Finding the right therapist is difficult, isn't it? So hard to tell from reading the profile if she will be a good match for you. Perhaps you are asking yourself questions like "Do I really want to do this?", "Can I speak freely to a stranger?", "How do I know she will understand me and my issues?", or "How does therapy work?" It's understandable to have reservations. Call/e-mail me to set up a free, no obligation session and we can address your concerns. You'll be able to tell if you feel safe and heard.
Being South Asian and having grown up in the United States, I have first hand knowledge of the challenges of straddling two cultures, negotiating family expectations, and developing a self that is a comfortable combination of aspects of both ethnicities.
Call or Email Shoba Nayar for a free consultation now - (301) 852-7391


  • Years in Practice: 15+ Years
  • School: Catholic University
  • Year Graduated: 1998
  • License No. and State: LC303594 District of Columbia


  • Avg Cost (per session): $120 - $140
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network


  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Anxiety


  • Cultural conflicts/adjustments
  • Depression
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Peer Relationships
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders


  • Gay Issues
  • Lesbian Issues

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian, Other Racial or Ethnic Background


  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Lesbian Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Interpersonal
  • Psychodynamic


  • Individuals
  • Couples
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2015
Shoba Nayar, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Washington

Shoba Nayar

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW