About Us About Maadi Psychology Center The Maadi Psychology Center has serviced both the Egyptian and Expatriate Communities in Egypt since 1980. Maadi Psychology Center was first located at the Community Services Association (CSA) in Maadi and then moved to its new location on Orabi Street in Maadi in 2005 at which time it became affiliated with The Behman Psychiatric Consultancy. The Maadi Psychology Center provides both psychological and psychiatric services for all major psychological and psychiatric disorders. All professional staff have international training and services are provided in English, Arabic and French. Meet Our Team Dr. Nasser Loza, MD, FRCPsych. Consultant Psychiatrist Dr. Loza is a licensed, British trained psychiatrist with over twenty five years experience. Dr. Loza serves as medical consultant to the Maadi Psychology Center. He collaborates with therapists on all medical and psychiatric issues. In addition to his involvement with the Center Dr. Loza is the medical director of Behman Psychiatric Hospital in Helwan. Dr. Loza also holds clinic hours in various areas of Cairo. Dr. Sherif F. Atallah Msc, BCPsych, FRCPsych Consultant Psychiatrist Dr. Atallah is a Consultant Psychiatrist and Medical Director at the Behman Psychiatric Hospital in Helwan, and Clinical Tutor for the Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK. He holds an MSc in Neuropsychiatry from Cairo, as well as the FRCPsych and Board Certification in Psychiatry from the UK. Dr. Atallah has many years of experience, both in the UK and in Egypt, and his interests cover the areas of General Adult Psychiatry, medical treatments of depression, anxiety disorders and chemical dependence as well as psychiatric emergencies. Dr. Malak Sherif Doss MBBCh, MSc, MD Psychiatry, MRCPsych Consultant Psychiatrist Dr. Doss works as a Consultant Psychiatrist at the Women’s inpatient unit at the Behman Hospital in Cairo. Her areas of expertise are Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Women’s Mental Health and General Adult Psychiatry. She has an interest in anxiety, mood disorders, psychosis, eating disorders, substance use disorders, ADHD, and disruptive disorders of childhood. Consultations are done in both English and Arabic. Dr. Doss obtained her MBBCh from Cairo University in 2005 and trained at Kasr El Aini, Cairo University as a resident in Psychiatry. She obtained her Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Psychiatry from Cairo University and the membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists - UK. She is a member of the American Psychiatric association and the Egyptian Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Association. She has done clinical training in Psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital and King’s college London. Dr. Doss has published her research internationally and presented her work at conferences. She regularly attends regional and international conferences. Dr. Nayla Grace, MBBCh, ABPsych, MRCPsych Consultant Psychiatrist Dr. Grace is a graduate of October 6th University – School of Medicine, class of 2010. She had her internship at Kasr il Aini, Cairo University, as well as a trainee at The Behman Hospital. She started working as a registrar at The Behman Hospital in 2012 and was appointed as senior registrar in 2014. Dr. Grace received training in St. Marys Hospital, London, Neurology Department, Stroke Unit. She was awarded The Arab Board of Psychiatry (ABPsych) in 2016, and became a member of The Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2017. She became specialist psychiatrist at The Behman Hospital in 2016, and Deputy Medical Director. Dr. Grace specializes in adult mental health, treating a wide range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, eating disorders and substance abuse. Over her career, Dr. Grace devotes her clinical practice in helping those struggling with low self-esteem, relationship problems, and feelings of emptiness and loss of satisfaction in life. She works integratively tailoring her approach to suit each persons needs and goals by drawing on CBT, DBT and mindfulness based treatments. Dr. Nagi Riad MD, RCPSC certified Consultant Psychiatrist Dr. Riad is a Canadian trained Psychiatrist with over 25 years of experience. He is a member of the Canadian Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, and the Canadian Medical Association. He is registered with the Medical Council of Canada. His interests cover the areas of emergency psychiatry & crisis intervention, treatment of children & adolescents with suicide & severe and disabling psychiatric illness, and medical education where he taught at the University of Toronto, Medical School for over 20 years. Prior to Psychiatry Dr. Riad practiced as a General Practitioner. Dr. Riad offers services in both English and Arabic at the Sheikh Zayed, Ramsis and Heliopolis Clinics. Sharon E. Perry Dip. Psy. Couns. MBACP Clinic Director and Senior Psychotherapist Sharon has been working in clinics in Egypt since 2010 and is a British trained counsellor. She has extensive experience of working with adults and young people of many cultures including European and Indian culture. She is trained in individual, group, family and couples therapy. She also lived