Farah Dahabi

Clinical Social Worker

Mental Health First Aid Director

Farah Dahabi

I am committed to guiding your journey towards healing and reaching your individual potential using self-awareness, compassion, and expert clinical skills.

 I am a US-trained clinical social worker with extensive experience working with individuals suffering from grief and loss, trauma, illness adjustment, disability, caregiver burnout, and major depression. 

I was driven to become a clinical social counselor by an early fascination with human experiences of thought and emotion. During my studies, I worked with juvenile delinquent girls, providing individual and group treatment for self-esteem and self-harming issues. Moving forward, I spent time researching the effects of social exclusion and depression amongst Muslim adults. 
I have also worked in collaboration with national healthcare quality improvement organizations in the US towards implementing programs that better meet the needs of individuals with psychiatric problems; this has included educating other healthcare professionals on best practices surrounding clinical services. 
I believe that it takes great strength to seek support for any psychological or emotional issue – and I have tremendous respect for anyone who has the strength to do so. 


  • Adjustment
  • Adult disorders
  • Ageing
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement and grief
  • Caregiver burnout
  •  Chronic pain
  • Coping skills
  • Couples therapy
  • Depression
  • Disability & degenerative disease
  • End-of-life care
  • Family therapy
  • Mood disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Self-harming
  • Self-image and self-esteem issues
  • Trauma-related disorders  


  • Group counselling 
  • Individual therapy
  • Workshops
  • Seminars 

Qualifications & Memberships

  • BA in Psychology, University of Michigan, US
  • MA in Clinical Social Work, University of Michigan, US
  • Specialist in Ageing, University of Michigan, US
  • Vivian A. James Curtis Scholarship for outstanding academic achievemen



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Client Stories

After losing my son tragically, I came to the Light House. Farah was there for me and helped guide me through those first dark and brutally painful days. Her ability to listen thoughtfully, love, understanding and empathy gave me the strength to fight through my unspeakable grief. 

Reneem D.

I have had the privilege of being able to work with Farah Dahabi. She is the best therapist I have ever had and she changed my life for the better. She made me realize being strong doesn't mean you can't be soft, too...She turned my weaknesses into strengths. It's like she unlocked the key to my happiness. We did it together. Thank you, Farah.

Sophia B

The Lighthouse Arabia has changed my life. I do not know where I would be if it wasn't for the care that Ms. Farah provided for me. I never imagined that someone so kind and compassionate would guide me on the path to my mental and emotional recovery. This center is a blessing for everyone in Dubai and I am incredibly fortunate to have had the opportunity to be healed in this sanctuary. Thank you! 

Fatima M.

An excellent professional and personal support in times of crisis: death of mother, international career challenges after restructuring and massive family transitions. A Coach myself, it was hard to ask for help and Farah was of the utmost professionalism, support and care. It was a life enhancing experience working with Farah and I thank her profoundly for helping me get to the other side.


My therapist Farah Dahabi helped me deal with stress and anxiety in a very problematic time period. She’s so caring and she made feel so comfortable. My overall experience was pleasant and memorable. Thanks Farah for helping me get through some of my darkest days. 


It was an excellent experience working with Farah Dahabi at Lighthouse Arabia. It was not easy for me to speak with the honesty and candor needed to make the most out of therapy, but Farah made it that much easier. She creates the oft-referenced “safe space” effortlessly and with grace and compassion. Farah guided me through the most difficult times in my life and I will always be grateful to her for that. 

George M.

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