LCSW, A-CBT, CST
CEO AND CLINICAL DIRECTOR
Hi, I'm Chamin.
I am the Clinical Director and founder of Chamin Ajjan Psychotherapy and author of the award-winning Seeking Soulmate: Ditch Dating The Dating Game and Find Real Connection.
I received my Master’s Degree in Social Work from Columbia University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Welfare with a minor in Education from the University of California, Berkeley.
Staying informed and up to date is crucial to providing the best care, so I continue to receive regular training and consultation including participation in a supervision consultation group facilitated by Esther Perel since 2017.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist (CST), a Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (CBT), an Academy of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies (A-CBT) Diplomat, trained in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and I serve as a Board Member for the National Social Anxiety Center.
It has been a privilege to practice psychotherapy for the past 20 + years. I strongly believe in the resilience of the human spirit and the ability we all have to heal, grow and thrive.
A few words about me
In addition to my work as a psychotherapist, I am also an Expert Reviewer for MindBodyGreen, Expert Author for Psychology Today, and I am an Online Course Facilitator teaching CBT at Boston University’s School of Social Work. I have appeared in print and video media and on podcasts as an expert in the field.
My clinical approach and interventions are informed by the integration of such frameworks as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and traditional talk therapy
Why I started a group practice
Being a natural helper is strong in my family. My mother has it. My daughter has it. I have it. That innate inclination, along with my interest in human behavior and curiosity about relationships, led me to social work and then to psychotherapy specifically.
In 2011, after 10 years of service at District Council 37’s Personal Service Unit and some time at The Brooklyn Center for Psychotherapy, I started a family and made a personal choice to focus on my family and the private practice that I had started to build in 2004. And it grew! One husband and two kids later, my practice and community have grown to be something I am very proud of.
Post Graduate Trainings & Certifications
We value training, skill, authenticity and you!
Chamin Ajjan Psychotherapy is proud to be the Brooklyn, NY regional clinic with The National Social Anxiety Center (NSAC). NSAC was established with the intent of making the highest quality, evidence-based psychotherapy services to treat social anxiety available to those in need. We aim to do this through research, collaboration, dissemination to clinicians and educating the public. Visit NSAC here for more information.