Noora is an Arab American raised in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Upon completion of her secondary education at the Choueifat International School- Abu Dhabi, she relocated to the United States to continue her studies at the Michigan State University College of Social Sciences, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. Noora then completed her Post Graduate studies at Western Michigan University, where she was awarded a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology. Noora is dually licensed in the United States as both a Counselor and Psychologist by the State of Michigan and has several years of professional experience working in the United States providing a full range of Psychological Services.
She has experience working with a variety of clinical diagnosis, with a broad range of issues, from anxiety to depression to eating disorders to family issues, across all age groups from young children to elderly adults.
Noora has always had an interest in working with children. In 2010, when Noora returned to the UAE she took on a job as a School Counselor at the Glenelg School of Abu Dhabi, compassionately assisting children from 10-18 years old with various issues such as attention deficit disorder (ADD &ADHD), learning disabilities, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, family divorce, low self-esteem, peer pressure and adjustment issues. In addition, her duties involved helping children with career and academic development, as well as life skills planning. Noora is also qualified & trained to treat children through play therapy.
As a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (CBT), who is fluent in both English & Arabic, Noora’s areas of interest working with adults include depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorders, couples therapy, family dynamics, social phobia, eating disorders, paranoid thoughts, low self-esteem and adjustment difficulties.
Noora also performs various neuropsychological testing for children and adults, which include testing to determine any learning disabilities or ADHD, Personality testing and Wechsler Intelligence Scale.