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Bruna Moubarak Counseling Psychologist
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Bruna Moubarak, M.A.

I am a licensed counseling psychologist and trauma psychotherapist trained in New York City. Born in Beirut and raised in Abu Dhabi, I have spent over a decade volunteering my time to Non-Governmental Organizations that support people living with disability, domestic violence survivors and animal rehabilitation. I have also remained active in anti-racism movements since my late teens. My professional and lived experience allow me to hold a multicultural worldview that has become crucial to my work.

After earning my Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Psychology, I ultimately acquired a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from NYU, followed by a post-graduate certification in Integrated Trauma Studies from the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy. My therapeutic style is first and foremost rooted in the belief that everyone is the ultimate expert on their own life. My role is to help clients understand themselves and the conflicts leading to their distress; I support them in overcoming these conflicts to discover their strength and resilience and resolve their distress. My approach is aligned with person-centered and psychodynamic theory. The therapeutic relationship itself is what I deem to be the most healing aspect of the work.

The effects of trauma, loss, social injustice, early attachment disruptions, and life transitions can all impact a person in countless ways and result in anxiety, depression, and relationship struggles. My utilization of both behavioral and body-oriented approaches alongside EMDR therapy, is guided by the knowledge that stress & trauma is held and expressed in the body. Recognizing and releasing bodily pain is key to transforming emotional wounds. My clients benefit from my holistic approach – as I work by integrating mind, body, and emotions.

My Philosophy

I believe human development and growth is centered around connection with both self and others. The therapeutic process may feel daunting at times, but my goal is to help clients feel empowered, in the therapy room and in their life.  You know yourself best, and I aim to help you shed any shame & fear you have been carrying up until you make it to your first appointment. There is great courage in seeking psychotherapy and as your therapist, I intend to honor your strength by creating a foundation of acceptance and collaboration.

Educational Qualifications

  • Advanced Certificate in Integrated Trauma Studies from the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy – New York
  • M.A in Counseling for Mental Health & Wellness from New York University (NYU) – New York
  • B.A in Clinical Psychology from Notre Dame University – Lebanon

Licenses and Professional Memberships

  • Community Development Authority (CDA)
  • Certification in EMDR

Languages

  • English
  • Arabic
  • French