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NOURHAN KHALED, MA.

Therapist

Before enrolling in the masters program at the AUC, she graduated from faculty of Arts of Philosophy from Cairo University. She chose to understand people's minds and their way of thinking before studying their behaviors and characteristics.

Since 2014, she has worked as a counselor-in-training in many well-known places such as the

psychology clinic at American University in Cairo, the Behman hospital and the Nile sanatorium. As an intern, she has developed her therapeutic skills and expanded on personal qualities that are essential to the therapeutic process. In addition, her role as an intern has exposed her to treat clients who were suffering from different psychological difficulties and disorders.  

She received her Master’s in Counseling Psychology from AUC in 2017 and since then she has

been working as an At-Risk Counselor at the Center for Student Well-being at AUC. Her experiences cover both academic and psychological areas. Her main duties are: assisting and developing appropriate intervention strategies to ensure that students achieve and develop healthy learning behaviors; providing the target students with individual academic and counseling sessions; and delivering skills-training and psycho-educational workshops. She also had the chance to teach psychology online for a year to university students in China.

Outside of her work at AUC, she works as a Counseling Psychologist treating personality disorders, couples’ issues, interpersonal difficulties, emotion regulation, mood disorders, depression, grief issues, adjustment problems and anxiety disorders. She uses an eclectic approach that is tailored to meet the client’s needs, basically it consists of Psychodynamic, Humanistic, Interpersonal and other evidence-based treatments. Moreover, she has experience conducting and leading group therapy in topics such as emotion regulation and other Cognitive Behavioral Therapy forms.

Recently, Nourhan started to work as a Professional Coach with UNICEF conducting phone sessions to the social workers in the Ministry of Social Solidarity. The support provided includes both psychological and professional support.   

In 2018, she has started working with many couples. She is following the emotionally focused therapy that focuses on communication and problem solving skills training. She has earned one credit hour certificate from Gottman institution. In 2020, she finished an online course in Understanding Human Needs within a romantic relationship by University of Toronto.

Nourhan also participated in one of the UN programs in India in 2018, as she was delivering lectures and trainings about self-development for a month at one of the universities in Surat. In addition, she attended many trainings and workshops in many areas of therapy such as: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) training for skills training to individuals and group context and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) workshop for skills training to individuals and group context. Throughout her journey, she has discovered that people are more resilient than we think of them, therefore, her role is to help you to discover your inner strength, to believe in yourself and to develop new skills in order to improve the quality of your life. 

Away from her role as a therapist, she is passionate about traveling, reading and experiencing new things :) One fun fact about Nourhan is that she believes in Santa Claus ^_^