Dubai

Carla Khalil

Clinical Psychologist, Neuropsychologist

About Me/Bio
I am a Neuropsychologist with an experience in the Middle East (Lebanon) and in Europe (France). Licenced in France by the ARS (Agence Regionale de Santé) and in the UAE by the Dubai Health Authorities (DHA). Prior to joining The Brain Matters Center, due to my experience in scientific research in clinical psychology, neuropsychology and fundemental neurosciences, I gave lectures at the Toulouse II University in neuroanatomy and clinical neuropsychology for bachelors and masters degree students. I also intervened as a Neuropsychologist in different services: psychiatry, neurology and geriatrics with both inpatients and outpatients. I am currently working on obtaining my PhD with main focus on autobiographical memory and sense of identity. I provide thourough and comprehensive neuropsychological and psychological assessments. The domains I mainly work with are: traumatic brain injury, epilepsy, neuro-evolutive diseases (dementias), cerebrovascular diseases (strokes, aneurysms…) and psychiatric disorders. I recently started working with children with neuro-developmental disorders (Autism spectrum disorder, learning diabilities, ADHD…). As a clinical psychologist with a speciality in neuropsychology, I strongly believe in the importance of therapy. In addition to neuropsychological assessments, I offer person centered therapy sessions (one on one or in group) as well as skill training sessions with an aim to improve quality of life by developping solution focused strategies. My approach to therapy is CBT (Cognitive-behavioural therapy) and BPT (Brief psychodynamic therapy), an approach that can help people struggling with mood disorders, anxiety disorders (including stress, generalized anxiety disorders, panic disorder…), health anxiety, personnality disorders, grief and loss, trauma related difficulties, self esteem and self confidence, attachement and relationship difficulties. I also propose patient therapeutic education sessions (psychoeducation) for people dealing with onset of dementia, chronic pain or illnesses and their caregivers or family members, as well as seminars on The montessory method for the elderly, reminiscence therapy and cognitive mediation, to healthcare professionals and/or natural caregivers dealing with dementia patients. I offer supervision for psychologists in training (B.S. / M.A.) as well. Services can be offered online or in person, in Arabic, English or French. Academic Background Master’s degree in Neuropsychology and Clinical Neurosciences obtained from Toulouse II University – France Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Psychology obtained from The Lebanese University – Lebanon Certificate in Patient Therapeutic Education obtained from AGO Ingènieurie Formation – France Certificate in Montessory Method for the Elderly obtained from AG&D – France

GENERAL INFORMATION

Clinic Name
The Brain Matters Center
Clinic Address
48 Burj Gate
Country
United Arab Emirates
Email Address
Personal Phone Number
Work Phone Number
Languages
ArabicEnglishFrench
Practice
Both In-Person & Online

ABOUT Carla Khalil

Profession
Clinical PsychologistNeuropsychologist
Credentials
M.A.
Licensing Authority
DHA
Types of Services
TherapyAssessment
Therapy
IndividualsCouplesFamiliesChildrenGroup
Assessment
AutismCareerCognitiveDevelopmentalFunctionalImmigrationNeurodiversityNeuropsychologicalOtherPersonalityPostsurgicalPresurgicalPsychoeducational
Additional Services
Supervision/ConsultationTeachingTrainingEducational WorkshopsCorporate TalksMedia Interview/WritingMediation
Years of Experience
3+
Specializations
AddictionAgingADHDAlzheimer'sAngerAnxietyAutismBody ImageCareer CounselingChronic IllnessChronic PainDepressionDivorceDissociationsDomestic ViolenceDrug UseDual DiagnosisDifficulties with Eating and FoodEmotion RegulationFamily ConflictGriefHoardingImpulse controlInfidelityIntellectual DisabilityInternet Use ProblemsLearning DisabilitiesLife crisisMedical DetoxMedication ManagementMen's IssuesMood SwingsNarcissistic traitsNeurological conditionObesityObsessions and CompulsionsOppositional DefianceOncologyPanicParentingPalliative carePhobiasPresurgical EvaluationRacial IdentityRelationship IssuesSelf EsteemSelf-HarmingSexual IssuesSexual AbuseSex AddictionSleep or InsomniaSpiritualitySports PerformanceStressSubstance UseSuicidal IdeationTicTourettesTransgenderTrauma and PTSDTraumatic Brain InjuryVideo GamingWeight
Approach
Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)BiofeedbackCognitive Behavioral (CBT)Cognitive Processing (CPT)Compassion FocusedMindfulness-Based (MBCT)NarrativeNeurofeedbackPlay TherapySolution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Age Group
0 to 23 to 78 to 1213 to 1516 to 1819 to 2122 to 6465+
Work Hours
Monday to Friday 10 am to 6 pm
Appointment Wait Time
Less than a week from time of contact
Preferred Contact Method
EmailOffice
Preferred Booking Method
By contacting The Brain Matters Center

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