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About Me

As a former designer and entrepreneur, I bring varied experiences and perspectives to my work as a therapist.

I work with both individuals and couples looking to improve their relationships and their lives. I consider therapy to be a collaborative process. I work with students, entrepreneurs, business professionals, creatives, and other highly motivated individuals seeking therapy.

I believe that inherent in everyone is the ability to grow, develop, and self-actualize. I also believe that this is a life-long struggle that requires many teachers, trainers, loved ones - and therapists.

We will work together to help you learn the skills you can use throughout your life.

I’m privileged to work with people who are intelligent, sensitive, creative, and ready for self-reflection. I‘d be honored to help you on your journey to a more satisfying partnership and a better self-perspective.


Couples Workshops

Based on leading scientific research by marriage expert Dr. John Gottman, this workshop will give you the tools and the skills you need to get started on a journey of life long friendship and intimacy with your partner.

In this workshop you and your partner will learn how to:

  • Increase romance & intimacy
  • Manage conflict constructively
  • Build deeper connection
  • Gain skills to address problems
  • Create shared meaning
  • Maintain gains throughout your lifetime
Contact me for availability.

Workshop sizes are small, reserve your space now.

Tell Your Story, The way you want to tell it.

My approach is warm and collaborative. We would work together to address your specific needs and your desired goals. Starting therapy can be daunting, as such, I offer a free 10 minute consultation. I look forward to hearing from you.


Recent Writing


An Abundance of Understanding 

Another article about kindness. And this time I break it down further and answer some of your real questions about HOW to bring kindness into a hard discussion and WHY it's ok to be the one to go first.

"I don't know how to talk about my feelings"

Most of us were not taught how to share our feelings or even how to identify them. But once we learn how to name and share our feelings, we can deepen our bond and have a safer and more fulfilling relationship. So how do we do it? Read on.

Self Care for the Winter

If you spend time on your health, your mind, your spirituality, your appearance, does that make you self-centered? Or is it vital to take time to make your self more centered during these long winter months?


How can I help?

Weekly Therapy Sessions. We can work one-on one through weekly video sessions. My clients find it convenient and easy to get online and connect to therapy in the privacy of their own homes and to have continuity when traveling.

Individual Therapy

Now accepting new clients. I use a strengths-based approach to working with clients dealing with concerns such as anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, and life transitions.

I work with students, entrepreneurs, business professionals, and Muslim professionals living in the greater NYC area.

Couples Counseling

Now accepting new clients. Whether it is pre-marital counseling or marriage counseling, I use research-based tools (including Gottman Method Couples Therapy) to help empower you to make improvements in your relationship. My work is culturally-sensitive in my approach to teaching you to deal with conflict in a healthy way.

Seven Principles Couples Workshop

As a Gottman Leader I teach educational workshops for couples. The Seven Principles For Making Marriage Work is based on over 40 years of Dr. Gottman's research. This workshop will give you the skills you need to achieve a more satisfying relationship now and for the years to come.

Bringing Baby Home

Based on over 40 years of Dr. Gottman's research, this workshop will give you the skills you need to maintain romance and intimacy in order to provide a nurturing, healthy environment where your baby can thrive. Contact me to be informed of the next workshop.


Coming soon! This 21-day intensive is based on my mindfulness work with couples and on research from the Gottman Institute. For 21 days I will guide you, day by day, with activities, emails, and personal messages that will help you actively improve your mindset and lead you to a more positive approach towards your relationship.


Make An Appointment

Phone / E-mail / Twitter
  • 646-820-0895
  • @sanaazhyder
  • Sanaa Hyder Workshops
Office Location
The Center for Optimal Performance
16 E. 40th Street
Suite 1001
New York, NY 10016
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