Novomed’s Psychology Department in Dubai, headed by Dr Kareen Bekhazi, offers mental health services, assessment and counselling to children, adults, couples and groups. Our team includes clinical psychologists Alina Vasilache and Paula Soriano Lluch, as well as mental health nurse and clinical coordinator Rasha Shehadi​.

Individual conditions treated include:

Relationship therapy:

Services for Children:

Corporate Services include:

Events, conferences and workshops:

  • Group therapy
  • Workshops

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We offer cutting-edge diagnostic and assessment solutions, complemented by pioneering therapeutic treatments. Our team of experienced and professional clinicians come from a variety of backgrounds, bringing their expertise in the areas of psychiatry, psychology, neurology and more. Our evidence-based treatments give the patient a choice to select personalized treatment plans, while also ensuring that they are guided by our multidisciplinary team, who work together to make every possible treatment opportunity available. The journey to recovery will be made seamless by the unconditional support, care and warmth received at every step of the way.


To change the landscape of healthcare in the UAE by bringing mental health to the forefront, becoming the leading provider of interdisciplinary psychological care, through respectful and compassionate care.


Meet Our Psychologists

Alina Vasilache

Alina Vasilache

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Raghad Bakhsh

Dr Raghad Bakhsh

Clinical Psychologist

Ira Naeem

Ira Naeem

Clinical Psychologist

Therapy models:

Our psychologists are trained in a broad range of traditional and newer therapy models, and will used the most suitable therapy or combination for each specific patient. These therapies include:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for depression, bipolar, anxiety and personality disorders
  • Integrative harm therapy for addictions and substance abuse, which focuses on meeting the client on their own terms rather than trying to force them to quit
  • IMAGO therapy for couples, which uses existing conflicts in relationships to bring about behavior change and resolve problematic issues
  • Newer treatment models such as dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), which are ‘third-wave therapies’ – modifications to standard cognitive behavioral treatment
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Enhanced (CBT-E) – specific intervention for the treatment of eating disorders
  • Maudsley Model of Anorexia Nervosa Treatment for Adults (MANTRA)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) for anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, phobias, etc
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