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  • Where are you located?
    I practice in Dubai, UAE as a Licensed Psychologist. I am currently affiliated to two Clinics- Lifeworks Compassionate Healthcare located in UmmSuqeim 2, Dubai and Openminds Psychiatry , Counselling and Neuroscience Centre , Teacom, Al Barsha, Dubai
  • What is it like working with you?
    I believe in total authenticity and genuineness when I engage in sessions with my clients. I use less of the – hmmm’s or a scripted approach. I am very solution focussed in my approach and very responsive to my clients – I bring a great deal of energy and engagement into my sessions. I help my clients to understand, reflect and take charge of issues that they need to overcome to become their better and braver selves- setting life goals, relaunching those areas of life that they want to make a change, addressing and working on those areas they are stuck, identifying self and taking responsibility to change – defeating patterns of thoughts, behaviours and feelings and replacing them with core affirming patterns of thoughts I use humor and am creative , I may ask you to write, draw, or journal if that is a natural side of you . I will ask you to make an effort to step out of your comfort zone and make changes to your life style and your habitual patterns of behaviours. The end objective is to help you have a breakthrough of those patterns of behaviours and habits that have stalled your growth personally and emotionally. I will give you homework and assignments and quizzes to complete and bring into sessions to discuss together . But , the good thing about these are that you are not graded and there is no right or wrong answer – it is about changing your defeating patterns of thoughts and behaviours with a better version of yourself .
  • Will anyone know what I talk to you about?
    The most wonderful thing about Counselling is that whatever we speak is maintained in strict confidence and as a licensed Professional I am mandated to maintain this with very strict stipulations. However , please be informed that if I suspect that safety standards for yourself or for another can be threatened or compromised , I would be mandated to report and seek adequate intervention to maintain safety . Dubai is a very small city and therefore the possibilities of we bumping into each other might be unavoidable . If this could be a concern for you , we will certainly discuss this together on how we should handle those moments when we bump into each other in the real world.
  • Do you accept Insurance?
    Yes, both the clinics accept insurance , however the nature of coverage and reimbursements will differ from one insurance to the other and the plan you carry . I will make sure that you have an opportunity to talk to our insurance coordinator who can walk you through the process so that you can make an informed decision on your sessions moving forward
  • How often do I need to see you?
    I generally suggest that we make a follow up appointment in 7-10 days . This will give you sufficient time to put to practice what you have learned from the session and the tasks requested to complete before the next session. However, I will be flexible for those patients who have time limitations, long distance or want to have more frequent sessions in the early weeks of therapy. We will discuss this together and plan out a schedule that helps and supports you to be at your best.
  • How much do you charge?
    My session’s costs will range differently from one clinic to the other. The minimum charge per session is AED 650 per hour. We charge by the hour and 90 minutes for a couple sessions. We also offer packages that you can avail for a substantial discount. Please call the clinic that you chose to see me in for further details on the session charges
  • When can I book a session / whom do I need to call ?
    I am available at Lifeworks and Open minds through the week and am available on Saturday at Lifeworks. Please call the clinic directly to check on availability and make an appointment.
  • Do you offer Zoom / virtual sessions?
    Yes, I offer tele mental health. We offer sessions through a safe and confidential forum. Studies have indicated that telepsych is both convenient and effective
  • Do you work with people from diverse cultures?
    Yes, very much. My specialized training is in Multicultural Counselling and has been working with a very diverse range of patients from various cultures due to my 25 over years of working in different parts of the world. My first 10 years of my training after graduation was in a very specialized Centre Called the Multicultural Human Services, a non profit agency located in the Washington DC metropolitan area one of its kind in the United States.
  • I am feeling afraid to open up and talk? I do not know if I am doing the right thing
    Congratulations! Kudos to you!! This is what I will tell when I see you! Because taking the first step to seeing me is the most difficult, however it is also half work done in your journey of recovery. I understand taking the first step can be overwhelming and daunting. As a trained and experienced Psychologist, it is my commitment to help you come into a confidential , safe place and space to shed the layers of your confusion , sadness, worry , hurt , pain , guilt , shame and feel accepted , validated and non judged without any shame of fear
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