I earned my doctorate degree in clinical psychology from The Adler School of Professional Psychology and received a concentration in child and adolescent psychology. I have provided psychotherapy and psychological testing services across a variety of settings that have included community mental health centers, private practices, and a therapeutic day school.
I utilize an integrative model to conceptualize clients and implement change with a strong foundation in cognitive behavioral theory (CBT) and client centered therapy. I am also trained in Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) and the Positive Parenting model. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, adults, and families coping with a variety of concerns including: ADHD, developmental disabilities (including Autism Spectrum Disorder), learning disabilities, depression, anxiety, mood instability, grief and loss, and family and interpersonal conflict.
I have been privileged to work with individuals from many countries, nationalities, and cultural and religious backgrounds. When working with clients, I consider the role that diversity plays in their lives and have developed a greater understanding of how diversity helps frame their worldviews and values, and the impact that these have on the efficiency and attainment of treatment. My role as a competent clinician is to understand cultural, familial, and personal values and dynamics in order to formulate a therapeutic intervention that maximizes the client and the family’s ability to engage in and benefit from treatment. I am bilingual and speak fluent Arabic.
I sincerely believe in the benefits of a life spent helping others and I am dedicated to fostering a safe and nurturing environment while working with individuals to develop customized plans to improve their quality of life.
Please feel free to call me at (708) 942-7279 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions that you may have or to schedule an appointment. I look forward to hearing from you!