Dr. Ava Ghasemi-Holdich Psy.D., C.Psych., Psychology in Dubai, Dubai, 000000

Dr. Ava Ghasemi-Holdich

Psy.D., C.Psych.

Dr. Ava Ghasemi-Holdich

Psy.D., C.Psych.

Professions: Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Clinical Psychologist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: DHA
Secondary Credential: Clinical and Counselling Psychologist - 5604
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

Jumeira Bay X2 Tower
105
Dubai, Dubai 000000 - United Arab Emirates

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My Approach to Helping

I believe we are wired for healing and growth. Experiencing suffering is part of life and everyone experiences distress at some point. We naturally find many creative ways to cope with life's problems but we do best not in isolation but with support. We may be prone to developing behaviors, perceptions, and relationships that could make us feel stuck, depressed, isolated, angry or anxious to name a few.

Through therapy, we can identify patterns that are not so useful and develop new ones that help us feel calmer, more connected, content, creative, and more courageous. In other words, therapy is a healing ritual that helps us gain access to essential resources in ourselves and in our environment to better cope with problems, to move forward and to grow from our experiences.

In my practice, I draw from cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, internal family systems, mindfulness, and sensorimotor psychotherapy. I use talk therapy and incorporate experiential practices during sessions to crystallize what we discuss. I also assign small homework (e.g., writing down reflections or practicing new skills) to keep the momentum going. We will also periodically revisit goals for therapy to ensure we're on the right track and headed where you want to go.

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Home-Based Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Intervention
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Psychological Evaluation

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English
  • Farsi

Groups I Work With

    Individuals (teen and adults) and couples

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Identity Issues
  • Immigration issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Racism
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
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