BE Psychology Center Dubai

BE Psychology Center in Dubai

Child Psychologist

Child Psychologist In Dubai

Child & Adolescent Therapy

Our child therapy services focus on providing children and young adults who are struggling developmentally, emotionally or behaviorally to achieve a higher level of well being and functioning. This will include working individually with your kid to tailor the intervention based on his/her needs, also counseling the parents and other caregivers on parenting tips and how to manage the child.

Child Psychologists with an Individual Approach

Research is continuously showing that early childhood intervention shows the best and fastest recovery. Our child psychologists draw on a number of child therapy interventions including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, and Play Therapy to encourage communication and creativity in the sessions. They speak to the children with words and language that they can easily grasp and understand. They work on understanding the child’s world and view.

What Is Child Psychology

Child Psychology refers to the study of how children develop emotionally, cognitively, socially, and behaviorally. Child psychologists seek to assess the impact of events on psychological development and whether these are in line with typical patterns of development. Child psychologists provide therapy to help children express their inner world and learn healthier ways to cope. Before any of this can be accomplished, child psychologists ensure they have created an inviting space where the child feels respected and comfortable to open up. Connection and trust between the psychologist and the child are key to the success of the process. One way that trust is fostered is through confidentiality. This means that the child has a right to privacy regarding the information he/she discusses with the psychologist. Except in cases where there is a safety concern, psychologists are ethically obligated to inform the parents about the concern with the child knowing ahead of time this will be done. Child psychologists start the therapy process by completing a bio-psycho-social assessment. This is to gain a bigger picture of the different areas of functioning which includes home, school, and other environments. Strengths are also assessed as these can be used towards fostering improvement. After this, therapy goals are mutually developed using the child’s input and collaboration with the parents.

What Are Different Types Of Therapy For Children?

Our Child Psychologists utilize several different interventions from Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and Bibliotherapy.

In Play Therapy, play is used to assess and help children express their inner world. Play is used to help children make sense of their feelings and learn new ways of relating to themselves and others. Play in general is a valuable way to connect with the child as this is their language of communication. Bibliotherapy involves storytelling as a means for children to process their feelings. Since children have limited insight, this modality can be especially helpful in allowing children to gain an understanding of the important concepts needed to learn new emotional and cognitive skills.

Another type of therapy is Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT). These modalities are based on the premise that changing the way we think can bring relief to the way we feel and positively influence the way we behave. In a nutshell, children learn to identify the connection between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. They learn to re-frame their thoughts and learn healthier ways to manage their feelings. TF-CBT accomplishes this where children learn to create narratives of their trauma as a way for them to process the distressing memories. They also learn how to manage potential reminders of the trauma, and ways to keep themselves safe.

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is short term and focuses on finding exceptions to the problem. The goal is to discover when the problem happens in less frequency, duration, and intensity. And to then process what drives these exceptions. This is used to formulate solutions which are then implemented. SFBT is incredibly helpful in helping clients feel empowered and capable agents of change in their growth. It helps clients utilize skills, strengths and abilities they already possess rather than assuming they need to develop competencies from scratch.

Let Us Help Your Child

To ensure that they have a holistic understanding of your kid, our child counselors have developed close working relationships with school administration and counselors in Dubai to ensure the child’s counseling is reflecting on both their academic and social development.

Why Child Counseling is Important?

Parents worry about the wellbeing and development of their kids. They always want to ensure that their children are receiving all the best support in their journeys towards becoming functioning and healthy adults. At BE Psychology Center, our child psychologists are trained in the latest evidence-based interventions and the child’s counseling is tailored specifically for the need for each kid.

What are The Risks & Side Effects Associated With Child Therapy?

Child psychologists play a crucial role in helping children and adolescents with various emotional, behavioral, and developmental issues. While child psychology services are generally safe and beneficial, there can be some potential risks or side effects to consider:

  • Emotional Discomfort: During therapy sessions, children may discuss and confront difficult emotions and experiences. This can sometimes lead to temporary emotional discomfort or distress. A skilled child psychologist is trained to provide support and guidance to help children navigate these emotions.
  • Resistance or Non-Cooperation: Some children may initially resist or refuse to participate in therapy. This resistance can make the therapeutic process more challenging and may require additional time and effort to build trust and rapport.
  • Revealing Sensitive Information: In the course of therapy, children may reveal sensitive or confidential information about themselves or their families. Child psychologists are ethically bound to maintain confidentiality, but they may need to disclose certain information if there are concerns about the child’s safety or the safety of others.
  • Reluctance to Attend Sessions: Children may not always want to attend therapy sessions, which can be due to various reasons, such as fear, anxiety, or a lack of interest. This can create challenges in the treatment process.
  • Family Dynamics: Family therapy or involving parents in the treatment process is common in child psychology. Sometimes, addressing family dynamics and involving parents can be challenging, as it may reveal underlying family conflicts or issues.
  • Long-Term Dependency: In some cases, children may become overly dependent on therapy. The goal of therapy should be to help children develop coping skills and strategies to manage their issues independently.

