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Sajida Khalfan-Bandali

sajida.bandali@kisatherapyclinic.org

New Jersey, USA

Background

South Asian

Languages

English and Gujrati

Who I help

Adults, Children ages 13+, and Families

What I help with

Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, and Parenting

My Approach

Collaborative Approach

Special Trainings

Certified in Trauma-informed Practice (TIP) through University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Trainings in CBT and DBT through University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. 

Books I Recommend

  1. The Body Keeps The Score by Bessel van der Kolk M.D.
  2.  The 5 love Languages by Gary Chapman
  3. The book you wish your parents had read (and your children will be glad you read) by Philippa Perry

About Me

Salāmun ʿAlaykum!

Welcome to Kisa Therapy Clinic. Are you feeling lost or overwhelmed? You’re not alone. We all face challenges at some point in our lives. My name is Sajida, and I’m a licensed therapist passionate about helping people create fulfilling lives. I earned my Master’s in Social Work from Rutgers University (NJ) with a certificate in Promoting Child and Adolescent Well-Being.

My journey to becoming a therapist stemmed from my needing to find support. Taking that first step and seeing a therapist was a turning point for me. Its positive impact on my life fueled my desire to help others experience similar benefits. Additionally, I found social work skills closely aligned with Islamic values, which has been incredibly meaningful for me. The shared emphasis on empathy, self-awareness, and compassion resonates deeply with me. I’m very eager to approach mental health with an Islamic framework.

I was born and raised in New York. I live in NJ with my husband and three children (ages 21, 15, and 3). I love to spend time with my family, learn (especially about Islam and human psychology), travel, be outdoors, and bake!

Blogs I have written

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