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Rama Yousef,
LPC Associate

Supervised by Tom Stevens, LPC-S, RPT-S

In a world filled with expectations and judgment, it is amazing that any of us make it through the day without going completely insane. Most of us barely make it out alive and are left buried in anxiety about being good enough, our children being bad kids, our friends and family not understanding us, and exasperation as we try to keep the whole family together while navigating the world of judgment.


This struggle is pervasive because it lies at the core of being human and our innate desire to be authentic to ourselves and loved for our authentic self. True connection can only occur when we connect with others as our genuine, authentic selves, but our fear of rejection has us hustling a false identity to fit in. This puts us in a cycle of constant anxiety, disconnection, and frustration.


I am all too familiar with the struggle to be myself as a family member, a friend, a professional–in every avenue of life we are pressured to fit in rather than be authentic. It robs us of the connection we biologically need to survive. Now, I use neuroscience and the natural power of play to help us find and express our authentic self. 


This process of exploration is messy and difficult, but I stick with you and your family every step of the way to help you stay regulated, courageous, and connected while we find the authentic you and build the skills to express that authenticity in your everyday life. Adults find parts of them they long forgot, and along with those parts they find peace and joy. They also recognize their inner strengths and are empowered to grow these strengths and feel more confident and comfortable with who they are.


Parents learn about their children on the deepest level and gain strategies to help children use their strengths to navigate our world in a healthy, happy, and successful way. Children connect with their body experience, build regulation skills, and learn to communicate with the adults around them.


The journey can be long and vulnerable, but at the end of this journey families are happier, healthier, and equipped to navigate their lives successfully.

Rama works with:

  • Women, Parents, Children (1-20 years)

  • Emotional Difficulties (anxiety, depression, anger, etc.)

  • Life Struggles (death, divorce, grief, transitions)

  • Traumatic experiences for women and children

  • Neurodivergence (ADHD, SPD, Dyslexia, Autism, etc.)

  • First and second generation immigrants and minorities

Rama specializes in:

  • Women’s issues

  • Neuroaffirming therapy

  • Play Therapy

  • Religious Trauma

  • Cultural identity




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