I developed a keen interest in clinical psychology whilst pursuing my undergraduate degree in Dubai, and went on to complete my master's in Clinical Mental Health Sciences in London, UK. I was immediately drawn to understanding how debilitating mental disorders can be, despite how often they go unrecognized. I was also intrigued by the so-called “boundary” that defines an individual’s normality, even though so many individuals experience a deviation from this normality. I knew that I wanted to help.
Throughout the last six years, my work has been diverse; I have worked with individuals with intellectual disabilities, physical impairments, and those in minority groups. With each experience, I continue to grow and admire this profession, and the positive impact we can have on people's lives and their wellbeing. It has always been my aim to be an active member of society and give back to the community in whatever career I pursue, and being part of this field allows me to do exactly that.
As an assistant psychologist at The LightHouse Arabia, I support across a range of community-focused initiatives, such as co-facilitating our free-of-cost support groups and engaging in grief work. I also assist the Assessment team with neuropsychological and psycho-education assessments, and work alongside our Client Experience team to liaise with clients for feedback and direct new clients to appropriate services.