Everyone can benefit from using therapy. In fact, therapy is not only intended to treat people who suffer from extreme psychological ailments, but it can also be used to solve relationship challenges, career-related issues, confusion over various life matters and many more. In other words, you don’t even have to have a specific problem to use therapy, as therapy is just sometimes a means for self-discovery through giving you a better insight as to who you are. Therapists are non-judgmental listeners and are trained to help you live a better, fuller life. 

To make therapy accessible to more people, we have passionately provided a platform that offers confidential, convenient therapy services in multiple languages.

Our online therapy sessions are tailor-made to help you increase your immunity to life’s minor and major troubles. Our therapy sessions and online classes give you access to learning and knowing more about the fundamental concepts of a happy life. You can rely on our experts’ advice to increase your emotional intelligence and to transform your lives. 

We, at Bright Shift, are here to listen to you.

If you are looking for the best psychologists in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, or any of the other emirates or just anywhere else in the world, we can connect you to a licensed psychologist whom you can trust.


Leila Estifaie Quinn

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Leila has been enthusiastically learning about human psychology from different angles/ schools of thought for many years. She holds a Master’s degree in Strategic Marketing from the University of Wollongong in Dubai and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychological Counseling And Guidance, from Eastern Mediterranean University located in Northern Cyprus. She has been determined to create a platform which could help create change in people’s lives, hence Bright Shift was born. In a way, Bright Shift came about from our faith and belief in the ability of humans to shift, change and evolve towards a brighter direction in life. We have developed this platform because we believe it doesn’t really matter where you were, or where you are right now, there is always room for improvement in life regardless. Sometimes it is a slim possibility and sometimes it’s vast. What matters is, we as humans have the ability to evolve and flourish. We believe Bright Shift can be of great help to actualize the possibility of change and self-discovery. What we are the proudest of, is, of course, our highly qualified and most importantly “compassionate therapists”. We are extremely glad to have such a great team collaborating with us on this platform.

Farhana Moussa

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Farhana is a BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) registered/ licensed psychotherapist. She has worked in many different settings offering individual and group/family work , both long and short term treatments for many years.

Farhana lives in London, UK and she holds a Masters of Science in Psychology” from the University of East London. Due to her extensive years of training, Farhana is equipped with so many tools in her practice in many areas. To mention a few, we can include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Existential Therapy, Person-Centred Therapy, Psychoanalytic Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, EMDR, Mindfulness, Mentalization and Solution-Focused Therapy.

In her approach, she mainly uses Person-Centred and existential Theory, CBT and Psychoanalytic Theory. It is necessary to add that she believes all clients are different, therefore she adopts the appropriate approach based on the unique needs of each client.

Farhana offers a warm, empathic, non-judgemental environment allowing you to explore your experiences, issues, emotions that have caused or are causing you difficulty. In this safe space she will help you to become a more fulfilled individual, living a happier life.

Farhana speaks English, Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi.

Daniela Fanelli
Clinical Psychologist

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Daniela is a HCPC (Health & Care professions council) and BACP ( British Association for counseling and psychotherapy) registered, licensed clinical psychologist.  Daniela lives in London, UK. Daniela holds a Master’s degree in clinical psychology from the University of “LA Sapienza” in Rome, Italy. She uses theory and techniques of the Transactional Analysis in her practice and works with children, the youth, young adults, older adults and families. Daniela provides therapy in various areas such as anxiety disorders, personality disorders,depression,eating disorders,traumatic relationships ( family conflicts, work issues),addiction,age-related disorders of adolescence and childhood (emotional  and relational difficulties),low self-esteem and more.Daniela is highly experienced and has worked in many public and private mental health Institutions.Daniela speaks English and Italian Fluently . Daniela’s clients come from a wide range of cultural backgrounds. and she works affirmatively with people of various racial, sexual and gender identities. She has a  particular interest in how culture and individual family history shape our mind and influence our perception of our possibilities in life, and our subsequent life choices.

Nawar Surij

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Nawar is a UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) registered, licensed psychotherapist. She has been working with a diverse range of people of all backgrounds, vulnerable individuals, and ethnic minorities of all ages. Nawar lives in Birmingham, UK and she holds a Master’s degree in Integrative Psychotherapy from Birmingham City university as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience from Leeds university. She is also an NLP, Hypnosis and Time Line Therapy Practitioner. Nawar views therapy as a healing relationship between therapist and client. She supports her clients to figure how their early experiences has lead them to their current situation and she can help them change it.

She provides her clients with a safe, non judgmental space where clients can explore the root cause of their deepest fears and worries that are holding them back from becoming the best possible version of themselves.

Her extensive experience in psychotherapy allows her to help her clients to reach their full potential in life. Nawar speaks English and Arabic fluently.

