Mai El Ghannam Counseling Psychologist, MA

Mai received her clinical training as a counseling psychology intern in multiple settings under supervision. She trained in both the outpatient and inpatient divisions of the Rakhawy Institute for Training and Research. She also provided support for emerging adults, parents and teenagers at Alwan and Awatar, an NGO specializing in for less privileged individuals. She also held several psycho-educational workshops for the community as part of her training there. Mai concluded her training at the Psychological Counseling Service and Training Center at the AUC with emerging adults, adults and married couples. The population she served had wide range of psychological issues like depression, anxiety, existential issues, academic challenges, interpersonal issues and marital distress problems. She also co-led groups focusing on relationship struggles and breakups and gave several workshops about relationships, test and performance anxiety in addition to psycho-educational workshops for AUC staff.

Mai believes that therapy should be tailored to client’s subjective experience of psychological issues. Thus, she uses an eclectic client centered approach in her practice. She has been studying and got trained in various modalities of evidenced-based psychotherapy, like cognitive behavioral therapy and Dialectical behavior therapy and family systems.

She has been recently trained in applying EFT skills and approaches with couples and individuals, which is accredited from the international center for excellence in emotionally focused therapy “ICEEFT” in Canada.

She believes that the therapeutic alliance and building an effective therapeutic relationship is the most essential variable for the healing process in therapy. She believes that each client has potential to grow and she places emphasis on empowering her clients and supporting them in realizing their potential. She aims to instill hope in her clients lives no matter how distressful it may be at times. she is passionate about psychology in life not just as a profession.

 

Degrees:

  • Masters in counseling psychology from the American University in Cairo
  • Bachelors in community psychology from the American University in Cairo
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