Saima Hussain is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 10 years of experience in the field of mental health. She is known for her holistic approach to therapy, which combines evidence-based techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) with a focus on mind-body-spirit integration.
Saima has a passion for working with individuals from diverse backgrounds, including children of immigrants, Pakistani women and Muslims, to help them navigate life's challenges and break generational trauma cycles.
She has extensive experience in helping clients manage stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship issues.
My communication style
Saima's expertise in CBT and DBT allows her to teach her clients skills to help manage their emotions, reduce negative thinking patterns, and improve communication and relationships. Additionally, her holistic approach emphasizes the importance of self-care, mindfulness, and spirituality in achieving emotional well-being. Saima is dedicated to creating a safe and non-judgmental space for her clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. She believes that therapy is a collaborative process that empowers clients to make meaningful changes in their lives.
My journey to mental healthcare
Saima has dedicated her career to making a positive difference in the lives of others. With years of experience working in a variety of settings, Saima has found her true passion in private practice where she can provide personalized care to her clients and help them overcome life's challenges. Saima's career began in the field of adoption where she worked closely with families to facilitate the adoption process and provide support throughout the journey. From there, she moved on to working in acute medical settings, providing emotional and mental health support to patients and their families during some of their most vulnerable moments. While she has experience working with people of all ages, Saima particularly enjoys working with adolescents and women. She has a knack for building self-esteem and confidence in her clients, empowering them to live their best lives. Whether it's helping an adolescent navigate the challenges of growing up, or providing support to a woman as she navigates a major life transition, Saima is dedicated to providing the support her clients need to succeed. For Saima, the opportunity to change lives is what makes private practice so rewarding. She believes that every person has the potential to thrive, and she is committed to helping her clients unlock that potential through a personalized approach that meets their unique needs. With a compassionate and empathetic nature, Saima is a trusted ally for anyone seeking to improve their mental health and well-being.
My goals for you
Goals are client driven and collaborative. We focus on progress not perfection and specific behaviors/habits to improve daily quality of life.
My first session with you
Overall, the first therapy session for a person with depression is focused on establishing a supportive and collaborative therapeutic relationship, gathering important information about the person's history and current symptoms, and setting specific goals for treatment.