Farah earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from McGill University in Montreal.
She has completed a number of internships in hospitals receiving extensive training in psychological assessments. She worked as an inpatient psychologist at Al Mashfa for one year where she built a strong clinical Foundation working with a wide range of psychological disorders. Farah has also been working at Al Mashfa for the past two years as an outpatient psychologist, mainly working with children and adolescents, conducting individual sessions, family therapy and psychological assessments for ADHD, behavioral disorders, learning disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder. She has gained experience working with psychological problems such as stress, anxiety, low self-esteem, obsessive compulsive behavior etc. Additionally, Farah has been working with children, adolescents and young adults in clinics for the past two years, specializing in ADHD, Behavioral Disorders, learning disabilities and mood disorders with certificates in Positive Discipline and Grief Counseling for Children and Adolescents.
Farah’s approach is interdisciplinary and eclectic, she does not limit herself to the use of one approach but rather focuses on meeting the needs of each individual client – one core belief that she promises to uphold is to meet each client with empathy, respect and trust. She uses a combination of CBT,DBT, PMT and play therapy.
Throughout her years of training and work, Farah has developed a passion for working with children and adolescents. She believes that a healthy and strong parent-child relationship is essential to a child’s well-being and conducive to their overall mental health, with a certificate in Parent Management Training, her work includes sessions for the parents as well.
Farah is comfortable conducting sessions in Arabic, English and French.