Wardeh is a licensed clinical social worker with offices in Manhattan and Brooklyn. She works with adults struggling with trauma, sexual/relationship problems, grief/bereavement, chronic medical conditions, work difficulties, anxiety, and depression.
Wardeh has personal and professional experience with acculturation and specializes in providing cross-cultural therapy for multiracial/multi-cultural issues. Additionally, she also integrates specialized approaches in her work with queer Muslim identities and queer Middle Eastern/North African/South Asian identities. She strives to provide a non-judgmental and safe space for LGBTQIA+, kink, and poly persons of color.
Wardeh utilizes an eclectic approach that includes psychodynamic, relational, solution-focused, and cognitive behavioral therapies. With sessions that are client-focused, she takes time getting to know her clients before developing an individualized treatment plan that takes into account their background. She helps clients learn how to manage their symptoms and change their thought patterns while also exploring how past experiences have shaped who they are today.
When working with LGBTQIA+ clients, Wardeh understands that coming out may not be an option. Instead, she will validate their identity regardless of their decision to publicly disclose their sexual or gender orientation.
Wardeh deeply cares about each of her clients and wants them to feel supported on their journey towards healing and growth. Prior to working in private practice, she worked in hospital settings treating a variety of mental health conditions. She also facilitates a support group for the Middle Eastern/North African LGBTQIA+ community in NYC. Her office is located just steps from the Borough Hall subway station in Brooklyn Heights. She also meets with patients in the Flatiron neighborhood of Manhattan.
Cross-cultural counseling - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity. Knowledgeable from personal and professional experience working with Middle Eastern, North African, and South Asian communities.
Loss and grief - 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
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
LGBTQIA persons of color - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity as a person of color; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Sex therapy - Addressing emotional, physical, and biological concerns related to sexual intimacy and functioning; education and skill building around topics such as erectile dysfunction, orgasms, low libido, shame, and history of abuse; improving communication to realize a fulfilling sex life
Chronic illness - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress
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Years of Experience: 8 years
Columbia University , Counseling and Psychological Services - Senior Social Worker, 2021 - Present
Private Practice, Psychotherapist, 2016 - Present
Columbia University , Counseling and Psychological Services - Social Worker, 2020 - 2021
Kings County Hospital, Social Worker - Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program, 2018 - 2020
Bellevue Hospital, Adult Psychiatric Social Worker, 2013 - 2018
Metropolitan Center for Mental Health, Psychotherapist, 2014 - 2015
New York University, MSW, 2013
New York University, BA, 2008
New York: 084631
New Jersey: 44SC06017400