Maya Fleifel Sidani

Clinical Psychologist


Maya Fleifel Sidani joins American Center of Psychology and Neurology – Dubai Office as a Clinical Psychologist. Maya is a highly qualified professional with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Saint Joseph University, Beirut Lebanon in 2000.

Maya has 14 years of international experience gained in the USA, Egypt, and the UAE. Maya was most recently serving as Lead Clinical Psychologist at Al Noor Hospital (Abu Dhabi) from 2011-2015. Prior to Al Noor Hospital, Maya was a Clinical Psychologist at the Human Relations Institute, in Dubai from 2004 to 2011. Before moving to the UAE, Maya resided in Egypt and served as a Researcher at the National Institute of Cancer focusing on children with cancer. In 2001, Maya served as a Crisis Intervention Counselor at the Arab-American Family Support Center (Brooklyn, New York). She provided Counseling and Crisis Intervention support for the Arab-American community and handled numerous cases dealing with post 9/11 trauma.

A frequent guest on Television and Radio shows covering parenting and childhood development issues, Maya is also a writer for prominent magazines and publications. Maya is also involved in community work and public awareness programs and workshops for schools and social organizations on relevant psychology and psychiatry subjects.

Maya offers her expertise to both UAE Nationals and Expatriate clients dealing with various psychological disorders such as Anxiety Disorders, including Panic Disorders, Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, Mood, and Adjustment disorders. An expert in Parenting and Child development, Maya also handles all issues of development, such as pervasive symptoms, anxiety, shyness, problems in communication and assertiveness, and behavior problems of childhood. Maya is part of the multidisciplinary team for the Eating Disorders program at the ACPN using evidence based models such as CBT-E, Family based therapy. Maya is fluent in English, French, and Arabic.

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