Dr. Khadeja Mousa
Co-Founder & Clinical Director
Dr. Mousa has been in the mental health field for over 15 years. She graduated with her doctorate degree from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA, USA. She has international experience working in the U.S., Kuwait, and in the UAE. She utilizes an integrative approach that focuses on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and specializes in Exposure Therapy for the treatment of Anxiety Spectrum Disorders.
Dr. Mousa is passionate about her work and is deeply dedicated to creating lasting change in people’s lives. She identifies as a Wounded Healer, and because she has personally gone through her own journey of healing, it’s helped her approach her practice with more empathy, compassion, and non-judgment.
One of the most important things she’s learned is that you need a trusting relationship with your therapist; she provides a warm and safe environment where you can feel encouraged to open up and express what you’re thinking and feeling.
- Psy.D. Clinical Psychology
- The Wright Institute, Berkeley, CA
- M.A. Clinical Psychology
- The Wright Institute, Berkeley, CA
- B.S. Art Therapy with Minor in Psychology
- Lesley University, Cambridge, MA
Co-Founder & Director of Operations
As co-founder of Wise Mind Center, Riham brings years of experience, wisdom, and compassion. In her role as the Director of Operations, she is responsible for ensuring that Wise Mind Center remains true to our core mission of providing exceptional mental health services.
Riham has years of experience in the planning and execution of Human Development projects in partnership with international nonprofit organizations as well as the Kuwaiti government. Her expertise includes strategy, operations and project management. In addition, her personal journey of recovery and advocacy gives her a unique perspective on mental health and specifically, eating disorders.
Riham has been a pioneer in eating disorders awareness in the Middle East and has been featured in several media publications. She has spent years helping to increase education about mental health issues as well as demystifying the treatment process. She currently serves as the IAEDP International chapter co-chair for the Middle East.
Resha Erheim, M.Ed., C.C.C.
Resha Erheim, is a Canadian Certified Counselor and is also licensed by the Community Development Authority (CDA) in Dubai. Having worked in Canada, Kuwait and the UAE, she brings with her extensive multicultural experience in clinical and educational settings. Her clinical specialty is working with adults and providing individual and couples therapy. She has worked with individuals presenting with a variety of mental health conditions including mood and personality disorders and is trained in crisis intervention.
In addition to over 10 years of clinical experience, she has presented at numerous workshops, has led professional development sessions, and has contributed to various media publications. Some of the psychological topics she has written and presented on include issues related to relationships and communication skills.
Resha conducts counseling in both English and Arabic. She provides a safe, non-judgmental space where clients can feel empowered to make positive changes in their lives.
- M.Ed. Master of Education in Counseling
- B.A. Hons Bachelor of Arts, Specialized Honors in Psychology
- C.C.C. Canadian Certified Counselor
Imane Akhlafa, MSc.
Imane Akhlafa, is a Dutch Certified Clinical and Health Psychologist. She holds a Bachelor’s in Psychology and Social Work and a Master’s degree from Utrecht University in the Netherlands.
Imane works with mood disorders, personality disorders, anxiety disorders, grief and loss, and maladaptive patterns of behavior. She specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Motivational Interviewing. Her services are provided in English, Dutch, and Maghrebi-Arabic.
Imane has years of international work experience in the Netherlands, Morocco, and UAE. With her bi-cultural background and international experience, she takes a culturally sensitive approach to therapy.
Imane provides individualized treatment and views the therapeutic relationship as a working collaboration. She helps clients think critically and reflectively in order better understand themselves, achieve their goals, and develop a general feeling of well-being and empowerment. Imane always strives to provide a secure environment with mutual trust, respect and commitment.
- MSc. Clinical and Health Psychology
- B.S. Psychology
- B.AS. Social Work
Rima Abboud, M.A.
Clinical Psychologist | Children, Adolescents & Adults
Rima Abboud, M.A. works with children, adolescents, and adults. Rima has a BA in Psychology and a MA in Clinical Psychology from the American University of Beirut (AUB).
Her work specialty includes psychoeducational assessments. She is trained in providing assessments to children and adolescents struggling with educational, cognitive, emotional, and/or social difficulties. These assessments can help to identify cognitive and emotional strengths and weaknesses and/or monitor progress of children. Based on the assessment findings, specific diagnoses and recommendations can then be generated to help parents, teachers, and other professionals tackle specific areas in the child's life that require improvement.
Rima is also trained in providing psychotherapy to address various psychological difficulties (e.g., adjustment disorder, anxiety disorders, depression, ADHD etc.). Her therapeutic approach is holistic, client-centered, and goal-oriented. She incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Therapy techniques, and provides parental management trainings. Rima speaks both Arabic and English.
- M.A. Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology
- B.A. Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Maya Zaghloul, MSc.
Maya Zaghloul, MSc. is a licensed Psychologist. She holds a BA in Psychology from the Lebanese American University and a MSc in Clinical Psychology from Utrecht University.
Maya uses an integrative approach to therapy, which means that she tailors the therapy to the client's needs. She believes in establishing a strong therapeutic relationship by providing a non-judgmental and safe space, and a compassionate approach.
Maya has received multiple certifications in therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), and Imaginal Exposure (IE). She works with Trauma related disorders and other mood and personality disorders.
Maya's goal as a therapist is to raise awareness and normalize the importance of mental health and wellbeing and to remove the stigma related to psychological difficulties. She helps clients recognize and break negative patterns to help them create a better sense of stability and wellbeing. Maya speaks English, Arabic and French.
- MSc. Master of Science in Clinical Psychology
- B.A. Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Blue Janina Diaz
Front Office Manager
Blue is the first point of contact for those new to Wise Mind Center. She provides administrative support, supervision, and makes sure things are running smoothly for clients and staff in the office.
Allanah will greet you with a warm smile, and make sure that your inquiries and requests will be dealt with promptly and professionally.