João Lourenço

Counseling Psychologist

About Me/Bio
As a Licensed Psychologist, I am privileged to join people on some of their most challenging journeys. My passion is to help children learn how to achieve their full potential and thrive. I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and young adults with a range of socio-emotional and behavioral problems. I offer parenting training, child therapy, and group therapy. I also conduct evidence-based emotional and behavioral assessments and a range of Psychoeducational assessments. In my work with children and adolescents, I use person-centered therapy, behavioral therapy (CBT), Psycho-Dynamic therapy, Play-Therapy, Mentalization-based Interventions with Children and their families, and Schema therapy. I am experienced in the assessment of developmental disorders, including autistic spectrum disorders, ADHD, and Behavioral disorders. I have a particular interest in emotional intelligence and social skills. I use my skills as a clinical psychologist to treat a wide range of problems from mood disorders (anxiety, depression, OCD) to problems in the parent-child relationship, Attachment disorders, and behavioral disorders. One of the most important pillars of my therapeutic approach is the relationship. I do believe that, whatever the individual approach or clinical technique, the therapeutic relationship is one of the most powerful determinants for therapeutic progress. My approach incorporates an empathic, practical, playful, and relational approach to psychotherapy with clients and their families. With extensive training and experience in the field of psychology and mental health, I have worked with children with a range of socio-emotional, developmental, and behavioral problems at all stages of development. Prior to joining The Free Spirit collective, I worked in Dubai for the Lighthouse Arabia for wellbeing in Dubai for 5 years, where I developed my work with children and parenting. Beyond my individual work, I work closely with other organizations and groups supporting mental health in the UAE. I am passionate about educating and sharing knowledge around mental health and believe that honest conversation and education raise awareness and decrease stigma.


United Arab Emirates
Email Address
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Both In-Person & Online

ABOUT João Lourenço

Counseling Psychologist
Clinical Psychologist, MSc.
Licensing Authority
Types of Services
Additional Services
Supervision/ConsultationEducational Workshops
Years of Experience
ADHDAngerAnxietyAutismBody ImageDepressionEmotion RegulationGriefImpulse controlInternet Use ProblemsLearning DisabilitiesMood SwingsObsessions and CompulsionsOppositional DefiancePanicParentingPhobiasSelf EsteemStressTicTourettesTrauma and PTSDVideo Gaming
Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)Dialectical (DBT)Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)Exposure Response PreventionIntegrativeInternal Family Systems (IFS)Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)Parent-Child Interaction (PCIT)Play TherapyPsychodynamicSchema Therapy
Age Group
3 to 78 to 1213 to 1516 to 1819 to 2122 to 64
Work Hours
10am - 8pm
Appointment Wait Time
More than 4 weeks/Waiting list only
Preferred Contact Method
Hoopfull Contact FormEmailOffice
Preferred Booking Method
Client coordinator or Email

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