My name is Nazha Kuno, and I’m excited to be joining the Helping Moon team as a masters student intern. I am currently finishing my last year of my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Degree at Nova Southeastern University. My undergraduate degree was in Fine Arts, painting and since then I have felt a calling to utilize art and creativity as a part of my therapeutic style. I also strive to apply a holistic approach to change and to improve quality of life. Such as incorporating books, affirmations, meditation techniques, mindfulness, changes in diet and fitness, etc. I believe we all have the power to change our lives, we just need someone to guide us when we can’t see the path.
I really like the quote, “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards’ – Soren Kierkegaard. Because it gives me perspective. It makes me stop to think about the bigger picture while also being more present. I also heavily lean on the Buddhist doctrine of impermanence, which states that everything is in a constant state of change, and nothing is permanent. Everything from our emotions to our thoughts and feelings, from the cells in our bodies to the plants around us, is changing and decaying continuously. By embracing this philosophy, we can be more present, but also be better at adapting to change and letting go.
I was born in Bangladesh and grew up in Florida, as such, I am very well versed in bicultural and immigrant challenges, especially how it affects relationships of all types. I have a deep understanding of enmeshed family systems, challenges with assimilation, acculturation, codependency, boundaries and toxic family dynamics. Having had my own share of trauma, anxiety and depression, and many years of therapy, I can relate to each of you on a personal level, and if I’m ever stumped, I remain open to learning as I embark on this journey.
Areas I am exploring:
Cognitive behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Solution focused therapy
Clientele I would like to work with:
Young adults to elderly (men and women)
Couples and family
Poly and open relationships