Meet Dr. Sarah Rasmi



Individual therapy to adults

Couples therapy

Parenting support


I am a Dubai CDA-licensed Canadian Psychologist (Ph.D.) and professor. I have a Master's degree and Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Guelph in Canada.

I work with individuals who have mild to moderate anxiety, panic, depression and phobias. In addition I am a trained and experienced couples therapist - I support couples who are both looking to strengthen or save their relationships.

I also consult with government entities, corporations, and schools.


Education and Training

I hold an M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Guelph in Canada. I have also received training in therapy services from the Behman Psychiatric Hospital and the University of Oxford (in conjunction with United Arab Emirates University). I recently completed training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction through Bangor University in the UK.

I am a member of several professional organizations, including the American Psychological Association, the Society for Research in Child Development, and the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology. I am also a regular reviewer for top-tier journals.

What I do

...As a Practitioner

I also work with people who have mild to moderate depression, anxiety, panic, and phobia. I am licensed by the Community Development Authority in the UAE. I work with couples to help strengthen and save relationships. I work with parents who need support with a range of family, relationship, and well-being issues, as well as those who want to learn new skills.

...As a Professor

I lecture undergraduate students about psychology. Some of the topics we study include parenting, child development, social relationships, and culture.

...As a Researcher

I am leading a number of local and international research projects about parenting and families, improving happiness, and adjusting to life in a new environment. I have consulted for government entities in the UAE, including the Prime Minister's Office. For more information about my research, click here.

... As a Community Educator

I have offered free workshops to the local community in an effort to give back.

I regularly contribute to local media. To request an interview, click here.

...As a Corporate Trainer

I develop and deliver training to government entities and private corporations in the UAE.