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Lara Ltaif

Clinical Psychologist & Psychotherapist
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Lara Ltaif is a Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist in the Allied Health Department at Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC) in Abu Dhabi with 13 years of experience in the field of psychology and psychotherapy.

Ltaif has extensive experience working in various inpatient and outpatient facilities across Lebanon and Africa. Additionally, she previously worked as a group therapist at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Hôpital Psychiatrique de la Croix (Psychiatric Hospital of the Cross), Lebanon. She also worked as a Psychotherapist at various private clinics in Lebanon and Africa, before coming to the UAE.

Ltaif specializes in treating adults and children that present symptoms associated with a wide range of mental health concerns and utilizes an integrative clinical approach tailored to the patient’s needs.

In addition to therapeutic work, she carried out individual psychometric assessments to identify patterns of cognitive strengths and weaknesses in patients with acquired brain injuries and various other conditions.

Doctor can help with

  • Autism
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Psychosis
  • Depression
  • Personality disorders
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Relationship problems
  • Attention deficit disorder (ADD)
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Memberships

  • Lebanese Syndicate of Psychotherapists and Psychoanalysts (SPP)

Licences & Certifications

  • Health Authority of Abu Dhabi (DOH)
  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist (Lebanon)

Training & Work Experience

  • Clinical Psychologist & Psychotherapist

    Maudsley Health, Abu Dhabi

  • Staff Care Psychologist

    United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

  • Clinical Psychologist & Psychotherapist

    Ideal Eagle Hospital, Nigeria

  • Educational Specialist/Psychologist

    LEAPS Center, Lebanon

  • Psychotherapist

    Hôpital Psychiatrique de la Croix (Psychiatric Hospital of the Cross), Lebanon

  • Psychologist

    Collège Notre Dame des Soeurs Antonines, Lebanon

  • Clinical Psychologist

    Saint Charles Hospital, Lebanon

  • Trainee, Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS)

    Chicago, USA

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for Eating Disorders

    Lebanese Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ALTCC)

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for Sexual Dysfunctions

    Lebanese Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ALTCC)

  • Stress and Coping Strategies

    Hôpital Psychiatrique de la Croix (Psychiatric Hospital of the Cross), Lebanon

Education

  • Master of Clinical Psychology

    Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK), Lebanon
  • Bachelor of Psychology

    Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK), Lebanon
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