in Saudi Arabia for 5 years helping her to become familiar with Middle Eastern culture. Sharon specializes in eating disorders, addiction issues and trauma. Sharon is currently training to become a Nutritional therapist and believes that nutrition and lifestyle has a huge impact on our mental health. She offers nutritional counselling, nutrition assessments and meal planning for eating disorders, weight loss and medical dietary needs such as diabetes, cholesterol and heart problems, allergies, food intolerances and skin disorders. Sharon is also extensively knowledgeable with vegetarian and vegan dietary needs. Dr. Anne Justus, PhD Senior Clinical Psychologist Dr. Anne is an American Clinical Psychologist living and working in Cairo since 2007. She obtained her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Rochester in New York and is a member of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Anne specializes in the treatment of depression, anxiety, stress, adjustment, personality disorders (including Borderline Personality Disorder, cutting and self-injurious behaviors), as well as sexuality and relationship intimacy. Dr. Anne conducts neuropsychological assessments and assessments of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). She conducts individual, couples, and group therapy with adolescents and adults. Dr. Anne works with several therapeutic models including Psychodynamic, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Therapy is conducted in English. Link to online scheduling site: https://www.therapyportal.com/p/annejustus/ Dr. Mona Al Dabbagh, PhD Senior Clinical Psychologist Dr. Mona received her master’s degree (MA) from the American University in Cairo in 1996 and her doctorate (PhD) in 2004. She specialized in addiction and substance abuse. Dr. Mona mainly treats adults suffering from anxiety, depression, as well as addiction, and adults who need marriage counseling. She masters and uses cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and psychoanalytic techniques in her therapy depending upon the need of the individual patient. Dr. Mona has more than 20 years of experience in treating clients in both hospital settings and out-patient clinics. She has worked with clients from both Middle Eastern and Western cultural backgrounds and conducts therapy in either Arabic or English. Monda Joseph, MA Psych, MAPS Child and Adolescent Psychologist Monda is an Australian-licensed child and adolescent psychologist, with a Masters degree from the University of Western Sydney, Australia. She is a member of the Australian Psychological Society. Having worked in Sydney and Egypt, Monda provides psychological services for children and adolescents with academic, behavioural, and/or emotional difficulties: ADHD, depression, anxiety, bereavement and learning difficulties. She also conducts comprehensive developmental and cognitive assessments for children and adolescents. Monda uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) infused with art and play techniques that are suitable for each age group. Her approach relies heavily on parental training with a special focus on building positive attachment. She is fluent in both Arabic and English. https://www.therapyportal.com/p/mjoseph/ Dr. Sandy Tahan, DEdPsy. Educational Psychologist Dr. Sandy Tahan ,DEdPsy. has worked for the past fifteen years as an Educational Psychologist in Egypt. She has completed a bachelor's degree in the field of psychology at the American University in Cairo, a Master's Degree as a School Psychologist at the University of British Columbia in Canada, and a doctorate degree in Educational Psychology at the University College London in The United Kingdom. Dr. Tahan has received a great deal of training in the integration of assessment and intervention for school-aged children experiencing learning difficulties. In Canada, she participated in research related to early literacy skills, assisted schools to determine eligibility for special education services, maintained an up-to-date test library of standardized tests, and completed a practicum involving several psycho-educational assessments. Through her studies in the UK, she researched the relationship between early literacy skills and bilingual children, in addition to, developing assessment measures to assess children learning in both Arabic and English. Her research highlighted the importance of improving assessment materials in order to identify bilingual children struggling with literacy skills at an early stage. Mariham Girgis, MA, PPS Psychotherapist Mariham is an Egyptian/American psychotherapist, with a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Wayne State University, USA and a graduate credential in School Psychology from California State University, USA. Mariham has experience working at different schools, in the United States. As a school psychologist, she has worked with children and adolescents with various neurological, developmental, learning, behavioral, and social/emotional difficulties. Mariham conducts comprehensive psychoeducational assessments, provides appropriate interventions, and offers awareness programs. As a psychotherapist who worked in the United States and Egypt, Mariham easily relates to and communicates with clients