NOREHAN ALY

Counseling Psychologist

Norehan is an Egyptian-American Counseling Psychologist.


Education:

She earned her MA in Counseling Psychology at The American University in Cairo. She obtained a BSc in Psychology from Mercy College, New York, USA, in which she earned the highest institutional honors of Summa Cum Laude.


Professional Memberships:

She was honorably recognized by the American National Society of Collegiate Scholars & Psi Chi: The International Honor Society in Psychology


Professional Training:

Norehan completed her professional training at The Behman Hospital in Cairo, The AUC Psychological Services & Training Center, as well as school settings in New York and Cairo.


Experience:

Norehan has worked with preadolescents, adolescents, and adults, and has experience in delivering individual, couples, family, and group therapy.

 

Norehan is experienced in helping clients overcome a range of psychological, personality, relationship and interpersonal issues as well as in helping clients overcome anxiety, bipolar & related, mood/ depressive, feeding & eating, personality, sleep-wake, and schizophrenia spectrum disorders, as well as alleviating crisis cases.                 

Special interests:

Identity exploration, women’s empowerment, interpersonal effectiveness, assertive communication skills, emotional eating, and helping clients learn to connect with others again.


Therapeutic approach:

Norehan primarily uses Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) to connect with her clients and help them to rebuild their relationship with themselves and others. IPT is a form of psychotherapy that helps clients learn about their pattern in dealing with others and how it affects their relationship with themselves and others. Norehan helps clients overcome this pattern to rebuild such relationships. Depending on her client’s needs and goals, Norehan integrates other therapeutic approaches to personalize treatment, such as:


o Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) to help clients align their life purpose and goals with their value system
o Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to overcome negative thought patterns that impact perceptions and experience of self, others and the world
o Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) to help clients cope with their emotions in a healthy manner
o Person-Centered Therapy (PCT) to help clients reach their full potential in life
o Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT) to help clients who rather prefer a quicker, problem-solving approach rather than focusing on the problems themselves.

In working with couples, Norehan uses Imago Therapy and The Gottman Method to help them improve and rekindle their relationship.


In working with families, she uses a Systems Therapy approach that views the family as a systemic whole with specific patterns of relationship, interaction and dynamics. This approach helps families function in a healthier manner as they learn to recover from the main issue.


Norehan conducts sessions in both Arabic and English.

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