Somaly is a Licensed Master Social Worker based in New York City. Prior to being in private practice, she worked in mental health outpatient and inpatient settings, with both adults and adolescents.
Somaly is a first-generation queer Asian American clinician and practices from an anti-oppressive lens where she acknowledges how systematic oppression influences our mental health and inner narrative. Somaly was raised Buddhist and incorporates Buddhist philosophies into her work such as mindfulness, non-attachment, and integrating mind, body, spirit.
Somaly worked at The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Center providing individual and group therapy to queer and trans/gender non-conforming folks. She is particularly sensitive to the issues regarding trauma, intrusive thoughts, anxiety, stress, grief, and life transition.
She combines an insight-oriented approach that allows clients to learn and build self-awareness of their inner drives. Her practice prioritizes client’s goals so she can help them target and change behavioral patterns. Somaly believes that there is no one size fit all to therapy. She takes a collaborative approach to incorporate client feedback into the work to create an individualized plan for each client, where all parts of them are welcome. Her approach ranges from traditional talk therapy to somatic (body) based practices such as EMDR.
You can schedule a free phone consultation with Somaly to share what you're looking for and learn more about Somaly's practice. Please note that at this time she can only provide virtual sessions due to the pandemic but she plans to provide an in person option in 2022.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance
BIPOC identity and related stress - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity as well as acknowledging the institutions we live in and how that affects us
LGBTQIA topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Somaly Nou is not in-network with any insurances.
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Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Accepts HSA and FSA as well
Silberman School of Social Work, Master of Social Work, 2020
New York: 109775