from both Middle Eastern and Western backgrounds.Her therapeutic approach combines Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, and Solution Focused Therapy depending upon the needs of the client. Mariham provides psychological services for clients with depression, anxiety, poor self-esteem/image, grief, trauma, stress, poor social/ communication skills, relationship conflicts, and adjustment problems. She conducts therapy in English and Arabic fluently. Amina Diab Child & Adolescent Psychologist Amina Diab is a Child & Adolescent Psychologist, ABHT Certified Hypnotherapist, ABNLP Certified NLP Practitioner and Positive Discipline Trainer Certified by Positive Discipline Association in Clarifornia. She strives to help families build stronger parent-child relationships based on the foundations of Adlerian psychology and evidence-based therapies. Amina utilizes a client-centered, solution-focused and humanistic approach to therapy developing a stronger, healthier sense of self while truly emphasizing one's strengths. Amina provides therapy for children and adolescents experiencing a range of behavioural, social, emotional and interpersonal concerns using her vast training and experience in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Play-Based Learning and Interpersonal Psychotherapy. Amina is experienced in guiding families through divorce/separation, death of a loved one, witnessing/experiencing trauma, bullying, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, physical abuse, child anger management, mental illnesses as depression, anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder and identifying developmental delays for early childhood Nada Mahfouz Psychotherapist Nada Mahfouz, M.S., LGPC (Maryland- USA), NCC, is a counselor/ psychotherapist offering individual and group therapy for children ages 8 and older, adolescents and adults. Nada graduated from the Johns Hopkins University in Maryland, USA with a Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2017. Nada successfully completed the Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) training. While in graduate school she completed her internship at a domestic violence agency in Maryland- USA where she provided individual trauma informed therapy and facilitated therapeutic and psycho-education support groups, and facilitated prevention workshops against teen abuse for adolescents. She also provided individual therapy, group therapy and CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) /DBT skills group at INOVA Partial Hospitalization Program in Virginia- USA as an intern. Nada’s experience includes working with clients with emotional difficulties and dysregulation, trauma, anxiety, depression, mood disorders (bipolar disorders… etc.), and survivors of domestic abuse. Nada’s education and training also includes assessment and diagnosis, play therapy, person center approach, and psychodynamic therapy. During her master’s degree, Nada was trained in play therapy where she provided therapy to children ages 6-12, as well as child/ parent relationship through play therapy course where she co-lead a groups. Dr. Kate Ellis, PhD, DClinPsy. Clinical Psychologist Dr Kate Ellis is a British clinical psychologist who completed her PhD at the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Canterbury Christ Church University, in England. Dr Kate has been living in Cairo since 2013 and working in both clinical practice, as well as teaching and providing training. Dr Kate offers assessment and treatment to adults, adolescents, children and families. Her specialties lie in the treatment of trauma, eating disorders, depression, bi polar disorder, stress, anxiety and personality disorders. Dr Kate conducts neuropsychological assessments and assessments for ADHD. Dr Kate uses a range of treatment modalities to suit the needs of the client including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Psychodynamic and Humanistic therapy. Dr Kate conducts therapy in English only. Amira Wissa, M.A. Special and Inclusive Education Amira Wissa is an educational specialist who has worked for twelve years in the field of special education. She has completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at the American University in Cairo and a Master’s Degree in Special and Inclusive Education from the University College London. Ms. Wissa carries out screenings or assessments, using standardized and non-standardized assessment tools, to evaluate students’ academic skills and accordingly design suitable intervention plans and recommend needed school and/or test accommodations. Furthermore, she provides remedial tutoring sessions within small groups as well as one-to-one for students with learning disorders and/or developmental delays. Ms. Wissa also provides trainings for teachers and parents, within structured courses as well as workshops and conferences. Her main topics of interest are developing early academic skills, reading and writing skills and mathematical skills Yasmine Gohar M.A. Clinical Psychologist Yasmine is a clinically and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) trained therapist. She is licensed in California as an associate marriage and family therapist (AMFT) and as an associate professional clinical