Tanya Dharamshi

Clinical Director


Tanya Dharamshi is a Canadian and USA-trained counselling psychologist. Tanya obtained her Social Work degree at McMaster University in Canada and her Master’s degree in Psychology at Capella University, USA. Tanya has an empathetic approach to her patients, which is based on confidentiality and trust. She is committed to using a holistic treatment perspective in order to address the underlying issues that are contributing to a patient’s mental health difficulties, and to facilitate the empowerment of her patients. Tanya has over 18 years’ counselling experience in, trauma, crisis intervention, child abuse, substance addiction, attachment disorder, depression. anxiety, stress, bereavement, couples therapy, mood disorders, mental health relating to chronic illness and adjustment disorder. Tanya uses a bespoke blend of psychological therapies to individually tailor a patient’s treatment journey. She uses psychotherapy, evidence-based CBT, solution-focused therapy, narrative therapy, strengths-based therapy, EMDR, mindfulness and the internationally-renowned Gottman Method for marriage and couples therapy. Tanya believes that therapy is a collaborative process, and one in which the patient is empowered to achieve their treatment and recovery goals.


Neuroscience & Wellbeing

27 February 2020 | 12:30 - 13:00 | Why are UAE Teachers at Risk of Increased Stress

Society needs healthy teachers to inspire and teach the next generation. Unfortunately, teacher burnout is an international epidemic. More than 41% of teachers leave the profession within five years of starting. While teachers and other helping professionals are the most passionate their discipline, their passion and commitment to making a difference in their student's life to help them reach their potential places them at a high risk of experiencing compassion fatigue and burnout. Teachers in the UAE are at an even higher risk. This presentation will look at the reasons that place expatriate teachers at a higher risk as well as equip the teachers with tools to ensure they are able to care for their mental wellbeing.