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 went on to work as a Behavioral Therapist in Abu Dhabi, specializing in Applied Behavioral Analysis for individuals on the Autism Spectrum. In pursuing my passion for mental health and social justice, 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 relational-cultural theory, aligned with person-centered, psychodynamic, and multicultural movements. The therapeutic relationship itself is what I deem to be the most healing aspect of the work.
My utilization of both behavioral and body-oriented approaches alongside EMDR therapy, is guided by the way stressors & trauma are held and expressed physiologically. Recognizing and releasing bodily pain is key to transforming emotional wounds. The effects of trauma, loss, social injustice, early attachment disruptions, and life transitions can impact the self in countless ways. My clients benefit from my holistic approach – as I work by integrating mind, body, and emotions, in order to cultivate the emergence of a more unified self.
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 demystify the experience by sharing the power in the room with you. 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.
- 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