Nada Elawdan


Nada Elawdan, LMHC

I aim to create a safe, healing environment for individuals of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities, religions, and body sizes. I work with individuals and couples navigating through life transitions, self-esteem, racial/ethnic identity, LGBTQ+ identity concerns, relationships, and trauma.

Have you found yourself stuck in unhealthy patterns or a negative mindset? In a city that never sleeps, it can feel easy to lose yourself when your thoughts are too preoccupied with meetings, schedules, and deadlines. Therapy allows you to take a moment to slow down, gain new insights, and connect back with your most authentic self. My approach to counseling is very personable and collaborative. You are the expert of your own life, and I am here to work with you. I do so by creating an accepting environment where you feel understood, seen, and listened to.

I aim to create a safe pace for individuals of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities, religions, and body sizes. Healing through therapy allows for growth and self-compassion at your own pace. Although you cannot change your past, trauma does not have to define you. It is time to put yourself first to finally understand what you are feeling, where it is coming from, and how to manage it best.

Please call or message our office today with any questions, or to schedule your first appointment.



  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor, New York


  • Master of Education in Mental Health Counseling, Columbia University
  • Master of Arts in Psychological Counseling, Columbia University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Rutgers University


  • English


  • Telehealth


  • Adjustment Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Boundaries
  • Breakup
  • Burnout
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Friendships
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Intersectional Identity
  • Life Transitions
  • LGBTQ+ Concerns
  • Loneliness
  • Peer Relationships
  • Perfectionism
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Social Justice
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Vulnerability
  • Women’s Issues
  • Workplace Issues


  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)

Recent Blog Posts By Nada

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Experiencing Happiness Through Flow

Finding Lasting Happiness We constantly feel that we are chasing a sense of happiness but that it remains fleeting. We may experience happiness when, for example, we achieve a specific goal, or acquire some desired item. But the feeling doesn’t seem to last. Seen we identify another goal to strive…
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What Is Grit?

Grit can be defined as the resolve to keep going when things get difficult. The concept of grit was developed by Dr. Angela Duckworth, a psychologist, and MacArthur Genius who developed her career studying what makes people succeed. She published her studies in “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance.”…
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Should You Try Therapy?

Should you try therapy? If you are considering therapy it is important to understand a little bit about the process first. The therapeutic process can feel confusing and sometimes overwhelming. As a mental health clinician, I find that first-time clients are curious about what to expect from our work together.…


Our Office

At Peaceful Way Psychology, we believe in diversity. We provide different therapeutic techniques in order to tailor therapy to meet your unique needs and goals.

Our therapists provide individual counseling, couples counseling, and family therapy.

We are conveniently located at 260 Madison Avenue in midtown Manhattan, close to Grand Central Station (4, 5, 6, 7, S trains and Metro North), Bryant Park (B, D, F, M, 7 trains), and Penn Station (1, 2, 3, A, C, E trains, LIRR, and NJ Transit).

Contact Us

Peaceful Way Psychology offers extended hours, including early morning, evening, and weekend appointments. We make it easy for you to get started. Our insurance specialist will check your benefits, including deductibles and coinsurance, and provide you with an estimate of costs prior to your first appointment.

Please contact us below, or through or 212-335-0511 to schedule your complimentary 15-minute phone consultation, or to book your first session.

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