Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Online Psychotherapy

Welcome!

Hello and welcome to my online practice. I am a New York licensed clinical psychologist and I provide online individual psychotherapy in Arabic and English to adults aged 22+ located around the world.

Since the quality of the therapeutic relationship between client and therapist is one of the most important predictors of having an affecting and meaningful therapy, I share with you below a bit about my values, what it may be like for us to be in the room together, and how my personality and style as a therapist may feel to you.

I see the therapy I offer as a balance of contrasts 

※ On the one hand, my therapeutic style is warm, sensitive, holding, and deeply nurturing; while also being interactive, direct, and able to (gently) nudge you to change and grow.

※ I was also a university professor and researcher for several years. I am thoughtful, analytic, and offer therapy that is intellectually sophisticated and anchored in a critical understanding of psychology and social science. At the same time, my approach is fluid, intuitive, deeply heart-felt, and down to earth.

※ Through my professional training and personal journey of self work, I hold a therapeutic space that is grounded, assured, and wise, while remaining humble, curious, open to correction, and able to poke fun at my own follies.

I see the type of therapy I practice as a space where people can discover and acknowledge previously disavowed parts of themselves, have the space to experience and express a fuller range of emotions, allow themselves to imagine and explore with increasing freedom, figure out how to cultivate connections that feel intimate and fulfilling, and work through the painful parts of the past to better understand patterns of the present. 

I seek to anchor my work in values of social justice, intersectional feminism, and antiracism/anti colonialism. I am trauma trained and LGBTQ+ knowledgeable.

picture of psychologist psychotherapy Alaa Hijazi Beirut Lebanon