Wardeh C. Hattab, LCSW-R, CST (she/her/hers) is an Arab-American licensed clinical social worker and certified sex therapist based in New York City. She obtained her M.S.W. from the NYU Silver School of Social Work. Her clinical areas of interest include trauma, somatic therapy, cross-cultural counseling, Internal Family Systems (IFS), LGBTQIA+ communities, Middle Eastern North African (MENA) communities, complicated grief, chronic medical conditions, Southwest Asian North African (SWANA) communities, Arab communities, Muslim communities, existentialism, recovery from diet culture/eating disorders, and sexual disorders.
Wardeh is a member of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) and is a member of the AASECT Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee. She is currently the senior social worker at Columbia University CPS, and she also works in her part-time private practice. Wardeh has completed trainings in Internal Family Systems, Prolonged Grief Therapy, Body Trust, and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy in addition to completing the University of Pennsylvania Oncology Social Work Certificate and University of Michigan’s Sexual Health Certificate Program. She is a volunteer board member of Tarab NYC and served on a mental health mission in Irbid, Jordan in November 2016 with the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS). Wardeh also volunteers with HealthRight International Human Rights Clinic providing mental health evaluations for asylum seekers.
Wardeh has worked in the adult inpatient and emergency psychiatric units at Bellevue Hospital and Kings County Hospital in New York City in addition to the Metropolitan Center for Mental Health and Community Mediation and Counseling outpatient community health clinics. She speaks conversational Arabic, French, and Spanish. She has given presentations on cross-cultural counseling in psychotherapy, body liberation principles in sex therapy, queer-affirmative interventions with MENA and SWANA communities, and sex-affirmative work.