Farhana Ferdous, MA
Art Museum Office: 2401 Pennsylvania Ave, Philadelphia PA & Telehealth Services in Pennsylvania
215 922 LOVE (5683) x 456
Farhana (she/her) is a sex-positive, feminist, and collaborative therapist who aims to nurture an environment of compassion, understanding, and acceptance in therapy. With the belief that opening up about true feelings with another person can be intimidating, especially about sensitive issues, Farhana creates a warm and empathetic space to unpack clients’ situations and uncover the root causes of distress. She believes in the natural intuition and resilience of all individuals and highlights those in therapy so that greater love and compassion for oneself can emerge, while also empowering clients with new tools and perspectives.
Farhana believes that pleasure, play, and connection with others are important parts of a fulfilling life, a life that everyone deserves. As an art therapist, Farhana specializes in utilizing creative expression as a tool to access and process emotions, experiences, and patterns often hidden under the surface. There are not always words to describe exactly what we feel, think, or experience, especially about complicated issues—art therapy with Farhana offers a nonverbal approach for expression at a pace suited to clients’ needs and desires. No artistic experience or talent is necessary, as growth often lives in the process rather than the product.
Before working at The Center for Growth, Farhana has experience working with clients in inpatient, community mental health, and college counseling settings on various issues such as anxiety, relationship concerns (friends, family, and romantic), sense of self/identity, grief, depression, and life transitions. She has special interest in working with nonmonogamous relationships, interracial relationships, immigrants/children of immigrants, intimacy challenges, communication challenges, and sexual self-esteem.