Sanam Hafeez, PsyD

Sanam Hafeez, PsyD

Dr. Sanam Hafeez, PsyD, is a NYC based licensed clinical psychologist, teaching faculty member at the prestigious Columbia University Teacher’s College and the founder and Clinical Director of Comprehensive Consultation Psychological Services, P.C. a neuropsychological, developmental and educational center in Manhattan and Queens.

Dr. Hafeez masterfully applies her years of experience connecting psychological implications to address some of today’s common issues such as body image, social media addiction, relationships, workplace stress, parenting and psychopathology (bipolar, schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, etc.). In addition, Dr. Hafeez works with individuals who suffer from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), learning disabilities, attention and memory problems, and abuse. Dr. Hafeez often shares her credible expertise to various news outlets in New York City and frequently appears on CNN and Dr. Oz.

Connect with her via twitter @comprehendMind or www.comprehendthemind.com.
Have the Jitters? Surprising Triggers that Cause Anxiety

Anxiety is a mental illness that disrupts daily life causing feelings of impending doom along with unwanted thoughts and unpleasant physical symptoms. 

Some people are more predisposed to anxiety than others. Did you know that there are “external” factors/habits in our daily lives that can increase anxiety? 

Dr. Sanam Hafeez shares surprising things that could be causing anxiety. You may see several on this list that are causing jitters in your own life.
High Anxiety: 5 Things that Set Us Off & What to Do

Anxiety is defined as a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome. 

It's future thinking in a negative way. 

While it’s normal to have concerns from time to time, chronic anxiety leads to loss of appetite, insomnia, compromised immunity and other diseases. 

Dr. Sanam Hafeez, PsyD, shares five common anxiety triggers and offers insights and tips for what we can do to get back into ease.
Common Questions Kids Ask About School Shootings & How to Answer

In the wake of the horrific school shooting in Parkland, Florida, attention once again turns to what can be done to ensure the safety of children in school. 

Given kids are exposed to the news and overhear the concerns of their parents as they speak with other adults, it’s expected for children to feel incredibly uneasy. 

Children above all want to feel safe. When the adults in charge of protecting them are fearful and insecure, kids begin to ask questions and now more than ever, kids are demanding answers. 

Here are some common questions kids are asking when it comes to school shootings and their own safety and insights on the ways to best to have this important discussion with your kids.
5 Reasons Why More & More People Are Saying ‘No Way’ to Valentine’s Day

Whether you’re in a couple or rolling solo, Valentine’s Day comes with expectation and pressure. 

With #CoupleGoals as a consistently trending hashtag, countless pictures of couples on social media, the obsession of celebrity break ups and make ups and TV shows like the Bachelor and Bachelorette serving up contrived romance sprinkled with drama, the way we think of love and romance has changed. 

Dr. Sanam Hafeez, a New York Board Certified Neuropsychologist explains why so many people say ‘no way’ to Valentine’s Day and offers some alternatives that shift this negative mindset.
How to Make New Year’s Resolutions that Stick

Every year we begin a new year resolving to do (or quit doing) something and expect to be the game changer in our lives. 

For some, it’s to workout, lose weight, and cut out all carbs and sweets. For others, it’s a promise to save more money and get finances on track. 

Regardless of what you resolve to do, according to Dr. Sanam Hafeez, there is a way to set yourself up for failure or success. 

The mindset we are in when deciding on a resolution determines ita stickiness. 

Here are some key insights on how to make New Year’s Resolutions that stick.

12 Fast Facts on Sexual Assault

Thursday, 14 December 2017
12 Fast Facts on Sexual Assault

In the wake of accusations against Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose, Harvey Weinstein and other powerful notable public figures from entertainment and politics, sexual assault is a hot topic in the news and on social media. 

Many argue that not enough is being done to protect women inspiring a “me too” campaign which has spread on social media inspiring women to share an incidence of inappropriate sexual advances. 

Dr. Sanam Hafeez, a NYC based licensed clinical psychologist, teaching faculty member at the prestigious Columbia University Teacher’s College and the founder and Clinical Director of Comprehensive Consultation Psychological Services, is incredibly passionate about the topic given she sees the negative long-term consequences of sexual assault. 

In this open honest, Q&A Dr. Hafeez shares insights to offer clarity and help drive the conversation forward.
5 Kinds of People Most Likely to Get the Holiday Blues

With the holidays upon us it’s easy for us to get caught up in the rush of it all. 

While we may be cooking, shopping, enjoying holiday events, there are others, many of whom are in our very own circles, having a tougher time. 

Dr. Sanam Hafeez, a NYC based licensed clinical psychologist, teaching faculty member at the prestigious Columbia University Teacher’s College and the founder and Clinical Director of Comprehensive Consultation Psychological Services, reveals who are most likely to have the holiday blues and how we can help them make it through.
Put the News on Snooze & Shift Doom to Hope

Overloaded on bad news? You're not alone. 

When we tune in to see what's going on, all we see is suffering from natural disasters, shootings, terror attacks, reports about economic uncertainty and a divided political climate, plus celebrity deaths and just mean people being mean.

We hear about a tragedy or disaster and we become glued to our TV’s and news feeds, growing more and more anxious as rapid updates flow in.

While it is important to be informed, being a “news junkie” can be very damaging.
5 Life Triggers that Inspire Bold Beauty Transformations

It's common for women to alter their appearance when faced with a significant life challenge. 

When we are tested we transform. When we shift our mindset, and transform on the inside, it’s only natural that we want the outside to change as well. 

It’s as if we shed old skin like a butterfly ready to take new flight soaring to new heights. 

Read on for some common life challenges and the typical beauty treatments sought for each.
Top 5 Back-to-School Stressors & How to Bust Them


While the start of a new school year comes with excitement for kids, it also comes with stress. 

It’s common for kids to feel overwhelmed this time of year, especially as they navigate the challenges that crop up with a new school year. This stress can manifest itself in stomachaches, headaches, loss of appetite, and even depression. 

Here are five common top back to school stressors and how parents can help their kids to bust them.
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