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Duaa Kheirieh

Duaa Kheirieh


Hello! I am Duaa Kheirieh and I would like to welcome you to the USF Counseling Center.

I am thrilled to be part of the counseling center at USF as a doctoral intern, and to have the opportunity to support you while you navigate the steps towards achieving your personal and professional goals. While college can be a time of positive growth, there also may be times where you may struggle with the demands college places on you. I am ready to help you explore your personal strengths and discover beneficial coping skills that can make these demands more manageable.

I have had the pleasure of working with array of different people coming from diverse backgrounds. As a clinician, I have found being emotionally attuned has helped me support my clients and explore their own diversity as well as creating a safe space for them to learn about their own identity. I want to encourage you to find your own voice. Through providing a safe and empowering environment for you, I hope to guide you in discovering your own personal wants and needs. Giving you an empathetic ear and guiding you through this self-discovery can help you find your voice in and outside of therapy.

I am dedicated to working with clients from various backgrounds and my approach to therapy is in a client-centered framework. My focus is on what you need and how I can help you achieve your goals. I use an integrative approach to therapy where I primarily use cognitive behavioral therapy as my theoretical orientation but integrate psychodynamic therapy, humanistic therapy, self-compassion, and interpersonal process approaches. I would be delighted to have the opportunity to work with you during your time at USF.

Clinical Interests: Adjustment concerns, abuse and trauma, interpersonal relationship issues, anxiety, depression, acculturation process, mindfulness, identity issues, stress management, and multicultural issues

Language: Fluent in English

Affiliations: American Psychological Association

Approach to Supervision/Training: I am dedicated to working with clients from various backgrounds and my approach to therapy is in a client-centered framework. My focus is on what you need and how I can help you achieve your goals. I use an integrative approach to therapy where I primarily use cognitive behavioral therapy as my theoretical orientation but integrate psychodynamic therapy, humanistic therapy, self-compassion, and interpersonal process approaches. I would be delighted to have the opportunity to work with you during your time at USF.