Shamima Akhter (she/her/hers)

Psy.D
Accepting Clients

What I love most about the work I do is that moment of "Aha!" that clients experience after exploring many paths and finding the right one.

Clinical Psychologist in New York

About My Clients

You're slamming the alarm clock; it was another night of broken sleep. You're feeling drained and wishing for a moment of peace and happiness. You are constantly giving to others when you're running low and rarely have time for yourself. You feel pressures and stress piling up and weighing on your shoulders. You want to reach out for help but are scared of being vulnerable and driving people away. At night when you lay down to sleep, the thoughts are racing and the worries return.

My Background and Approach

Therapy can help you find the understanding, support, and acceptance you seek in your relationships and in yourself. Although I'm trained as a generalist psychologist, my passion is helping individuals feel connected with themselves and with others. Through a variety of lens such as looking at past experiences and exploring past relationships, clients can achieve insight into different patterns. We then use different tools such as challenging your thoughts, finding a balanced way of thinking, expressing gratitude, and communicating to helps clients reach their goals. Through exploring your values, processing your thoughts and emotions, and discovering who you are, clients can connect with others in a meaningful way

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe the root of psychological health concerns are negative experiences; many of which we couldn't control. What we can focus on is how we react to those events and how we grow from them. A strong value of mine is validating our thoughts and feelings and moving away from harshly judging ourselves. I also think the root of healthy relationships is strong communication. It is alright to feel scared of reaching out and it is important to hold that fear and let others know. As a South Asian female, another passion of mine is working with people of color and helping immigrants with their experiences.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Islam

At A Glance

  • Experience: 3 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $175 - 175/session

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