Gina Khalifa Child & Adolescent Therapist, Msc, MBPsS
As a therapist, Gina offers a safe and understanding space that aims to respect, contains the clients and help them to express their feelings and works through challenges at their own pace.
Gina has intensive training in play therapy conducted by the academy of play and child psychotherapy (APAC). She is passionate about working with kids and teens and have already gained an experience in working at clinics and school settings.
For younger ages, Gina uses child centered play therapy to help children to express themselves and process their experiences. For older children and teens, she uses more directive techniques coupled with Creative arts interventions and cognitive behavioral therapy. She received a training in CBT for youth from Beck Institute. Additionally, Gina completed the Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Core training of TF-CBT Therapist Certification Program- USA.
Gina works with a diverse range of issues including anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma, divorce, and family dysfunction. Gina also works with children who have disruptive behaviors, are inattentive, hyperactive. She works on developing their confidence, self-esteem, communication, and social skills.
Furthermore, Gina is the first trained therapist in Egypt who introduces Theraplay in her practice. Theraplay is a dyadic child and family therapy that seeks to develop secure attachments between parents and their children and has been recognized by the Association of Play Therapy as one of seven seminal psychotherapies for children. Theraplay can be effectively adapted for the treatment of Children who are acting out, angry, non-compliant, withdrawn, depressed, and those with attachment insecurities.
- Masters in Pyschology from Derby University (UK)
- Leeds Beckette University
- DBT skills training for adolescents and their families
- Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS)
- Registered at Play Therapy International UK (2019)