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18 years of experience
Adult Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychology

Dr. Girish Banwari is an experienced psychiatrist. He has over 15 years of clinical experience in both government & private settings in specialised psychiatry clinics as well as tertiary care, multi-speciality hospitals. In addition, he has worked as Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at reputed medical colleges in India. He is a passionate educator and has previously been extensively involved in teaching undergraduate medical students along with being a faculty member of the postgraduate psychiatry training program.

Dr. Banwari is active in research and his academic inclination has seen him present scientific papers & conduct symposia in numerous conferences & seminars, with many “Best Paper Awards” to his credit. In addition, he has many publications in indexed journals. He has served as a peer reviewer in international medical journals such as Sexual Health (Australia), BMJ Case Reports (UK), East Asian Archives of Psychiatry (Hong Kong), & Journal of Child & Adolescent Mental Health (South Africa).

Dr. Banwari has a special interest in Psychopharmacology and treats numerous mental health conditions including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression and personality disorders amongst others. He treats patients of all ages with a focus on adults & the elderly.

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Psychology, Adult Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry + 2more

Dr Laila Mahmoud is a specialist psychiatrist with 14 years of specialist experience in neuropsychiatry. She currently practices as a Specialist Psychiatrist at Medcare Hospital Sharjah, UAE and is a member of the Egyptian Psychiatric Association. She has expertise in prevention, psychopharmacology, psychiatry, healthcare and medicine.

In her current position, she typically specialises in adult psychiatry, however also offers her expertise in the areas of: general, child, community and emergency psychiatry. She has a wealth of experience providing treatment for the following psychiatric conditions:

  • Depression
  • Mania and cyclothymia
  • Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
  • Schizophrenia
  • Anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Panic disorder
  • Psychosis
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Dr Mahmoud utilises pharmacotherapy, psychosocial interventions and behavioural therapy. She provides patient-centered care and is experienced in altering treatment plans to suit: patients who do not benefit from standard treatment, pregnant women and difficult to treat patients.

Dr Mahmoud received her medical degree in 2001 from Ain shams University in Egypt. She later completed her Master’s degree in Neuropsychiatry at the same university in 2007. Following the completion of her degrees, she practiced as a Specialist at the Kuwait Center for Mental Health, Ministry of Health for 6 years. She then progressed into her current position as Specialist Psychiatrist at Medcare Hospital Sharjah, UAE.

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15 years of experience
Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Raghad Bakhsh is a clinical psychologist and the head of psychology at Novomed. She has been a clinical psychologist for over 15 years and previously worked at the American Center for Psychiatry and Neurology in Dubai, providing therapy to adult outpatients. She also worked as a Clinical Psychologist and Psychosocial Care Manager in a multidisciplinary team at NMC Healthcare.

She has extensive expertise in diagnosing, managing, counselling, and supporting people who are experiencing emotional and psychological difficulties. She has vast experience interviewing and recognising patterns in people from varied backgrounds and conditions.

Earned her Master of Social Science degree in Psychology in 2006 from Uppsala University in Sweden. In 2001, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Columbia University in New York before going on to train as a psychologist in Sweden and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

She worked predominantly at the King Fahd Armed Forces Hospital in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, where she conducted psychometric assessments and counselled adults, militants, and their families. She has also worked in multidisciplinary clinics that provide mental health care and outside referrals to patients with medical and non-medical issues.


  • Addiction
  • Adult Mental Health
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Anger Management
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Chronic Illness
  • Depression
  • Gender Identity Disorder
  • Grief Counseling
  • Marriage Counselling
  • Military Psychology
  • Mood Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Panic Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Postnatal depression and Anxiety
  • Sex Therapy
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Terminal illness
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Speech - Language Therapy
Offers video consultation
Clinical Psychology, Neuropsychology

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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Offers video consultation

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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12 years of experience
Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Dr Sneha John is a Clinical Psychologist trained in the UK, with over a decade of experience in the management of paediatric mental health conditions including anxiety, depression, borderline personality disorder, trauma, phobias and eating disorders. She sees private patients at the Camali Clinic, Dubai.

Dr John earned her bachelor's degree in Psychology with Counselling,  Masters in Clinical Psychology from the University of London and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with specialisation in Child Psychology from California Southern University. Furthering her passion for psychology, Dr John undertook further postgraduate training in cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness therapy, social skills training for ADHD and attachment-focused therapy. She then gained experience working with young patients during her time with the National Health Service, in addition to working in various settings including schools, rehabilitation centres and community centres.

Since qualifying, Dr John has centred her practice around helping her patients uncover their hidden strengths to help them find different perspectives on life, and become their best selves.

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10 years of experience
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Lydia Miller is a UK qualified Psychotherapist specialising in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Emotion Focused Therapy. After qualifying Lydia worked with a wide range of difficulties while working with the NHS using CBT and CFT. She has centred her practice around improving the wellbeing of her patients, by creating a supportive environment for them to break down their problems. She sees private patients at the Psychiatry and Therapy Centre.

Lydia gained her BSc in Psychology at Sheffield Hallam University and went on to gain her MSc in Psychology, specialising in CBT. After qualifying, Lydia treated a wide range of patients while working in the NHS, using CBT and Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT) and Commitment therapy (ACT).

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Behavioural Therapy
Behavioural Analysis

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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Aamnah Ejaz Husain is an American trained Psychologist with over a decade of experience in providing Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing trauma therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Acceptance, and Commitment Therapy, and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy to a wide range of patient clientele. 

Aaminah earned her M.A and M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology at Columbia University, after which she gained experience and expertise in treating chemical dependency and mental disorders at Mount Sinai Hospital New York. She then went on to lead the outpatient services department at Walden House San Francisco. Aaminah then went on to train in Domestic Violence Counselling during her time in California, in addition to training in EMDR therapy and Mindfulness Methodology. Since completing her training, Aaminah has centred her approach around helping her patients uncover insights about their motivations, values, and strengths while being their ally and helping them to learn from their past to improve their present.

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9 years of experience
Clinical Psychology

Dr Spencer Jefferies is a Clinical Psychologist with much experience in using psychotherapy in both group and individual settings to provide the most appropriate care for his clients. He sees clients at the Psychiatry and Therapy centre, Dubai.

Dr Jefferies gained his qualifications at the Widener University in Pennsylvania, renowned for its intensive doctoral program in clinical psychology. Since earning his degree, Dr Jefferies has cultivated important, compassionate client relationships and focuses his practice on establishing appropriate solutions to the challenges his clients may face. This includes Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Mindfulness.

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