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About Hema

I help WOC struggling with prioritizing themselves in relationships to build healthy habits and self love practices. 


Hema Shamnarine, LCSW

Do you know what it’s like to give more than you receive in your relationships? Do you feel like the number two person in everyone’s life, instead of number one? All too often WOC have to navigate being many things to many people, without receiving that same level of care or love. This is especially true for those of us that navigate the individualism of American culture with the collectivism of a different culture of origin.

The contradiction between memories of our maternal figures sacrificing their wellbeing to care for their families, and the desire to prioritize ourselves can cause significant stress. These messages that we receive throughout our lives can have profound impacts on the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves, as well as the way we exist in relationships. If these are challenges and struggles that you are familiar with, you’ve come to the right place and I’m so glad you’re here. You’re taking an important, and crucial step in your wellness journey. I am all here for you prioritizing yourself!


If you’re uncertain where to begin, I am here for you. Click here to schedule a FREE 15-minute consultation.

I am passionate about working with women who are motivated, curious, and ready to be creative on their journey

My approach to therapy is primarily relationship-based. I prioritize building a safe and supportive relationship with you to lay a foundation of safety and comfort upon which to process the stresses and challenges you might be facing. I do this by providing the time and space for you to share your story. There is power and healing in storytelling. As part of this process, I use creative methods including writing, mindful breathing, art, and plants. As a proud plant mom, I believe in the power of the life within plants to hold our sadness and stress and breathe life back into us. Ultimately, I want to work with you to find the methods that speak to you to help you plant the seeds to the garden of your best self. 

More About Me

Simple Pleasures: I love spending time in my comfort space with my cat, plants, books, and my sentimental trinkets.

Favorite Quote: “Try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud” ~ Maya Angelou


Not-so-fun fact: I start far too many hobbies that I end up losing interest in!

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