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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
Don't Let Your Fear of Flying Ground You This Summer

More Americans will travel the skies this summer than ever before, an aviation trade group said in a recent study. Airlines for America said it expects nearly 260 million travelers will fly U.S. airlines this summer. 

Even with those statistics, as many as 25% of all Americans suffer some nervousness about flying and remain grounded due to fear. The most extreme suffers have a condition called aviaphobia, where the mere thought of air travel causes them to shudder. 

How can people break this cycle and see the skies as “friendly?”
How to Survive and Thrive the Summer as a Single Person

Summer can be one of the toughest times to be single.

There’s nothing worse than looking at Instagram or Facebook and seeing your married/couple friends off on vacation in the South of France or spending the weekend at a BBQ in the Hamptons while you stare longingly at your dog in your cramped apartment wishing your fire escape could morph into the Caribbean Sea or a gondola in Venice. 

If you haven’t met Mr. or Ms. Right by Memorial Day weekend how can you salvage your summer?
6 Ways to Celebrate Singlehood this Valentine’s Day

These days, more and more women are referring to Valentine’s Day as “Single Awareness Day.” 

Gone are the days of moping around lonely and longing for a relationship. Many women who are fulfilling career ambitions, focusing on meeting financial goals, traveling and having fun with friends and family are perfectly fine with their singleness. 

When Valentine’s Day rolls around, more single women want to treat it as an excuse to have some fun. To keep the positive momentum going, Dr. Sanam Hafeez, Neuropsychologist and Teaching Faculty at Columbia University, shares six positive ways to celebrate singlehood this Valentine’s Day.
Lose Daylight without Losing Your Mojo: Preparing for the Clock Change

That post-summer sluggishness usually kicks in every October as we head into fall. The temperatures drop and the one thing that makes winter’s rapid approach evident regardless of climate is the loss of daylight. 

For many, this loss of daylight also leads to a loss of energy, an uptick in short temper and even bouts of depression. 

How can we ease into the rapidly approaching winter months?
Post Summer Blues? 5 Things to Do to Boost Your Mood this Fall

For many people the end of summertime means back to school and back to the grind. Companies launch into their fourth quarter which means the summer slack off season is done and it’s time to get serious as we close out the end of the year. 

Between the dip in temperatures, shorter days, work and family demands, it’s no wonder people feel sad to part with summer. 

We connected with Dr. Sanam Hafeez, Neuropsychologist and Teaching Faculty at Columbia University in New York City to explain why people get the post summer blues. We also offer some things to do to boost the mood as we say goodbye to summer and hello to fall.
Why Stress Is a Beauty Buster

Stress. We all have it but some of us deal with it better than others. 

If you look at any recent United States President from their first day in office until their last, you will see that all aged appreciably in only four years. 

Why? Because carrying the weight of the world on their shoulders took its toll on their appearance. Even if you’re just an everyday lady boss or Mom trying to make her way in the world, stress can cause you to age before your time. 

Here’s how and why according to New York Neuropsychologist Dr. Sanam Hafeez.
How to Beat Swimsuit Season Anxiety: 7 Hacks for Body & Mind

Since January, we’ve been bombarded with ads urging us to slim down and “get your body in shape by summer” or “lose weight by Memorial Day.” 

While some women manage to meet their weight loss goals in time to feel confident in their swimsuit, the majority of us don’t. 

We can disguise unwanted pounds in heavy layers during winter, but in summer there’s nowhere to hide when you’re invited to that pool side BBQ. 

Why should we have to hide?
PTSD Can Impact Anyone, Military or Not

Typically, when you hear PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), you may think of military veterans who experience vivid and often debilitating panic-inducing flashbacks of their time at war. 

With June 27th being National PTSD Awareness Day, a condition resulting in over 3 million cases in the U.S. annually, it's the perfect time to gain some clarity. 

Dr. Sanam Hafeez shares some common causes of post-traumatic stress disorder and how to cope.
Nail Biting, Skin Picking & Hair Pulling: More than Just Bad Habits

Sometimes it can be hard to explain why we do the things we do. 

It is common to experience stress, anxiety or frustration in our lifetime, but what we do to cope with these things matters the most. 

There are times where you may catch yourself biting your nails, picking at your skin, or even avoiding physical interactions due to germs. 

But how far is too far?

5 Ways to Learn Fast & Retain More

Wednesday, 25 April 2018
5 Ways to Learn Fast & Retain More

The sooner you realize that learning never ends, the more willing you’ll be to expand, elevate in your profession, thrive in your life and even generate more income. 

Learning and studying can be difficult once we are long past our college years.

For all the old dogs who might be reluctant to learning new tricks, we tapped the expertise of Dr. Sanam Hafeez, a New York based Neuropsychologist and Teaching Faculty at Columbia University, to share five ways to learn fast and retain more so we can quickly grasp new concepts, technologies, business strategies and up-level our willingness to learn.
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