Welcome!

Hello and welcome to my online practice. I am a Lebanese and Arab American New York licensed clinical psychologist and psychotherapist. I provide adult individual online psychotherapy in English and Arabic to residents of New York state and internationally.

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 professor and a scholar. I offer therapy that is thoughtful, valuing 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, soulful, deeply heartfelt, and sprinkled with a little humor.

۞Through my years of professional training as well as self work, I hope to hold a therapeutic presence that is grounded and wise, capable of sitting with you across gradients of pain, while remaining curious, humble, and always seeking to learn.

Therapies of depth 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 held and witnessed…and work through the difficult parts of our history to better understand and change patterns of our present.

Dr. Alaa Lebanese & Arab American Psychologist New York York