Afshan Mohamedali, Ph.D

Afshan Mohamedali, Ph.D Afshan Mohamedali, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist working in the Greater New York area. She completed her doctorate at the Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology at Adelphi University. She enjoys working with patients around issues relating to depression, anxiety, identity, and relationship struggles through both individual and couple’s therapy. She specializes in helping patients make sense of the thoughts and feelings that they experience and how this informs previous experiences and current relationships. Dr. Mohamedali has conducted research on the ethnic minority experience in treatment settings and is a guest lecturer on topics related to conceptualizing and treating Muslim patients. As a first-generation Indian- and Muslim-American, she hopes to help other treatment providers understand the nuances of this population’s experiences. Dr. Mohamedali is also a supervisor to post-doctoral fellows and mental health providers on psychotherapy cases and an adjunct professor at Adelphi University. Her motto is: just keep curious. Her website is

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