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Dr. Andria Calicchio - Psychologists
9.82 kilometers
Expert in: Language Therapy

Andria Calicchio graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Honours in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa, in 2008. Soon after graduating, she worked for a government hospital in South Africa as part of her community service, where she set up both a NICU feeding clinic and audiology out-patient clinic.  

After working within a private practice in South Africa for 2 years, where she saw both paediatric and adult patients, she decided to move to Dubai. Andria worked at a private medical centre in Dubai for 4 years, focusing on paediatrics and school-based therapy. She has provided one to one sessions, group sessions as well as multi-disciplinary sessions, and classroom-based activities. She has experience in oral-motor therapy, stuttering therapy, auditory processing therapy, visual-auditory based therapy for hearing impaired, and language therapy. She is also certified in interactive metronome and completed levels 1 – 3 of the Orton Gillingham dyslexia program.

Andria’s main focus and passion are on early intervention therapy and inclusion of children with learning difficulties and developmental disorders within mainstream schools. She previously held a position of Head of Schools in which she oversaw all therapy-based interventions within schools, assisted schools with the training of staff and helped develop therapy within mainstream schools within Dubai. Andria’s focus was also on training both teachers and parents in childhood disorders, as well as provided workshops where needed.

Andria bases all therapy and intervention within the importance of the patient’s triad within their life: school/work/environment, family and therapy. She strongly feels that all aspects need to work together in order to fully assist any patient. With a passion for inclusion, Andria is currently completing her masters in inclusive education in Dubai schools, focusing on early years and hearing-impaired learners.

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Dr. Zoe Garside - Psychologists
9.82 kilometers

Dr. Zoe Garside Behavioural Therapy

Dr. Zoe Garside Behavioural Therapy

Expert in: Applied Behaviour Analysis Therapy

Zoe moved to Dubai in 2015 and provides clinic-based applied behaviour analysis (ABA) therapy to children with developmental delays. Since then, Zoe has gone on to supervise home-based and school-based ABA therapy, for children aged 2-14, and run a behaviour analytic centre in a GEMS school. She has also supervised candidates for RBT, BCaBA and BCBA board certification.

Zoe is highly specialised in teaching language, communication and pre-academic skills to children, using Skinner’s analysis of verbal behaviour. Using the evidence-based and data-driven methods of Applied Behaviour Analysis, Zoe conducts assessments, and designs, evaluates and supervises individualised teaching programmes to best support the children. Zoe assesses language and communication skills, pre-learning skills, play skills, school readiness skills, functional living skills, independent living skills, social skills and some academics. She provides training and supervision to the team of Registered Behaviour Technicians (RBT), who deliver ABA therapy. Zoe can also train parents, teachers and paraprofessionals how to teach communication, play and leisure skills, social skills, self-help skills and daily living skills.

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Dr. Majel Padilla - Psychologists
9.82 kilometers

Dr. Majel Padilla Behavioural Therapy

Dr. Majel Padilla Behavioural Therapy

Expert in: Applied Behaviour Analysis Therapy

Majel Padilla is a Behavioral Therapist who graduated from UP-Dr. Jose G. Tamayo Medical University with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. She then developed a keen interest in Behavioural therapy for children during her professional working career and has subsequently cleared her Registered behavioral therapist exams.

Before joining Neuropedia, Majel served as a Behavioral Therapist in the Philippines and joined Austism UAE in January 2011. She handled children with the Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADD/ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Cerebral Palsy, Global Developmental Disorder, Down Syndrome which uses Behavior Modification Techniques and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

Majel's clinical services include center-based, home-based and school setting therapies, focusing on targeting auditory comprehension, social skills, using visual strategies to help children with a communication problem.

Her teaching interest and knowledge was strengthened by experience, seminars and trainings conducted for both ABA and Physiotherapists.

