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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...
Occupational Therapist

Saja Abuhussein

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

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...
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...

Nadia Ismail

Nadia Ismail is a psychologist with a MSc in Mental Health and Psychological Therapies from Queen Mary University of London. She is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) from the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) from the Linehan Institute in the United States. Her style of psychotherapy is a...
Speech & Language Therapist

Mais Joudeh

Biography   Awards & Education  
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...
Speech & Language Therapist

Rana Al-Kayyali

Speech & Language Therapist

Aya Sarrtawi

Occupational Therapist

Shahed Tarawneh

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...
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.;...

Dr Ruqaia Awawdeh

Biography Assess, diagnose, and manage people with mental health issues from all age groups and a wide range of mental and behavioural problems. Graduated from Al Quds university in Jerusalem as an MD doctor in general medicine and surgery. Then trained and specialised in general adult psychiatry in Jordan and received the Jordanian board certificate...
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...

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...
Speech & Language Therapist

Ahlam Zawaideh

Clinical Psychologist

Zena Budiri

Assistant Psychologist

Sarah Aldaoud

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...
Music Therapy Consultant

Hisham Alhadrab

Samar Sharief

Front Office Coordinator

Mai Joudeh

Assistant Psychologist

Laila Tarabishi

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,...
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...
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...

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...
Special Education Specialist

Taghreed Qarqash

Taghreed obtained her BSc degree from the University of Jordan (Class of 1975), and a high diploma in learning difficulties from the Princess Tharwat College in Amman (2001), and a practical Diploma...
Psychological Therapist

Haneen Abdulhamid

Haneen currently works with adolescents and adults who suffer from a variety of mood and emotional problems. She has experience working with women and children who have suffered from trauma and abuse...
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...
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