Farah Dahabi, LCSW (USA)

Social Worker Mental Health First Aid Director

"I am committed to guiding your journey towards healing and reaching your individual potential using self-awareness, compassion, and expert clinical skills."

I am a US-trained psychologist with extensive experience working with individuals suffering from grief and loss, trauma, illness adjustment, disability, caregiver burnout, and major depression.

I was driven to become a clinical social counsellor by an early fascination with human experiences of thought and emotion. During my studies, I worked with juvenile delinquent girls, providing individual and group treatment for self-esteem and self-harming issues. Moving forward, I spent time researching the effects of social exclusion and depression amongst Muslim adults.

I have also worked in collaboration with national healthcare quality improvement organisations in the US towards implementing programmes that better meet the needs of individuals with psychiatric problems; this has included educating other healthcare professionals on best practices surrounding clinical services.

I believe that it takes great strength to seek support for any psychological or emotional issue – and I have tremendous respect for anyone who has the strength to do so.


  • Adjustment
  • Adult disorders
  • Ageing
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement and grief
  • Caregiver burnout
  • Chronic pain
  • Coping skills
  • Couples therapy
  • Depression
  • Disability & degenerative disease
  • End-of-life care
  • Family therapy
  • Mood disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Self-harming
  • Self-image and self-esteem issues
  • Trauma-related disorders


  • Group counselling
  • Individual therapy
  • Workshops
  • Seminars

Qualifications and memberships

  • BA in Psychology, University of Michigan, US
  • MA in Clinical Social Work, University of Michigan, US
  • Specialist in Ageing, University of Michigan, US
  • Vivian A. James Curtis Scholarship for outstanding academic achievement