Bisma Anwar, LPC, LMHC, is the Team Lead for the Talkspace Council of Mental Health Experts. She has worked in various mental health settings such as hospitals, clinics, non-profit organizations, and mental health startups. A major focus in her work has been anxiety management and helping her clients develop healthy coping skills, reduce stress and prevent burnout. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Buzzfeed, Well + Good, Bustle and Self magazine.
“Our mental health is something that impacts our eating and sleeping habits and has a lot to do with our physical health as well. It is important to address our mental health needs, or oftentimes we will feel the impact of it in other areas of our health as well.”
— Bisma Anwar
Bisma has a Master of Education and a Master of Arts degree in Psychological Counseling from Teachers College, Columbia University.She is trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy
Bisma has been a therapist for the past 10 years, mainly based in NYC. She addresses various mental health issues on her podcast Therappuccino and on her Instagram page, providing psychoeducation and coping strategies. She serves on the board of a non-profit organization based in NYC called The Heal Collective which promotes advocacy and awareness of mental health issues in BIPOC communities. Bisma is also co-founder of Moxie Living, a forum that organizes wellness retreats for women.
Bisma has been a Talkspace therapist for the past 6 years. She has been part of the Council of Experts for the past two years (2021-ongoing).