Our Team

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 (Hon.)
Consultant Psychiatrist
Dr. Nasser Loza, President of the World Federation for Mental Health (WMFH) (Nov. 2021 - 2023), completed his psychiatric training at the Institute of Psychiatry & the Maudsley Hospital in London. He became a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 1987 and a Fellow of the College in 1995. He served as the Secretary General for Mental Health, Egypt (2006 - 2011), Chairman of the Scientific Council of The Arab Board of Medical Specializations (2012 – 2017), and Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (2014). He is a member of the editorial board of The Arab Journal of Psychiatry and The British Journal of Psychiatry (International), and served as the Chairman of the Middle East Division of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (2013-2017). Dr. Loza is Director of The Behman Hospital, the Maadi Psychology Centre, and practices at several Behman Consultations Clinics in Cairo, as well as the International Clinic in London.

Dr. Loza is currently seeing clients at the following locations:
MPC Clinics: Maadi, New Cairo, and Sheikh Zayed.
Behman Consultancy Clinics: Mohandessin, Zamalek, and Downtown.
The Behman Hospital: Helwan
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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. Atallah is currently seeing clients at the following locations:
MPC Clinics: Maadi and New Cairo
Behman Consultancy Clinics: Heliopolis and Downtown.
The Behman Hospital: Helwan
Dr. Nayla Grace, MBBCh, ABPsych, MRCPsych
Consultant Psychiatrist
Dr. Grace is a Consultant Psychiatrist and Medical Psychotherapist at The Behman Hospital, Cairo Egypt and Maadi Psychology Center. She is licensed with the General Medical Council in the United Kingdom and currently sees clients online at the International Clinic in London.

She specializes in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), as well as other treatments such as cognitive behavioral therapy, prolonged exposure therapy and psychopharmacology for borderline personality disorder. She is selected as trainer in training with DBT MENA, the sole affiliate with Behavioral Tech – Linehan Institute. She has been awarded with the Practitioner Diploma with the National Center for Eating Disorders in the United Kingdom.

Dr. Grace is the Founding Director of the DBT Program at the Maadi Psychology Center and at The Behman Hospital. Dr. Grace’s passion lies in teaching and dissemination of evidence-based treatments for complex psychological presentations. Dr. Grace provides individual therapy to adolescents, young adults, adults, and parents’ support. She provides comprehensive DBT with skills-based coaching and support to family members of individuals with emotion dysregulation.

Dr. Grace is comfortable in the assessment and management of a wide range of complex mental health conditions, including:
• Borderline personality disorder
• Mood disorders
• Anxiety disorders and OCD
• Eating disorder, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder
• Substance use disorders

Dr. Grace completed her medical training at 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 also dedicates time for awareness of mental health conditions in the media.

Dr. Grace is bilingual in both Arabic and English at MPC Maadi Sarayat
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 following locations:
MPC Clinics: Sheikh Zayed
Behman Consultancy Clinics: Downtown and Heliopolis.
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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.

Ms. Perry is currently seeing clients at the followng locations:
MPC clinic in Maadi
MPC clinic in New Maadi
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.

Dr. Justus is currently seeing clients at MPC clinics in New Cairo and Maadi
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Dr. Mona Al Dabbagh, PhD
Senior Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Mona is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist. She received her master's degree (MA) from the American University in Cairo in 1996 and her doctorate (PhD) from Cairo University in 2004.
Dr. Mona is an addiction specialist, working with clients struggling with substance abuse, alcoholism, and sex addiction. In addition, she works with those suffering from depression, anxiety, personality disorders, and trauma. Dr. Mona conducts family, couple and marriage therapy, including problems of intimacy in relationships.
Dr. Mona uses different therapeutic approaches depending upon the needs of the individual client, including Psychoanalysis and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). She is certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Emotional Focus Therapy (EFT).
Dr. Mona has more than 20 years of experience in treating clients in both hospital settings (The Behman Hospital) and out-patient clinics. She works with clients from cross-cultural backgrounds and conducts therapy fluently in Arabic and English.

