Saadia Z. Yunus, MA, LMFT earned her Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Hofstra University in New York and is a graduate of the Institute of Islamic Sciences. She is experienced in working with individuals, couples, families, and groups from many ethnic backgrounds and religions.She is skilled in the modalities of structural family therapy, solution-focused therapy, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. She has also completed Level 1 training of the Gottman Method couples therapy.
Working within systems theory, the individual is seen through his/her wider connections, such as the family and society. Importance is given to the strengths, resources, and resilience of the individual and couple or family system.
Her approach to therapy is to ensure that clients are comfortable, appreciated, and motivated to believe in their ability to transform their situations. She works with clients to help them grow in self-esteem and inner strength. Sessions are completely confidential and professional. The client’s cultural, familial, and religious beliefs are held in high esteem and are incorporated in helping him/her work on the issues at hand. An encouraging, non-judgmental approach to therapy enables clients to believe that positive change is possible.