Wardeh Hattab

Wardeh Hattab is a second-generation Arab-American clinical social worker. Prior to joining Columbia Health in 2020, Wardeh worked in psychiatric emergency rooms at Kings County Hospital and Bellevue Hospital. She has also worked in the inpatient detox and inpatient adult psychiatric units, and medical emergency room at Bellevue Hospital and at community mental health clinics where she treated children, couples, and families as well as adult patients. Wardeh served as a mental health volunteer with The Syrian American Medical Society in 2016 providing consultations to clinical staff working with Syrian refugees in Jordan.

Wardeh’s professional interests include cross-cultural counseling, Middle Eastern/North African (MENA) communities, Muslim communities, trauma work, LGBTQ+ students, sex therapy, students managing chronic medical conditions, and grief and bereavement.


  • M.S.W., New York University

Certifications and Licensure:

  • New York State – Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Certificate in Sex Therapy and Sexuality Education Candidate, University of Michigan
  • Advanced Certificate in Oncology Social Work, University of Pennsylvania
  • Certificate in Integrative Trauma Studies, National Institute for Psychotherapies
  • Overview of Harm Reduction, Harm Reduction Coalition

Professional Experience:

  • Bellevue Hospital
  • Metropolitan Center for Mental Health
  • Community Counseling and Mediation
  • Syrian American Society (SAMS)
  • Kings County Hospital
  • Private practice, New York


  • National Association of Social Workers
  • New York State Society of Clinical Social Workers

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • Working knowledge of Arabic