Anika  Banu

Anika Banu

Mental Health Counselor - Limited Permit, MHC-LP
New York Accepting Online
Manhattan Not Accepting In-person
Updated January 18, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Relationship issues
  • Life transitions

Professional statement

Anika is a New York state mental health counselor. Her therapy style can be described as warm, supportive, interactive, and empowering. Her specialties include, ADHD, depression, anxiety and trauma. She has experience working with adults, adolescents, children and families. She also works with schools, helping children with psychological, behavioral health issues, and special needs.

Anika has a psychodynamic and evidence-based approach to therapy, using such proven methods as Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Person-Centered Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy and Filial Therapy. Her therapeutic approach is individualized for each client, based on your specific needs.


Message to clients

My goal as your therapist is to support and empower you to focus on your strengths in order to become the best version of yourself possible. I help my clients cope with the psychological and emotional difficulties that underlie our unhealthy thoughts and behaviors. I am multi-culturally trained to work with people from diverse backgrounds. I ensure that regardless of sex, race, orientation, each client is treated equally and with respect in a safe, welcoming environment.


Specialties

ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Anika Banu is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $95 - $150
  • Children/adolescent : $150 (50min)
  • Parental Coaching: $150 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Manhattan practice
850 7th Avenue, 602, New York, New York 10019
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

The ATTN Center, Psychotherapist/Mental Health Counselor, 2020 - Present

Long Island University, M.S Clinical Mental health counseling, 2020
PESI, Inc , Advanced Trauma Treatment for Children and Adolescents Certificate, 2020


Licensure

New York: 107332


Languages

Bengali

English