Dr Candice Render


About Me

I am a Psychologist and I have lived in the Dubai/Abu Dhabi for over 16 years and have provided counseling to persons from different cultures, ethnicities, and religious backgrounds, and have the empathy and competence necessary to help clients that comes into my therapeutic space have a meaningful counseling experience. When human beings experience trauma or severe life stressors, it is not uncommon for their lives to begin to feel like it’s unraveling. My great passion is to help bring healing to people who have been through a traumatic or stressful experience. I help my clients adults, teens, families and couples, to find healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen their relationships so they can know themselves as peaceful, complete, and whole.


I have enough experience especially as a Psychologist in Dubai to know that no single approach is the right one for every individual or situation, so I have been trained in a range of modalities to meet the needs of the various presenting issues of individuals and families that come to me for assistance. My educational background includes a B.S. in Psychological Science, an M.A. in Counseling Psychology, and a PhD in Human Service and Leadership, with over 2 decades of trainings, workshops and continuing education. I have a broad range of clinical experience during my professional career of over 25 years.


My Approach


My approach emphasises a mutual development of goals for therapy and provision of ongoing evaluation of the therapeutic approach. Services can include individual, couples, family, and group therapy. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Reality Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Schema Therapy and Crisis Intervention. I am invested in an approach emphasising a more integrative, dynamic, and holistic approach to mental health.


I typically see individuals from 1-3 times a week depending on the nature and severity of the presenting concern and may vary during treatment.


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