NASHWA TANTAWY

Psychologist

Nashwa Tantawy is a Psychologist with a wide experience and passion for helping adolescents, adults, and couples with a diversity of life challenges and disorders.

Nashwa gained her experience as a psychologist working with over 150 diverse nationalities and different age brackets in several settings in Egypt and UAE, including the American University in Dubai (AUD), the Carbone Clinic Dubai, the American University in Cairo (AUC), along with several settings in Egypt including private clinics, schools, and orphanages; besides offering online therapy. Nashwa’s key focus and competence are on life transitions, relationship challenges, parental difficulties, experiences of depression, anxiety and stress, loss and bereavement, and trauma.

Worth mentioning that along with therapeutic expertise, Nashwa had a long experience and success in the marketing field as a middle management commercial expert; which enables her to support in liberating clients from workplace psychological challenges.

Nashwa is a Master’s degree holder in Counseling Psychology from The American University in Cairo where she received intensive training and supervision in the field by top-notch American professors. She is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Middle East Psychological Association (MEPA).

Areas of Specialization:

Individual Therapy to adults

Individual Therapy to Teenagers (15+)

Couples therapy

Parenting support

Difficulties and disorders:

  • Stress, anxiety, panic attacks and phobias

  • Depression, bipolar

  • Eating disorders

  • Social withdrawal, isolation

  • Work-related difficulties

Adjustment and Transitional difficulties:

  • Adjustment to life-changing events 

  • Relationships, couples and family difficulties

  • Grief and loss

  • Trauma, violence, and abuse

  • Parental difficulties

  • Adolescent crisis

  • Separation and divorce

  • Transition into motherhood and fatherhood, attachment difficulties

Other areas of Interest:

Following her passion to spread mental health awareness, Nashwa has established NAFSOLOGY BY NASHWA TANTAWY virtual wellness experience over social media channels with over 25,000 followers targeting to fight stigma and providing psychological scientific information to the Arab World. Her awareness campaigns are in simple Arabic language and built on scientific knowledge with cultural and ethical considerations using multiple channels including videos, social media posts, and live workshops.

Therapeutic approach:

Nashwa believes that every person is unique; accordingly, to offer the most effective support, she is adopting an integrative therapeutic approach of Humanistic, Client-Centered, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy; besides, therapeutic techniques from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.

Education and Training:

  • M.A. in Counseling Psychology from The American University in Cairo.

  • Beck Institute certification in CBT for Depression.

  • Nashwa received intensive training in different settings under the supervision of AUC American trained professors.

QUALIFICATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

  • Community Development Authority Licensed Psychologist (CDA) - Dubai.

  • American Psychological Association membership.

  • Middle East Psychological Association membership

Languages:

  • Arabic

  • English

Perspective:

“I believe that strong mental health is an invincible weapon. Opportunities are unlimited, challenges are unavoidable; we can better enjoy and create our growth in the middle of hard times only when we are equipped with strong mental health. I believe in the right for everyone in the Arab World to receive high quality, non-judgmental and ethical mental and emotional support, and I’m trying to be an active contributor for that.”

“I believe that strong mental health is an invincible weapon. Opportunities are unlimited, challenges are unavoidable; we can better enjoy and create our growth in the middle of hard times only when we are equipped with strong mental health. I believe in the right for everyone in the Arab World to receive high quality, non-judgmental and ethical mental and emotional support, and I’m trying to be an active contributor for that.”

Contact

LifeWorks Holistic Counselling Centre

Villa 1230, Al Wasl Road

Umm Suqeim 2

Dubai, UAE

​​Tel: +971 4 224 5736

​info@lifeworks.ae

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