Farah is an advanced standing, MSW, student intern who was thrilled to join Jonah Green and Associates in the fall of 2021. She is especially passionate about working with both teens and individual adults that may face a wide variety of challenges including, but not limited to, anxiety, ADHD, mood/self-esteem, social skills deficits, and/or interpersonal conflict.
Naturally empathetic, Farah’s approach to therapy is to cultivate a warm, nonjudgmental space that feels meaningful and engaging. Farah strives to promote protective factors by building on her clients’ individual abilities, strengths, and past successes. As a social worker, Farah empowers her clients to cope with developmental crises they will be forced to navigate by using direct interventions and tailored treatment service plans, based on clients’ specific needs. She engages with her clients’ family unit by creating awareness of their emotional influence and how their behaviors effect and impact each other. Farah brings the ability to create awareness to parents on healthy ways that siblings can contribute to the support process without causing harm, anxiety, or stress. In her work with emerging adults, she is committed to working collaboratively with parents so they can support each other and help their teens thrive.
Through the use of an eclectic integrative approach that co-mingles a family systems perspective and behavioral interventions, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, she works with her clients to normalize their lives, equip them with the right tools, and empowers them to strive towards deeper connectedness and more positive attitudes about themselves. As an engaging communicator, she models how a strong sense of self and identity can be achieved by cultivating self-awareness, practicing self-forgiveness, fostering self-acceptance, and being able to identify one’s triggers. Most importantly, she promotes the functioning of individuals, families, and organizations by helping her clients learn new behaviors.
Farah earned her Bachelor of Arts in social work and psychology from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. She is currently earning her master’s degree in clinical social work, behavioral health, at the University of Maryland, School of Social work, as an advanced standing student.
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