Welcome!

Hello and welcome to my international online practice. I am a licensed clinical psychologist and I provide individual psychotherapy in English and Arabic to adults around the world.

I share with you below a bit about how my style as a therapist may feel to you and what it may be like for us to be in the room together.

I see the therapy I offer as a balance of contrasts;

۞On the one hand, my therapeutic style is sensitive, nurturing, and warm while also being active, direct, and able to -gently- challenge you to change and grow.

۞I was also a university professor and scholar. I offer therapy that is thoughtful, respectful of nuance and complexity, and anchored in a critical broad understanding of psychology and social science. At the same time, my approach is down to earth, intuitive, deeply heartfelt, and sprinkled with a little humor.

۞Through my extensive professional training and journey of self work, I seek to hold a therapeutic space that is grounded and wise, while remaining curious, humble, and always seeking to learn.

Relational and depth therapy can offer us a space where we can discover and acknowledge previously disavowed parts of ourselves…allow ourselves to imagine, play, and explore with increasing freedom…experience having our pain and suffering gently held and witnessed…and work through the painful parts of our history to better understand and change patterns of our present.

Alaa Hijazi, online psychotherapist, psychologist, Beirut, Lebanon