Sahar Hussain (She/her)


Anxiety can be crippling and debilitating. Learn effective tools to manage your anxiety so you have one less thing to worry about!

Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York, NY


About My Clients

Does it feel at times as though your brain takes over and your thoughts are repetitive, intrusive and create intense fear and anxiety? Giving yourself reassurance, avoiding the thoughts or distracting yourself only works temporarily until your brain comes up with another fear or thought, impulse or urge? The anxiety intrusive thoughts create can be debilitating and significantly interfere with work, relationships and quality of life. Therapy can incredibly helpful to manage your anxious brain.

My Background and Approach

I received my Masters from Columbia University and my training comprised of specializing in OCD and Anxiety Disorders under leading experts in OCD. I have extensive experience in treating Pure-O (Purely-obsessional OCD, including the various subtypes including but not limited to R-OCD, Harm OCD or violent obsessions, Homosexual OCD and so on). I also often work with clients presenting with Social Anxiety, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Health Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder and Perfectionism, Depression, performance and test anxiety, stress, life transitions and relationship issues. I use evidence-based approaches to therapy including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), which is the gold-standard treatment for OCD. I also apply principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I have a very collaborative and empathic approach to therapy. I strive to provide a safe and non-judgmental environment for my clients. I have a solution-focused and proactive approach to therapy and value evidence-based approaches, however I believe that life is not a formula. Whether you are starting out in therapy or you have discovered that past tools are not effective anymore and you find yourself more anxious or stressed, my goal is to meet you where you are at and work together to get you to where you want to be. I also feel therapy is about finding a good fit. I welcome you to reach out via email or phone for a 15-20 minute free consultation to learn more about my practice and how I can help you in your journey to live a more values-driven life.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Islam

At A Glance

  • Experience: 9 years of practice
  • Languages: English, Hindi, Urdu
  • Rate: $180 - 200/session


646-494-3080 Email Sahar
220 5th Ave
New York, NY 10001

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