Allied – Psychologist
I am an Emirati psychologist licensed under Community Development Authority (CDA).
I am passionate about giving back to my community and de-stigmatising mental health issues. I desire to help individuals on their journey towards self-discovery and healing.
I have an eclectic approach and adapt interventions to person-centered needs. I also believe in empowering my clients and working collaboratively. I work with people of all ages from children, adolescents to adults.
I also hope to create a warm and comforting environment for clients to feel safe and empowered through learning evidence-based skills, self-awareness, and self-compassion. I aim to be trauma-informed, culturally responsive, and respectful of each person’s unique experiences. I am committed to guiding and supporting people through life’s challenges and helping them to build resilience.
My research interests include looking at the impact of social factors on mental health and investigating loneliness in different diagnostic groups (including; psychosis, personality disorders, and common mental health disorders). I am also interested in cross-cultural relationships, particularly in the West vs Middle East. I am a published author and have presented research in international conferences.
Education / Training:
I was educated and trained in the United Kingdom where I am a graduate member of the British Psychological Society and hold a: