Dr Daniela Graf

Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist

Dr Daniela Graf is a German Board-certified specialist in child and adolescent psychiatry who takes a cognitive behavioral therapy approach. She has almost 10 years’ experience working as a psychiatrist, adopting a patient-centric, holistic approach to her care.

She obtained her medical degree from Eberhard-Karls University of Tübingen in Germany. She then earned her Facharzt (specialist) degree by undergoing post-graduate training in child and adolescent psychiatry at leading institutions including the medical center at Goethe University and Vitos Herborn psychiatric clinic. After working for a large mental health clinic in Germany, she moved to Dubai in 2017.

Dr Daniela has a strong commitment to her patients and adopts a relationship-orientated approach based on empathy, support and problem solving. She works closely with her colleagues in the psychiatry, neurology, psychology and pediatric departments by following a multidisciplinary approach.

Dr Daniela speaks German and English, plus basic French.

Focus areas include

  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Anxiety and mood disorders
  • Phobias
  • Disruptive/ adjustment/attachment disorders
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Tourette’s syndrome
  • Bullying or separation anxiety with concomitant school refusal
  • Conduct and oppositional defiant disorders with temper outbursts
  • Depression
  • Deliberate self-harm & suicidal crisis
  • Eating disorders
  • Adjustment disorders (reactions to life events, eg, divorce, remarriage, trauma)
  • Bereavement and grief
  • Stress-related problems
  • Enuresis and fecal soiling
  • Relationship problems, family conflicts

Methods include

  • Psychiatric assessment
  • Parental coaching, education and support
  • Psychotherapy (talk therapy)
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Anger management
  • Play therapy
  • Emotional regulation
  • Anxiety management
  • Systematic desensitization
  • Family therapy
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