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Our Specialists

The focus of our center is to offer our services for the elderly, adults, children and adolescents of all ages, where we all follow the motto "The Will to Make a Difference” through a team of highly qualified specialists with a vision for excellence.
The Founder & Head Specialist

Basma Kilani

Biography The founder and Head Specialist of Maria Den Braven Center, Certified DBT Clinician™, and co-founder of training company DBT MENA… Admittedly, Basma’s work as a clinical psychologist is her passion. She has enjoyed each step of her path as a clinical psychologist, helping people build lives worth living.  Awards & Education Basma is a...
Special Educational Needs and Inclusive Practice Specialist

Dima AlMasri

Dima AlMasri is a Special Educational Needs and Inclusive Practice Specialist with 19 years of experience working in academic settings. 
Psycho-Social Expert in Communication, Negotiation & Family Conflict Resolution

Prof. Helmi Sari

Helmi Sari is an esteemed academic professor specializing in the Sociology of Communication. Holding a Ph.D. in Sociology of Communication and a Master's degree in Peace Studies/Social Psychology of Negotiation and Conflict Resolution from the United Kingdom, Sari also obtained a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Jordan.
Educational & Family consultant

Dr. Khalil Alzyoud

Dr. Khalil Al-Zyoud is a family relations consultant and an expert in human psychology by working in matters of preparation for choosing a life partner and working to bring up children in a psychologically safe environment...
Relationships & Couples Therapy/ Psychotherapist

Mariam Hakeem

Biography Something is not working in your life or in your relationship. Do you feel that you are unable to connect with your partner like before? Do you feel misunderstood or not valued in your relationship? Is the spark fading? Are you questioning your sex life? Has there been an affair or betrayal of trust...

Muhannad Halaseh

Muhannad Halassa graduated with a Master’s degree in counseling psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, and trained under the supervision of Dr. Sandone-Barr at the School of Psychoanalysis in Philadelphia...

Ola Khorchid

Ola is a dynamic art therapist who employs the healing power of art creation to help individuals enhance their socioemotional and psychological wellbeing. She has a diverse education background. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design from the Lebanese American University, Master of Science in Psychology from the University of Liverpool, Art Therapy Diploma from College for Educational and Clinical Art Therapy, and...
Clinical Psychologist

Vesna Orehovac

Vesna is a clinical psychologist (MA clinical psychology from Belgrade University). She works with all age groups in the areas of trauma, PTSD, personality disorders, depression, anxiety, impulsive control, eating and sleeping disorders, psychosomatic disorders...
Psychiatrist & Mental Health Specialist

Dr. Ahmad Salem

Dr. Ahmad diagnoses and treats mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders across a wide range of ages as well as addictions...

Dr Balsam Obaid

Biography Balsam Obaid, PhD University of Canterbury, NZ. DBT, CBT, SFBT, MI Balsam is a dedicated therapist who has great interest in helping people change. She collaboratively works with clients to facilitate improvement in their quality of life. Her qualifications, diverse experiences, and trainings provide rich perspectives on how she conducts sessions. Balsam holds a...
Grief & Loss Specialist

Manal Fityani

Committed to helping individuals and families find hope and meaning through their grief journey. My work focuses on navigating complex emotions and challenges that come with grief and loss. I specialize in working with people who have experienced the loss of a loved one, as well as those who have experienced other types of loss,...
Clinical Psychologist

Manar Sroujieh

Manar has a Master’s degree in clinical psychology from the University of Jordan. She is passionate about the human mind and the impact of environmental events; traumas, attachments, and relationships on forming our personalities. She works with both adults and adolescents and enjoys working with both individuals and their families to elicit the best solutions...
Counseling Psychologist

Samar Sharief

Samar holds a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Benedictine University and a Master’s of Science in Mental Health Counseling from UMASS Boston.
Mental Health Counselor

Zena Budiri

Hello there, my name is Zena Budiri, I am a mental health counselor who has been working at Maria Den Braven Center for over a year now. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Counseling and Mental Health from the University of Jordan. And a  Master of Arts in Human Development Counseling from the University of Illinois Springfield.
Special Education Specialist

Mai Baconi

Mai has experience in Education, Special Education, Counselling, and Parent Coaching. With a demonstrated history of working in the education field: skilled in special education, curriculum development, differentiation, and inclusion, as well as parent coaching. Doctoral student, education professional with BA in Education and Teaching diploma from AUB; MA in Education from Bath University U.K.;...
Special Education Specialist

Rania Seikaly

Rania is a behavioral therapist focused on skills and the social-emotional aspects of development to meet objectives and drive children’s progress forward. A certified kid’s skills coach from Helsinki Brief Therapy institute Ltd. representing Kids’ Skills Academy in Jordan. A certified play therapist using play therapy to achieve results during sessions. A BA graduate from...
Speech Language Pathologist

Hala Al-Dmour

Hala is passionate about helping children and adults utilize strategies to develop functional communication skills. She strongly values multidisciplinary and parent collaboration in order to maximize a child’s potential across all environments...
Speech & Language Therapist

Hanadi Aljayroudi

Biography I am an alumnus of the University of Jordan, where I studied speech-language, and hearing sciences. I’m passionate about treating and helping children with speech and language disorders. On a monthly basis, I keep up with ASHA articles to continue learning the most up-to-date therapy techniques and approaches. Along with my experience, I am...
Assistant Psychologist

Sarah Aldaoud

Sarah Al Daoud is a passionate junior psychologist, holding a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Pécs and is qualified as a Human Behavior Analyst. Her diverse
Speech & Language Therapist

Ahlam Zawaideh

Ahlam holds a Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Jordan (2017-2021) and a Bachelor's Degree in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology from Jordan University of Science and Technology (2009-2014).
Occupational Therapist

Shahed Tarawneh

Shahed AlTarawneh is an Occupational Therapist based in Amman, Jordan, with a strong passion for working with special needs children. She brings extensive experience and a range of skills, including adaptability, time management, and effective communication.
Speech & Language Therapist

Aya Sarrtawi

A dedicated speech therapist with six years of experience and have a professional presence, as well as an empathic understanding of patients dealing with different disorders and difficulties. I have a sincere passion regarding every case I handle as I consider my job to be one of the most important fields in our society
Speech & Language Therapist

Rana Al-Kayyali

Rana Al-Kayyali is a dynamic individual with a strong educational background in Audiology and Speech Pathology from Al-Ahliyyeh Amman University, which she completed in 2022. In addition to her academic achievements, she holds an IGCSE/A-Levels qualification from Sands National Academy.
Speech & Language Therapist

Mais Joudeh

Mais is a certified audiologist and speech language pathologist with a Bachelor's degree from the University of Jordan since 2014. Currently pursuing a Master's degree in speech and language science at the same university.
Occupational Therapist

Marwa Ereiqat

Marwa’s professional journey and passion has led her to work with children, and she has done so for over 5 years...
Occupational Therapist

Saja Abuhussein

Saja is a compassionate and patient-centered occupational therapist with more than five years of professional experience...
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