Dr. Elena Maria Andrioti
Licensed Counselor in Dubai
+971 4 453 9810
Elena Andrioti provides therapy services to children, adolescents and adults in international communities. She was raised in the UAE and moved to Lebanon and the United Kingdom to pursue her studies and professional development in the field of Psychology and Health Services. Elena consults for various schools across the region and has implemented multiple projects to enhance the student life. She is also an active researcher in the field of Psychology and has published regional and international studies in peer reviewed academic journals. Elena is also a psychology instructor at the American University in Dubai.
Elena aims to reduce distress and improve the psychological well-being of her clients. She uses psychological methods and research to make positive changes in her clients’ lives while offering various forms of treatments. Elena’s work centers on establishing a relationship of trust and respect with her clients in a confidential setting where she empathizes with their concerns and offers support without bias of any issues raised in therapy.
Educational and Professional Background
Elena is currently a PhD Candidate in Psychology at Goldsmiths, University of London where she carries out applied research adding to the evidence base of practice in the field. Prior to that, she completed her Master’s degree (MSc) in Clinical Psychology & Health Services at Goldsmiths, University of London in the United Kingdom. She is also an active member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a professional member of the Lebanese Psychological Association (LPA).
Prior to joining the Carbone Clinic, Elena worked in different clinical settings in Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates. For the past couple of years she has been working with a wide range of different mental health disorders including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders and personality disorders. Elena also obtained training in Addiction Counseling from the St Georges University Medical Center in Lebanon. Alongside her clinical training and experience, Elena also completed the Hogan Assessment training and is a certified assessor of the personality-based assessment inventories. These assessments can help organizations in the recruitment process and individuals who are eager to find out which career path is best for them. She is able to administer the reports for companies and individuals in many languages. Elena is also a speaker at various international conferences in Europe, Canada & the Middle East where she presents her most recent research findings in the field of Psychology.
Elena is fluent in English, French and Arabic and has limited working proficiency in Greek and Spanish.