I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the American University in Cairo (2005). I then obtained my Master’s (2008) and Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Wayne State University in Michigan (2012). I completed a predoctoral clinical psychology internship and postdoctoral fellowship, both accredited by the American Psychological Association, in the VA Health Care System in Chicago, Illinois and St. Pete, Florida. I also completed a post graduate program in relational psychodynamic therapy through the White Institute in New York.
Clinical and Psychotherapy Experience
I have been working with clients for over 12 years. I have worked with adults in various settings, including community clinics, hospitals, substance abuse programs, the court system, and private practice.
I served as an assistant professor in the department of Psychology at the American University of Beirut-Lebanon for several years. In that capacity, I taught undergraduate and graduate students, supervised graduate students’ clinical and research work, and conducted research.
I have been involved in various capacities with non governmental organizations providing psychosocial services to refugees in Lebanon.
I previously served as the technical advisor for the Medecine Du Monde Mental Health and Psychosocial Support program serving Syrian refugees in Lebanon.