My Approach to Helping
“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.” – Carl Rogers
I believe that we can all live a more meaningful and fulfilling life; but because life consists of stress, challenges, and suffering, we can find it difficult. Through learning from our experiences and healing our trauma, we can achieve our fullest potential and make positive changes in our lives. As a wounded healer, I aspire to offer a safe, and non-judgmental space for clients to explore problems, learn new skills, increase resilience, and grow. Through compassion and guidance, I will work towards helping you feel more empowered, so you can feel greater satisfaction in your life.
As a bicultural clinician who worked in Canada, Kuwait, and UAE, I feel I am sensitive to the nuances and struggles cultural and family expectations can bring to emotional wellbeing. This has helped in my work with a diverse clientele. I provide services in English and Arabic.
More Info About My Practice
Established in 2018, Wise Mind Psychotherapy Center LLC is based in Dubai and provides mental health services for adolescents and adults. We strive towards clinical excellence, compassionate care, and professional integrity. Our services provide the highest standard of care, utilizing evidence-based mental health practices. The center offers a broad range of services from individual psychotherapy, couples counseling, and support groups. Services are provided in Arabic, Dutch and English.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
As a Canadian Certified Counselor, I specialize in working with adults and providing individual and couples therapy.
I am experienced in working with a variety of mental health conditions including mood and personality disorders and have training in crisis intervention and couples therapy.
My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy
Therapy can elicit personal growth, reduce negative symptoms and allow us to become our best selves. I believe this can be achieved when trust is built in a therapeutic relationship. We will work together to identify and resolve obstacles to growth and healing, develop more self-understanding and awareness while working on specific goals. I see self-growth as a journey where the client is the agent of change and the therapist is a guide, mentor, and healer. I think everyone can benefit from psychotherapy, no matter their concerns.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
I am very passionate about my work and believe being a therapist is my true calling. I would not choose to do anything else as I had to overcome family and cultural opposition to pursue this career. What I love about being a psychotherapist is holding space for clients where they feel heard and understood, without judgment. I love skill training, helping them make connections in their narratives, gain new insight and seeing them make positive changes in their lives. I love being a part of a client's healing journey, it's a true privilege.