Farah is a licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) with experience working with children, adolescents, emerging adults, and families in multiple private practice and agency settings. As a child advocate and supporter of early intervention, she is passionate about the power of therapeutic play. Farah pairs attunement with the integration of evidence-based, relationship-focused play therapy engagement that fosters the use of all five senses.
Many of her clients may face various challenges, including anxiety, neurodiversity, ADHD, mood/self-esteem, social skills deficits, interpersonal conflict, separation, and divorce. Additionally, she works to support strengths in her clients’ cultural identities and is especially fond of working with culturally diverse families. When working with children, she utilizes movement and other mediums such as art, painting, and drawing.
Farah’s therapy approach cultivates a warm, accepting space for her clients. Farah builds on her clients’ abilities and strengths and empowers them to cope with life’s challenges. She works with her clients through an integrative approach that co-mingles family systems, strengths-based, and cognitive-behavioral interventions. She empowers clients to develop deeper connectedness with others and more positive attitudes about themselves. She aims to develop self-awareness and self-compassion and to foster new, more functional coping skills. In her work with children, she uses play-based and sensorimotor approaches and works collaboratively with parents so they can support each other and help families thrive.
Farah earned her Bachelor of Arts in social work and psychology from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and her master’s degree in clinical social work and behavioral health at the University of Maryland, School of Social work.
Farah holds certifications in Family Therapy through Jonah Green and Associates, LLC and in Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS). She is currently pursuing a certification in Play Therapy through the Association for Play therapy (APT).
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