I am an assistant professor of Psychiatry at Cairo University. I fulfilled my Master Degree in neuro-psychiatry in 2006, and my Medical Doctorate in psychiatry in 2012 in Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University. From 2016 to 2018 I was the manager of the outpatient Psychiatry clinic at Kasr Al Ainy. Since 2018 I’ve been working with with patients living with gender dysphoria at Kasr Al Ainy outpatient clinic and pioneered a supportive group therapy for them. I also have experience in the addiction field having worked in the addiction unit for several years. I received training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) from Linehan Institute, Washington and led DBT sessions and group therapy for adolescent borderline personality disorders. For the past two years I have been leading a day care service for people living with schizophrenia (psychodrama, social skills training and more). I have been working in the field of psychiatry since about 20 years, teaching under-and postgraduates,giving and attending courses locally and internationally, and providing individual and group psychotherapy for adults and adolescents. Being a mother tongue German speaker has given me the opportunity to overcome the language barrier and to hold sessions in German for only German speaking patients.
From my clinical experience, psychotherapy is an important cornerstone in psychiatry treatment in addition to medical treatment. I tailor my psychotherapeutic treatment plan according to the client’s needs.
It is okay not to be okay.
And it is advisable to seek help when needed.