Arpita Anand

Arpita Anand

  • Position: Counselling Psychologist
  • Experience: 25+ Years
  • Qualification: M.Sc. Counselling Psychology (UK) | Membership: British Psychological Society
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    Arpita Anand is a licensed Counselling Psychologist with 25 years of international experience. She had trained and worked in the UK, US and India prior to moving to the UAE. In the UAE, Arpita is licensed by the Community Development Authority (CDA).

    Arpita specializes in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and integrates skills from other therapeutic frameworks, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), to suit the needs of her clients.

    Arpita works with adolescents (aged 12 years and above) and adults. Her areas of focus include, depression, generalised anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, stress management, relationship issues, eating disorders, behavioural issues in adolescents among others. In her work with adolescents, Arpita involves parents and/or other significant adults in the therapeutic process to ensure that a collaborative approach is adopted in working towards a sustainable change, not only by helping the adolescent, but by focusing on creating healthy communication patterns within the family.

    The therapeutic relationship between a client and the therapist is key to the success of therapy. Arpita’s approach is focused on building a trusting relationship, creating a safe space to effectively assess the needs of her clients and helping them learn specific skills to manage their issues. The goal is to help clients feel empowered as the therapy progresses.

    In addition to clinical work, Arpita has a background of research and has worked on global mental health programmes funded by institutions including Harvard University and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She has been featured on TV, radio and in digital and print media for her expertise in mental health, has co-authored a book on depression and has multiple publications in international research journals.   Arpita conducts workshops on a range of issues such as stress management, work-life balance and parenting.

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