You are capable of becoming of who you are dreaming to be! Sometimes we try to apply the same technique or behavior over and over again in the hope of having a different outcome, which is not always possible. We may need to try a new approach; have a new vision, and see other possibilities. This could mean that someone impartially co-creates with us what may seem impossible or be our second powerful voice to silence the voice of doubt. I always use the metaphor of an actor and audience in the theater; an actor in theater only sees themselves, their roles, their views. This is similar to people who have social-emotional issues as they tend to have a narrow focus and subjective view of an issue. Hence, taking a position of an audience, who have a holistic view of the issue, help us see and hear the stories objectively and explore the new possibilities. Having this philosophy in my life has helped me to understand that first, asking for help is part of solving our issues. Secondly, having a support from a person who neutral, authentic, supportive and non-judgemental can assist us in viewing the whole story and not one aspect of it. Lastly, there is always a more powerful story that can be created after forgiving the past story. I am a registered psychologist with a master’s degree in counselling psychology from City University of Seattle in Calgary, Alberta. I have been in the field of human services since 2011. I also have previous master’s degree in public relations. My areas of clinical expertise include but are not limited to anxiety, depression, trauma and PTSD, panic attacks, parenting, relationship difficulties, couple and family issues, stress management, managing emotions, anger management, postpartum depression, disordered eating, self-esteem, body image, sleeping issues, nightmares. I provide services in English and in Arabic to adults, youth, couples, and families. I am also trained in various psychological modalities such as EMDR, Cognitive-behavioral Therapy (CBT), Person-Centered Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-focused Therapy (SFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Attachment-based model and others.
Registered Psychologist College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP) #5520 College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO) #50006008 Professional Membership: Psychologists' Association of Alberta (PAA) / 3750
Research Thesis: The Experiences of Professional Arabic Mothers who immigrated to Canada and Rebuilt their Careers(2018)
Professional Workshops (Public Speaking)
Presentations: Stigma and Mental Health, Stress During Uncertain Times, Cultural Sensitivity in Working with Certain Populations, Domestics Violence Awareness and others.
For face to face or online counselling therapy via video or phone Contact me: Tel: 587- 805-3677 Fax: 403-775-4303 firstname.lastname@example.org #205 - 259 Midpark Way SE Calgary, Alberta T2X 1M2