MS, MA, MHC
Ranya Marjieh is a Professional Counselor specializing in treating eating disorders, anxiety, and depression in both New York and Connecticut. Ranya also has extensive experience working with issues related to trauma, body image, self-esteem, relationships, and cultural identity. In pursuit of Ranya’s passion to learn more, she has sought a great deal of academic, personal, and professional experience to shape her role as a clinical therapist.
By completing both a Master’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Pace University, Ranya’s dual degrees have equipped her with extensive training in both the philosophy and practice of psychotherapy. Ranya is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Unified Protocol, Relational-Cultural Therapy, and Trauma Informed practices. She is continuously seeking more trainings and continuing education opportunities to best serve her clients’ needs with the latest innovative and informed practices.
Ranya’s approach to therapy is to treat the individual rather than the “illness.” Each person has their own unique world experience and she believes that the client is the expert on their own life. Ranya values the wisdom each client holds within themselves and utilizes their qualities to help strengthen their inherent resiliency. She believes in helping clients shape their lives in accordance with their values and to identify what can help their potential while eliminating what is harmful in their pursuit. Through a creative, collaborative, and authentic relationship, Ranya provides tools to promote personal growth and to help cope with the stressors that may get in the way of clients living a fuller, healthier life.
By fostering a safe, supportive space where healing and hope can occur, Ranya encourages clients to lean into their discomfort to discover that through courage, comes choice. While you may feel powerless in the struggles you are currently facing, you can learn how to take that power back. After all, therapy is not for people who can’t help themselves; therapy is for people who want to help themselves.
Together, your journey with Ranya will be a transformative experience that will lead you from a place of self-doubt, self-criticism, and self-sabotage to self-awareness, self-compassion, and self-acceptance.