Bushra Shaheen is a trauma-informed therapist who acquired her graduate degree at Hunter College where she specialized in Global Social Work practice with immigrants and refugees. She has worked with adolescents and adults experiencing issues related to gender-based violence, specifically domestic violence and sexual assault, in addition to mental health concerns such as anxiety and depression.
She works with clients to provide support in claiming their narrative, recognizing and honing in on their strengths, as well as developing and strengthening adaptive coping skills, healthy decision-making skills, and emotional regulation skills.
Bushra centers an anti-oppressive, holistic, feminist, and intersectional approach. She recognizes that agency and resiliency are often connected to a client’s multitude of identities and works collaboratively with clients to nurture a safe space that serves as a catalyst for healing.
Bushra utilizes an eclectic approach in therapy, drawing from components of TF-CBT, narrative therapy, and brain/body connection. Bushra believes that clients are the experts of their lives and works alongside them to determine what approach works best for their unique needs. She firmly believes that therapy is a collaborative relationship in which clients have choice and are encouraged to self-advocate.