About me

Professional Qualifications

❁ Licensed as a clinical psychologist in New York state (#020270) and Lebanon.

❁ M.A & Ph.D in Clinical Psychology, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA (2008, 2012).

❁ Doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship, both accredited by the American Psychological Association, at the Jesse Brown and Bay Pines Veterans Affairs Medical Centers in Chicago, IL and St. Pete, Florida, USA (2011-2013).

❁Post graduate program in relational psychoanalytic/psychodynamic therapy through the White Institute in New York (2018).

Clinical Experience

I have been working with clients for over 15 years. I’ve worked in community mental health clinics, veteran affairs hospitals, a substance abuse programs, the court system, with refugees, and I have had my private practice for 9 years. Please read more about my therapy training and perspective under approach to psychotherapy.

Academic Experience

I served as an assistant professor in the department of Psychology at the American University of Beirut- Lebanon for several years. In that capacity, I taught undergraduate and graduate students, supervised graduate students’ clinical and research work, and conducted and published research.

Consultation Experience

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

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

❁International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy (IARPP)
❁American Psychological Association Division 39: Society for Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychology
❁American Psychological Association, Division 39, section 9: Psychoanalysis for Social Responsibility.

Alaa Hijazi, online psychotherapist, psychologist, Beirut, Lebanon
Alaa Hijazi, online psychotherapist, psychologist, Lebanese, Arab American, New York