Meet the Team
Yasmin Naaman, LMHC, LPC
I am a licensed mental health counselor by trade, but what does that really tell you? I am a Dilemma Detangler, a Motivation Master, a Calmness Coach, and a Doubt Demolisher. I’ll let you in on a little secret. Everything you need to cope with the struggles you’re going through is inside of you as you read this. My job is to act as a mirror so that you can truly see yourself for the first time. I will act as a sounding board for you to start the conversations that you need to have with yourself and potentially with others. I provide a safe, non-judgmental and confidential space where you can feel free to express yourself and be as open as you feel comfortable.
As for the nuts and bolts, I received my bachelor’s degree from Hunter College, CUNY in Psychology with Special Honors and my master’s degree from Baruch College, CUNY in Mental Health Counseling. I am licensed in mental health counseling and specialize in working with individuals who need help learning to cope with stress, anxiety and depressive symptoms. I also have vast experience working with clients who have survived trauma during various stages of life. I am an expert at time management and organization.
Mona El-Shahat, M.S., NCC, MHC-LP
I am a Mental Health Counselor who believes therapy is a collaborative journey. I take a person-centered, holistic, empathetic and culturally sensitive approach to help clients work towards achieving their goals. My overall clinical approach is to help clients create meaning and find purpose in their lives. I operate from a multicultural lens and utilize a client-centered, trauma informed approach in my work. I provide a confidential, open-minded and supportive space where you feel seen, heard and understood. Through this collaborative journey we will work on setting and meeting your goals.
I received a Bachelor of Science degree from St. John’s University in Health & Human Services and a Master of Science from SUNY College at Plattsburgh in Mental Health Counseling. I am also a national certified counselor through the National Board for Certified Counselors. I have a broad range of experience working with a wide array of clients. I specialize in working with individuals and groups and have successfully worked with college students and emerging adults for the past 5 years. My specialties include, but are not limited to life transitions, anxiety, stress, relationships, self-doubt/self-esteem, mood disorders, personality disorders, body image, family, conflict, trauma, grief and loss, identity, social justice, career transitions, intimate partner and sexual violence.
I have worked with a diverse group of people with a primary focus on underrepresented groups including BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), biracial, multiracial, LGBTQIA+, immigrant and first-generation communities, international students, Muslim communities and women.
You are the expert of your life. I am here to help you find positive ways to cope and make the changes you seek to find a healthy balance and become the best version of yourself. Everything you need to make change is within you, let’s get to work!