About me:

Qualifications

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. Afterwards, I obtained my license as a clinical psychologist in the state of New York.

Clinical and Psychotherapy Experience

I have been working with clients for over 11 years. I have worked with adults and adolescents in various settings, including  community clinics, hospitals, substance abuse programs, the court system, and private practice.

Academic Experience

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.

Consultation Experience

I have been involved in various capacities with non governmental organizations providing psychosocial services to refugees in Lebanon.

  • I have experience helping people with various concerns, including:
  • Survivors of trauma and violence such as:
    • War, sexual assault, and childhood sexual, physical, or emotional abuse.
  • 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
  • Stress
  • Questions about life directions and meaning