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Deana earned her M.A in Counseling Psychology from the American University in Cairo. 


She received intensive trainings at different sites; such as Dr. Adel Sadek Psychiatric and Dr. Mona Rakhawy’s clinic and the Psychological Counseling and Training center at the American University in Cairo. 


Deana attended extensive training by Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry Dr. Yahya Rahkway on the psychopathology and cultural manifestations of Psychological disorders. She is a member in the Egyptian Association of Group Psychotherapies and a facilitator and a translator of the Emotion Focused Therapy Externship in Egypt with affiliation of the ICEFT (The International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy). 


Furthermore, she recently received a certificate from The Alkaram Institute with affiliation from George Washington university-USA in “Islamic Psychology”, which emphasizes the importance of spirituality for mental health regardless of different religious backgrounds.


She also worked as a passionate Psychology teacher and a School counselor for middle and high school students at a renowned international school in Egypt.


Along with counseling, she is passionate about writing and advocating for mental health and she co-authored an internationaly published article about sexual stigma.


Deana also participated at Rakahwy Research Institute Scientific day, presenting “The association between Personality types complementarity and Long Lasting Satisfactory Marriages”.


Deana takes a holistic approach to build skills, help people get unstuck, and strengthen resilience using different therapeutic approaches mainly; Emotion focused therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral therapy, and Humanistic/client centered therapy and adjusts counseling techniques based on the client’s needs. She is experienced in dealing with different psychological struggles of teenagers and adults including depression, anxiety, interpersonal problems, identity crisis, grief, adjustment issues and parental coaching. 


She offers her sessions online in both Arabic and English 


One of her life inspirations is:

“The wound is the place where the light enters you." ~ Jalal Al-din Rumi

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