Ritasha Varsani

Ritasha Varsani is a CDA licensed Psychologist practicing in Dubai. She has an experience of over ten years in providing psychotherapy to a diverse population in a mental health settings in India and United States. She has been professionally trained from USA and her expertise lies in Marriage, Family and Child Therapy. She offers problem solving insights with evidence based therapies to clients giving them the strength to express themselves and promotes equal privilege is what she believes in.

"Empathy and sensitivity is key to connecting with people on a human level". I support my clients by cultivating the ability and demonstrating with authenticity, vulnerability and honesty and increase their sense of their own well being. As a result of her approachable, non-judgmental and compassionate attitude her clients feel safe in addressing and overcoming developmental challenges, psychological obstacles and traumatic life experiences.

Her Therapeutic Approach

Ritasha uses an integrative approach by incorporating interpersonal and psychodynamic principles and evidence based therapies such as Cognitive behavior therapy, motivational interviewing, narrative therapy, compassion focused therapy, solution focused therapy, family therapy. She takes a client centered and culturally competent approach to facilitate progress and change by quality of care and moving through the journey of recovery.

Her age range of clients varies from preschool kids to adolescents, individuals and couples/ families providing therapeutic interventions in individual and group settings.

Areas of Specialization

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Marital and family Disputes

  • Personality Disorders

  • Anger Management

  • Bereavement

  • Premarital guidance

  • Self identity and life transition issues

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder ( OCD )

  • Trauma and stressor-related disorders

  • Mindfulness

  • Psycho education

Qualifications and Memberships

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - St Xavier's College, Ahmedabad

  • Masters in Psychology with a concentration in Marriage & Family Therapy - San Francisco, USA

  • Certificate of Introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy - NHS, London

  • Certificate of Compassion Focused Therapy, Advanced Skills, UK

  • Certificate of Gottman Institute Couples Therapy ( Level 1 and Level 2 ) USA

  • Certificate for Anxiety from Beck Institute USA

  • Certificate of Applying Hope to Couple Therapy - American Psychological Association

  • Member of American Psychological Association, International Affiliate ( APA )

  • Member of Middle Eastern Psychology Association ( MEPA )


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