Samina Hasan, LMSW
University of Michigan – Ann Arbor (Masters of Social Work, August 2012)
State University of New York at Binghamton (Bachelor of Arts/History, May 2007)
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Solution Based Therapy
- Life Transitions
- Bilingual (Hindi/Urdu)
Samina’s experience has been primarily in the field of Geriatrics helping individuals work through depression, anxiety, grief and loss and life transitions. She is a strong proponent of a strength based approach that incorporates elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness. She believes acceptance, compassion and respect are central to the therapeutic process. Samina helps to identify what supports and strategies will help her clients best manage the challenges they are facing, while still meeting clients where they are. She works with her clients in building self-awareness, which she believes will assist in identifying triggers, emotion regulation and self-empowerment.
Alongside working with the Geriatric community, Samina has a special interest working with immigrant and minority populations. As an immigrant herself, she has a great respect and understanding for the challenges that community faces. She was born in India and is bilingual in Hindi/Urdu. Samina is also interested in working with women’s issues, such as infertility as she has experience in helping clients facing grief and loss.
Why Samina Became a Therapist
I believe that being in a space where we can feel understood is critical to healing and moving through our lives with a feeling of inner peace. My goal is to help my clients create the lives they crave through understanding, awareness and self-acceptance. I genuinely love what I do.
How Samina Lives Authentically
I live authentically by always staying honest with myself and accepting my strengths and as well as my weaknesses. We are all a work in progress and the journey towards self-improvement is just as important as the destination.