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Dr. Reine Bou Issa Ghafary - Psychologists
14.93 kilometers

Dr. Reine Bou Issa Ghafary Speech - Language Therapy

Dr. Reine Bou Issa Ghafary Speech - Language Therapy

Reine has made it her priority in life to serve the community. She established Talking Brains Center FZE in DSO, Dubai. She has over 19 years of experience in the Speech Therapy and Neuropsychology professions, while holding several degrees including Masters in Neuropsychology (Clinical psychologist) from Angers University in France, Graduate Diploma in School Psychology from the Lebanese University, Master in Speech Therapy from the Lebanese University, and French Baccalauréat (Biology) from Notre Dame de Jamhour in Lebanon. She took part in numerous internship hours in Toulouse and Albi in France.

Reine has extensive clinical experience as a Trilingual Speech Therapist (Arabic, French and English) and as Neuropsychologist. She gained this experience by working for distinguished organizations such as Medcare Medical center in Dubai, School of Notre Dame Jamhour in Lebanon, School of Saint Gregoire Achrafieh in Lebanon, Geriatric and Rehabilitation Center of Notre Dame Hadeth in Lebanon, The Lebanese Army Medical Hospital, Lebanon, and her own private clinic in Lebanon.

Reine’s clinical experience includes Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Attention Deficit Disorder, Stuttering and the evaluation of cognitive functions (language, memory attention, agnosia, apraxia), the planning and the administration of therapies to patients from all ages suffering from CVA, aphasia, brain injuries, swallowing disorders, speech and language delay, dyslexia, dyscalculia, stuttering etc.

She has attended many seminars and conducted several trainings in the following areas: Rehabilitation in Neurological Dysarthria, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Stuttering, Swallowing Disorders, Autism, Cognitive Education and logical reasoning.

Reine is dedicated to continuing education which includes:

·      Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) for neurological Dysarthria treatment 

·      It Takes Two to Talk - The Hanen Program certificate to address families of children with language delays

·      More Than Words - children with social communication difficulties

·      Autism Talkability Program- program to develop the Theory of Mind

·      Makaton - An alternative way to communicate and stimulate language using gestural communication (sign language)

Reine is a co-founder of the Emirates SLP Society and a member of the Lebanese SLP Association (ALO).

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Ms Sana Abi Rachad - Psychologists
14.93 kilometers
Expert in: Addiction, Addictions & Substance Misuse, Depression, Family Therapy

Over than 20 years of experience in Clinical Psychology and pathology (private practice) while holding a Masters and high studies degrees (DESS) in clinical psychology and pathology from the University of Saint Joseph Beirut.

After having obtained a university degree in Family Therapy (systemic and psychoanalytic approach) in Saint Joseph University Beirut, she then got a specialization in Couple Therapy (systemic approach) by the IFATC, Lyon in France after which she co-founded “Espace Famille” where she works in a multidisciplinary way with qualified colleagues with couples and families.

She has clinical experience in the educational field by working in the sector of schools (College Notre Dame de Jamhour, College Saint Grégoire affiliated to College Notre Dame de Jamhour and Jesus&Mary School). This experience reaches children and adolescents with academic and behavioral difficulties.

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Dr. Amanda Graves - Psychologists
14.93 kilometers

Ami Graves, MS, CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist from the United States who has over eleven years of experience working with individuals across the lifespan with complex communication needs. 

Her clinical experiences include providing AAC evaluations in schools, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, clinics, and vocational settings. Amanda has applied knowledge in a variety of AAC tools and techniques including iPads, eye gaze systems, dedicated speech-generating devices, and low-tech communication books and boards. She has been fortunate enough to work within interdisciplinary teams including fellow speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, teachers, and vision intervention professionals. 

Ami is dedicated to continuing education and continues to both participate and provide in trainings for the following AT and AAC tools:

  • Eye gaze systems, including Tobii-Dynavox 
  • Apps for communication, including LAMP WFL, Proloquo2Go, Grid 3, TouchChat with WordPower, Tobii-Dynavox Snap + Core, GoTalk Now, and many others. 
  • Dedicated speech-generating devices
  • Alternative access support using switch scanning, auditory scanning, and partner assisted scanning
  • AAC assessment, report and goal writing
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What is Psychology?  

