Dr. Michel Nawfal is a Mental Health Professional. He is a Medical Doctor, a Clinical Psychologist & a CBT therapist trained through the extramural program at the Beck Institute. Dr. Nawfal is also a Professional colleague of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy (ACT) and a full member of the American Psychological Association (APA).
He earned a Medical Doctorate degree in 2003 from St. George’s University School of Medicine with clinical rotations are the Brooklyn Hospital Center in New York, a Weill-Cornel affiliate hospital, and then went on to earn a graduate degree in Psychology from the American University of Beirut (AUB) in 2009.
Dr. Nawfal also earned a master class diploma in psychopharmacotherapy from Harvard Medical School in 2014.
He is currently the vice president of the Middle East Psychological Association (MEPA).
Dr. Nawfal works with clients struggling with Anxiety, Anger, Irritability, Panic Attacks, OCD, Social Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder and Mood Swings. He also treats clients who struggle with personality disorders or features of personality disorders such as being too perfectionistic, needing excessive attention and approval, and with clients who face difficulties about not being able to become independent and autonomous.
He applies cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) as his main therapeutic technique, but as a medical doctor, he can also screen for and investigate any possible medical/organic causes for the symptoms.
Dr. Nawfal also has an interest in working with clients going through relationship break-ups, in order to help them cross a difficult period and find closure and get on with their lives.
He believes that any person can benefit from psychotherapy, even if they did not suffer from a mental illness: “Psychotherapy is much more than just the treatment of diseases, it’s also a process that rewires the connecting between thoughts, feelings and behavior”.
He speaks fluent Arabic, English and French.