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Meet the Team
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
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...
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...
Special Education Specialist
Muna Al Rifai
Muna has previous experience working with children with different needs including autism, ADHD, dyslexia and general developmental delays. Muna provides psychoeducational assessments of ability and attainment as well as interventions for students with various learning needs, with a focus on children presenting with literacy difficulties, ADHD and dyslexia...
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...
Relationships & Couples Therapy/ Psychotherapist
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...
Clinical & Research Assistant
Sama is a psychologist-in-training who received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Middle Eastern Studies from Columbia University. Sama believes in a holistic approach to understanding individuals, with a focus on mind, body, and spirit. Sama has been passionate about understanding human behavior since she was a child...
Speech Language Pathologist
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...
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 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 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...
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...
Mayada is a mentor, educator, and inspirational Health Consultant and Coach; holds a BSC in Nutrition and Food Technology from Jordan University, continued her education in various nutrition...
Laurice S. Khoury is a clinical psychologist, Psychotherapist and supported counselor who obtained her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Jordan – department of Psychology...
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...