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Najiya Shanaa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C

Najiya Shanaa

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
Washington, DC 20010
Let's Connect (202) 915-7827
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I have two decades of experience working with people affected by trauma and assault, childhood abuse, PTSD, loss and grief, LGBTQ+ issues, substance abuse, depression, anxiety and other mood disorders. I enjoy working with adults of all ages who are in life transitions or who may feel stuck as they try to move forward professionally or in their personal relationships. My clients are a rich mix of all races, cultures, ages, genders/sexual identities and religions. I am personally aware of the multicultural social and relational issues that many face. In the end, what we all want is to find happiness in our lives.
We all want to feel valued, safe, connected and be loved for our authentic selves. Using a blend of psychodynamic approaches, including Brainspotting if wanted, we will address issues that hold you back. With more self awareness of why you are who you are, you are able to move forward authentically and intentionally - and shape the future that you want.
I know how hard it is when you feel "stuck" and unable to move forward. Or unsure why you are alone even though you know you have a lot to offer someone. Let's shut down the inner critic, help you believe in and become your authentic self, stop worrying about what others think and move you towards finding the happiness and peace of mind that you deserve.
Call or Najiya Shanaa now for a free 15 minute consultation - (202) 915-7827

My Practice at a Glance

Available online only

Washington, DC 20010

(202) 915-7827
All sessions are conducted online through the tele-health modality. I prefer emails to phone calls and will try to respond within 48 hrs.
I specialize in Anxiety, Depression and Relationship Issues 
$175 Per Session, I accept insurance 
Individual one-on-one therapy 
Let's Connect (202) 915-7827
Photo of Najiya Shanaa, LICSW, LCSW-C, Clinical Social Work/Therapist

My Practice at a Glance

Available online only

Washington, DC 20010

(202) 915-7827
All sessions are conducted online through the tele-health modality. I prefer emails to phone calls and will try to respond within 48 hrs.
I specialize in Anxiety, Depression and Relationship Issues 
$175 Per Session, I accept insurance 
Individual one-on-one therapy 

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $175
  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Venmo, Visa, Zelle

Insurance

  • Anthem | Elevance
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • CareFirst
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Out of Network
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Clients complete a Benefits Verification regarding insurance and I am open to a sliding fee for paying clients. We will figure it out.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (202) 915-7827
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Najiya Shanaa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
"
Clients complete a Benefits Verification regarding insurance and I am open to a sliding fee for paying clients. We will figure it out.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (202) 915-7827
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Najiya Shanaa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of District of Columbia / LC50077711 Najiya Shanaa
  • In Practice for 21 Years
  • License: Maryland Board of Social Work 13070 / 2022
  • License: Virginia 0904006269 / 2023
  • Attended Catholic University, MSW, Graduated 1995
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I have worked for decades both in the community and in private practice. I have two decades of direct service clinical experience and several years of post-grad training at The Washington School Of Psychiatry and other institutions. I am licensed in DC, VA and MD.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (202) 915-7827
Photo of Najiya Shanaa, LICSW, LCSW-C, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Najiya Shanaa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
"
I have worked for decades both in the community and in private practice. I have two decades of direct service clinical experience and several years of post-grad training at The Washington School Of Psychiatry and other institutions. I am licensed in DC, VA and MD.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (202) 915-7827
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Najiya Shanaa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues

Expertise

  • Addiction
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Bisexual
  • Codependency
  • Cultural loss and assimilation, immigration issues
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Lesbian
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Mood Disorders
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
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During our initial sessions, we will not only delve deeply into the issues at hand, but also understand how you got there, identify your distressing emotions and behaviors that you want to change, and what you can do to achieve those changes. Most of my clients see a gradual lifting of symptoms within the first month and sustained improvement thereafter.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (202) 915-7827
Photo of Najiya Shanaa, LICSW, LCSW-C, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Najiya Shanaa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
"
During our initial sessions, we will not only delve deeply into the issues at hand, but also understand how you got there, identify your distressing emotions and behaviors that you want to change, and what you can do to achieve those changes. Most of my clients see a gradual lifting of symptoms within the first month and sustained improvement thereafter.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (202) 915-7827
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Najiya Shanaa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C

Client Focus

Age

Adults

Participants

Individuals

Communities

Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Single Mother
Transgender Allied

Ethnicity

Black and African American
Other Racial or Ethnic Background

Age

Adults

Participants

Individuals

Communities

Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Single Mother
Transgender Allied

Ethnicity

Black and African American
Other Racial or Ethnic Background

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Attachment-based
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
  • Cognitive Processing (CPT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Interpersonal
  • ISTDP, Brain Spotting
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Trauma Focused
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My eclectic approach involves working towards deep self-awareness, the mind-body connection and healthy relationships. Brainspotting allows access to the inner brain for deep processing and used only if the client want to do so. Mindfulness and CBT techniques are learned to manage anxiety and other strong emotions. We work together collaboratively - you have the answers and I help you find them.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (202) 915-7827
Photo of Najiya Shanaa, LICSW, LCSW-C, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Najiya Shanaa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
"
My eclectic approach involves working towards deep self-awareness, the mind-body connection and healthy relationships. Brainspotting allows access to the inner brain for deep processing and used only if the client want to do so. Mindfulness and CBT techniques are learned to manage anxiety and other strong emotions. We work together collaboratively - you have the answers and I help you find them.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (202) 915-7827
Photo of Najiya Shanaa, LICSW, LCSW-C, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Najiya Shanaa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C

Location

Primary Location

Washington, DC 20010

(202) 915-7827
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All sessions are conducted online through the tele-health modality. I prefer emails to phone calls and will try to respond within 48 hrs.
Call for a free consultation now - (202) 915-7827
Photo of Najiya Shanaa, LICSW, LCSW-C, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Najiya Shanaa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
"
All sessions are conducted online through the tele-health modality. I prefer emails to phone calls and will try to respond within 48 hrs.
Call for a free consultation now - (202) 915-7827
Photo of Najiya Shanaa, LICSW, LCSW-C, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Najiya Shanaa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C