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Aakriti Mahindra

Licensed Psychologist in Dubai

I am a Licensed Clinical and Educational Psychologist in Dubai registered with the Dubai Healthcare Authority (DHA), Community Development Authority CDA, Dubai, UAE) and Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI, India) with experience of more than a decade.

I believe that everyone has the inner ability to achieve their objectives and lead fulfilled lives; change might be difficult, but I am here to support you. I am here to support you with warmth, acceptance, and respect as we work together in a secure, friendly, and private environment.

My area of expertise is in psychological testing with children, young adolescents and adults, I am skilled and experienced in conducting comprehensive Cognitive/Academic Assessments and other conditions such as Attention Deficit Hyperactive/Inattentive Disorder (ADHD/ADD), Autism, Behavioural/Emotional/Development disorder.

Along with the assessment I have had extensive experience and interest to treat a plethora of mental health and psycho-social issues, such as depression, parent-child relationships, challenging behaviors, school avoidance, learning difficulties and peer relationships, along with this I provide direct support and interventions to students, consult with teachers, and other school-employed mental health professionals (i.e., school counsellors, school social workers) to improve support strategies, classroom management.

I utilize Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Person-Centered approach, Acceptance and Commitment therapy, techniques of Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness skills , Solution Focused strategies. I also practice Single Session Therapy (SST) systems applying CBT as a scientific psychotherapeutic modality to my clients,

I completed my Masters in Psychology with a specialization in Clinical Psychology and a Masters in Philosophy in Clinical Psychology from Amity University, Noida, India. During my course of education, I have been trained in the use of various psychotherapeutic modalities, including CBT and psychological assessment including intelligence, educational difficulties, developmental, personality and neuropsychological assessment.

Apart from being a full-time clinical and child psychologist, my areas of interest extend to helping people overcome the stigmas related to mental health and wellness. Over the years of my training, counselling and practice experience, I have conducted live sessions on news channel and radio stations on topics like – Stress, Relationship issues, Mindful Emotions, Behaviour modification, etc.

“I believe that mental health is as much important as your physical and emotional health, and I integrate this core belief in my therapy to improve the effectiveness of my counselling sessions”.

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