Tala Abu Rahma

Counselor/Therapist, LMSW
 therapist: Tala Abu Rahma,
In-Person in Manhattan, NY 10016
Online in New York
As an Arab-American therapist of color, I understand the value of working with a therapist who understands different cultural backgrounds, and believes that political and social structures create and worsen depression and anxiety symptoms. I will help you grow through empowerment, self-exploration, and building on your inner strengths. We may also explore your core beliefs about yourself and identify how these narratives are playing out in your life. Our work will help you develop and maintain healthy relationships, develop positive coping strategies, shift thinking and behaviors, or come into a confident self. We will work collaboratively to develop a treatment plan and I will meet you where you are with empathy and acceptance. My approach is an integration of psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral modalities, which means I will explore the way you experienced the world from birth until present to identify habits and behaviors that have become roadblocks to living in alignment with the person you want to be.

Client Focus

Session Format: Individual sessions.
Age Specialty: Adult, Elder, Young Adult
Demographic Expertise: LGBTQ+, Muslim, Women clients.
Languages: English, Arabic

Treatment Approach

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Feminist
  • Multicultural
  • Psychodynamic
Approach Description: The premise of psychodynamic therapy is making the unconscious (what is not readily in our awareness) conscious. The techniques of this modality help you gain insight into your inner processes and behaviors that you may not be consciously aware of. This process helps us become aware of patterns that occur in our behaviors, thoughts, emotions, and relationships. This theory also holds the belief that our past experiences greatly impact our current experiences and relationships. CBT posits that problems people experience are based on unhelpful ways of thinking and on learned patterns of unhelpful behavior. One way to find relief from day-to-day problems is to learn better ways of coping with these thinking and behavior patterns. There are a number of well-researched strategies I will use to help you recognize when you fall into old patterns and examine whether those thoughts and behaviors are helpful.

Education & Credentials

Tala Abu Rahma LMSW
  • Female
  • License # 121081
  • Licensed in New York
  • Practicing Since 2020


  • Average Session Fee 195
  • Affordable sliding scale therapy: apply if you may be eligible.
  • I offer an honor system-based sliding scale.
  • Accepts Insurance
  • Aetna, Humana, Northwell Direct

Tala Abu Rahma Practice Details

Therapy Sessions
  • Available In-Person in Manhattan, NY 10016
  • Available Online for residents of New York
  • Online Therapy Details: Zoom
Tala Abu Rahma Practice Description
I utilize LifeMaps, a collaborative treatment plan where you can track your progress and see your therapy notes. It will allow you to be directly involved in creating your care plan and tracking your progress during our work together. As we continue to experience and witness political and systemic injustices in the U.S. and around the world, I hope to provide a safe space for you to process your experiences whether personal or political.

Practice Overview

347 5th Avenue
Available both in-person and online
4 Years Experience

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