Psychology is a science that focuses on mental states and the way in which they influence our behaviour. It closely examines communication, memory, thought processes and emotions in an effort to understand what makes people and other animals tick, which in turn helps us address our problems with more confidence. 

Put simply, psychology is the science of the mind. It examines and analyses the output of the human brain, the universe’s most complex machine. Psychology has four main goals: to describe, explain, predict, and change people’s mental processes and behaviours. This involves creating and testing theories that help explain how we interact with each other and the world around us. Psychologists also explore the way biological and social factors influence our behaviour, and how behaviour differs between cultures, societies and individuals. It looks into the ways we perceive, think and learn, taking into account verbal and non-verbal communications. It studies how our mental abilities change as we age and grow, and pins down the basis of our motivations. No wonder so many psychology graduates go on to work in healthcare. 

When should you see a Psychologist?

A psychologist can help you cope better with a variety of difficult circumstances. Bereavement and loss are common reasons to seek help, as are stress and anxiety, phobias, depression, family and relationship problems, issues at work, bad habits and addictions, and mental disorders. Psychology can help you feel and perform better in all sorts of contexts. 

Talking to someone who listens well can be incredibly powerful and empowering, which is why psychologists are trained to be excellent listeners. You could see a psychologist as a handy member of your healthcare toolkit. They help you achieve and maintain a clear mind, which helps you cope better with life’s challenges, whether it’s managing stress at work or home, dealing with the loss of someone you love, or breaking the hold that a phobia has over your happiness. A psychologist will help you get the most out of life, avoid sliding into depression, and protect yourself against various mental health problems. A psychologist acts as an unbiased, non-judgemental pair of ears. You should find, with their help, you learn to find your own solutions. 

How to find and choose the best Psychologist in Dubai?

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How much does a private Psychologist appointment cost in Dubai?

If it depends. The cost of a private psychologist appointment in Dubai is based on the psychologist themselves, their location, their level of expertise and experience, and more. Most psychologist websites contain information about the clinic’s fee structure. If not, contact them for confirmation of the cost before making your appointment.   

What happens at a Psychologist appointment?

Psychology is a talking therapy, so you’ll be asked lots of questions. The first step your psychologist will take is your mental and medical history. They’ll also ask for the details behind the problem you’re struggling with. Over a series of appointments, you’ll explore things together in more detail. At the end, you’ll be given a final feedback session plus a diagnostic report including detailed guidance and recommendations. 

What conditions do Psychologists treat?

The range of conditions treated by a psychologist is very wide, incorporating many different kinds of distress and discomfort. If you are feeling psychological pain, are suffering from a mental illness or struggling to deal with difficult emotions, a psychologist is your first step. Low self-esteem, addiction, PTSD, depression and anxiety are all common problems. 

  • Addiction
  • Alcoholism
  • Anxiety
  • Bullying
  • Career problems 
  • Depression, grief and sadness
  • Lack of direction
  • Loneliness and isolation
  • Low self-esteem
  • Mood disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorders 
  • Personality disorders 
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Relationship issues
  • Sadness
  • Trauma
  • Weight gain and weight loss 

What procedures do Psychologists conduct?

Clinical psychologists don’t prescribe medicines. Your psychologist will use proven techniques including cognitive behavioural therapy, psychoanalytic therapy, and neuro-linguistic programming to help re-calibrate a person’s emotional responses to the challenges of everyday life. The aim is to ease people’s pain, improve their quality of life, and provide the tools they need to help themselves in future.  

  • Psychotherapy
  • Psychological testing
  • Observing, interpreting, and recording how people relate to each other and their environment 
  • Conducting scientific studies into behaviour and brain function 
  • Finding patterns to help them understand and predict behaviour
  • Improve schools and workplaces by dealing with psychological issues
  • Work with people to help them change their behaviours
  • Identify and diagnose mental, behavioural, and emotional disorders
  • Create and carry out treatment plans
  • Collaborate with doctors and social workers