Nada Elawdan, MHC-LP

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.

Every therapeutic journey is unique, and everyone deserves a space to heal, recharge, and feel empowered to tell their story. In this fast-paced world, therapy allows you to take a moment to slow down, gain insight, and cultivate the confidence to become the most authentic version of yourself.

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


  • Mental Health Counselor – Limited Permit, 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


  • Adjustment Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Breakup
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Life Transitions
  • LGBTQ+ Concerns
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Social Justice
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • 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

What is defensivenessCoping SkillsImprove Your Mental HealthNada Elawdan
May 23, 2022

What Is Defensiveness?

Have you noticed that when someone says “you're being quite defensive,” you become more defensive? Often difficult to avoid, defensiveness can block your growth so it is worth taking time to examine. Learning to recognize and unlearn defensiveness does not come naturally; it takes time, patience, and self-awareness Even though…
Why does therapy take so longHow Therapy WorksIndividual PsychotherapyNada Elawdan
February 16, 2022

Why Does Therapy Take So Long?

To those unfamiliar with the therapeutic process, the concept of therapy can appear mystifying. In the earlier therapy sessions, I am often asked “how long will this last?” or “when will I begin to see progress?”. It is difficult to estimate therapeutic progress so soon. Only time will tell what…
Separation Anxiety in adultsAnxiety TreatmentNada ElawdanSeparation Anxiety
December 20, 2021

Separation Anxiety In Adults

What is separation anxiety disorder (SAD)? Although it’s often associated with young children being separated from their parental figures, adults also experience separation anxiety. Separation anxiety for adults is characterized by the fear that something negative will happen to someone important in their life. Adults can experience significant fear and…


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. Teletherapy sessions are also available.

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

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