counselor (APCC). She is also working on becoming a certified Gottman Couples Therapist and Paul Ekman certified. Yasmine earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University in California. Yasmine has worked with individuals as young as 4 years old with all diagnoses including but not limited to trauma, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, and addiction. Additionally, Yasmine has worked with adults through relationship and family issues. Yasmine uses psychodynamic, solution focused and dialectical behavioral therapy approaches in her practice. Her areas of interest include adults aged 18+ struggling with anxiety, trauma, depression, personality disorders, as well as, couples. Her areas of expertise include trauma, severe mental health diagnoses, relationships, children, adolescents, and adults. She is working towards completing her hours in order to become licensed with the Board of Behavioral Sciences in marriage and family therapy, and as a professional clinical counselor. Yasmine has successfully coauthored The Handbook of Wellness Medicine (2020), and publications in the topics of The Assessment and Measurement of Wellness in the Clinical Medical Setting: A Systematic Review (2018), Pain and Depression: A Systematic Review (2018), and The Efficacy of Mindfulness-Based Interventions on Depressive Symptoms and Quality of Life: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials (2018). Rasha Salama Psychotherapist Rasha Salama, a relationship counselor with a bachelor in psychology and Masters in Counseling Psychology from AUC. She has been working with individuals and couples for 15 years helping them understand and reshape their interpersonal relationships. Rasha has always had a passion for travelling and enjoys new adventures. In 2017, she founded the RE, the first couple retreat service in the Middle East with the aim of helping couples enhance their relationships. Her positive approach to life backed by her education and experience make her a dedicated advocate for happy marriages. Shams Labib, PhD Clinical Psychologist Shams Labib is a PhD clinical psychologist, who graduated from AUC in 2002, then pursued a masters and PhD in clinical psychology from France, Université de Paris Descartes in 2015. She is totally fluent in Arabic, French and English language and is able to work with clients with the three languages. She specializes in psychotherapy with adults, but also has experience with adolescents, and children. She has work in very diverse settings such as NGOs (Medicines du Monde), an IVF Center, a school and several private clinics.Her theoretical approach is eclectic, with a training both in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Psychodynamic work. She also shoes interest in humanistic thought in therapy. Recently after finishing her PhD, she developed an interest and expertise in working on parents/ mothers- babies/ toddlers interactions, and pregnancy issues. She has an interest for psychiatric disorders, life issues and multicultural questions. Finally Shams believes in the great importance of working in a multidisciplinary team. Nadine Hosny, MSc, MBPsS Psychotherapist Nadine received her MSc degree in Clinical and Health Psychology from the University of Manchester in the UK. She has a BA in Psychology and Anthropology from the American University in Cairo. She is a graduate member of the British Psychological Society. Nadine is trained in multiple modalities of evidence-based psychotherapy including: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Schema Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic psychotherapy, Attachment-informed therapy, Mindfulness-based interventions, and Mind & Body interventions for chronic illnesses. She mostly uses integrative, client centered approaches and believes that therapy should be tailored to each client’s subjective experiences of mental, emotional, and behavioral difficulties. She provides psychotherapy for adults and late adolescents. She works with clients living with: mood disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, phobias, sexual abuse, sexual disorders, eating disorders, personality disorders, substance-use disorders, bereavement, and psychotic disorders. She conducts sessions in Arabic and English. Below is the link for online scheduling with Nadine: https://www.therapyportal.com/p/maadipsych1/ Sherry Maher, MSc. Special Educational Needs Specialist Sherry has been working in the educational field since 2013 and has found her passion in the field of special educational needs in 2017. She has completed her Master's degree in Psychology from the University of South Wales, UK. Through her work as an educational therapist, Sherry conducts initial assessments and screenings in order to integrate their results in developing a wide range of applicable strategies for teaching. Sherry integrates a multi-sensory and holistic approach to educational therapy that focuses on supporting the students' social, emotional, and academic development. She is also a Positive Discipline Parenting Educator, certified by the Positive Discipline Association in California, who strives to support every parent she works with on their unique parenting journey with all its joys and struggles. Sherry has