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Counselling is a type of ‘talking therapy’ where people come to talk about their problems and life concerns in a safe confidential setting with a caring professional. Counsellor can help people to create action plans and develop coping strategies so they can deal with their issues or problems in a better way.

Dr. Bassem Badr

Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr. Bassem Hamed Mohamed Badr is an Assistant Professor, Board Certified Consultant Psychiatrist, Member and Fellow of American Psychiatric Association, with more than 25 years of experience. He graduated from Alexandria University in 1993 with MBBch in Medicine, he then went to complete further education with a Diploma of Psychiatry and Addiction Practice(WHO), Master of Science in Neuropsychiatry, Diploma in Mental Health, Diploma in Hospital Administration and then ultimately received his Medical Doctorate and PhD in Psychiatry in 2008 at University of Suez Canal in Egypt.

He was honored by the attainment of American Psychiatric Association Membership in 2014 followed by the International Fellowship in 2017.

He is an excellent and spectacular expert in the field of adult and adolescence psychiatry especially in treating personality, mood, depression, anxiety, sleeping and eating disorders. Additionally, diagnosis and management of early psychosis.


Moreover, he is licensed as an Aviation Consultant Psychiatrist and he has long experience in management  of different kinds of addiction disorders . He adopts an approach that is based on a combination of the psyche, the soma, and the spirit through both scientific and philosophical overviews.

Not only has Dr. Bassem worked in Senior Roles in Hospitals in Dubai, Kuwait, and Egypt, but he has also been a Lecturer and Professor at several Educational Institutes, a peer speaker and coordinator for various addiction treatment programs. He has contributed to scientific research in a number of medical journals. He is a talented writer in the field of social and psychological problems and has had many publications in reputable newspapers and magazines.


Dr. Sravani Behara

Specialist Psychiatrist

Dr. Sravani M.B.B.S, M.D ( Psychiatry) served as an Asst professor in a 650 Bedded tertiary care teaching hospital(Nimra Institute of Medical Sciences) for more than three years and one year in a government medical college(Siddhartha  medical college).

Experienced in managing mental health conditions across all age groups in both OP, IP settings using various pharmacological and psychological approaches.

Experienced in handling child guidance, geriatric, deaddiction, general adult clinics.

Taken part in research studies and provided teaching to MBBS students. 

Areas of expertise : 


•  Anxiety disorders
•  Phobias
•  Obsessive and compulsive disorders
•  Puerperal disorders
•  Affective disorders
•  Psychosis
•  Stress related disorders
•  Substance abuse disorders
•  Eating disorders
•  Personality disorders
•  Child Psychiatry
•  Conversion disorders
•  Neuropsychiatry
•  Geriatric psychiatry

Dr. Marwa Abd EL Hamid

Clinical Psychologist

Dr.Marwa Abd El Hamid is a certified and trained psychologist with over 10 years of experience working in different countries in a variety of settings. She Specializes in Clinical and Educational Psychology. She has been associated with large hospitals, schools and corporate clients in UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt in conducting sessions on various mental health issues including stress management, parenting and child development, and mindfulness for holistic wellbeing.

  • Kids & Special needs (play therapy).

  • Dealing with Autism - Asperger – Down syndrome using (PECS –TEACCH –HELP –LOVAAS-INTEGRATION-PORTAGE).

  • Skills development.

  • Childhood Emotional disorders.

  • Behavioral Problems.

  • Attention difficulties.

  • Developmental learning difficulties.

  • Cognitive difficulties.

  • Difficulties of remembering.

  • Difficulties in conceptual formation.

  • Difficulty solving problems.

Salma Mahmoud

Counselling Psychologist

Salma Mahmoud is a clinical and positive Psychologist (CBT & PPT Therapist), with over 10 years of clinical experience in the field of Mental Health, Counseling, personal and social skills training programs. She worked with clients of all ages on a variety of different mental and psychological problems, helping people to understand their emotions, learn how to cope with difficult times, develop a positive mindset and maintain their emotional wellbeing.


