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Mirna Awad is a certified grief educator. She received both her MA in Counseling Psychology and BA in psychology from the American University in Cairo. She earned a postgraduate diploma in Applied Psychology from Cairo University. Also, she studied the treatment of sexual disorders and addictions at the Sigmund Freud University in Vienna through four psychotherapeutic perspectives.

She was trained in carrying out clinical assessments at Abu El-Reesh El-Mounira Pediatric Hospital, Al-Abbasiya Hospital, the Okasha Psychiatry Institute, and the Psychiatry and Addiction Hospital at Cairo University. Her therapy trainings included Wataneya Society, private psychiatric clinics,  St. John American International School of Egypt, St. Andrew’s Refugees Services, and the AUC Psychological Counselling Services and Training Center.

Mirna is experienced in providing individual and group counseling to clients of different cultural backgrounds. Her main areas of focus include dealing with anxiety, depression, grief, adjustment struggles, relationship issues, parenting problems, family conflicts, psychological first aid, and both gender and sexual struggles.


Mirna uses an eclectic, client-centered approach in her practice, which helps tailor the treatment according to each client’s struggles. She is trained and comfortable with applying primarily CBT techniques plus a variety of therapeutic techniques based on family systems,  interpersonal theories and an existential approach. Mirna can conduct sessions in Arabic and English for 50-60 minutes.

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