Rita Kahwaji

Rita Kahwaji

15 years of experience in self-awareness and expressive therapy




Bio of the therapist

A specialized psychological therapist in self-awareness and eating disorders, general anxiety, OCD, various behavioral disorders in children and adolescents, victims of violence, body image disorders, and life skills for different groups and ages.

Academic Certifications:

  • Master's degree in Community Psychology from Birzeit University/Oslo University, Norway.
  • Diploma in Self-awareness and Expressive Therapy, including art, music, and drama therapy.
  • Diploma in Color Psychology.
  • Various certificates from various training courses in relaxation techniques, diagnosis of neurological and psychological disorders, cognitive-behavioral therapy, crisis intervention, career counseling, life skills, positive parenting, communication skills, and problem-solving.
  • Training course in psychological and physical first aid.
  • Certificate in Peace Studies.
  • Certificate in integrating drama and sports in children's cognitive education.
  • Certificate in capacity-building for women and political education.
  • Certificate in integrating public health in mental health.
  • Certificate for the training of psychological trainers in Sweden.
  • Certificate in theater and nonviolent resistance.
  • Certificate in migration through the European Union and the Middle East.
  • Certificate in capacity-building and commitment among youth in non-violence research.
  • Certificate in training and qualification in dealing with victims of violence, women, and children.
  • Certificate in environmental approach.
  • Certificate in training on gender-based violence in France.
  • Certificate in advanced problem-solving.
  • Licensed to practice by the Palestinian Ministry of Health.

Work Experience:

  • Psychological therapist at Arab Theraby.
  • Psychologist at Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders).
  • Psychologist at Lutheran Union Schools.
  • Psychologist at UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East).
  • Psychologist at SWA Psychological Counseling Center.
  • Psychologist for learning difficulties at Happy Child Center.

Appreciation Certificates:

  • Certificate of appreciation from the Palestinian Health Department.
  • Certificate of appreciation from the Family and Child Protection Program, UNRWA.
  • Certificate of appreciation as a certified trainer from various institutions.

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