In her clinical practice, she delivers Positive Psychotherapy (PPT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and other evidence-based treatments to adult and adolescent clients with a wide range of emotional, behavioral, and adjustment problems, such as:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Personality Disorders

  • Eating Disorders

  • Adjustment disorder

  • Panic attacks

  • Trauma

  • Anger management

  • Low self-esteem

  • Relationship problems

  • Self-harm behaviors

  • Social difficulties

  • Stress

  • General life dissatisfaction

  • Sexual abuse

  • Body image issues

  • Personal and family relationship problems


  • Positive Psychotherapy (PPT)

  • Cognitive behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Dialectical behavioral Therapy (DBT)

  • short-term psychodynamic therapy

  • Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Couples therapy and pre-marital counselling

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Nashwa Tantawy


Nashwa Tantawy is a Psychologist with a wide experience and passion for helping adolescents, adults, and couples with a diversity of life challenges and disorders.

Nashwa gained her experience as a psychologist working with over 150 diverse nationalities and different age brackets in several settings in Egypt and UAE, including the American University in Dubai (AUD), the Carbone Clinic Dubai, the American University in Cairo (AUC), along with several settings in Egypt including private clinics, schools, and orphanages; besides offering online therapy. Nashwa’s key focus and competence are on life transitions, relationship challenges, parental difficulties, experiences of depression, anxiety and stress, loss and bereavement, and trauma.

Areas of Specialisation:

Individual Therapy to adults

Individual Therapy to Teenagers (15+)

Couples therapy

Parenting support

Difficulties and disorders:

  • Stress, anxiety, panic attacks and phobias

  • Depression, bipolar

  • Eating disorders

  • Social withdrawal, isolation

  • Work-related difficulties

Adjustment and Transitional difficulties:

  • Adjustment to life-changing events 

  • Relationships, couples and family difficulties

  • Grief and loss

  • Trauma, violence, and abuse

  • Parental difficulties

  • Adolescent crisis

  • Separation and divorce

  • Transition into motherhood and fatherhood, attachment difficulties

Jyotika Aggarwal

Clinical Psychologist

Ms. Jyotika Aggarwal is a clinical psychologist with extensive training from premier mental health institutions across India and the USA. In her seven years’ experience as an emotional health practitioner, she has helped clients of varied age groups to address a broad spectrum of concerns.

Ms. Aggarwal is empathetic and sensitive to her clients’ inner turmoils, and strongly believes that everyone deserves to lead the best life they can. She specializes in assessing clients, and providing integrated therapies to suit their individual healing requirements.

  • M.A. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Mumbai - India

  • Specialisation in RE-CBT from Albert Ellis Institute, New York (Indian Affiliation)

  • Certification in REBT (Anxiety and Depression with Children) - Albert Ellis Institute, New York (Indian Affiliation)

  • Diploma in Human Recourses from Welingkar Institute of Management (India)

  • Mindfulness based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy ( CBT ), Beck Institute, Philadelphia, USA

Sailaja Menon

Counseling Psychologist

Sailaja is a Counseling Psychologist, with over 25 years of clinical experience in the field of Mental Health, Counseling, training, teaching and supervision. She graduated as the first Psychologist Specializing in Multicultural Counseling from the World Renowned and Prestigious Johns Hopkins University in the United States and following on served as a Faculty Associate in the Graduate School of Counseling for 7 years. Sailaja is an American of Indian-origin, born in Malaysia and spent her childhood there before moving to India where she spent most of her formative years. Sailaja has lived and worked in Public and Private settings as a Psychologist in the US, India, UAE, Singapore and Malaysia



  • Mood disorder (e.g. Depression)

  • Adjustment Issues

  • Personality issues

  • Marital /relationship issues

  • Acculturation / Assimilation issues

  • Intergenerational conflicts

  • Psycho education

  • Family conflicts

  • Issues of transition in youth

  • Corporate/employee assistance

  • Academic challenges and behavioral issues in youth

  • Cross Cultural Training

  • Emergenetics testing and assessment

Iva Vukusic

Clinical Psychologist

Iva Vukusic, is a psychologist and psychotherapist with a rich experience working with clients of various age, cultural origins and psychological conditions. To Iva, a psychotherapist serves as a facilitator of desired change, helping clients living up to their potential. She highly believes in the potential of strength-focused holistic approach and multidisciplinary care when dealing with mental health issues. She sees psychotherapy as a platform for learning and discovering one’s abilities, and an opportunity to extract solutions from one's own experience and finding creative unique ways of coping with difficulties. She prefers brief solution-focused psychotherapy at all levels of human complexity by proven procedures through a step-by-step dialogue or indirect hypnotherapeutic approach. Utilization of peoples’ resources, using any given channel of communication, hypnotic processes and creative techniques, is one of Iva's key approaches. Iva is fascinated with the complexity of the human psyche; passionate about constant discovery, learning, challenging herself and fighting the prejudice about mental health issues.

