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Specialist Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
Dr. Daniela Graf is a German board-certified, cognitive behavioral therapy trained Specialist for child and adolescent psychiatry and -psychotherapy at ACPN Dubai. She is also a team member of the ACPN Eating Disorder team. She has eleven years of experience working as a psychiatrist.
She obtained her medical degree from the Eberhard-Karls University of Tübingen in Germany in 2008. She then earned her Facharzt (specialist) degree in 2015 by undergoing post-graduate training in child and adolescent psychiatry at leading institutions including the University medical center at Goethe University, Frankfurt for a period of one year until 2011 and at the Vitos Herborn clinic for psychiatry for seven years until 2017. From 2015-2017 she was the representative of the Assistant Medical Director at the Vitos Psychiatric Ambulance service which is one of the largest mental health clinic groups in Germany.
She moved to Dubai in 2017 where she practiced at institutions including the German Neuroscience Center and Novomed Centers in Dubai.
Dr. Graf's specialist areas include but are not limited to:
ADHD/ADD, Autism spectrum disorders, adjustment disorders after adverse life events, attachment disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, oppositional defiant disorder, school refusal, bullying, somatoform disorders, emotional disorders, phobias, anxiety disorders, depression, self-harming behaviors and suicidal crisis, bedwetting, Tic disorders. She uses a variety of techniques ranging from assessment to therapeutic intervention through parent counseling, psychoeducation, talk therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, anger management, play therapy, systematic desensitization, and family therapy, to remediate a wide gamut of mental health issues.
Dr. Graf has a strong commitment to her patients and adopts a relationship-orientated approach based on empathy, support, and problem-solving. She works closely with her colleagues in the psychiatry, neurology, psychology, and pediatric departments by following a multidisciplinary approach.
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