Insha RahmanLCSW

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What would be important for someone to know about working with you?

Life ebbs and flows in cycles, and through the therapy process I am committed to assisting clients in making positive shifts and gaining resiliency. For the therapeutic relationship to be effective, my expectation is that clients demonstrate the same level of commitment. One of my favorite quotes is 'You get out of it what you put into it!' I offer empathy and support during therapy sessions, but I am also directive about the working towards goals. I assign weekly homework tasks because I believe that in order to replace negative thought patterns/behaviors, it takes practice (outside of weekly sessions) to generate positive change.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

Life can be challenging and I believe that people can transcend emotional wounds within a safe and supportive therapeutic relationship. My style/approach to therapy is a delicate balance of offering empathy and understanding, along with providing directive and goal-oriented strategies to bring about positive change. I work collaboratively with clients, first in exploring problematic issues and negative patterns (of thought or behavior), and then in formulating the most appropriate treatment plan. I draw from a variety of therapy modalities that include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy.

In what ways does your personality influence your approach to therapy?

I'm inherently a positive person, who believes in the resiliency and ability of people to overcome barriers and negative experiences. My personality is both lighthearted and pragmatic, meaning that as a therapist I work in a goal-oriented manner with clients, but balance that with a realistic vision of the end result. Therapy is a rewarding process for clients who stay the course!





Family issues

Women's issues

General Expertise


Work Stress

Relationship Issues


Social Anxiety

Adolescent mental health

Anger management

College & graduate student issues

In-Network Insurance

All Savers Insurance


Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare

Oxford Health Plans


UnitedHealthCare (UHC)



First Session


Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Family Session

Individual Session


Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Interpersonal Psychotherapy

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Psychodynamic Therapy

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy


CA, LCSW, 23718


MSW, Clinical Social Work, University of Southern Claifornia

Work History

I have worked in a variety of settings, including hospitals, community based clinics, and at a group private practice (for the past four years). I have extensive experience providing individual and/or family therapy to adults of all ages.


Remote therapy, Arcadia, 91006, CA