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Fatima Banister, LCSW MPA

Therapist Path of Discovery Counseling Services
Accepted insurances: Aetna, BlueCross and BlueShield, Cigna, Optum, Oscar,

Introduction

My name is Fatima and I am the owner of Path of Discovery Counseling Services and founder of Sis Heal Yourself®. I am a licensed clinical social worker with a background in mental health. I have worked with a variety of populations over my career and received my degree close to a decade ago. What's most important for you to know about me though, is that I have once sat in your seat (and still!). I have gone to therapy myself and found how beneficial it is to my life. I know what it's like to be on the other side of the chair... to pour my heart out to someone I'm not sure I should trust... to develop a meaningful therapeutic relationship... and then see the beauty unfold as I learn about myself, how to adjust my thinking and resolve issues of my past. ​ I am so excited to work with you, and if you're still not sure about therapy, schedule a consultation anyway. I offer coaching services as well. ​ One of my life's missions is to create spaces for Black women to be free to be themselves, and to be set free --from pain, heartache, insecurity, etc. Sis I want you living a life full of peace, authenticity, love, and joy!

GENDER Female
PRONOUNS She/Her/Hers
RACE & ETHNICITY Black/African American

Highlights

  • Telehealth appointments
  • Accepts online payments and insurance

Licenses

  • LCSW #093499 (NY)
  • LSW #NJDCATEMP-036226 (NJ)

Services

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Attachment Issues
  • Cultural and Systemic Oppression
  • Career Counseling

Focus areas

  • College Mental Health
  • Life Coaching
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Peer Relationships
  • Perfectionism
  • Prejudice/Discrimination

Treatment approaches

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Christian Counseling
  • Coaching
  • Compassion Focused
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Multicultural

In-network

  • Aetna
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Optum
  • Oscar

Appointment types

Individuals
Coaching

Population focus

Communities

  • Racial Justice/Equity
  • Feminism

Age groups

  • Young Adults (18-24)
  • Adults (24+)

Languages

  • English

Faiths

  • Christian

Fees & Insurance

Fees

  • Individual Session (50 minutes) $120
  • Coaching Session (50 minutes) $120

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Optum
  • Oscar
  • Oxford

Locations

Video Office

Frequently asked questions

Is Fatima Banister, LCSW MPA accepting new clients and do they offer online appointment requests? Fatima Banister, LCSW MPA is not currently accepting new clients.
Does Fatima Banister, LCSW MPA offer telehealth appointments? Fatima Banister, LCSW MPA does offer telehealth appointments.
What areas does Fatima Banister, LCSW MPA specialize in? Fatima Banister, LCSW MPA specializes in the following areas: Anxiety, Attachment Issues, Career Counseling, College Mental Health, Life Coaching, Life Transitions, Multicultural Concerns, Peer Relationships, Perfectionism, Prejudice/Discrimination, Racial Identity, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Spirituality and Religion, Trauma, Women's Issues, Work Stress, and Cultural and Systemic Oppression.

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