Psychologist Dr Kareen Bekhazi

American-trained therapist to help adults in Dubai

Kareen Bekhazi is a licensed clinical psychologist who earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of California. She has been in Dubai for six years and is head of the Psychology Department at BrainMax, a Novomed Mental Health & Wellness Center. She has treated patients from many different cultural backgrounds, and makes sure she understands the inner subjective world of each individual under her care. She is fluent in English, Arabic, French, and Spanish.

Our wounds are most often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us

– David Richo

Dr Kareen is dedicated to her field and consistently explores the latest therapies and research in the field of psychology, undergoing regular further education. She has won numerous awards including the John Arthur Award for Excellence in Psychology, and has appeared on many TV shows. She is also member of Psy Chi, the US National Honor Society for Psychology.

She uses the most effective type or combination of therapies, based on each individual’ s specific needs. These 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

Dr Kareen’s Specialties

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