Wardeh  Hattab

Wardeh Hattab

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Master of Social Work, MSW
New York Waitlist Online
Flatiron District Waitlist In-person
Updated September 2, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Cross-cultural counseling
  • Loss and grief
  • Trauma
  • LGBTQIA persons of color
  • Sex therapy
  • Chronic illness

Professional statement

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.


Message to clients

It can feel daunting to begin therapy. You may know you are struggling with your relationships, work, or personal fulfillment yet it can feel difficult to seek help. In my practice, I will work with you in a safe space to explore and address the difficulties the prevent you from living a fulfilling life.


Specialties

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO)
  • FIT Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $200 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $125 - $200

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
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Flatiron District practice
116 West 23rd Street, New York, New York 10011
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun

Work and Education

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


Licensure

New York: 084631

Texas: 104268

New Jersey: 44SC06017400


Languages

English