The lighthouse is a symbol of safe harbour and guidance through the most fearsome of storms. Similarly, we at The LightHouse aim to make it the destination-of-choice for clients and clinicians seeking to grow and thrive.
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.
The Lighthouse service approach is structured around a transformative and holistic well-being model and a collaborative clinician-client relationship. Our goal for every client is to achieve wholeness.
Accordingly, the best of The Lighthouse is brought to every client situation, directly through multi-disciplinary services and indirectly through regular peer-review of cases.
We operate with clearly defined policies and procedures that reflect our world-class standards, ethics and professional values.
And we maintain a continuous-learning mindset, tracking, reviewing, and improving service quality through ongoing research and innovation.
Clinicians have plenty of opportunity to advance and deepen their knowledge organically as well as with extensive access to further education subsidies and grants.
The Lighthouse has developed a supportive peer-mentorship system to ensure that every team member is able to continuously grow, both professionally and emotionally. We believe that collaborative learning is a pivotal part of our growth and we have regular, structured opportunities to interact and discuss cases one-on-one and as a team.
Regular seminars by in-house and visiting experts are also organised to further expand clinician skills, focused around a wide-range of topics that are relevant to our practice and the region.
Clinicians are expected to complete 45 CEUs every year. Those should be evenly spaced throughout the year and must also cover ethics-related topics. Each clinician will receive up to $1,500 towards fulfilling these requirements.
To deliver on our triple mission, our clinicians have broader job descriptions than they would elsewhere. Alongside a clinician’s core client-service role, our clinicians are also expected to drive continuous client service and experience improvement innovations. As participants in a peer-mentorship system, they will often play the role of supervisor, reviewer, and thought-partner for their colleagues. Additionally, we work as a team to provide public education, skill building and advocacy, through talks and workshops, media appearances and writing. These are highly positive and transformational experiences that broaden and deepen our clinicians’ skill set.
The LightHouse has a triple mission of serving clients, colleagues and the entire community.
We believe it is our duty to share our knowledge intentionally and unreservedly so that we may cultivate positive change in as many lives as possible. Love is a great transformer and our passion is apparent in our core mission and all of our community activities.
We commit significant resources to key areas including support groups, public forums, school programs and media engagement. We also house the Raymee Grief Center, a not-for-profit initiative we established to offer free grief-support services.
You are our most important asset. We select top clinicians who share our vision, standards and values, and ensure they are set up for success.
Nestled in the heart of Dubai, The Lighthouse is one of the most exclusive wellness centers in the UAE. A comforting sanctuary for both patients and clinicians, the calming surroundings reflect our unique treatment philosophy. We are an extension of our client’s home, where they can relax and focus solely on their wellness.
Complete office integration and support relieves clinicians and patients of lengthy paperwork. Our simple, integrated and paperless Practice Management System is universally accessible through individual clinician iPads, and client input screens. Key support functions – such as marketing, finance, human resources and procurement – are managed seamlessly by dedicated professionals. Clinicians are further supported to build their name and practice so they can focus on doing what they do best.
The Lighthouse is home to a family of authentic, warm and inclusive clinicians from diverse backgrounds, unified by outstanding clinical skills and exemplary client service standards.
The team fosters a positive environment of professionalism, collaboration and fun.
All of The Lighthouse team members were once new to the Emirates and know that it can be exciting, but daunting. So, we have created a system of resources to ensure a ‘safe landing’ in your new home:
Guaranteed base salary for the first year with the option to move to a production income model after that.
Secure accommodation through a free serviced apartment or a monthly accommodation allowance for the first six months.
Affordable transportation through discounted car rental rates or a monthly transportation allowance for the first six months (Dubai taxis are comfortable and very fairly priced<./p>
Registration support to live and work in the UAE through assistance to secure your residency visa, professional licensing, driving license, bank account, etc.
Orientation to life in Dubai through a complimentary directory full of insider tips to set up quickly and comfortably.
Dubai is the most populous of the Emirates, renowned for its forward thinking and high standards. This cosmopolitan city is home to a diverse and welcoming community of locals and expats who inspire an open-minded, tolerant and respectful culture that reflects the traditional Emirati hospitality.
Dubai life is fun, fast-paced and exceptionally safe. It is the land of opportunities and possibilities, increasing daily alongside the continuously improving regulatory environment. It is the ideal location for singles, couples and families alike, providing an interesting client base for a skilled clinician who wishes to make a tremendous impact.
Working with such a diverse & multi-skilled team at The LightHouse has been an invaluable experience. I have never felt as inspired and supported as I do within my work environment, to grow in a professional and personal capacity, and pursue my passions simultaneously.
I have lived in the UAE for 3 years and I gravitated towards working at The LightHouse because of their commitment to serve the community. It is exciting to be pioneering change in the field of mental health in the region. Whether it’s through the Raymee Grief Center, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), partnerships with schools, hospitals, or government – we are making deep and meaningful change. I also love the level of flexibility I have in setting my own hours. I am proud to work alongside a world-class team that truly empowers one another; personally, professionally, and financially.
I have worked in a number of therapy services in both private and public sectors in the UK and I have always valued working within a team. The team and the environment at The LightHouse have proven to be totally unique in a variety of ways, all positive! From the moment you enter each villa, there is a warm and welcoming reception from everyone. The team strives to make each other feel valued and appreciated both personally and professionally and this really makes the working environment a lot more enjoyable and fun! I can honestly say, each working day at The LightHouse is different – from the clients that I see to running different groups, trainings or workshops, and I love the diversity of this. I feel very encouraged by both management and my peers and I feel that my career journey is fully supported at TLH.
The LightHouse is really a wonderful clinic to work for. The team is a collection of very highly trained international therapists from a range of clinical backgrounds, which is particularly great for our bi-monthly peer supervision, as you get such an eclectic mix of formulations, thoughts and ideas for treatment plans and care packages. It really is a team environment here and the organisational culture whilst very professional, is very warm, friendly and welcoming, and it feels like the clinicians here are my extended family in Dubai. Everyone is happy to help each other, no more so than the owners and directors of the clinic, Saliha and Tara, whom you will always feel supported by and able to approach them with any internal or external concerns of the clinic, or living in Dubai. After 4 years of living and working in Dubai and having made contact with many other clinics and professionals, The LightHouse certainly goes above and beyond to support individuals, families, other professionals and the community in not only managing any mental health concerns, but also in raising awareness of mental health in the region and actively shaping it to be of a higher quality.