PATH TO EXCELLENCE
I work as a licensed mental health professional, in the area of family and psychological counseling, with an extensive hands-on experience of more than 13 years working with families and couples in different areas of clinical psychology and psychotherapy, from family, couples, child, to individual counseling. I receive my continuous training and work experience from International Institutes and Universities, through experienced and well known faculties, such as those from the Department of Psychiatry from Harvard Medical School. and through the Massachusetts Hospital. USA
My expertise is in administrating most of psychometric evaluations tests, assessments for behavioral problems, and assessments for mental health disorders needed for diagnosing most child behavioral problems and disorders, such as Autism, ADHD, ADD, child depression, anxiety, and similar.
In addition, I am experienced and trained in substance abuse diagnosis and treatment approaches working with the best drug and rehabilitation hospitals in Saudi Arabia. I am also a public health practitioner specialized in the area of health promotion and behavioral science.
I established and opened a Family Consultation Center (AFCC) for family and marital counseling, the first of its kind at Dubai Healthcare City. I am currently the head at The Art of Marriage & Family Therapy (AMFT), a center located in Jumeirah road, Dubai. I am a clinical psychologist with training in family and marriage counseling, having graduated from the prestigious University of Houston, and the University Texas at Houston. School of Public Health.
I apply an ethical framework and follow expected guidelines in my profession. I have worked with emotional health and well-being issues for many years now and have gained much insight and the respect of many professionals in the field. My advisory team is made up of professionals who are specialists in their chosen field, including psychiatrists, pediatricians, and psychologists. Together we provide an excellent quality of service.
I am committed to establish the best practice for family and marital therapy in the Gulf, and the UAE. When working with me, one will be able to expect an empathic, genuine, non-judgemental, and honest service while utmost confidentiality is maintained throughout. I hold several professional memberships, such as:
- Multi Cultural Organization, member of defunct organization;
- The Muslim Health Professional Society, Houston, USA (MHPS);
- Family Therapy Student Association, UHCL (former member);
- Emirates Psychological Association (EPA), former Head Scientific Committee;
- Student Epidemic Intelligence Society (SEIS), University of Texas;
- Arabian Society for Human Recourse Management;
- Saudi Arabian Association of Drugs and Poison Control (Non-Active member);
- Arab Business Club, Dubai.
I am certified as a dual diagnostic healthcare professional. Among my achievements is being able to participate in several mental health activities and family counseling programs. I have contributed to publications of scientific papers at the Al Amal Hospital, Jeddah. Further, I hold a significant track record in the area of drug abuse and addiction counseling, working closely as the first OPD family therapist among other psychiatrists in Al Amal Hospital, Jeddah. KSA
I maintain an impressive record of high profile workshops and lectures where I participated in numerous educational and health promotional activities. This includes my cooperation with family organizations in the UAE, such as the FDF, one of the leading family organizations in the country; Women Union-AD, Emirates Social Association- RAK, HCTs, Zaid University, and Al Nahda Women’s Association. In addition, I am a highly recognized mental health professional and family psychologist, holding an excellent reputation providing family and marital counseling to Arab and non-Arab families in KSA, UAE, Germany and Netherlands. In Addition, I was chosen by McDonald’s UAE to participate in the Family-Off Campaign by McDonald’s UAE. 2012 & 2013. In addition to winning the Award of Shaikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, for Higher Academic Achievement, 2013
HRH Princess Haiya Alhussain To AFCC at DHCC
Dr. Amari's Participation in Evaluation of Children’s Drawings for Ministry of State of Happiness Project- Dubai UAE. Thank you letter from HE Minster of Happiness Ohood Al Roumi