Welcome!

Hello and welcome to my international online practice. I am a US trained and licensed Lebanese & American clinical psychologist and psychotherapist. I provide adult individual online psychotherapy in English and Arabic.

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 professional training and journey of 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 gently held and witnessed…and work through the difficult parts of our history to better understand and change patterns of our present.

Alaa Hijazi, online psychotherapist, psychologist, Beirut, Lebanon