Hi! I’m Malahat Baig-Amin, LICSW, LCSW, CDV, CTS.
I believe that with the right kind of support, we can find our way through and thrive.
I became a therapist because I know that having the right kind of support and tools can make a difference. I believe that we fundamentally know what we need, but when we’re busy striving or are caught in getting things done, we don’t always pay attention to what our body and mind tells us.
I help people lower their stress and anxiety by helping them connect with their strengths and abilities, and clarifying what’s most important to them. With some effective tools and awareness, you can lower your anxiety, feel more solid, and be able to think clearly to resolve the important issues.
I received my Master's of Science degree in Social Work and International Social Welfare from Columbia University (1995) in New York. After completing my graduate work, I conducted post-graduate research on violence against women with a focus on immigrant communities through collaboration with community-based organizations and academic institutions.
Prior to becoming a therapist, I worked overseas with several UN agencies including the UNHCR, UNICEF, and The World Bank Group as a consultant as well as private non-governmental organizations on women and children’s health.
The combination of my professional training, academic / community-based research, and clinical work in the US and abroad inform my work with clients.