Carolyn Yaffe

Counsellor

Carolyn is a Clinical Social Worker and CBT therapist with considerable experience in providing  clinical therapy to adults, children, and adolescents from a culturally diverse and socio-economic background who face the challenges of coping with mental health disorders, substance abuse, and trauma.

Carolyn received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Wheelock College in Boston, MA, United States.  In addition, she holds certifications in both Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Assessment and Treatment of Psychological Trauma from Boston University, Boston, MA.

Carolyn began her career working for an alternative high school providing counselling and crisis intervention for adolescents who required special education programs due to: Emotional difficulties, truancy, academic failures, verbal and physically abusive behaviours, socialisation problems, ADD/ADHD, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

She has also been involved in Early Intervention services providing home and centre-based services to children and their families and conducting mental health assessments and providing mental health counselling.   Carolyn is involved in outreach activities partnering with the medical community, local school systems, childcare/nursery community, and home health and service agencies.

Prior to her relocation to Dubai in 2013, Carolyn was head clinician at the Department of Youth Services in Boston, MA., administering clinical evaluations and providing counselling to incarcerated youths and their families while administering assessment and clinical evaluations, and facilitating groups in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and substance abuse.

Carolyn’s professional vision is to establish strong therapeutic relationships with clients, as well as, helping them to gain confidence in their natural abilities, and is dedicated to improving the lives of children and their families.