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Fariha Newaz, LCPC, CADC

“If you want to live a life you’ve never lived, you need to do things you’ve never done.” Jen Sincero

Insurances I Accept:

  • BCBS PPO
  • BCBS HMO Northshore
  • Humana
  • Optum
Ages I work with:
  • 12+
Languages I speak:
  • English
  • Bangla

Hello! I am Fariha Newaz (Fah-ree-ha, she/her/hers)

I am a therapist that works with teens and adults. Come with me on this topsy-turvy adventure of therapy that explores shame, boundaries (what are those?!), and how your emotions impact every aspect of your life. Let’s look at patterns, challenge belief systems, learn about how our intergenerational trauma shapes us, and create new narratives. I live for plot twists, and the latest news in your life. We start where you are and only by getting to know the most real version of you can we navigate the therapy world. And we do it together. I’m also here to celebrate your wins, big and small! I am a CIS gendered, first generation, South Asian woman.

I love working with:

  • Teens with anxiety and depression and substance use
  • Young adults struggling with life’s transitions
  • Adults just trying to get through the day
  • New mom’s adjusting to being a mom
  • Children of Immigrants/ first generation
  • South Asian identifying clients

Some of my approaches include:

CBT, just talking it out, motivational interviewing, asking hard hitting questions, exploring shame through Brene Brown’s work, identifying much needed boundaries, and respectfully challenging your thinking patterns. I like to grab relevant strategies from a variety of approaches because I know therapy is not one size fits all. I do this all with a sprinkle of laughter and support along the way.

HOW I HELP

The relationship between us is going to be the strongest tool we have. I believe that you have the power and strength to grow and change from within. I provide a safe, nonjudgmental space where you can explore your fears and worries. I trust that our relationship will help you stay accountable to your own goals. Your most authentic self is what I ask of you and I know it can take some time to get there, that’s okay. I am invested in you and as you commit to your own growth, you will learn tools to overcome obstacles. The goal isn’t that hard things won’t happen, but that when they do, you have the skills to work through them. You are not defined by what brings you into counseling and together we can help you be the best you.

What it’s like in session with me

First, let’s start with getting comfortable. I will have a blanket in session, I am always cold, even in the summer. Bring your coffee, plop your feet up, take your shoes off, do whatever you need to do to get comfortable. We will probably laugh during session and sometimes talk about random things like what you are binge watching (Last Kingdom for me). Sometimes you won’t even know you got hit with some therapy. I want the session to be as comfortable as possible because it’s easier to grow when we feel comfortable with ourselves and each other.

More about me

Outside of work, I love to travel, dance, read, eat, hang out with my friends, partner and 11 month baby. I know lots of random movie and tv show trivia, I love Harry Potter but don’t support the author, and we just bought a house that is a new terrifying yet exciting adventure. My most ideal day is when I can laugh and be in direct sunlight! Having had a baby in the last year, we love watching my chunky monkey sleep through most things that we take him to. I’m just here to live my life trying to do ALL THE THINGS. Hope to meet you soon!

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

Schedule your first appointment. For follow up appointments (existing clients), please contact your therapist at 773-774-4444.

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