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Aïcha Nadifi, LCSW
I am passionate about helping you explore the wonderful complexities of identity, culture, family, gender, and race.

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Aïcha Nadifi, LCSW

Licensed In

NY

Approach

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Harm reduction, Motivational interviewing (MI), Psychodynamic, Solution-focused, Strengths-based

Therapy Style

I specialize in trauma and grief treating symptoms of depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and anxiety. I worked extensively with families in shelters throughout New York City who are survivors of violence. Working within such a large and complex system guided my work in creating a holistic approach whereby I look at all the elements that shape your experience of the world. I am passionate about helping you explore the wonderful complexities of identity, culture, family, gender, and race.

My approach in treatment is to work collaboratively, inviting you to examine your concerns and experiences without judgment, identify and expand on your treatment goals, and review progress. In a safe and empathetic space, we can reignite the many strengths you possess for wellness to counter barriers. I use a mixture of talk therapy, assignments, and mindfulness techniques to help cultivate healthy coping skills to work through challenges to live with more wholeness and ease.

Education

MSW - Social Work, New York University

License Number and State

NY 091779

Pronouns

she/her

What are your interests outside of work?

I enjoy traveling and spending time with family abroad. I love to bake and feeding those around me.

Why did you become a mental health professional?

As an immigrant, I witnessed the many challenges my family faced integrating into a new country with new customs. The new responsibilities, fear of adjusting properly and leaving friends and family are difficult to process alone. I became a mental health professional to offer a safe space to process challenges that often leaves one feeling alienated and to explore ways to live with more ease.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your mental and emotional well-being?

I stay active on a daily basis. I spend time with my niece and nephew who bring me joy, and I have a nighttime routine to support a relaxing atmosphere after a long day.

What book have you read more than once?

The Bell Jar. It was assigned to me in high school and I was instantly hooked by Sylvia Plath's illustration of mental health.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

Islamic Relief is a non-profit I've enjoyed learning from and supporting due to its countless efforts in bringing awareness and assistance to those in need on a global scale.

How do you recharge?

I enjoy a nice hot tea with a sitcom from my early adolescence.

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