Shruti Tekwani
Counseling Psychologist

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Shruti is a licensed counseling psychologist who specializes in trauma, grief, and loss. She is licensed in Massachusetts by the “Division of Professional Licensure Board of Allied Mental Health.” She is also a certified coach and spends most of her time in online and in-person private practice as well as by presenting workshops & training. Shruti is based in Curacao and shuttles between Massachusetts, Curacao, and the rest of the world. She received her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from “Northeastern University” and has 13 years of experience working with college students in crisis and in a counseling environment. She has also worked as a school psychologist at the “International School of Curacao.” Shruti is a Basic Instructor for the “William Glasses Institute.” She sits on the board of Directors for the “William Glasser International Organization,” “WGI-US”, and the “WGI-Northeast Region.” Shruti also serves on the conference committee for the “Sibling Leadership Network”, an organization that supports siblings of people with disabilities, and is on the “MSSN” (Massachusetts Sibling Support Network) Board of Directors. In Curacao, Shruti serves on the “Indian Merchants Association Board of Directors”. In 2013 she developed a program around Choice Theory that helps therapists after the loss of a client to suicide. This theory focuses on grief, loss, and dealing with feelings of guilt.

Jenna Johns

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Jenna is a BACP( British Association for counseling and psychotherapy) registered, licensed MBACP psychotherapist. Jenna lives in London, UK and She holds a degree in Master’s of Science in Counseling Psychology as well as a degree in Bachelor of Art in Counselling Psychology both from California Baptist University – Riverside, CA in the U.S. Jenna has worked with people with a wide range of difficulties such as : PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), depression and anxiety, bereavement and loss, individuals with alcohol addiction and their family members, family and relationships difficulties and more. She has also been using counseling techniques and providing mental health support for different individuals with various mental health disorders. Jenna specializes in addiction as well as marriage and family therapy. In her approach, Jenna utilizes integrative counseling and/or person-centered psychotherapy, solution-focused therapy, CBT, ACT, etc.
 Jenna uses an integrative therapeutic approach that allows for clients to analyze their thoughts and past experiences for a deeper understanding of themselves and their relationships with others. She seeks to help individuals accept past experiences, identify their needs, wants and values, and commit to achieving who they want to be. She also feels that identifying cognitive distortions and addressing them is vital to creating a positive outlook on life.Jenna has a deep understanding of what it takes to help clients live a happier and healthier life. She knows what it means to be a strong support system for others who are in distress. She has a heart for serving others.


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Dr. Berthe KOBERSY Clinical Psychologist Berthe is an LPA (Lebanese Psychological Association) registered, licensed clinical psychologist and an EMDR therapist (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, EMDRIA, MOPH, EMDR Lebanon Association) and IPT (Interpersonal Therapy, Columbia University) therapist, and a lecturer at La Sagesse University (Lebanon). Berthe lives in Beirut, Lebanon. She holds a Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology, from the University of Paris-Descartes 5 – Institute of Psychology in France and a Master’s degree in Clinical and Pathological Psychology, from St. Joseph University, in Lebanon. She was also a member of the THÉMA « Group, family, institution »: a group of the laboratory of Clinical Psychology, Psychopathology, Psychoanalysis (PCPP) at the university of Paris- Descartes 5. She has a professional affiliation with Médecins Du Monde and Skoun (Lebanese Addiction Center). She is experienced in providing psychotherapy for individuals, couples, families and children. Berthe rely on a biopsychosocial model and utilizes a variety of techniques, including EMDR, IPT, and mindfulness techniques. She is specialized in treating stress and trauma, substance use, internal conflicts (panic attacks, phobias, OCD, depression,…), interpersonal difficulties and family systems. Throughout the years, she has used her knowledge and expertise in different settings such as schools, universities, NGOs, clinics and her own private practice. Berthe speaks French, Arabic and English fluently.

Michele Lamonaca

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Michele is a registered, licensed psychotherapist at BACP( British Association for counseling and psychotherapy) and an accredited psychodynamic counselor at UKCP( United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) living in London, UK. Michele holds a Master’s degree in Psychodynamic Practice from Oxford University. Michele has undergone extensive training in the principles and practices of an Integrative Psychotherapy Model, which has featured Humanistic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychodynamic approaches and EMDR Therapy. Michele particularly specializes in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. His deep knowledge and expertise enable him to provide therapy for a wide group of people including adults, children, couples, older adults and young people. Michele works with the following cases: Anxiety, Bullying, Depression, Post-Traumatic Stress, Relationship issues, Trauma, Work-related problems and more. Michele speaks English and Italian fluently.

Miriam Slikhanian
Clinical Psychologist

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Miriam Slikhanian is a licensed clinical psychologist from Lebanon. She holds a BA in Psychology from the Lebanese American University, an MSc in clinical Psychology from Goldsmith university of London, and an MSc in Neuropsychology from the Lebanese university.

She has a wide range of experience in working with adults presenting with different mental health problems including depression and anxiety. Her experience includes working as a clinical psychologist in international NGOs as well as in private practice. Her areas of expertise include treating adults and adolescents with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and depression. She also has extensive experience in working with individuals who have gone through traumas, displacement, and life transitions. Her main approach in therapy is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). She is also certified as an interpersonal *psychotherapy (IPT) provider from Teacher’s* College, Columbia University. ​Miriam provides therapy in English, Arabic, and Armenian.

She has worked with different cultures and populations, and is mindful of and sensitive to cultural differences and diversity among individuals. ​She believes that the key to successful psychotherapy is collaboratively understanding the problem, setting clear goals, and choosing the right treatment interventions in a positive and trusting therapeutic alliance.