Armeen U. Godil
Armeen is a Fulbright Scholar with an MA and Ed.M. in Psychological Counseling in Mental Health from Columbia University. She completed her clinical training at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, with a special focus on substance use disorders, borderline personality disorders, PTSD, OCD, anxiety disorders and a variety of other diagnosis.
Armeen is an Affiliate member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and has been trained in a range of different modalities of psychotherapy. She has worked with individuals and couples between the ages of 18-65, with a wide array of issues including trauma, interpersonal conflicts, acute stress, life transitions, identity formation, anxiety, and addiction. She also has extensive experience in conducting group therapy, with a special interest in interpersonal process and psychoeducational groups.
Despite leaning towards a relational psychodynamic orientation, Armeen uses an eclectic approach in therapy, guiding individuals through insight-oriented work, assessments, role plays, in vivo behavioral change strategies, creative practices, or narrative techniques.
Armeen completed her bachelor’s in Social Sciences and Liberal Arts with a major in Psychology from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi. Her published work includes an article titled ‘Fear of Achievement among Young Women in Urban Pakistan’, which highlights the importance of early socialization and gender roles that contribute to a woman’s low sense of achievement in response to successful experiences.
Armeen has prior experience of working with children and adults at organizations such as The Institute of Behavioral Psychology, Centre of Inclusive Care and CareForHealth. She has engaged in remedial education and play therapy for children and has also participated in rehabilitation work for younger adults.