Liza Ibrahim, LPC

Liza Ibrahim LPC

Liza Ibrahim, LPC
Montclair, NJ

I am a bilingual Licensed Professional Counselor and have experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families in clinical and school settings since 2012. I earned a Master of Arts and Education Specialist degree in Professional Counseling and School Counseling from Seton Hall University in 2015. I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Rutgers University in 2009.

I have worked in a private practice setting with culturally diverse individuals across the lifespan coping with a variety clinical presentations and substance-use disorders. I have also worked as a school counselor in an urban elementary school with children ages 5-13. My experience in both clinical and school settings have helped me to become skilled in addressing anxiety, depression, trauma, bullying, school-related/academic concerns, behavioral difficulties, social difficulties, low self-esteem, and other clinical concerns. I have a passion and dedication for helping children, adolescents, and adults cope with complex difficulties, resolve problems or conflicts, and enhance their quality of life.

I am fluent in English and Arabic and enjoy working with clients of various age groups and cultural backgrounds. I believe that to be a successful therapist, one must be able to empathize and connect with clients. My practical view of the function of counseling is that it is a journey of self-exploration by the client which is meant to improve his or her level of self-awareness and self-understanding. I make it a priority to support clients’ in identifying, developing, and utilizing resources to successfully solve problems and cope with other struggles in their lives. I truly believe in creating a nurturing and warm environment to help develop rapport and to maintain a healthy client/therapist relationship. Clinically, I implement a psychodynamic and humanistic approach. However, I believe it is necessary to be flexible in my theoretical orientation to better serve the needs of my clients. Some of the approaches I find to be helpful include CBT, play therapy, art therapy, and solutions-focused counseling.

I am a member of the American Counseling Association and New Jersey School Counseling Association.