Cintia Ramos

Clinical Psychologist

Cintia comes with over 12 years of experience in the field of Psychology under various capacities educational and clinical sectors in Dubai and Spain.  

She does educational assessments, school observations, doing counselling sessions within a school in Dubai and providing support to other schools. She can support children with learning, behavioral or/and emotional difficulties too, this also includes issues surrounding relationships between parents and children.

She also sees adults and has experience in other life span stages in individual emotional difficulties such as depression, anxiety, anger management, stress, perfectionism and in couple/marriage and family counseling.

Some of Cintia's specialized services are:

  • Early intervention in emotional and behavioural difficulties (0 to 6 years old)

  • Psycho-educational assessment/ Psychological assessment

  • Uncontrolled night urination

  • Gifted and Talented

  • Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • Stress, Anxiety, Depression

  • Down syndrome

  • Intellectual Disability

  • Dyslexia

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (Social and Communication Intervention)

  • Learning difficulties

  • Self-esteem and self-concept difficulties

  • Friendship difficulties

  • Family relationships

Divia Ahuja


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Divia Ahuja is licensed Counselling Psychologist with 10 years of experience in the field of Mental Health, Counseling, Personal and Social skills training programs. She has been trained in the UK in Glasgow and at the UAE University. She is an Indian born and raised in Dubai, UAE.

Divia has worked in private, education and clinical settings in the UAE and UK. She has worked with clients of all ages in on a variety of different mental and psychological problems, helping people to understand their emotions, learn how to cope with difficult times, develop a positive mindset, maintain their emotional wellbeing by moving towards self-actualization.

Her therapeutic approach

Divia uses an eclectic approach, focusing on the client centered and cognitive behavior therapy perspectives and techniques. She has also incorporated solution focused compassion-based therapy.

Her approach also stresses the importance of a holistic model; the mental/emotional, physical/biological, social, community and the spiritual aspects of the client are also considered when ensuring well-being and self-sufficiency.

Divia has worked with clients of all ages, providing therapeutic interventions in group and individual settings.


Areas of Specialization

  • Stress

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Bereavement

  • Anger issues

  • Post-traumatic stress

  • Intelligence and personality assessments

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Mindfulness

  • Career counselling

  • Psychoeducation



  • BSc Psychology - University College London, London

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Counselling, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow

  • Masters in Clinical Psychology - United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, UAE

  • Licensed by Community Development Authority, Dubai



Corina Saramet


Corina has her master’s degree in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and has been working in the Mental Health field since 2007. She believes that therapy is a collaborative process and she kindly guides clients to increase self-awareness, gain new perspectives, decrease symptoms, and increase personal strengths to have a more meaningful life experience.

In her clinical practice, Corina delivers evidence-based treatments to individuals facing a wide range of emotional, behavioral and adjustment problems, such as:

  • Anxiety Disorders

  • Anger and Stress Management

  • Behavioral Challenges

  • Depression

  • PTSD

  • Self-Harm Behavior

  • Grief and Loss

  • Obsessive- Compulsive Disorder

  • Trauma

  • Family and Relationship Challenges

  • Low Self Esteem

Languages: English, Romanian, Spanish

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Abuse – ADHD -Adolescence – Alzheimer’s – Ambition. – Anger –  Anxiety – Attachment – Attraction – Behavior – Bipolar – Body Dysmorphic Disorder – Body Language -Bullying   – Counseling – Dating – Defense Mechanisms – Dementia – Depression – Domestic Violence – Eating Disorders – Family – Friendship – Grief – Guilt – Happiness  – Loneliness – – Marriage – Medication – MidLife Crisis – Mindfulness – Motivation – Optimism – Panic Attacks – Paranoia – Parenting – Personality – Personality Disorders – Phobias – Procrastination – Resilience – Schizophrenia – Self Esteem – Stress

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