Dr. Al Dabbagh is currently seeing clients at MPC clinics in New Cairo and Maadi
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Dr. Sandy Tahan, DEdPsy.
Educational Psychologist, LIU Director
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.

Dr. Tahan is currently seeing clients at the following locations:
MPC clinics: Maadi
Learning Intervention Unit: New Cairo
The Behman Hospital: Helwan
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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.

Ms. Joseph is currently seeing clients at the following locations:
MPC clinics: New Cairo and Maadi
Learning Intervention Unit: New Cairo
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Mariham Girgis, MA, PPS
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.

Ms. Girgis is currently seeing clients at the following locations:
MPC clinics: New Cairo and Maadi
Learning Intervention Unit: New Cairo
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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.

Ms. Diab is currently seeing clients at MPC clinics in Sheikh Zayed
Nada Mahfouz
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.

Ms. Mahfouz is currently seeing clients at the following locations:
MPC Clinics: Maadi, New Cairo, and Sheikh Zayed.
Behman Consultancy Clinics: Zamalek and Heliopolis.
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Dr. Kate Ellis, PhD, DClinPsy.
Senior Clinical Psychologist
Senior Clinical Psychologist
Dr Kate Ellis is a Senior Clinical Psychologist, registered and licensed by the Health and Care Professionals Council in the UK. Dr Kate completed her first PhD at the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland, researching the impact of trauma on young people. She completed a second Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at Canterbury Christchurch University in England. Dr Kate is also an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the American University in Cairo and provides training and consultation to many NGO’s in Egypt in the area of trauma.

Dr Kate has been seeing clients in Egypt for over 9 years and offers individual, couples and family therapy to both adults and children (over the age of 7 years old) for a range of problems including anxiety, stress, depression, relationship and family problems, trauma, eating disorders, bi-polar disorder and personality disorders. Dr Kate specializes in the treatment of trauma amongst adults and children. She also specializes in working with young people experiencing psychological distress, adjustment problems and behavioural or school related issues and works with families to resolve these situations.

Dr Kate offers an integrated approach to therapy and practices cognitive behavioural therapy, psychodynamic and humanistic therapy, she is also a certified dialectical behaviour therapist. Dr Kate conducts therapy in English only at MPC clinic New Maadi as well as offering sessions online.

Dr Kate also offers neuropsychological assessment including a full intellectual assessment or tailored assessment of abilities such as language usage, attention, learning, processing speed, reasoning, remembering, problem-solving, mood, personality and executive function. In particular, neuropsychological assessment may be helpful as a tool to assist in diagnosis alongside medical tests, to determine if cognitive changes are the result of normal aging, a neurological illness, depression, anxiety or other causes. Furthermore, they can be used to determine cognitive strengths and difficulties after a neurological event such as stroke or traumatic brain injury and to establish a baseline before or after a medical treatment to understand whether cognitive function has been affected. Based on these assessments, clients will be offered treatment and rehabilitation plans where appropriate. Such assessment gives important information as to how to make adjustments to work, educational or daily activities of living to maximise ability and limit distress.

Dr Kate is also experienced in offering autism assessments for both adults and children and this service is offered at MPC Degla.
Reece Lavender, B.A., BPYSC (Honours), MPSYC, PhD (Cand.; 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 child and adult Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) assessments and therapeutic intervention to manage ADHD symptoms and related behaviours. He is also qualified to treat pain disorders such as chronic pain and fibromyalgia, and alcohol and drug use disorders.
Reece 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.

Reece is currently seeing clients at the following locations:
MPC clinics: Maadi, Degla Maadi, and New Cairo
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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.

Ms. Wissa is currently seeing clients in the Learning Intervention Unit, New Cairo
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Yasmine Gohar M.A.
Clinical Psychologist
Yasmine Gohar is a clinically and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) trained therapist targeting addiction, trauma, and complex trauma. She is licensed in California as an associate marriage and family therapist (AMFT) and as an associate professional clinical counselor (APCC). She is also a level 1 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, California. Yasmine works with individuals as young as 4 years old with all diagnoses including but not limited to trauma, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, educational/academic needs, and addiction. Additionally, Yasmine has worked with adults through relationship and family issues.
Her areas of expertise include relationships (with the self and others), anxiety, trauma, depression, personality disorders, as well as couples and families.
She is finalizing the process of her license with California’s Board of Behavioral Sciences in marriage and family therapy, and as a professional clinical counselor.
Yasmine has successfully coauthored Atlas of Psychiatry (2023), and 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).

Yasmine is currently seeing clients at the following locations:
MPC Clinics: Maadi Sarayat, Degla Maadi, and Sheikh Zayed.
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Rasha Salama
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.

Ms Salama is currently seeing clients in MPC clinics, Sheikh Zayed.
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.

Ms Labib is currently seeing clients at the following locations:
MPC Clinics: Maadi
Behman Consultancy Clinics in Zamalek.
Nadine Hosny, MSc, MBPsS
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, post-traumatic 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.

Ms. Hosny is currently seeing clients at the following locations:
MPC clinics: New Cairo, and Sheikh Zayed
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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.

Ms. Maher is currently seeing clients in the Learning Intervention Unit, New Cairo
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Heinar Bolteya, PhD Candidate
Counseling Psychologist and an Expressive Art Therapist
Heinar Bolteya is a PhD candidate, a Counseling Psychologist and an Expressive Art Therapist. She obtained her BSc from York University in Canada, her MA from the American University in Cairo and is now pursuing her PhD in Expressive Art Therapy from The European Graduate School in Switzerland. She also holds a certificate in Integrative Somatic Trauma Therapy.

Heinar has diverse and extensive experience working in different settings over the past decade in different places around the world including: Mexico, El Salvador, Tanzania, Nigeria, Palestine, Greece, Lebanon, Djibouti, Syria and Iraq.

Alongside using CBT, existential and humanistic therapy, Heinar also supports her clients with the use of a holistic approach, that not only uses words, but also somatic therapy techniques and tools to connect with one’s body, imagination and creativity. Heinar helps her clients come up with new narratives through different tools such as embodiment, movement, visual arts, drama and writing.

Heinar has 10 years of experience working with adults, children and adolescents struggling with stress, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, trauma, grief and relationship challenges.

Heinar sees English and Arabic-speaking clients online, in MPC New Cairo, and MPC Degla
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Mai Elwy, MA, Doctorate Candidate
Counseling Psychologist and Psychotherapist
Mai is a Counseling Psychologist and Psychotherapist. She earned her master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from The American University in Cairo in 2019 and is currently pursuing her doctorate degree in Existential Psychotherapy from the New School of Psychotherapy and Counseling in London. Mai also works as a Psychology Instructor at The American University in Cairo.

In her practice, Mai works with adults, couples, and families with a wide range of psychological, emotional, and family issues including stress, depression, anxiety, panic disorder, self-esteem, trauma, grief, workplace challenges, relationships issues, and marital problems. She is trained and experienced in various therapy modalities and uses an integrative therapeutic approach that includes psychodynamics, emotionally focused, existential, and cognitive-behavioral therapies.

Mai has a special passion for parenting; she received her parenting training in London in 2014-2015. Since then, Mai has worked with thousands of parents, teachers, and families on issues related to child behavior, parent-child relationships, school performance, divorce, and family dynamics. She has been hired by many organizations as a parenting and mental health expert including UNICEF Egypt, Care International, and The American University in Cairo, and has participated in national campaigns to raise awareness on topic that include positive parenting, bullying, and parents’ mental health.

In 2019, Mai received the HUSS Award for her outstanding achievement and contributions to the psychology department at The American University in Cairo and the IFAH Award from Dubai for her contributions to the field of mental health. In 2022, Mai received the Outstanding Leadership Award in the field of healthcare by Health 2.0 Conference in Dubai.

Ms. Elwy sees Arabic and English-speaking clients online and in MPC Degla
Amal Mohamed, MA Counselling Psychology
Counselling Psychologist
Amal Mohammed graduated from the American University in Cairo (AUC) with an MA in Counseling Psychology as well as a BA in psychology with a minor in sociology. She has been a member of Psi Chi (The International Honor Society in Psychology) since 2019. She is also a member of APA (The American Psychological Association) since 2022. While completing her master’s degree, Amal conducted clinical work at the Psychological Counseling Services and Training Center at AUC, Al Rakhawy Hospital and Serenity Center in Maadi. Besides working with clients in person, Amal was also trained and gained experience in conducting online therapy sessions. Amal is now working at Maadi Psychology Center in Degla.

During her training, Amal gained experience working with clients who are dealing with borderline personality disorder (BPD), Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), anxiety, self-esteem, trauma, OCD, and relationship issues.

Amal's approach to therapy is based on Humanistic, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Person-Centered approaches. She is also now pursuing her training in DBT with Behavioral Tech and will be internationally certified to apply the DBT skills with her clients at the end of the coming year. She believes that the key for clients to heal is to provide them with an environment that is based on validation, support, and active listening. She helps clients to better understand themselves, and be more self-aware of their core issues, needs, and values.

Amal's mission is to help clients have better lives, connect with themselves, and fight against the stigma that exists around mental health.

Amal is currently seeing clients in MPC Degla, and The Clinic in Degla Maadi
Inji Refaat, MSc.
Counseling Psychologist
Inji earned her Master's degree in counseling psychology from Webster University in Vienna, she is also a certified Mindfulness Practitioner from the UK College of Mindfulness Meditation. she got her professional experience and training from the Behman Hospital in Egypt, and Vienna therapy center in Austria. Inji is passionate about helping people with Mindfulness-Based interventions. She is trained to use Mindfulness to help individuals seeking general wellbeing, as well as to treat clients suffering from anxiety, excessive stress and panic attacks.

Inji is currently seeing clients in Maadi Psychology Center Sheikh Zayed
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Rita Kallini, Psy.D (current)
Clinical Psychologist
Rita is an Egyptian/Canadian clinical psychologist, currently doing her Clinical doctorate degree (PsyD) at California Southern University after earning her Master's degree in Psychology from Harvard University and her bachelor’s degree from the American University in Cairo. She is a member of the British Psychological Society in the UK and the American Psychological Association in the US.

Rita has been trained at The Behman Psychiatric Hospital and is qualified to use multiple approaches such as cognitive, behavioral and exposure therapies. She works with a wide array of clinical disorders and has a special interest in Eating disorders, Personality Disorders (Borderline personality disorder), Trauma, Affective disorders, and their comorbid complex presentations.

She has expertise in assessing and treating Eating Disorders as she has been trained by the National Center for Eating disorders in the UK (NCFED) and holds the Excellence In Practitioner Skills For Eating Disorders Diploma - Psychological issues underlying Obesity - Nutritional Interventions for eating disorders). She has also trained in Fairburn’s CBT-E protocol by Oxford University for Eating Disorders. She is intensively trained by The Linehan institute in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for borderline personality disorder (DBT) and helps clients who struggle with emotional dysregulation through individual sessions and group therapy. She co-founded the DBT outpatient program and is an integral part in the inpatient program. In addition, she has also been trained by Melanie Harned for the DBT-Prolonged exposure protocol for PTSD and trained by Martin Bohus for the DBT- PTSD treatment as well as by Edna Foa for the Prolonged exposure treatment in post-traumatic stress disorder. Rita has also attended a REBT/CBT diploma from the college of cognitive therapies in London organized by CPD-psych and is currently training for EMDR.

Living in Egypt, Rita is raising awareness on mental health through social media with the aim of providing more accessible mental health awareness & education in the MENA Region.

As a fluent English, French and Arabic speaker, she can conduct psychotherapy sessions in the 3 languages at the following locations:
MPC Maadi Sarayat, and MPC New Cairo.