Tazin  Banu

Tazin Banu

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
New York Accepting Online
Manhattan Not Accepting In-person
Updated May 3, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Race & cultural identity
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues

Professional statement

Tazin Banu is a Licensed Master Social Worker based in New York City, New York. She specializes in intergenerational trauma, racial/cultural identity, life transitions and grief.

Tazin sees clients in private practice where she works with adults who are experiencing a broad range of difficulties, including depression, anxiety, issues with self-esteem, body image and managing relationships.

Tazin is also the Founder of Bengali Mental Health Movement, a non-profit organization that provides culturally-sensitive, linguistically-accessible mental health resources to the local Bengali community.

Tazin’s therapy approach is psychodynamic, and she integrates somatic grounding techniques, journaling, and mindfulness practices to support clients’ coping in a more holistic way.

Tazin has previously worked with families, children and adolescents, offering therapy to those navigating the child welfare system. She has utilized approaches such as play therapy and dyadic attachment therapy, and uses these experiences to strengthen her relationship with clients.


Message to clients

Taking care of yourself can be difficult, especially now during a global pandemic. You might have experienced financial hardship, changes in employment, strained relationships with family members or partners, a sense of confusion/helplessness, or painful loss. If you find yourself feeling isolated, depressed, or overwhelmed by stress, you are not alone.

Whether it be exploring past traumas, discussing challenges with self-esteem, or addressing concerns related to identity, therapy can be a tool that empowers you to live a more fulfilled life.

I hope to support you by building on your strengths, helping you make sense of your life experiences, and creating greater healing for your mind and heart.


Specialties

Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity

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

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Tazin 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: $130 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $130
  • Initial session: $130 (45min)

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
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly

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 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm
  • Tue 2pm
  • Wed 11am, 2pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Manhattan practice
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

Years of Experience: 1 year

Kip Therapy, Psychotherapist, 2021 - Present
Bengali Mental Health Movement, Founder, 2018 - Present

Smith College School for Social Work, Masters in Social Work, 2020


Licensure

New York: 112032-01


Languages

Bengali

English