Naseem is a Palestinian-American, advanced graduate student, and passionate about social justice. She is an intern at Grounded Wellness as part of her Master’s program at Adler University. Outside of school and work, she enjoys reading books, running, watching reality shows, and spending time with family and friends. Leading with the belief that “all the power lies within ourselves, so healing begins with us” (Yung Pueblo), Naseem works to help clients access their inner power so they are able to experience a more fulfilling relationship with themselves and those around them.
My Approach to Therapy
My approach to therapy is client-centered, meaning that I provide my clients with unconditional positive regard, empathy, and acceptance. My other approaches to therapy include exploring identities, recognizing the significance of self-love, focusing on personal control, and helping clients discover what they need. As a Palestinian woman, identity representation and advocacy are at the forefront of my approach to helping others. Your safety is a top priority. If there is anything I can do to help you feel comfortable in sessions, please do not hesitate to let me know. We create your therapy space together, where you take the lead in your journey.
M.A. in Counseling: Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Adler University) (anticipated graduation date: July 2022)
B.A. in Psychology, Minor(s) in Disability & Human Development and Sociology (University of Illinois at Chicago)