Elaine Maichin

Allied – Counsellor In Dubai

I am a Psychologist and Trauma Specialist from the USA with 10+ years’ experience working in the mental health field. I am a certified and trained EMDR Practitioner, Dialectical Behaviour Therapist (C-DBT), Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Therapist, and Stress Management Consultant.


I have experience working with individual, family, and group counselling in clinical, educational, and community settings. I have worked in clinics, schools, and community centres in the USA and transitioned to working as an Allied Counsellor in Dubai in 2021. I am a trained Crisis Prevention and Intervention Instructor and directed training for clinical staff in the USA. I have also helped develop and implement clinical based programs and I am passionate about raising mental health awareness through speaking and writing.


I focus on exploring how culture, intergenerational patterns, and the mind-body connection impact our life experiences with tailored interventions to client’s specific needs. My focus is in empowering others by helping them understand the connection between their thoughts, emotions, behaviours, traumas, and relationships.


I work with both adults and adolescents creating a safe and therapeutic space, using an evidence based, trauma-focused approach. I provide both individual and family therapy sessions and PTSD/Trauma and self-harm psychological assessments for both adults and adolescents. My specialisations:

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