She currently lives in Yokohama and is originally from Cleveland Heights, Ohio, USA.
Hadiya’s approach to therapy is eclectic combining multicultural psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Informed Care, Parent-Child Interaction techniques, and Ecological Systems Theory with children.
Her clinical interests include multicultural issues such as transracial adoption and multicultural families, acculturation stresses, identity exploration, as well as depression, anxiety, experiences of trauma, and behavioral challenges in children. It is especially important to incorporate each person’s full identity into therapy and treatment to be most effective for each person. This may include age, race, nationality, language, and the intersection of multiple identities. I view therapy as a safe space for self-exploration to gain better insight into a client’s emotions and behavioral patterns. Hadiya’s role is to support and challenge people to use their existing strengths and build new tools to help heal themselves and move forward.
She completed her master’s degree in psychology at Cleveland State University. Presently she is in the final stages of completing a PhD in Counseling Psychology from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. Her dissertation examines the process of how counselors integrate multicultural issues into counseling with children. Hadiya has over 7 years of experience providing counseling for children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of outpatient settings as well as providing care coordination with teachers, social workers, and other care providers.
Her hobbies include reading, painting, yoga, and spending time at the beach.