Life Lessons for Twentysomethings

Dear twentysomethings, Have you read The Defining Decade by Meg Jay? No? You should! I always thought that 30 was the new 20. My twenties were supposed to be about traveling, exploring and finding myself. Thought that too? Well, according to psychologist Meg Jay, that’s not exactly 100% true. The twenties are supposed to [...]

By |2018-10-23T20:26:57+00:00October 24th, 2018|Fariha Newaz, self growth|1 Comment

Boundary Basics

Setting boundaries is an important life skill. We all need boundaries because they help protect us, but they help out the other people in our life too.  A boundary marks a limit and we all have limits. Boundaries come in many forms in our lives and it’s important to know what your boundary is, [...]

By |2018-07-05T17:13:29+00:00July 26th, 2018|Fariha Newaz, self care|0 Comments

Your Identity : Who Are You?

Identity Series Part One Identity: Who are you? Join me in this 3 part series where we explore our identity. Part one will focus on what is identity, part two is about where our identity comes from and part three will go over how your identity impacts your life. We often do not talk about [...]

By |2019-05-14T21:05:21+00:00January 30th, 2017|Fariha Newaz, self growth|0 Comments

Therapy, Culture & Stigma

By: Fariha Newaz, LCSW, CADC Going to therapy does not make you crazy, it does not mean that something is wrong with you. But in my culture, being South Asian American (Americans of Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, Bangladeshi, etc. descent), it is not discussed. We don't talk about depression, anxiety, or the fact that sometimes [...]

By |2019-05-14T21:10:37+00:00October 27th, 2016|Fariha Newaz, therapy|0 Comments

How to Get the Most Out of Counseling

If you are trying therapy out for the first time or maybe returning to counseling, I hope the information below if helpful as you start this journey. Something tells me you are in counseling because you want something to be different, and that has lead you here. Here are some tips to help you make the most [...]

By |2019-05-14T21:12:05+00:00September 2nd, 2016|Fariha Newaz, therapy|3 Comments