Alina Vasilache is a Clinical Psychologist with a degree in Psychology from the University of Malaga, Spain, and Masters of Science in Clinical Neuroscience from King’s College University, London, UK. She is an accredited member of the Spanish Clinical Psychologist Society (Colegio Oficial de Psicologos Andalucia Oriental) and member of the American Academy of Eating Disorders. She is head of the Eating Disorder Department and Assessment and Rehabilitation Department for Children.
Prior to moving to Dubai, Ms Vasilache worked as a clinical psychologist in Spain at San Francisco Clinic, and in Dubai at ACPN, GMCClinics and KidsFIRST Medical Center. She gained extensive experience in individual psychotherapy for adults, psychological assessments and psychotherapy for children, family therapy, and working with clients from different countries and cultural backgrounds. Ms Vasilache specializes in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy although her interventions are adapted to the specific needs of her clients and may combine different orientations.
She is a member of the multidisciplinary Eating Disorder Team at Novomed Centers and she applies evidence-based models of intervention, such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy-Enhanced (CBT-E) and Family-Based Therapy (FBT) for all types of eating disorders in adults and children. Ms Vasilache is also trained in Behavioral Activation for Depression and offers group therapy for people suffering from social anxiety. She works intensively with adolescents through a systemic approach and involves the whole family in the psychotherapeutic process.
Ms Vasilache works with children and adults suffering from all types of anxiety disorders, depression, personality disorders (adults), emotional instability, addiction tendencies, OCD, bipolar disorder and psychosis, as well as with couples.. Her experience as a psychologist taught her, more than her studies, that the most important and helpful thing in psychotherapy is the professional, authentic connection two people can establish, and, before being just a professional in her sessions, she is a person willing to understand and support others. She strongly believes in the healing power of the corrective emotional experience within the psychotherapy that she provides.