Ms. Marwa Itani is a Psychologist at ACPN. She received her Master’s degree in Psychology in 2017 from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts in 2009 from the Lebanese American University, Lebanon. Her initial years in communication arts combined with her work on an Emmy-Award winning series related to the human experience paved the way for her passion and commitment to psychology. In 2019, Ms. Itani completed an intensive two-year clinical psychology training program at the American University of Beirut Medical Center. During this training, she specialized in an integrative approach of psychodynamic and cognitive behavior psychotherapies for adults. Furthermore, the training included outpatient care, acute inpatient settings, and neuropsychological assessments. She gained experience in treating some of the most severe psychological disorders, led group sessions and conducted neuropsychological assessments for all ages. Ms. Itani is a licensed practitioner in Psychology in Lebanon and the UAE.
Ms. Itani has been working in the field of mental health through both research and clinical work for the past six years. Prior to moving to Dubai in 2020, she worked in her own private practice in Beirut. She worked with adults and older teenagers that suffered from various traumas, anxiety disorders, depression, OCD and a variety of personality disorders. Ms. Itani is also committed to continuous research in the field. She is a contributing author to a number of books published by the Cambridge Institute for Global Leadership such as: “Forget Happiness: Seven Steps to a Fulfilled Life”, and “Wide Open: The Ten Eyes of Leadership”. These books highlight the importance of self-awareness and finding one’s purpose
Ms. Itani’s varied background in research and clinical psychology, as well as communication arts, gives her a unique approach to treating clients. She is skilled at handling cases related to depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD), bipolar disorders, and personality disorders. Her main area of clinical interest is trauma-related disorders in which she has extensive experience in treating individuals who have suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), complex trauma, and family discord. Ms. Itani believes in a comprehensive treatment plan that involves neuro-psychological assessments and collaborating with families and other institutions when pertinent.