Dr. Diana Maatouk, PsyD/PhD (CANADA)
Dr. Diana Maatouk is a clinical psychologist, licensed in both Quebec (Canada) and Dubai (UAE). She owns the Hummingbird Clinic, a leading counseling center in Dubai. She has 20 years of experience conducting research, therapy, and psychological evaluations. She works with teenagers and adults.
Credentials and Experience
Dr. Diana Maatouk is a Canadian and DHA licensed Clinical Psychologist. She earned her Master's Degree in Psychology from The University of Montreal (Udem) in 2008. She subsequently obtained in 2016 her Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology from the Quebec University in Montreal (Uqàm). She did her 2 years full-time Internship in an Inpatient and outpatient unit at The Montreal General Hospital (MGH) affiliated with McGill University. During that Internship, she was trained to work with patients facing various difficulties. She has also worked with patients struggling with Mood Disorders at the Allan Memorial Institute and she was trained as well at the Sexual Identity Center. She also worked in Montreal for 5 years with women and children who were sexually abused.
Dr. Diana Maatouk also completed a 14 years training in Personality Assessment at the Institute of Projective Psychology in Montreal (IPP).
Short and long-term psychotherapy and assessments for Teenagers and Adults.
Services offered in French , English and Arabic .
Dr. Diana Maatouk is 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.
Areas of interest
- Sexual Abuse
- Grievance, loss and separation
- Interpersonal difficulties
- Identity issues
- Anger issues
- Mood Disorders
- Anxiety Disorders
- Personality Disorders
- Trauma Related Disorders
Licenses and Professional Memberships:
Dr. Diana Maatouk is licensed by the Order of Psychologists of Quebec (OPQ) since 2016 as well as by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) since 2014. She abides by the rules and regulations guiding the ethical practice set out by these two respective psychological organizations.
Maatouk. D., Brunet. L (2015). The loss of a part of oneself in the context of a traumatic war amputation: an impossible mourning? Canadian Journal of Psychoanalysis/Revue Canadienne de Psychanalyse, Vol. 23 (2), 302-323.
Maatouk. D. & Brunet. L. (2015) Hate in an adolescent war amputee. Revue Adolescence , 33, 2, 395-404.
The sick body, the terror of dying and art put to the test of psychic survival. Congress of projective methods in Montreal (SQMP), Montreal Canada (April 2017).
The loss of a part of oneself in the context of a traumatic war amputation: an impossible mourning? Psychoanalytic Society of Montreal, Canada (April 2017).
The fragile existential trace of Mia-Coco Chanel: Which of us two must die? Congress of projective methods in Montreal (SQMP), Montreal Canada (April 2016).
Comparison of the psychosociosexual profile of street prostitutes, escorts, erotic dancers and women who do not offer sexual services. 30th Annual Congress of the Quebec Society for Research in Psychology (March 2008).