–Sorry, I’m not accepting new clients at this moment. I wish you best of luck in your healing journey.–
“Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment” – Lao Tzu
As your therapist, I help you bring a flow into your life. I follow your process and walk with you, side by side, into the hidden parts of yourself which tell your story. Here is where we acknowledge both your pain and your resiliency. We then set up a path for healing & transformation.
You’d probably perceive my approach to you as direct, authentic, warm, understanding, challenging, & creative. My approach is relational within different frameworks such as psychodynamics, drama therapy, somatic, and mindfulness-based. I use EMDR as a most significant treatment for trauma.
My area of expertise has been mainly revolving around issues such as, trauma, mood fluctuations, interpersonal sensitivity, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, self-esteem, immigration, acculturation, transitions, identity crisis, adoption, PTSD, diversity issues, gender identity and self-growth. My clinical work honors social justice inside the room and outside of it. I have experience working with diverse populations, including domestic violence survivors, refugees, immigrants, children, and LGBTQ+ individuals. These are populations whom I am honored to stand up for in my ongoing pursuit of social justice.
My action-oriented approach working with couples focuses mainly on enhancing non-violent communication skills, examining attachment styles, exploring dynamics, and honoring cultural differences.
Professional Background: I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #120587 at the Living Arts Counseling Center. I have an MA in “Counseling Psychology with concentration in Drama Therapy” at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Raised in Lebanon and having lived abroad in Belgium, United Arab Emirates, and in California, I earned insight and deep understanding about cultural differences which reflect in a culturally sensitive therapy process with my clients.