About Somer Saleh, LMFT
There comes a time in life where you realize that something is not working. For individuals, this thought has been in the back of your mind but you choose to ignore it. For couples, you may feel like you’ve tried everything and are unsure on what to do for the relationship. Therapy can be a space for this kind of introspection, and I am here to help guide you on this path. As human beings, we are constantly playing tug-of-war with our wants and needs, mixed in with family pressure, social stressors, and life's everyday demands. Take a moment and think about what it is that you want.
Together, we can work on these goals and rewrite the story of life.
As an integrative and holistic therapist, I help individuals and couples uncover unconscious thoughts, feelings and ideas that have kept them feeling trapped in a cycle that is holding them from their true potential in life. I provide a thoughtful, engaging, and non-judgmental space for us to explore family dynamics and social systems that have shaped and created them into the human being that they are in this very moment.
I utilize an affirming framework that embraces a person's intersectional identities and cultures. Every individual is unique, and I use an individualistic approach that falls within a systemic framework. I believe that we all have the power to live a positive, healthy, and beautiful life.
Together, we can work on cultivating a world that aligns with your true authentic self.
Aside from clinical therapy, I am also the Chair-Elect of the NY Marriage and Family Therapy Network, which is geared towards advancing the profession and practice of marriage and family therapy to professionals across New York State. I also work with the Muslim American Society, providing mental health access and psycho-education to the Muslim community. I am a current member of the American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA), and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT).
Somer's Areas of Interest:
- Family of origin issues
- Family Conflict
- Marital & Premarital Counseling
- Relationship Issues
- Life Transitions
- Spiritual Issues
- Religious Issues
- Navigating Intersectionality