Psychology Therapist in Dubai
A Clinical Psychologist is responsible for the careful administration of a range of comprehensive assessments taking (psychometric tests, rating scales etc.) in order to diagnose and treat most effectively and is also specialized in offering a wide range of psychotherapies for a number of psychological conditions.
Our psychologists are experienced in dealing with various psychological, emotional and mental disorders with utmost care and sensitivity and have worked with both types of population, clinical and normal population (non-clinical), with all age groups and with people from different cultural backgrounds.
Psychological Therapy or also known as Psychotherapy, is therapy done to support children, adults, families and couples facing minor to major life problems or issues.
The psychologist performs assessments, provides therapy, and offers strategies to individuals, groups, parents and educators to help them or the children to overcome any social, emotional, academic, psychological, behavioral problems.
Problem behaviors such as aggressiveness, impulsivity, agitation, self-injury, tantrums and unusual habits are major barriers to effective social and educational development. Such behaviors put children/adolescents, as well as adults, at risk for exclusion and isolation from social, educational, occupational, family, and community activities. In addition, problem behaviors may place an onerous burden on families, particularly as children grow from preschool into school age.
Emotional problems such as selective mutism, enuresis, sadness, shyness, pathological jealousy, sibling rivalry, uncontrolled anger, feelings of shame and guilt, excessive fear, tics, emotional blocking, low self-esteem are quite debilitating in nature and needs to be addressed immediately.
Anxiety disorders are characterized by an excessive fear and/or worry about the present and the future that can interfere with daily life activities such as school work, job performance or social situations. There are several types of anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, agoraphobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder and related disorders, specific phobias, social anxiety disorder, illness anxiety disorder, separation anxiety etc.
Mood disorders are characterized by a serious change in mood. There are several types of mood disorders including: major depressive disorder (MDD), dysthymic disorder and bipolar disorder.
Trauma and other Stressor-related Disorders
Following a traumatic stressful event, individuals will experience variable clinical distress. The trauma can result from terrorism attacks, natural disasters, car accidents, divorce, loss of a loved one, childhood trauma and more.
People can experience a deep sense of helplessness, anxiety, abnormal fear and flashbacks from the event, avoidance to situations that might trigger memories, aggressiveness, anger outbursts, and anhedonia (lack of pleasure). Trauma and other stressor-related disorders include: post-traumatic stress disorder, reactive attachment disorder, disinhibited social engagement disorder, acute stress disorder and adjustment disorders.
Social, Cultural and Academic Occupational Problems
There may be numerous mild to moderate to severely stressful negative life events that can take a toll on one’s mental health if not sufficiently and adequately addressed and managed. Issues such as adjustment problems at home/school/work, disharmony in relationships, terminal medical conditions, trauma etc. are some examples.
Psychosomatic means mind (psyche) and body (soma). A psychosomatic disorder is a disease which involves both mind and body. Some physical diseases are thought to be particularly prone to be made worse by mental factors such as stress and anxiety. Your current mental state can also affect how bad a physical disease is at any given time. Or, one’s mental state can also affect one’s generally healthy body functions.
Addiction is a persistent, compulsive dependence on a behavior or substance. Addiction has been extended, however, to include mood-altering behaviors or activities. Substance addictions include alcoholism, drug abuse, smoking and behavioral addictions include spending, shopping, internet addiction and sexual activity.
Eating Disorders, Sleep Disorders
Eating Disorders include binge eating disorder where people eat a large amount in a short period of time, anorexia nervosa where people eat very little and thus have a low body weight, bulimia nervosa where people eat a lot and then try to rid themselves of the food.
Common Sleep disorders include insomnia, where there is difficulty in initiating and maintaining sleep; narcolepsy, where there is excessive daytime sleepiness; sleep apnea, where there are breathing related difficulties during sleep and snoring to name a few.
These disorders involve abnormalities in regard to a person’s typical way or pattern of thinking, feeling and behaving which affects his/her overall level of functioning. The most common personality disorders brought for psychological intervention include- antisocial personality disorder, emotionally unstable/borderline personality disorder and narcissistic personality disorder.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is a goal-oriented therapeutic treatment that focuses on changing or modifying dysfunctional attitudes, thoughts, emotions and behaviors. It takes a very problem-specific, task-based and practical approach in problem-solving and teaches important coping strategies and management techniques in regard to the specific problems faced by an individual.
The CBT programs provided at our center has been scientifically proven to be effective with children, adolescents and adults. CBT not only focuses on reducing symptoms, it will help in embracing the strengths of clients to be more resilient and engaged in their life.
The therapy will be provided in a supportive and confidential atmosphere where we respect cultural and individual differences. Therefore, each therapy will be personalized to help our clients, children or adults, to reach their goals.
The psychologist performs assessments and provides therapy to give you the tools you need to successfully manage any distressing symptoms.
Family therapy helps family members improve communication and resolve conflicts. Family therapy sessions can teach you skills to deepen family connections and get through stressful times.
Couple therapy helps two people involved in a romantic relationship gain insight into their relationship, resolve conflict and improve relationship satisfaction.
Group therapy may involve one or two therapists who bring together a small number or a large number of clients together, who are facing similar life problems and help them to deal by teaching them important life skills or by engaging them in psychoeducational/behavior modification/lifestyle management and such supporting programs.
PPT is a relatively new form of therapy, where the focus is on empowering the individual by strengthening their own personal resources through exercises that aims to increase one’s personal capacities for growth, mindfulness, positive emotions, engagement, meaning, purpose etc.