Mr. Anthony S. Nhlapo is a licensed clinical psychologist at ACPN. He graduated with a Master of
Arts in Clinical Psychology, earned from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, in 2009.
He is pursuing PhD in Human Sciences at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa, with a
research focus on understanding pediatric traumatic brain injury and its impact on children’s brains.
Mr. Nhlapo holds valid medical licenses and registrations both in South Africa’s HPCSA, and with
the DHA in Dubai and DOH in Abu Dhabi.
With over a decade of experience in the field of psychology, Mr. Nhlapo’s professional journey
encompassed a diverse range of clinical settings, including public and private general and psychiatric
hospitals and clinics, community clinics, correctional facilities, and specialized centers for
neuropsychology and forensic clinics, as well as a fertility clinic. After his relocation to the UAE in
2020, Mr. Nhlapo worked at institutions including Aspris Wellbeing Center, and Openminds Center
in Dubai working with a wide range of clients including children and adults. His extensive
experience involves assessing, diagnosing, and treating adults and adolescents with various
psychiatric conditions, ranging from mild to severe. He gained experience in conducting psycho–
educational, neuropsychological, and forensic psychological evaluations in children, adolescents, and
adults, utilizing various psychometric tests. While initially trained in the psychodynamic perspective,
he has honed his skills over the last decade, specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and
employing a blend of psychotherapy modalities to effectively address various conditions.
Mr. Nhlapo’s expertise extends to being a certified specialist in ADHD and Autism. His primary
areas of focus involve the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of these neurodevelopmental
conditions. Additionally, he provides support to adolescents and adults dealing with depression,
anxiety disorders (including panic disorder, social phobia, and posttraumatic stress disorder – PTSD),
and other behavioral presentations in adolescents, such as conduct and oppositional defiant disorders.
His wealth of experience in diverse clinical settings coupled with his commitment to ongoing
research puts focus on the mental health and well-being of his patients.