A warm welcome to you! Please see some questions and answers to help you get to know me:
Q: What was your path to becoming a therapist?
A: I became a therapist because I am intuitive, empathic and reflective by nature. I really enjoy connecting with people.
Q: What should someone know about working with you?
A: Some of the topics I work with include life transitions, caregiver strain, and trauma (divorce, religious, bullying, etc.). I am allied with many populations including and not limited to: LGBTQ+, veteran, divine feminine, and BIPOC communities. I seek to hear YOU - in the way you have been seeking and deserve.
Q: What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
A: I am a trauma-focused therapist. I continue to grow in the field and consider a variety of therapeutic frameworks and interventions while working with each person as an unique individual. For example, I recently became trained in EMDR. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is an evidence based treatment that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. It is widely assumed that severe emotional pain requires a long time to heal. EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma (https://www.emdr.com/what-is-emdr).
Q: How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
A: My years of experience in the field have made me attuned to identifying and resolving the core issues blocking your path. I am passionate about helping others realize their inner strengths through the use of insight and open listening. Being a small part of that transformative and sacred journey is the reason I became a psychotherapist. The main principle that guides my practice is remembering that each one of you is deserving of exceptional therapy customized to your unique individual needs and goals.
Q: What else should someone know about working with you?
A. My name is Mohanne or just “Mo.” I would like to offer you the gift of actually being heard as, together, we unlock the power of your possibilities. I attended therapy on and off for many years before I realized that I was not actually being heard in the way I needed to be. I embarked on a journey of self-discovery that led to my much-needed and deeply transformative healing. I would love to connect with you on your journey and be a part of your desired outcomes.
I offer free phone consultations. Reach out to me at MohanneLCSW@gmail.com or (917) 947-9222. I am looking forward to hearing from you. Take care and may you be well.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker