I am a registered psychological assistant at Shibley Psychology, offering assessment and psychotherapy services in English, French, and Arabic. I have over five years of clinical experience working with a diverse population, including children, adolescents, and adults on various issues relating to anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, acculturation, self-esteem, and eating disorders. Throughout my career, I worked in various settings such as hospitals, humanitarian and non profit organizations, corporations, universities, and private practice. I also more recently began offering parental coaching to families (PCIT) with defiant and oppositional children exhibiting behavior problems or signs of ADD/ADHD.
I moved to San Diego from Montreal (where I am currently completing my Ph.D. in clinical psychology at UQAM University) for my pre-doctoral internships, which I did at a non-profit agency treating abused children called Home Start Inc. and an in-patient/outpatient psychiatric hospital called Alvarado Parkway Institute. I obtained my masters degree at Leeds University in England and my bachelors degree in Montreal at the University of Montreal.
I developed an eclectic and culturally sensitive approach to therapy, which is heavily influenced by CBT, humanistic/existential, positive psychology, and expressive art therapy. Prior to starting my Ph.D., I worked in the humanitarian field and in human resource management as a corporate recruiter and trainer, and I am the founder of a non-profit called Art4lives that provides art-based workshops to refugee youth.
If you feel like I could help, please call (619) 494-0655 to set up an appointment or better discuss your needs.
* Psychological assistants are clinicians who hold an advanced degree in the mental health field and who work under the direct supervision of a licensed mental health professional. They have completed all coursework required for their degree and are accruing hours for licensure status.