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Best Psychologists in The Palm Jumeirah - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

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Jumeira Street 136, Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 10.31 kilometers
Neuropedia Childrens Neuroscience Center - 10.31 kilometers
Jumeira Street 136, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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 Behavioural Therapy

Jumeira Street 136, Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 10.31 kilometers
Neuropedia Childrens Neuroscience Center - 10.31 kilometers
Jumeira Street 136, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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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Jumeira Street 136, Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 10.31 kilometers
Neuropedia Childrens Neuroscience Center - 10.31 kilometers
Jumeira Street 136, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Expert in: Applied Behaviour Analysis Therapy

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