About The LightHouse Arabia

Our Story

The LightHouse Arabia is a Dubai-based mental health and wellness clinic providing high quality outpatient services to children, adults, couples, and families. We are the leading mental health clinic in the UAE by virtue of our vision, mission, size and the breadth and depth of our team’s clinical expertise. Our international team of over 30 psychologists, psychiatrists, coaches, occupational and speech & language therapists work together to provide integrated care for clients across the age range and life stage. All of our work is evidence-based, anchored in research, results-oriented, and effective.

We help with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing challenges – from personal issues such as depression, anxiety, chronic stress, and addictions, to interpersonal issues such as conflict at work and marriage difficulties.

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Community at Our Heart

Working with corporations, schools, hospitals and government organizations, we are committed to increasing public mental health awareness and reducing stigma through regular psychoeducation talks, workshops and media contributions.

The LightHouse Arabia is the only licensed provider of the accredited Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training in the UAE. The variety of MHFA training programs that we offer help to equip individuals and organizations with the skills to identify and assist someone who is developing a mental health challenge or is experiencing a mental health crisis.

Also home to the Raymee Grief Center, we provide a wide range of free grief support services to anyone living in the UAE. Each month, we are honored to offer over 20 different support groups and Grief support groups to the community, free-of-charge. 

Licensed by the Dubai Health Authority and the Community Development Authority, The LightHouse Arabia was founded in 2011 by clinical psychologists Dr. Saliha Afridi and Dr. Tara Wyne, whose shared mission and vision is to make the region happier and healthier.

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Vision, Mission, Values

Vision — Mental health for everyone, everywhere.

Mission — To lead the way in promoting the wellbeing of the Middle East through our accessible, quality mental health and grief support services across the age range, informed by research and committ ed to a culture of care.

Our Values — The core ideals and beliefs that embody our true spirit. 


We uphold the highest ethical values and principles in everything we do.


We respect the cultures, beliefs, issues and preferences of our clients and their families, our employees, and our partners in the community.


We deliver the highest quality standards – in both the treatments we offer and the experiences we provide.


Our support services and educational opportunities are designed to serve the community and make a positive difference to the lives of everyone we work with.

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We have an exciting and far-reaching vision for transforming mental health in the region and beyond, anchored in exemplary client service, unmatched professional development, and deep community involvement.

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Raymee Grief Center

The Raymee Grief Center provides free one-on-one consultations and support groups for individuals and families who are affected by grief. Run by therapists at The LightHouse, the center can help you to understand what to expect from grief, how grief can impact you, and how to heal you and your family

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Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training is the equivalent to physical first aid, but for mental health. Today, the program is recognized in 23 countries, with over 4 million certified. The LightHouse Arabia is the only accredited provider of MHFA certification in the UAE. 

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How Can We Help You?

We are a community mental health and wellness center providing quality psychological and psychiatric care to children, adults, couples and families. We also work with corporations, schools, hospitals, and other institutions to promote mental wellness through our educational and training programs.

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