My Approach to Helping
With 15 years of experience in the art and science of self-development and psychotherapy, I can help you restore balance to your life. If you have been struggling recently or for a long time with severe symptoms we will start from there and work our way to an increasingly better inner state and life.
I have worked with adults, adolescents and couples and families in the US, Canada, Lebanon and the G.C.C. on:
Mood Disorders (Bipolar and related Disorders, Depressive Disorders)
Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders
Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders
Feeding and Eating Disorders
Conflict in Couples and families
And numerous other issues some chronic and severe and others more mild but none the less distressing such as cultural shock, career difficulties, stress management, etc.
My promise to you is this; I will lead you to the best of my ability using the most effective and Evidence-Based approaches from Clinical Psychology to support you in developing your wellness and life satisfaction.
My therapeutic tools include Psychology’s latest and most researched methods from:
-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
-Dialectic Behavioral Therapy
-Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
-Compassion Focused Therapy
-Solution Focused Therapy
My approach is Bio-psychosocial which means I make sure to consider and examine the impact of all the factors that have led up to today. Factors such as significant relationships and other socio-environmental factors as well as the interconnection with biology, current diet and lifestyle choices. I believe that only after such a holistic consideration can an effective treatment be designed. Finally when it comes to the treatment plan and intervention I ensure that it is done collaboratively with the client so that it reflects accurately their own wishes and goals.
Personally I am from Lebanese and Canadian origins and I speak Arabic, English and French. I studied and worked in Canada, USA and UAE Kuwait, and Lebanon. I hold a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Concordia University (Canada), a Master of Clinical Psychology from United Arab Emirates University (UAE) and a Master of Arts in Wellness studies (USA).
I have numerous certifications including:
-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety Disorders Certificate from Beck Institute
-Science of Happiness from UC Berkeley X
-Transcendental Meditation Certified Instructor