It’s important to emphasize that these potential risks and side effects are typically manageable, and the benefits of child psychology services often outweigh them. Child psychologists are trained to work with children and families in a sensitive and effective manner, and they prioritize the well-being and best interests of their young clients. Parents and caregivers should actively participate in the therapy process, communicate openly with the psychologist, and seek clarification on any concerns or questions they may have.

Should Parents Be Involved In Their Child's Therapy?

One foundational aspect of the therapeutic process is confidentiality. This means that what is discussed in the therapy room between the psychologist and child stays in the room. This is with the exception of issues related to safety. It is important that clients can trust their psychologist to keep their information confidential. Otherwise, it becomes difficult for clients to open up. Parental involvement in the therapy process is important but should not be at the expense of confidentiality and their child’s therapeutic relationship with the psychologist. Too much involvement can make the child feel that the psychologist has divided loyalties. If this happens, the child may feel that their psychologist is partnering up with their parents and not truly there for them. It is important that clients know and feel that the psychologist is not biased against understanding them. 

A good way to be a part of your child’s therapy process is to take a collaborative stance. This means working with your child and psychologist in defining mutually agreed upon therapy goals, including ways to measure progress. This also entails updating the psychologist on any major changes in between sessions. Another way to be a part of the process is learning how to support your child in their journey to healing based on the input provided by the psychologist. One thing to keep in mind is that every child will be different in terms of how involved they want their parents to be. Thus, it is always a good idea to seek your child’s input on what they feel comfortable with. 

What to Expect from Child Counseling

Pediatric counseling can be challenging especially in Dubai where children are confronted with adjusting to a new environment, moving, friends relocating, parents divorcing and school work to name a few. Hence at BE Psychology Center we are committed to helping your children through this difficult time and ensuring their overall mental health well-being.

Child therapists at Dubai BE Psychology Center deal with a range of issues presented by children including anxiety, social anxiety, bullying, low mood, neurodevelopmental disorders, autism spectrum disorder, trauma and attachment disorders.





Meet Our Qualified Child Psychologist

Our therapists focus on supporting the child tackle difficult events such as divorce, moving, bullying and other problems faced by the under 18 years old population. The goal of the therapy is to make the child feel heard, safe and supported for them to thrive.



From walking on a thin line of a restricted self to be able to feel life is how I would describe my journey with Reem... Read More

H.I | 25 years


Today, it's easy for me to say that my journey had a very positive change when I decided to share with Reem... Read More

A.G | 32 years


I had been to a few therapists in Dubai and struggled with finding a therapy style that suited me so finding Reem... Read More

S.A | 29 years


I visited Reem for the first time in her clinic in November 2016. I was struggling with my behavioral... Read More

M.A | 47 years


The therapist at BE Clinic had been my therapist for the period of time before I moved back to my home country.... Read More

N.B | 19 years


I started therapy after having an eating disorder relapse. I was desperate, feeling guilty and faced a lot of stress and anxiety. .... Read More

J.B | 39 years


I came to the conclusion that I needed some help to manage my anger after an incident where I lost my temper to a point that I scared.... Read More

A. C | 50 years


I have gone for a first consultation in the midst of a full blown pandemic, after being recommended by someone Though the initial match was random... Read More

M. G | 43 years

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FAQ's about Child Counseling

A child psychologist assesses and treats children and adolescents. They work with children struggling with divorce, moving cities, death, and family issues are an example of the issues dealt with by a child psychologist.

Child psychologists also deal with developmental difficulties such as Autism, ADHD, ADD, learning disabilities as well as Mental Health concerns. A child psychologist can work with depression, anxiety, phobias, bipolar disorder, and adjustment disorder.

They work closely with the child, parents, schools and other caregivers to provide the child with the support they need in order for them to improve. They help the child develop healthy coping skills, express themselves, and communicate effectively.

All children will experience periods of moodiness, a plunge in their school performance, or trouble with friends however those symptoms can sometimes be indicative of something more serious. The indicators are:

  1. If your child is struggling with more than one area in their lives.
  2. If they are experiencing a drop in self-esteem and self-worth.
  3. If they are expressing feelings of hopelessness or worry about the future.
  4. If the child is withdrawing from the family, friends and spending a lot of time alone. Also if they lose interest in activities they previously enjoyed.
  5. If they are experiencing significant changes in their sleep and eating habits.

A child psychologist works with kids on improving their skills and equipping them with adaptive coping mechanisms. They also help them practice what they learn. They use the therapy sessions to play games or do role-play where they can use some of the skills learned in the therapy.

The length of the therapy is usually determined by the issues presented by the child. It is further determined about the child’s responsiveness to the interventions.

Your Family's Wellbeing is Our Concern

Call us today and book an initial child counseling session to help your child’s wellbeing.