Dr. Vincenza Tiberia

Psychologist in Kuwait

Dr. Vincenza Tiberia

Psychologist in Kuwait

Telehealth Available
Professions: Psychotherapist, Psychologist, Psychoanalyst
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Psychologist - USA- PY3770 (FL) & PSY24046 (CA)
Secondary Credential: Licensed Psychologist - Switzerland 1993 (Ticino)
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Mazaya Complex, 10th floor, 4th Ring Road, Block 1A, Building 198
Jabriya, Hawalli 46300 - Kuwait
Tiberia Psychology Center
Global Med Clinic, Psychology Department
Kuwait City, Kuwait 46300 - Kuwait

My Approach to Helping

As the only licensed psychologist in Kuwait for many years, I have without exception maintained the highest level of ethical standards. My practice procedures conform to the American Psychological Association's Code of Ethics. There are no psychology licensing requirements here, and hence no locally imposed ethical guidelines. Of course, this situation easily lends itself to fraudulent and abusive practices which violate the first tenet of all health practitioners, "do no harm". My expertise covers both ends of the spectrum, as I am trained in Jungian analytical psychology, including dream analysis; and trained in the Biodyne model of brief intermittent psychotherapy throughout the life-cycle. In most cases, I employ the cognitive behavioral approach for maximum treatment results within the shortest time frame. Psychological assessment is an important part of my treatment program. I utilize a treatment plan with short and long-term goals which incorporates assessment results. School-aged children's emotional problems are approached from a psychoeducational perspective. Learning problems are diagnosed and treated first which often reduces the need for long-term therapy. Likewise, substance abuse and dependency issues are treated before attempting to resolve the related issues of academicwork performance, familymarital problems, and rule violations.

More Info About My Practice

Since 1998, as the first Licensed Psychologist in the country, I have dedicated myself to the ethical practice of professional psychology in Kuwait. As the first Educational Psychologist in the private schools, I was responsible for the introduction of psychoeducational testing into the academic community, a fact which greatly contributed to the rapid development of the existing "market" for psychological assessment services. In response to a need for effective treatment for school children's issues, I went on to develop unique "brain-based" treatment programs designed to improve academic and social performance. My contributions to the practice of Professional Psychology include the initiation of Clinical Supervision and Continuing Education Programs for local psychologists, implemented through the Social Development Office and Kuwait University. Whether practicing in Kuwait, Switzerland, Florida or California I have without exception maintained the highest level of ethical standards. My practice procedures conform to the American Psychological Association's Code of Ethics. Clients are rightfully concerned about the issues of confidentiality and privacy when they come for psychological treatment. Many clients have had their confidentiality violated before coming to me. Confidentiality is an integral feature of the psychological services which I deliver. Client information is never divulged without written consent. Many local people deliberately seek me out rather than traveling abroad for treatment as they may have done in the past. Many local doctors, along with colleagues at the Mayo Clinic and Johns Hopkins Hospital in the United States, choose to refer their patients to me. Similarly, American educational consultants, pleased to find a world-class practitioner locally available, refer their students to me rather than having them evaluated abroad. Over the years my reputation has grown in large part due to my Diagnostic Psychoeducational Assessment Program for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), learning disabilities and emotional problems. My comprehensive Test Report includes diagnoses, rationale, raw data, and recommendations for home and school. My signature "brain-based" Treatment Programs were first introduced in 2003. The Cognitive Retraining Program (CRP) and the Neurotech Training Program (NTP) improve academic performance and psychosocial functioning in children and adults. Numerous case studies have repeatedly demonstrated positive treatment outcomes, illustrating their effectiveness and reliability. Over the years, the quality delivery of psychological services has firmly established my reputation as a Professional Psychologist and earned the confidence of parents, teachers, counselors and administrators in schools and universities throughout the country.

My Guiding Ethical Principles

My practice procedures and guiding principles derive from the American Psychological Association's (APA)Code of Ethics for the practice of psychology. I have been a member of the APA since 1987. There are individuals who express allegiance to the ethical tenets of the APA as a marketing strategy but are not APA members. This is a new trend in Kuwait as it lends an aura of ethical credibility but the client is left with no recourse if the practitioner is not a member.

Theoretical Influences that Guide My Work

Jungian Analytical Psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dr. Nicholas Cummings "Short Term Intermittent Psychotherapy" Rogerian "Client-Centered Therapy", Herbert Blumer's "Symbolic Interactionism", and Abraham Maslow's "Hierarchy of Needs" form the basis of my theoretical thinking and provide the foundation for my practice.

Services I Provide

  • Chemical Dependency Evaluation
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Intervention
  • Legal Documentation
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Mediation
  • Medication Management
  • Telehealth
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Psychological Evaluation

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English
  • Italian

Groups I Work With

    Adults, Children, Learning Disabled, Expatriates; Kuwaitis, Families; Cross-Cultural Families; Children of all Ages; College Students; Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD), Adult Children of Alcoholics, Alcoholics,Substance Abusers; Screen Addicts, Epileptics; Adolescents, Teen-Agers, Couples; Parents; Divorced; Executives, Military and Employees.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Behaviorism
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Borderline
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Disability
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Hoarding
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Incest
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures
  • Psychosis
  • Racism
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Schizophrenia
  • School issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trichotillomania

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Dreamwork
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Focusing
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP)
  • Journal Therapy
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Music Therapy
  • Neurofeedback
  • Neuropsychology
  • Parent Work
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodrama
  • Psychodynamic
  • Self-Acceptance Training
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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