Salwa is a Licensed Graduate Marriage and Family Therapist who joined Jonah Green and Associates in 2021. In the last two years, she provided individual, couple, and family therapy at the Center for Healthy Families at the University of Maryland. Salwa worked with clients on a variety of topics such as depression, anxiety, emotion regulation, transitions, establishing boundaries, exploring identity and sexuality, and improving communication. She has experience working with clients of diverse cultures, religions, race, ethnicities, and sexualities. Salwa has worked with clients of various ages – children, teenagers, young adults, and adults. She enjoys connecting with her clients and helping them build on their strengths to grow and heal.
Salwa strives to build strong relationships with clients and takes a collaborative approach when working with them. She works to foster a safe, non-judgemental, and empowering environment that provides clients with the ability to be authentic and open with one another and themselves. Salwa collaborates with clients to understand what their goals for therapy are and to tailor her treatment approach to what fits best for their needs. Salwa is trained in a variety of approaches to therapy with a focus on family systems. As a therapist, she uses a combination of techniques and interventions to address clients’ goals including, mindfulness, art therapy, play therapy, narrative therapy, solution-focused therapy, Bowenian therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, experiential therapy, and structural therapy.
Currently a doctoral student at the University of Maryland, Salwa hopes to combine her clinical background with the research experience she is gaining in her current program. After receiving her Dual degree in Biology and Secondary Education from the University of Maryland, she taught public high school, where her experiences in the classroom motivated her to return to school to obtain her Master’s degree in Couple and Family Therapy at UMD.
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