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Online therapy in Abu Dhabi

Online therapy in Abu Dhabi is becoming more common as the world becomes more connected.

Online therapists help those who may feel anxious about meeting face to face in a therapist’s room, those who can’t afford offline therapy or those that simply prefer the convenience and anonymity of online counselling and psychotherapy.

The world of online counselling is vast, but many people are still unconvinced about the validity of online therapy, with some feeling that it is not real therapy.

However, there are plenty of therapists who can provide solid support and guidance through your issues via Skype or other messaging apps.

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Mental Health in Abu Dhabi

It is estimated that there are at least one in a hundred people who suffer from a mental health condition. The number of people with mental illness has been on the rise for a while now. Mental illnesses can lead to different problems such as anorexia, suicide, and chronic depression. These lead to impacts on the society, workplace, and society including financial difficulties and family problems. People in Abu Dhabi have also experienced the problems that are associated with mental health conditions.

The people in Abu Dhabi suffer from many different types of mental illnesses. Approximately 20 per cent of people who live in Abu Dhabi have mental illnesses. The number includes children, adults up to their 70s, and the elderly. One of the most common mental health problems that affect people in Abu Dhabi is epilepsy. Epilepsy is a disorder that causes seizures throughout one’s life. It affects nearly three per cent of all the citizens in Abu Dhabi which is around 10 per cent higher than other countries like the United States or Australia. The types of illness also depend on the age groups as well. Mental illnesses are much more present among older men than younger women because women usually develop an eating disorder at puberty due to cultural pressures.


This puts stress on both themselves and their families. Some ways to reduce these impacts include encouraging youth activities, supporting families, reducing the stigma of mental illness, and increasing awareness.

Best Therapists in Abu Dhabi

Dr. Ramzi Ramzi

Having spent 22 years in the mental health field, Dr. Ramzi Ramzi was given the title of being one of Abu Dhabi’s top 5 therapists due to his experience working with patients suffering from a variety of mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, PTSD among others before arriving in Abu Dhabi where he continued to expand his knowledge and expertise while also teaching psychology courses at Zayed University for over 12 years prior to relocating to Singapore to continue his line of work there for another few years before finally moving back home to Damascus, Syria where he currently resides.

Dr. Beatrice Moritz

Dr. Beatrice Moritz is an experienced psychologist who has spent her life working as a Clinical Psychologist for more than 30 years where she first began working at St James Hospital in Leeds before moving to Abu Dhabi with her husband where she became part of Mafraq Hospital’s senior consultant’s team specializing in mental health care before relocating once again to France after having worked for several years at Hôpital Charles Perrins. She is now currently continuing her career as a senior consultant at the Centre Regional de Psychiatrie et Psychologie Clinique Rhone Alpes-Auvergne located in Lyon, France while also being recognized by the British Psychological Society for her extensive work with helping individuals who suffer from psychological disorders.

Dr. Katherine Turner

Dr. Katherine Turner, originally from the United Kingdom, is an experienced psychologist who has spent over 35 years of her life working as a clinical and educational Psychologist before arriving in Abu Dhabi where she started to work at Mafraq Hospital as a senior consultant for mental health care since 2002 having previously worked with children that suffered psychological traumas through disasters or terrorist attacks among other events that would cause psychological distress to young individuals. She also works as an academic advisor at Zayed University where she teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate courses for students studying psychology at the university level. She has also been recognized by the British Psychology Society in early 2018 where she was awarded with professional fellowship status for her extensive work in the field of psychology.

Dr. Marcia Prior

Dr. Marcia Prior is a Clinical Psychologist from the United Kingdom who has been in Abu Dhabi since 2002, where she started her private practice and began working with patients to help treat their psychological issues ranging from stress to trauma among others until today. She is a part of the International Association of Trauma Professionals and also works as a senior consultant for one of the leading hospitals in Abu Dhabi which specializes in mental health care, Mafraq Hospital. Some of her previous work experiences include research psychologists at universities such as Oxford Brookes University and Royal Holloway University having worked on projects such as examining cognitive processing difficulties in children who have been traumatized by disasters or terrorist attacks along with otherprojects.

Dr. Simona Ani

Dr. Simona Ani was born and raised in Romania, where she started her practice as a psychologist and psychiatrist until she moved to America where she continued her work after graduating from the University of California. Today, Ani is an established doctor with experience working on international humanitarian jobs in Kosovo and Pakistan, among others such as business development at Group Therapy sessions for Fortune 500 companies such as Monsanto and Janssen Pharmaceuticals. She also had private practices in Houston and Dallas before moving to Abu Dhabi where she currently works with patients suffering from depression, stress management, anxiety disorders among other mental health issues.

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Common types of therapies in Abu Dhabi

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Most common therapy approach in Abu Dhabi is where the therapist challenges your negative thoughts about you and the world. He tries to alter unwanted behaviors or treat disorders such as depression.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Second most common therapy approach in Abu Dhabi is which the therapists teach behavioral skills (mindfulness & emotion regulation) to help clients enhance motivation. DBT is often used for mental health issues including eating disorders, PTSD, personality disorder, self-harming notions.

Existential Therapy

3rd most common therapy treatment in Abu Dhabi focuses on self-actualization in the face of people’s challenges. Existential therapy aids clients in confronting hard and distressing truths about life and death.

Other therapy approaches include:

ACT Therapy in Abu Dhabi, Art Therapy in Abu Dhabi, Behavioral Therapy in Abu Dhabi, Contemplative Therapy in Abu Dhabi, Play Therapy in Abu Dhabi, EMDR Therapy in Abu Dhabi, Emotionally Focused Therapy in Abu Dhabi, Existential Therapy in Abu Dhabi, Experiential Therapy in Abu Dhabi, Gestalt Therapy in Abu Dhabi, Hypnotherapy Therapy in Abu Dhabi, Music Therapy Therapy in Abu Dhabi, Narrative Therapy in Abu Dhabi, Psychodynamic Therapy in Abu Dhabi, Psychoanalytic Therapy in Abu Dhabi, and Somatic Therapy in Abu Dhabi.


Psychologists or therapists in Abu Dhabi help people understand and handle different life problems and mental health issues.

They diagnose and treat mental disorders, learning disabilities, and behavioral problems.

You should expect to pay between $100 and $250 for a face-to-face therapy session with a Abu Dhabi area therapist.  Online therapy in Abu Dhabi is relatively affordable and therapists charge between $30 to $ 150. You can book both online and face-to-face sessions with a therapist in Abu Dhabi via MantraCare.

In case you are looking for free therapists or free therapy, you can choose to call the Abu Dhabi free helpline number. There are a few online therapy options that can be free or low-cost. At MantraCare, therapy can cost you as low as $10.

Anyone interested in working as a therapist or counselor in the Abu Dhabi area must earn at least an accredited master’s degree in counseling or social work. Abu Dhabi also has some continuing education requirements, and every counselor or therapist is required to know all the rules and laws that pertain to their profession.

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Abu Dhabi Counselor or Therapists Directory

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