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Over 25 years ago, I began a professional journey that centers on what I believe to be an essential truth: psychotherapy is an act of love. As your guide, we will be engaged in the creation ...
Over the past 25 years, Sabrina N’Diaye has been blessed with the opportunity to assist hundreds of clients transform their lives and live their dreams. In 2007, she founded the Heart Nest Wellness Center in Catonsville, where she specializes in her “calling” – healing work for women, couples, and trauma survivors.
Sabrina recently completed her doctorate in Mind-Body Medicine from Saybrook University, where she studied the use of complementary and alternative interventions for physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. Her dissertation focused on a guided imagery retreat curriculum that she developed for African-American women with a genital herpes diagnosis.
She is an adjunct faculty member of the Maryland University of Integrative Health, Saybrook University, and Casa Loma College. She is also a proud faculty member of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine, where she teaches the art of self-care to healthcare professionals around the country.
Sabrina is passionate about her work as a retreat facilitator, mentor, and guide for other healers. She is a highly-respected member of the treatment community, and frequently lectures on cultural diversity, spirituality, stress management, self-care for healers, addictions, and the “magic” of connection.
She is a devoted wife, mother, daughter, and life-long learner, who remains humbled by the healing power of compassion, love and forgiveness.
The Reason I Became A Helping Professional
My first “statement of purpose" to the Universe occurred before I was could speak in complete sentences, when a 14-year-old girl with severe cerebral palsy moved into our neighborhood. While the other children stared or cried when her mother brought her outside, I would play with her for hours, completely oblivious to her disfigured face and the smell of her diaper. As a tiny 3-year-old girl, I quietly and lovingly announced to the universe who I was - a healer, servant, and non-judgmental friend. Although I did not yet have the language, I knew that I was born with the gift of connection, and used it to express empathy and help others.
As a young therapist in my twenties, I stumbled upon a a book that would change the course of my work as a therapist: M. Scott Peck’s The Road Less Traveled. As my fingers soared through the pages of this life-altering classic, I imagined myself in a verbal exchange with Dr. Peck. I listened intently as he defined psychotherapy as “an act of love”, and love as “extending oneself for the purpose of nurturing one’s own or another’s spiritual growth”. His words touched the depths of my soul, and told me in very clear terms that not only was my calling real, but that there were other people in the world who shared my passion for loving service to clients.
Psychotherapy is more than just a conversation between therapist and client—it is an exchange of energy, a deep, loving connection, and an opportunity for mutual learning and growth. In choosing to be a therapist, I am always reminded of that three-year old girl's purpose. Each day, I am blessed with the opportunity to once again let the universe know why I am here: to heal, touch, serve, guide, and most of all, to love.
Articles by Dr. Sabrina N'Diaye
|Time in Practice||25 years +|
|I practice in||My state/province only|
|I offer my services||At my office|
Via a webcam
|I am fluent in||English|
|Licence information||Expiration 10/31/15|