Ms. Carolyn Yaffe

1130Counsellor & Cognitive Behaviour Therapist


Ms. Carolyn Yaffe is a Counsellor and a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist in the Department of Psychology at the Medcare Medical Centre in Jumeirah. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Fine Arts from Emerson College and a Master's Degree in Social Work from Boston University’s Wheelock College of Education and Human Development in Boston. Thereafter she obtained a certification in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Assessment and Treatment of Psychological Trauma, from Boston University in Boston.
Ms. Yaffe spent the early years of her career providing counselling and crisis intervention for adolescents who required special attention due to emotional difficulties, truancy, academic failures and facing verbal and physically abusive behaviours, Initially, she worked as a Clinical Social Worker and then as a Psychotherapist across various facilities in the US. After relocating to Dubai she spent some time as a Behavioural Consultant at the Doris Duan-Young Autism Center and the Kids in Motion Paediatric Therapy Services.

She has tremendous experience administering clinical evaluations and counselling adults, children, and adolescents from culturally diverse and socio-economic backgrounds. She deals with their challenges, which involve coping with mental health disorders, substance abuse, and trauma. She facilitates groups in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and substance abuse and uses the latest techniques available like Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Emotion-Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and Psychodynamic Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). 

Ms Yaffe is proficient in managing depression, anxiety disorders, low self-esteem, stress-related problems, addictive behaviours, grief, trauma, personality disorders, anger-related problems, socialisation problems, ADD/ADHD, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

She speaks English fluently.

Jumeirah - Medcare Medical Centre
Years of Experience

Bachelor of Science, Fine Arts, Emerson College, Boston

Masters Degree, Social Work, Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development in Boston

Certification in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy & Assessment & Treatment of Psychological Trauma, Boston University, Boston

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