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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

 

What Does "Work on it" Really Mean?

I often tell my clients that a relationship takes a lot of work. More work than they probably anticipated. It's a myth that the right person just "clicks" with you because we are often attracted to people who push our buttons. So, we must put in some work. But what kind of work?
 

Podcast Episode 4: Kindness, Part 1: Being Your Best Self

In this episode we explore the role kindness and integrity plays in your relationship. In the early days of dating, we all work hard to be kind, to put our best selves forward. What happens after that? What happens in 6 months, a year, 5 years, 10 years? What’s the point of working on yourself and what is the impetus for being kind to a partner who is supposed to "get you" no matter what?  For additional reading, check out my article on kindness that appeared on The Gottman Blog.
 

Podcast Episode 3: Taking Couple's Therapy Home

You make an investment when you go for therapy - both in the therapist and in your relationship. So how do you get the most of it? In couples therapy, we offer a safe environment for couples - a place with rules, and a coach. But a therapist’s goal is to teach you how to develop these skills so that you can communicate in a healthy way. If you're in therapy with your partner, how do you use the skills you've learned and apply them when you get home? Tune in!
 
 

Services

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.

21-DAY POSiTIVITY CHALLENGE

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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