Natasha Haroon, LPC, LMHC
Languages spoken: English, Hindi, Urdu
It can be difficult to open up about your personal struggles to a stranger. Many racial/ethnically diverse clients find it to be a distinct challenge: “we can’t find a therapist who understands our cultural/religious beliefs & it is too emotionally exhausting to explain it.” In this journey of self-exploration and coping with life’s struggles, the last thing you need is a counselor that you need to educate, feel fearful to talk to about culturally sensitive issues due to judgment or stereotypes, or to feel retaliation from someone who is supposed to provide you a safe space. Therapy should be a non-judgemental, safe space filled with understanding, empathy, and care. Natasha provides a culturally competent, unbiased, safe space to address these issues. She aims to always make you feel comfortable, respected, and give you the insight and support that you need.
Natasha works with families, couples, children, and adolescents. She specializes in faith-based counseling for both individuals and couples as well as traditional counseling, depending on your specific needs. Her areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, PTSD, substance abuse disorders, exhibited suicidal ideations, relationship concerns, and many other struggles of development throughout various life stages. Using a variety of therapeutic interventions, she has effectively helped her clients with anger management skills, learning healthy coping skills, reducing their anxiety, improving their stress management skills, mindfulness-based practices including meditation, effective communication skills, boundary setting and much more.
“Vulnerability is not winning or losing; it’s having the courage to show up and be seen when we have no control over the outcome. Vulnerability is not weakness; it’s our greatest measure of courage.”
Out of Pocket Price
$120 per 50 minute session
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Licensed to Practice In:
Issues that I Commonly Treat
Substance Abuse Disorders
What services do you provide?
I provide a variety of services, including individual therapy, family therapy, relationship therapy, faith-based counseling, and premarital counseling. I work with children and adolescents as well as adults.
Do I have to be Muslim to see you as a therapist?
While I do specialize in Muslim faith-based therapy, I am happy to work with people of all faiths. I find that my experience as a Muslim woman, a minority, and someone who came from a family of immigrants, I can help connect to those who feel like they are on the “outside” in many ways. My goal is for you to feel comfortable with me. As for me feeling comfortable with you, it is important to note that my comfort with a person is not based on their religion, but on their ability to be honest and vulnerable, no matter what they believe.
If my values, feelings, or struggles conflict with the Muslim faith, will you try to change them?
My goal as a therapist is to help you discover your own truth and process and accept that. Whether you are coming to me for faith-based counseling or not, I will help you navigate this using your own values as a moral compass. This may mean examining your values, as well. I provide my knowledge about the Muslim faith only when asked and if necessary.
What if I don't feel comfortable with you as my therapist?
How do you deal with culturally sensitive issues?
I understand that in many cultures there are issues that people fear discussing due to it being reported and fear that legal matters will take precedent. I listen and empathize with my clients and understand that decades-old cultural norms sometimes can’t be changed, but they can be altered in the way we handle situations pertaining to them. If a situation comes up that needs to be reported, I discuss with my client safe and effective ways of handling the matter, and I explain the steps I will take in how to proceed. Before our therapy together begins, I explain the limits of confidentiality and the client receives a copy explaining the limits, and when they can be broken.