Contact Us

Book a Therapy Session

Licensed full time psychologists

Dr. Ava and Matleena are both licensed full time psychologists in private practice. Dr Ava works with individual adult clients and Matleena offers therapy to  individuals and couples.

If you feel you need sessions with one of us feel free to contact us. Sessions are available both in-person at The MapleTree Center in Jumeirah Lakes Towers Dubai and online.

If you are looking for a therapist in another speciality, you can use this therapist directory to help you.

What to expect:

When you fill out the contact form please state briefly what you are looking to work on (e.g., panic attacks, relationship problems and past traumatic experiences or depression, sleep problems and unhealthy habits). Please also indicate whether you are looking for individual or couples sessions.

One of us will get in touch with you within 24 hours to book your session. In the initial session we will go over your background history and present problems in detail. By the end of the session you will have an idea of what a session feels like, and what to expect of future sessions. Any questions, concerns will be answered as well.

Fees & Insurance:

Our fees vary depending on the service and the duration of the session. Our fees start from 800 AED per 50-minute session.

We do not bill insurance directly. You will receive an invoice to submit to your insurance provider.

Please check with your provider to see what their reimbursement policy is regarding psychology appointments. Please note that some providers require e.g., a referral from a GP or a pre-authorization before the first appointment. Let us know if your insurance does not cover psychology sessions

Fill out the contact form and please state briefly what you are looking to work on.

Please also indicate whether you are looking for individual or couples sessions.

About Us

Dr. Ava Ghasemi Holdich

Clinical Psychologist

Ava is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and EMDR therapist in Dubai, UAE where she has been living since 2014. Ava has a special interest in trauma and works with adults with a range of psychological difficulties and emotional health challenges.

Matleena Vanhanen

Counselling Psychologist

Matleena Vanhanen is a licensed Counselling Psychologist with over 20 years experience working in Europe and the Middle East. She has a practice of couples and individual therapy at the MapleTree Center in Dubai.

Areas of Emotional Health