I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the American University in Cairo. I then obtained my Master’s and Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Wayne State University in Michigan. 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.
Clinical and Psychotherapy Experience
I have been working with clients for over 11 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 and adjunct assistant professor in the department of Psychology at the American University of Beirut for five and a half years. In that capacity, I taught undergraduate and graduate students, supervised graduate students’ clinical and research work, and conducted research.
My area of research interest is trauma and post traumatic stress.
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.
I have experience helping people with various concerns, including:
- Survivors and witnesses of trauma and violence such as:
• War, sexual assault, and childhood sexual, physical, or emotional abuse.
• Vicarious trauma.
- Depression and other mood difficulties
- Anxiety problems including panic
- Difficulties in relationships and intimacy
- Sexuality and gender related concerns
• LGBTQ affirming
- Grief following loss
- Adjustment related to life changes and transitions
- Struggling with physical health issues
- Difficulties with anger
- Questions about life directions and meaning