Dr. Diana Maatouk

Dr. Diana Maatouk

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Dr. Diana Maatouk

Clinical Director – Founder
Clinical Psychologist, Psy.D/Ph.D

Diana Maatouk, Psy.D/Ph.D is a Clinical Psychologist in Dubai and founder of The Hummingbird Clinic DMCC. She works with adolescents and adults experiencing a wide range of difficulties. Dr. Diana is also specialized in working with teenagers and adults experiencing traumatic situations. She also has an intensive expertise in personality assessments through projective tests (Rorschach and Thematic Apperception Test).

Short and long-term psychotherapy and assessments for Teenagers and Adults.

I am a Lebanese/Canadian Doctoral-level Clinical Psychologist with more than 16 years of experience. I am specialized in working with Teenagers and Adults facing various difficulties.

Services offered in French, English & Arabic

I am a Canadian and DHA licensed Clinical Psychologist. I earned my Master’s Degree in Psychology from The University of Montreal (Udem) in 2008.

I subsequently obtained in 2016 my Ph. D. Degree in Clinical Psychology from the Quebec University in Montreal (Uqàm). I did my 2 years full-time Internship in an Inpatient and outpatient unit at The Montreal General Hospital (MGH) affiliated with McGill University. During that Internship, I was trained to work with patients facing various difficulties.

I have worked with patients struggling with Mood Disorders at the Allan Memorial Institute; I was trained as well at the Sexual Identity Center. I worked in Montreal for 5 years with women and children who were sexually abused. I have 16 years of experience in Clinical Psychology practice.

​I also completed a 10 years training in Personality Assessment at the Institute of Projective Psychology in Montreal (IPP).

I am a Psychodynamic-Analytical psychotherapist with expertise in trauma, interpersonal difficulties, and issues with anxiety and depression. The essence of Psychodynamic Therapy or Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy is exploring those aspects of the self that are not fully known, especially as they are manifested and potentially influenced in the therapy relationship.

The space of the therapy along with the therapeutic relationship, provide a safe setting in which one can freely say what they wish to disclose without the worry of feeling judged. Through psychotherapy, you will gain a deeper understanding of yourself and the meaning underlying your symptoms. Being more able to understand yourself will allow you to develop more freedom in becoming a person of your own, with increased control over your life choices

  • Trauma
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Grief, loss and separation
  • Interpersonal difficulties
  • Identity issues
  • Anger issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Trauma Related Disorders
  • M.Sc. Psychology from the University of Montreal (Udem), 2008
  • Ph.D/Psy.D (Doctorate of Psychology) from the Quebec University in Montreal (Uqàm), 2016

I am licensed by the Order of Psychologists of Quebec (OPQ) since 2016 as well as by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) since 2014. I abide by the rules and regulations guiding the ethical practice set out by these two respective psychological organizations.

  • Maatouk. D., Brunet. L (2015). La perte d’une partie de soi dans le contexte d’une amputation traumatique de guerre: un deuil impossible? Canadian Journal of Psychoanalysis/Revue Canadienne de Psychanalyse, Vol. 23 (2), 302-323.
  • ​Maatouk. D. & Brunet. L. (2015) La haine chez un adolescent amputé de guerre. Revue Adolescence, 33, 2, 395-404.
  • Le corps malade, la terreur de mourir et l’art à l’épreuve de la survivance psychique. Congrès des méthodes projectives à Montréal (SQMP), Montréal Canada (April 2017).
  • La perte d’une partie de soi dans le context d’une amputation traumatique de guerre: un deuil impossible? Société Psychanalytique de Montréal, Canada (April 2017).
  • La fragile trace existentielle de Mia-Coco Chanel: Qui de nous deux doit mourir? Congrès des méthodes projectives à Montréal (SQMP), Montréal Canada (April 2016).
  • Comparaison du profil psychosociosexuel de prostituées de rue, d’escortes, de danseuses érotiques et de femmes n’offrant pas de services sexuels. 30ième Congrès Annuel de la Société Québecoise pour la Recherche en Psychologie (March 2008).