As a member of the British Psychological Society, Danielle provides a client-centered approach using a variety of psycho-educational interventions, psychotherapy and mindfulness activities in order to support her clients. Her focus is to provide individualized therapy that is collaborative, effective and supports the individual’s wellbeing journey.
Danielle joined AUS in Fall 2019. Prior to joining AUS, Danielle worked in various educational settings supporting individuals with mental health and wellbeing for the last seven years. Throughout her career she has worked on removing the stigma surrounding mental health in educational settings and supporting the establishments in being internationally accredited for their work on the wellbeing of their pupils and staff. Her expertise is in counseling and cognitive behavioral therapy. Further to this, she has a Master of Science in Social Development from Keele University, UK.
Danielle has extensive knowledge of offering advice, support and guidance that is conscientious and approachable to all. She has a proven ability to empathize with individuals while retaining an objective and realistic approach to their treatment and therapy. Danielle has experience of building relationships and communicating with people from all backgrounds.
Key areas of her work include supporting individuals to build healthy coping skills, anxiety and stress, depression, self-esteem, the importance of self-care and relationships.
As a British Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol), Hajra provides a customized integrative approach where psycho-educational interventions, mindfulness-based activities and psychotherapy are blended together to help clients lead a more fulfilling life. Her focus on implementing evidence-based treatments, client-centered and strength-based approaches are tailored to each patient, so to ensure that therapy is effective, collaborative and growth-promoting.
Hajra is an expert in counseling therapy and coaching, with 14+ years of experience in the fields of mental health, behavioral, positive psychology and positive self-image. Further to this, she is a postgraduate Health Psychologist (City, University of London), an accredited Rational-Emotive Behavioral and CBT therapist (Allbert Ellis Institute, NYC), as well as a Positive Psychology Coach (Robert Biswas Diener).
Throughout her career she has created great awareness of positive lifestyles, as well as establishing award-winning international and local well-being initiatives and services. Hajra has worked with the National Health Service (UK), UAE government bodies, educational institutions, international psychologists and clinicians. Hajra strives to break down the stigmas associated with mental health by bringing awareness and education of preventative mental health interventions and initiatives to both individuals and communities.
Having lived across the continents in Dubai, London, New York, Germany, Scotland and Cyprus,
Hajra has had the opportunity to understand and appreciate diverse cultures and communities. Her global experiences afford deeper insights into human psychology and social patterns; she is continually focused on identifying strategies for personal development, growth and flourishing.
Key areas of her work are within strength-building, depression, abuse, trauma, grief, confidence building, coping with stress/anxiety, relationships and self-development/self-image.
Husam joined University Counseling Services in Fall 2016. Prior to becoming AUS staff, he worked at many university counseling centers, outpatient clinics, hospitals and NGOs in United States. He has over 24 years of clinical experience working with individuals, helping them navigate trauma, grief, loss, anxiety, depression, relational conflict, adjustment and stress management, as well as training and supervising developing professionals. Further to this, he is a postgraduate Mental Health Counselor from the University of Tennessee and an accredited Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapist.
Husam believes that every individual is the expert of their own story and his role is to partner with individuals on their healing and wellness journey, providing safety, support and affirmation during the therapeutic process. He utilizes integrative and eclectic therapy techniques with an emphasis on relational, multicultural, strengths-based and client-centered approaches.
His areas of interest are empowering students to attain a better quality of life through individual session, and assisting students with depression, anxiety, adjustment difficulties, interpersonal relationships, building healthy coping skills, self-esteem, stress reduction and self-care.