi University, BA, 2011


Languages

  • English

Client testimonials

Zencare client

Zakeeyah made me feel comfortable with discussing my needs.


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