Child & Adolescent Psychologist
After completing her BA in Psychology at the American University in Cairo, Taya continued her studies in the field with a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Erasmus University Rotterdam, in the Netherlands. She has also attended online courses and in-person training.
Upon her return to Egypt, Taya started working as a school counselor, where she offered emotional support to middle and high school students in various challenges they were facing, including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, grief, behavioral problems, interpersonal issues, ADHD, family problems, and learning disabilities.
It brings her great pleasure to work with adolescents and young adults, and also to work with their parents to provide them with tools to implement at home and best support their children.
Taya is trained to use techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Play Therapy in her approach with clients. However, the most important element for her is that her client feels safe and heard when they sit together.
One of Taya’s goals is to play a meaningful role in eradicating the collective stigma and changing the taboo that those with mental health issues are shameful, causing them to be undermined and neglected as a result. She believes that “A therapy session is an opportunity for us to unpack anything heavy on you or holding you back from being who or where you want to be.”