To provide businesses and their employees information sessions to help them cope with their mental health challenges and improve morale and productivity. The topics of these talks vary depending on the unique needs of the company and their employees such as mental illness awareness, coping with stress, relationship issues, children’s mental health, etc. Talks and workshops are interactive and are typically 60-90 minutes with opportunity for Q&A.
Participants have reported:
- Feeling engaged and safe to talk and think about the topic
- Developing a better understanding of mind-body connection
- Understanding that mental health correlates directly with key quality of life indicators such as happiness, relationships, and performance.
- Establishing skills and gaining awareness of resources to help themselves.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Ava Ghasemi-Holdich, Psy.D., C.Psych. is a Clinical Psychologist at the MapleTree Center DMCC. She is licensed with the Dubai Health Authority, UAE and with the College of Psychologists of Ontario, Canada. She specializes in adolescents, adults and couples, and for the past 11 years has been providing psychotherapy for a range of psychological difficulties. She provides educational talks on mental health for various organizations namely recently Masdar, the Canadian Business Council of the UAE and Northern Emirates, Cigna Insurance Middle East, the Middle Eastern Psychological Association (MEPA) and has been featured on the Dubai Eye on Afternoons with Helen Farmer. Dr. Ava is a writer and passionate advocate of mental health awareness raising. She completed her Masters and Doctorate at the Adler University in Chicago, IL, her pre-doctoral training at the University of California, Merced, U.S.A. and her post-doctoral training at McDowall Counseling and Consulting Group in Toronto, ON, Canada.