conducted a number of training workshops for parents, teachers, and other professionals in the field on techniques for supporting students with special educational needs holistically. Reece Lavender, B.A., BPYSC (Honours), MPSYC, PhD Candidate (Clinical Psychology) Clinical Psychologist Reece is a Canadian Clinical Psychologist from Montréal, Québec who was trained in Australia. He has advanced qualifications in several therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), schema therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR). Reece is trained and qualified to perform Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) assessments and therapeutic intervention to manage its symptoms and related behaviours. He was also trained in Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) in Australia at New South Wales’ Mayo Private Hospital and Specialist Centre, and received clinical training at the University of New England where he also lectured and tutored psychology. He has also worked as a clinical psychologist with the New South Wales Department of Education, and the Queensland Departments of Justice and Attorney General, and Youth Justice in a forensic capacity. Reece is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS); EMDR Association of Australia; Australian and New Zealand Association for Psychiatry, Psychology and Law (ANZAPPL); Australian Clinical Psychologists’ Association (ACPA) and is registered with the Allied Health Professionals’ Association of Australia (AHPRA). Reece is available to see clients of all ages and therapy is available in English and French. He also speaks German. Please use the link below to schedule and change appointments with Reece: https://www.therapyportal.com/p/reecelavender/ Christa Thiel, LPC, RPT Psychotherapist Christa is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Play Therapist. She received her master’s degree (Ed. M) from Harvard University. Christa has provided mental health and psychoeducational support to young children, adolescents, adults and couples in a variety of settings. She has lived and worked as a counselor in the USA, Bolivia, Ethiopia, and Zimbabwe. Christa takes a humanistic and relational approach to psychotherapy, utilizing Gestalt, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness-based techniques. She works with clients dealing with behavioral and social concerns, anxiety, depression, stress, and a history of trauma. In her work with children (ages 4 and up), Christa uses a play-based approach incorporating art therapy, meditation, mindful breathing, and sand tray therapy. Her sessions are conducted in English. https://www.therapyportal.com/p/christathiel/ Yasmine Mubarak, MSc. Mental Health Psychology Grief & Bereavement Therapist Yasmine received her MSc. In Mental Health Psychology from Liverpool University in 2017. She also completed her diploma in grief and bereavement therapy in 2021. She acquired her practical experience in the United Kingdom, where she worked for a non-profit organization, and counseled individuals with depression, personality disorder, unhealthy coping mechanisms, as well as self-confidence and body image problems. Yasmine specializes in grief therapy and can support individuals after a big change in their life, such as the loss of a loved one, loss of a job, divorce, or a miscarriage. She offers guidance during the different stages of grief and helps individuals adapt to the grief, instead of trying to overcome it. She uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Client-Centered approach, and integrates mindfulness into her therapy. She conducts sessions in both Arabic and English. Dr. Hend Badawy, MBBCh. MSc, MA Specialist Psychiatrist and Play Therapist Dr.Hend completed her Bachelor’s degree in medicine from Cairo University in 2006 and then she completed her neuropsychiatry Master's from Ain- Shams University in 2014. Upon moving to London, she joined the Play Therapy course at Roehampton University- London where she obtained her master's in 2019. Hend has over ten-year experience in working with children, adolescents, and adults in state and private clinics and hospitals, she also worked in Place2be in London. With children and adolescents, she follows the child-centered play therapeutic approach where she uses toys, pretends play, stories, art, sand play, sensory play, and endless ways of creative approaches aiming to help children express their feelings using a familiar verbal and non-verbal medium. She also uses some of the CBT and psychodynamic techniques when needed. Hend conducts follow-up meetings with the caregivers where she talks through how they can support the therapeutic process at home through tailored parenting techniques and working on the family dynamics. As for adults as she follows the client-centred therapy, the client is the one who decides the pace of using creative methods besides talking therapy. Dr. Hend can help clients struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, ADHD, attachment issues, traumatic experiences, family separations and divorce, bereavement and loss burnout, abuse, social skills problems, and behavioral problems. Hend can conduct her sessions both in Arabic and English and can meet her clients face to face or online.