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.
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.
Suhaila is a skilled social psychotherapist who received clinical training at Rashid Hospital in Dubai and worked with Zayed University students as a counselor for more than four years. She helps her clients using a person-centered treatment approach and has an eclectic background from training in multiple psychotherapy approaches, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Somatic Experiencing (SE), Eyes Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Schema Therapy, and CBT. She is dedicated and empathetic, cares about the well-being of others, and is eager to provide meaningful ways of touching lives and helping individuals to resilience and growth.
She has been granted the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) by the British Psychological Society (MBPsS). She is recognized as a Mental Health Trainer and Facilitator™ (MHF™) by the National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. (NBCC), United States, a member of the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) for trauma recovery and treatment of other psychological disorders, and member of Somatic Experiencing International (SE), a body-oriented therapeutic model that helps heal trauma and other stress disorders.
Suhaila Mohammad holds a conversion Master of Science in Applied Psychological Studies from the University of Glasgow in Scotland, with division in cognitive abilities and exam anxiety; a Diploma in Crisis Counseling from the Institute of Counselling in Glasgow, Scotland; and a Master of Educational Leadership (MEd) with distinction from Zayed University, where she received the Best Outstanding Student and Research Project award. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) at California Southern University in the United States.