Are you consumed with negative thoughts and emotions? Does it feel like you are stuck in your situation or your own mind? Are you struggling with feeling a sense of inadequacy? Have you tried to solve the problems in your life on your own and realized you need help from someone else? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you have made the right choice by being here.
And I know this is hard. You've likely been debating seeking help for months, if not years. But I'm so glad you found me and have taken the courageous step of being here. I'm confident that together we can work to help equip you with the necessary tools to help you face and overcome these challenges. Whether you're struggling with depression, low self-esteem, or anxiety, it is important that you know you don't have to be alone in this journey.
"Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us."
I have the experience to help you achieve your goals, overcome these struggles, and live a more fulfilling and meaningful life. I understand no two individuals are the same, and I tailor our sessions together to address challenges unique to you. We will work together to understand the root cause of your struggles and address those issues with long-lasting strategies, helping you get closer to the life you've always wanted.
If you're ready to work towards the life you've always wanted, I'm ready when you are. Contact me today and let's get to work.
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Hello, my name is Nausheen Yunas, and I'm a licensed clinical psychologist working out of Woodbridge, Virignia. As an introvert, I've always been a "thinker" and because of that, was drawn to psychology from a young age. I have also gone through struggles of my own that have increased my ability to be empathic and compassionate which makes me feel like my job is a calling rather than "just a career." I know how isolating it can be to feel like you are alone in your struggles and I am honored that I get the chance to be a part of the healing process. I believe in the power of authentic human connection and my goal is to provide that in a therapeutic setting.
While my doctoral and masters level training did prepare me well to deal with a wide range of psychological issues, I particularly enjoy working with people struggling with self-criticism and low self-esteem. I am passionate about teaching self-compassion and helping individuals feel empowered and strong in their sense of self. Another specialty I have is working with second generation young adults and adolescents struggling with intergenerational conflict with their first-generation parents. My own upbringing as an American born Pakistani gave me direct experience of how much stress this can place on adolescents when they are "stuck" in the middle of two cultures.
Research shows that the quality of the therapeutic relationship or the alliance between therapist and client is the number one predictor of successful treatment outcomes. Therefore, I place a great deal of emphasis in fostering the relationship I have with my clients. Like any relationship, the quality of the therapeutic relationship depends on the "fit" between the two individuals. I value authenticity, compassion, transparency, non-judgement, vulnerability, and radical acceptance of my clients. I primarily use cognitive behavioral, mindfulness and self-compassion interventions but am a strong believer in tailoring therapy to the clients' needs.
Whether your challenges are internal, external, or both, I welcome the opportunity to see life through your eyes and assist you in living a life that you WANT to live. I look forward to working with you!