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Mrs. Sara Michli is Clinical Psychologist at ACPN. She attained her Master’s degree in Psychology from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon in 2015. During her Master’s degree program, she trained in psychodynamic and cognitive-behavior psychotherapies at the American University of Beirut Medical Center for a period of 2 years. Mrs. Michli remains a licensed practitioner in psychology in Lebanon and the UAE.
In addition to her experience in private practice as a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist at Nawfal Clinics, in Beirut, Lebanon in 2016, Mrs. Michli worked at the Restart Center for Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence and Torture as a psychotherapist. The outpatient caseload included culturally diverse, under-served refugee population from the MENA region, with severe trauma histories. During her assignment at the SKILD Center in Lebanon, she was involved in working with students with learning and psychological difficulties, providing psychotherapy and leading neuro-psychological assessments. In addition to her clinical experience, Mrs. Michli co-authored two book chapters titled The Clash of Pathways published in the World Book of Hope in 2014 and A Dyad in the Storms of War expected to be published in The Refugee Handbook in 2019. Mrs. Michli also conducted research in the field of sexual minorities to be published in a peer-reviewed journal. She represents the Lebanese Psychological Association on topics related to sexual minorities and is a regular speaker in raising awareness on mental health in sexual minorities (LGBTQI+) and vulnerable populations.
Mrs. Michli’s clinical training and experience involve working with children, adolescents, and adults suffering from psychological disorders and/or interpersonal and attachment difficulties. She is skilled at handling cases related to depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, OCD, body dysmorphic disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, personality disorders, PTSD and trauma-related disorders, oppositional defiant and conduct disorders, elimination disorders, and neurodevelopmental disorders (intellectual disability, ADHD, learning disorders, and motor disorders). Mrs. Michli provides diagnostic evaluation, individual psychotherapy, parental guidance and family interventions, crisis interventions, and cognitive assessments. She follows a comprehensive treatment plan, which involves collaborating with families, NGOs, schools, social workers, clinicians, and protection services if necessary. Mrs. Michli has a special interest and a strong theoretical and clinical background in working with the LGBTQI+ and other vulnerable populations.
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